Knog Blinder Skull Rear

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Light Type
Bike Type
100 Lumens
Battery Life
55 Hours
1.2 oz
Water Resistance Level
IP Rating

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Knog Blinder Skull Rear. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • The Skull’s super-bright 100-lumen output is above average for a small light.
  • No bones about it. On this light, every mode but 1 features a Skull logo.
  • On ‘Eco-Flash’ mode, Knog says the Skull Blinder can last for 55 hours.
  • The Skull comes with a choice of o-rings, to fit a range of seatpost sizes.
  • There are 8 modes available on the Blinder Skull Rear light.
  • Charging does not require a cord or bung, thanks to the Skull’s USB ‘tongue’.
  • Some light is emitted through the sides of the Skull light, giving peripheral visibility.
  • Knog rate the Skull as waterproof (IP67). A tester says it’s well-sealed.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer feels that buyers pay a premium for the Skull design.
  • One tester says the Skull logo is only visible up to 33 feet away.
  • The Skull’s batteries are not replaceable.
  • An expert sees Knog’s 2-year warranty as being on the shorter side.
  • Owners say there is no protection over the face of the Skull Blinder light.
  • Users lament that this light uses the older, slower USB-A standard and that the charge indicator light is difficult to see.

Bottom line

When it comes down to it, there are comparable alternatives to this light that are available at a lower price. But are any as rad as the Knog Blinder Skull? Doubtful. Users and reviewers both say it’s very bright and clearly visible, but probably not as a skull when you’re further than 33 feet away. It comes with an array of rubber o-rings, to wrap around a range of seatpost sizes. Apparently, it’s waterproof. There are 7 skull-modes and one standard mode, with Knog claiming a 55-hour runtime on the ‘eco-flash’ setting. Like many users, your mileage may vary.

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 rated expert review

Knog Blinder Skull Rear Light

The Skull is pretty bright, but there are cheaper alternatives that offer better all-round visibility. Bright and funky light for metal heads and pirates – not the best light you can get but the best one with a skull on it.

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Fred's Cycling Obsession

Skull LED Lights, Muc-Off Disc Protector and Giant Size MO-94 [Spanish]

100 lumens in the rear, up to 60 hours in eco mode, and 2.5 hours in ‘full mode’.

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Knog New Blinder Light Pattern [Japanese]

There are plenty of steady and flashing patterns.

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User Ratings

91/100 based on 116 ratings
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