Here at Cycling for Beginners, we are always on the lookout for affordable but quality items and accessories for your biking experience. If you ride in traffic or on the road, then you’ll need a tail light as part of your bicycle lighting for your bike to improve visibility and safety. Today, we’re going to look at the Blackburn Mars 4.0 bicycle tail light and do a preliminary Blackburn Mars review.
This Mars 4.0 tail light has a lot of features that make it a good choice. It’s simple cinch mounting system and rack adapter makes it easy to install and the 2AAA batteries it runs on will last for 50 hours (steady use) or 150 hours of flashing use. That means you don’t have to worry about changing out batteries very often. Its simple on/off switch on top of the unit makes it easy to control as well.
Our preliminary look for a Blackburn Mars 4.0 review also showed us that this LED with its focusing optic lense takes the 1W output and makes it highly visible. The side-mounted amber LEDs add to the visibility spectrum and do well . The entire unit, with batteries, weighs about 4.8 ounces so it is not too bad.
The best part is that the Blackburn Mars 4.0 bicycle tail light includes a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. It’s a little more expensive than its 3.0 younger brother, but this one has more features and longer battery life, so the extra money is worth it. It sells for about $25 retail and is widely available online.
Definitely worth considering for those who need the safety and visibility, but aren’t interested in $100 or more light kits. Click here for more reviews of the Blackburn Mars 4.0 or to See Prices.
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