Serfas Thunderbolt Review and Giveaway

 

Serfas Thunderbolt Review and Giveaway

 

 

 

As a cyclist I am always looking for top notch products especially where safety is concerned.  The Serfas Thunderbolt LED light system is a top notch system.  There are many reasons which I will discuss in my review and there will be a giveaway at bottom of the page.

Here are the highlights of the headlamp.   The tail light is similar except is is a single LED strip instead of the 15-micro LED strip.

  • 90 lumens
  • USB rechargeable
  • Features 15-micro (double strength) LED strip
  • Features a light silicone body
  • Unique mounting system that allows for endless mounting possibilites
  • Features a non-directional beam to cover a wider area
  • Modes: high beam, low beam and two flash modes
  • Run times: 1.5 hours (high beam); 6.5 hours (low beam); 3.5 hours (high blink); 9 hours (low blink)
  • Highly Water resistant
  • Weight: 50 grams
  • Comes in 7 different colors
Headlamp

Thunderbolt USB Headlamp

taillight

Thunderbolt USB Taillight

The big takeaway from these lighting systems is that they are POWERFUL!  Although the head light is more powerful than the tail light both can easily be seen a half mile away and a lot further.   The head light within 30 yards of you bike is very powerful.   You will not be disappointed by the power of the headlamp and taillight.   Oncoming traffic will easily see you from a distance and that is the most important thing.   Below is a video I created to that shows how awesome these lights are.

 

How easy it is to recharge these lights — REAL EASY!   Charges last for about 9 hours in both lights.  It says it takes about 3-6 hours to charge the lights on the box but I charged the light in about 2.5 hours on my pc after the light was completely dead.   There is a watertight USB port on the back of the light, just plug it in and your in business.  There is a USB cord provided.

You will notice when you hold the Thunderbolt units in your hand that they do not feel cheap.  They are silicon encased and watertight.  Even a little heavier than you might think.  You simply attach 2 “bungy” type straps to the unit and wrap around your handlebars, seat post, etc.

In conclusion I love this lighting system.  I think they are an incredible value for what they bring to the table.  I am the most impressed with the brightness of the lights but equally impressed with the durability and ease of attachment and removal.  After all,  many times when locking up your bike you will want to remove the lights and these easily snap on and off with the strap.   With the USB’s you will no longer be buying expensive batteries that can quickly add up to the cost of new lights.  Also, the USB recharging method is super easy and convenient as well.  I love these lights and feel a lot safer using them.  You can purchase these directly from Serfas and each unit retails for $45.  If you look at lights that are comparable  in class you will see that the USB Thunderbolt from Serfas is an incredible value.

To win a Serfas Thunderbolt of your own here is what you do.

 

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. Jan 10th 2013.
Leave a comment below with one feature you love about the Serfas Thunderbolt and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @RideSerfas @latenightparent – http://wp.me/p2FAvP-1nt and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the best USB headlamp – the Serfas Thunderbolt  @RideSerfas  from @latenightparent  – http://wp.me/p2FAvP-1nt #giveaway

You get 1 extra entry for following @latenightparent on twitter –www.twitter.com/latenightparent You must comment that you’re a follower.
You get 1 extra entry for following @RideSerfas on twitter https://twitter.com/RideSerfas  You must comment that you’re a follower.
You get 1 extra entry for becoming our FAN on facebook –www.facebook.com/latenightparents You must comment that you’re a fan.
You get 1 extra entry for becoming their FAN on facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Serfas/253715736950   (and leave a note saying that www.dadarocks.com sent you) You must comment that you’re a fan.
You get 1 extra entry for liking this page on facebook (like button at the top of the post NOTE: you must be signed into facebook for it to work!)
You get 1 extra entry for suggesting and having 5 friends become fans of DaDa Rocks on facebook (and have them leave a note saying you sent them)
You get 1 extra entry for writing about this giveaway on your blog (with a link back to http://lnp.tv) you must also comment with the link to your post.
You get 1 extra entry for putting this on reddit, digg,youtube or any other social bookmarking service.

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Serfas supplied the Thunderbolt for this giveaway. Limited to the USA

27 Comments

  1. Keely Hostetter

    I love that they charge on the computer! We go through enough batteries with other things. Thanks.
    hoss311 at aol dot com

  2. Keely Hostetter

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  8. Richard Perry

    My name is Richard and I am a 31 year old father of three. As you know cycling requires time and dedication and I have to make time between my kids activities to make this happen. It’s usually early in the morning before they wake up or late at night after they go to bed. I love serfas products in general, but the THUNDERBOLT maybe the best light ever to be seen! 90 lumens is super sick!!!

  9. Anita

    I really like that this is USB rechargeable. I hate replacing batteries and the only time I am away from my computer is when I am on the bikes. With 7 color options, there’s a good chance I will be able to get one to match my bike too!

    Thanks!!

    anitacphillips at gmail dot com
    https://twitter.com/Ladypedaler/status/286563708849754114

    I’m following @latenightparent and @RideSerfas and I am a facebook fan to both!

  10. Keely Hostetter

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  14. Curtis

    I like their Unique mounting system

    • Curtis

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  15. Curtis

    I tweeted.
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  16. Curtis

    I follow @RideSerfas

    @curtislu

  17. Curtis

    FAN on facebook of Serfas

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  18. Curtis

    I liked this post

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  19. Curtis

    I follow @latenightparent

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  20. Curtis

    added to reddit

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  21. Curtis

    I am a FAN of Facebook of Late Night Parents

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  22. Keely Hostetter

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