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.

Knog Bilby cinches down on 400 lumen silicone headlamp Knog Bilby cinches down on 400 lumen silicone headlamp

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.

Knog Bilby cinches down on 400 lumen silicone headlamp

Knog Bilby cinches down on 400 lumen silicone headlamp

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.

Knog Bilby cinches down on 400 lumen silicone headlamp Knog Bilby cinches down on 400 lumen silicone headlamp

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.

knog.com.au

3 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks to the integrated Lithium Polymer battery, when the battery goes bad, as Lithium Polymer batteries always do, the whole device must be discarded.

    • Hey Velo Kitty! Thanks for your comment. Actually, using Lithium Polymer batteries saves 650 AA batteries from Landfill over the life of this product (and just think of the cost of all those alkaline batteries!). Also its worth noting that the Bilby’s 880mAh LiPo battery will charge over 1800 cycles – which is about 5year of regular use. Best part is the Bilby is designed to have the battery removed so that it can be disposed of thoughtfully – and Knog will service the unit and provide a new battery for a small charge. Definitely a win for the environment and a win for the bilby user!

      • Thank you for the info. In 2020, this should be near the top of the article. Out of curiosity, what is considered “regular use” to figure 5 years of ownership?

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