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We set out to create the ultimate back light - focusing on performance, safety and simplicity.
We set out to create the ultimate back light - focusing on performance, safety and simplicity.
We set out to create the ultimate back light - focusing on performance, safety and simplicity.
2,208 backers pledged £153,636 to help bring this project to life.

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Introducing the Blaze Burner - the best back light you’ll own

We are really excited to unveil the next addition to our range of innovative visibility products – the Blaze Burner, an exceptional back light. 

With Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail, the Burner is painstakingly engineered to be the best back light on the road, yet simple to use - high performance and fuss free.  

Staying true to our origins, we're launching the Burner on Kickstarter where we were born three years ago. 

The Burner is designed to be a back light with red LEDs but we have also made a version with white for anyone who wants a matching front and back pair.

An intelligent light with auto mode

The Burner’s intelligent light sensor is a simple feature to make sure you never worry about being seen, whenever and wherever you ride.

It’ll come on just as it gets to dusk, or as you ride under tunnels and bridges, it then turns off again when you’re back in daylight. 

The light has a variety of flashing sequences or constant light if you prefer. You can simply set your default mode, and allow the light sensor to do the rest.

100 Lumens of bright red or white light

100 Lumens of red or white light across a bank of 24 LEDs provides best in class illumination in front of your bike or behind it. Unreliable, dim and unsafe bike lights on a budget are now a thing of the past.

If you want to ensure daytime visibility you can override the light sensor and you’ll have a daytime running mode.

The LED layout is designed to give a diffused spread of light across 180 degrees horizontally to make you as visible from the side as from the back.

Crucially, the number of LEDs spreads the light and ensures that those behind are not dazzled.

Give your feedback on the flashing sequences

We have a few preset sequences in mind that we think will suit every rider’s style but we are all ears on how you’d like us to programme it.  Each of the 24 LEDs have 60 levels of brightness, so the possibilities are endless. During the campaign we’ll get backers feedback on what you think the best sequences are for visibility so you’ve got exactly the light you want.

A magnetic bracket for super strong snap shut hold

The bracket is a design and engineering master stroke. In truth, getting the bracket right is why it has taken us three years to be really proud of the Burner.

There is a curved C shape piece of rubber to clip on to your handlebar or seat post that forms a sphere for the mount arms to then grip on to. This gives you rotational and tilt adjustment, so you can mount the Burner on any handlebar or seat post, and always direct the light where you want it.

But the really beautiful feature is how easily the bracket snaps firmly into place, and its rock-solid reliability once attached.

We’ve tested the Mag-Sphere bracket out on some demanding rides, across hundreds of kilometres and thousands of cobble stones on the streets on London, we are completely confident it will hold your light in place, whatever you throw at it.

The genius of the design also means removing the light is really easy. Lightly pulling on the Burner will mean once you’ve finished your ride you can snap it off and take it with you.  Clip it back into place in either vertical or horizontal position.

                      

Magnetic USB recharging

USB recharging is standard for good quality bike lights, but instead of a micro or USB-C port, susceptible to letting in water and dirt, the Burner is equipped with Blaze’s simple magnetic charging feature. For ease, and the best UX.

Unbeatable Battery Performance

The battery we are using is a Li Ion 2900 mAh cell, the same you find in the Laserlight and the same as you find in a Tesla(!). They have many, we have one. But it's a seriously good one! Unbeatable battery drain and capacity. 

Data on its usage in the Burner can be found below, but basically, a Burner is one large battery that will last a very, very long time. In normal 'Steady Flash' mode, the Burner will last approximately 42 hours!! This is the time it takes Jupiter's Io moon to orbit the planet and travel 262,000 miles (421,700 Km). ;-) Or roughly 2 months usage cycling an hour a day, 5 days a week!

In constant bright mode it will last approximately 7.5 hours! The bright mode is really eye-burning Burner bright and it is only advised if out in the countryside in fog and rain. Still, you will get over a week's use in this mode. Or, if cycling an average of 15 mph (24 Kmph), that will get you 112.5 miles (180 Km) - the distance from London to Bath! 

Battery life geeky goodness
Battery life geeky goodness

Waterproof - really waterproof

'Splash proof' is the standard for normal lights, but the Burner takes it a step further, and is fully waterproof and IP7 certified, not many manufacturers can say that. The light is even submersible if you have a particularly sub-aquatic favourite route of KOM.

Stretch goal - extra mounting attachments if we reach £150,000

One of our favourite things about Kickstarter is getting to hear people’s feedback, which ultimately translates into better bike lights for everyone.

Our driving force with the Burner was always ‘make the best back light to suit every cyclist.’ But every cyclist is different, and so is every bike, and every seat post. Which is why the most common comment we heard from backers has been about additional mounting options. We’ve listened.

Introducing the 3D-printed prototypes for the Burner’s new rack, saddle, bag and clothing attachments.

