No stranger to crowdfunding or silicone headlamps, Knog is back with something a little more powerful. A step up from their smaller Quokka and Bandicoot models, the Bilby cranks up the lumens to 400 with an impressive 5-hour run time on full power.
Instead of the traditional cloth strap for most headlights, the Knog lights use a full silicone design that envelops the light at the front. The Bilby adjusts to fit 470-640mm head sizes with a simple toggle at the back that can be cinched down on your head. Weighing in at 90g, the Bilby is IP67 water resistant.
Up front, there are four different white LEDs with different settings to provide Spot, Ambient, Boost, and Reading lighting which varies in intensity and shape of the beam. There is also a red LED for times where white light isn’t ideal.
Thanks to the integrated Lithium Polymer battery, the Bilby offers a complete recharge in just four hours. Like other Knog products, the light has a built in USB charging plug that allows it to be charged from any USB port including their own pwr packs. The battery is good for 5 hours at a full 400 lumens, or you can dial it back to get up to 105 hours of run time before the next charge. The stock six modes of light can also be upped to eight with the Knog Modemaker app which allows you to customize the settings.
Offered in four colors, the Bilby will have a retail price of $59.95. But as in the past, Knog has taken to Kickstarter to launch the product with prices as low as $48 (including a limited edition carry pouch) for the limited first run of lights that will be delivered around April.