Saddle attachment (doubles as rack attachment)
Saddle attachment (doubles as rack attachment)
Rack attachment (doubles as saddle attachment)
Rack attachment (doubles as saddle attachment)
Backpack / clothing attachment
Backpack / clothing attachment

We’ll give all of our backers their extra attachment of choice for free if we reach our final stretch goal of £150,000.

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Welcome to the Blaze Family

Blaze are a team of cyclists. We’ve all been involved in getting the features of the Burner right and our expert engineers, Matt and Andrew have turned our desires into a beautiful product.

We’ve also picked up expertise along the way from PCH's design firm Lime Lab in San Francisco and our manufacturing partners all over the world.

Blaze accolades and mentions

Risks and challenges

Timelines

We have successfully completed one Kickstarter Campaign and have a happy band of backers. Admittedly we delivered late on our first project, but it was in taking the time to set up the best relationships with the best suppliers that caused that delay. Today we have already been through prototyping rounds and Design for Manufacture processes on the rear light with our designers, engineers and project managers meaning the wheels are already firmly in motion. Our suppliers, some new and some old, are anticipating our order and poised to make any feature upgrades our backers want.

We will be manufacturing over the next few months, with Christmas and the Chinese New Year already taken into account, aiming to ship in April. Our Supply Chain truly is global, taking components and expertise from all over the world - so we’ll build these challenges into our project plan.

Product Quality

In the Blaze Laserlight we’ve made one of the most technically advanced and robust bike lights, we see backers every day riding with Laserlights years old. We have also manufactured products that have been trialed on the Santander Cycles in London for months on end, left outside night and day and exposed to every weather condition and cycling beating the streets of London can throw at it.

We are going to take all those experiences and apply them to the Burner and make an even better product. We’ll stand by it.

Warranty

Because of our confidence in our products and commitments to backers we’ll provide a 1 year warranty from date of delivery.

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    The BURNER T-Shirt

    Don't cycle at night, but want to be a part of the BURNER story? This special T-Shirt is the thing for you. Choose from one of three designs featuring the BURNER PCB board.
    We'll ask you to pick your favourite at the end of our campaign.

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    (Super Early Bird) BURNER

    Be the very first to get the BLAZE BURNER at almost £20 less than estimated retail.
    Choose either silver or matt black.
    Add £5 for personal engraving.
    Add £15 for a BLAZE T-Shirt and water bottle.

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    (Early Bird) BURNER

    Be the very first to get the BLAZE BURNER at almost £15 less than estimated retail price.
    Choose either silver or matt black.
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    The BURNER Back Light

    Get the BLAZE BURNER at £10 less than estimated retail.
    Choose either silver or matt black.
    Add £5 for personal engraving.
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    (Early Bird) BURNER + White BURNER Combo

    Be the first to get the BLAZE BURNER and matching front White Light BURNER, at almost £30 less than estimated retail.
    Choose either silver or matt black.
    Add £5 for personal engraving.
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    BURNER + White BURNER Combo

    Get the BLAZE BURNER and matching front White Light BURNER, at almost £20 less than estimated retail.
    Choose either silver or matt black.
    Add £10 for personal engravings.
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    BURNER + LASERLIGHT Combo

    Be the first to get the BLAZE BURNER and the famous LASERLIGHT*, at almost £35 less than estimated retail.
    Choose either silver or matt black.
    Add £5 for personal engraving.
    Add £15 for a BLAZE T-Shirt and water bottle.

    *We'll send your Laserlight as soon as the campaign finishes so you could have it for Christmas!

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    Full BLAZE Swag

    Get the full kit and caboodle - BURNER Back Light and White Light, plus Laserlight, plus T-Shirt and water bottle!

    Choose either silver or matt black.
    Add £10 for personal engravings.
    Add £15 for a BLAZE T-Shirt and water bottle.

    *We'll send your Laserlight as soon as the campaign finishes so you could have it for Christmas!

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    BUILD YOUR BURNER!!
    Come to London to meet the Blaze team and our genius electronics engineering guru Andrew, spend a few hours with him to design your perfect Burner! Everything about how the Burner operates - the flashing sequences, the number of modes, the light sensitivity, the speed of flashing and button controls, are all software changes. Work with Andrew to program your own Burner to operate exactly as you wish.
    A brilliant Burner included, travel options from Australia sadly not.

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    BURNER Pack!

    Have a shop, cycle club or a lot of friends?? Get a set of 20 BURNER lights.
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    Come to our studio in East London, we'll go for a ride, give you a sneak peek into what we have in store for the future and out with the team for dinner that night.

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    Biking Trip with BLAZE

    Come on a few days' adventure with some of the BLAZE team in the Summer of 2016. We have been to different parts of Europe to ride in the last couple of years; let's have a trip to remember!

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