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BFL 900 VS RN 1500

BFL 900 VS RN 1500

28 Jan, 2022
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Nowadays, cycling is a common way of travel and a very popular sport as well. We can often find some people riding bicycles on the road or in the park. But for many people, riding a bicycle during the day is no longer enough for their needs, so installing a suitable light on bikes for night riding is a good idea for cyclists or those who need to ride at night.


Olight also produces many excellent bicycle lights to meet the needs of most people. In the latest Flash Sale, there is also a bicycle light that has been loved by our customers. That's BFL 900. In fact, we have sold a similar product BFL 1800 before, so we won't go into details between them here. Below we will compare our previous hot-selling, RN1500 with this new BFL 900.


1. Price and Basic features

Price is a very important factor when we buy goods. A good product should have a good Cost Efficiency. Our new BFL 900 is priced at £59.95 and the RN 1500, is £79.95, a difference of £20. Below we use the table to compare their basic features.

BFL 900


Low

Medium

High

Lumens

250lumens

450lumens

900lumens

Runtime

13.5hours

5hours

1.5hours

Beam distance

80metres

110metres

150metres

RN 1500


Low

Medium

High

Flash   1

Flash   2

lumens

3lumens

750lumens

1500lumens

0-750lumens

0-750lumens

Run time

12.5hours

4hours

1hours40min

11.5hours

10hours

From the table, we can see that both RN 1500 and BFL 900 have at least three modes, and the lumens of the RN 1500 in each mode are higher than the BFL 900, up to 1500 lumens. The runtime of the BFL 900 is a bit longer. It can reach up to 13.5 hours, which is more suitable for people who do not have very high requirements on lumens and hope that the runtime will be longer.


2. Appearance details

BFL 900


RN 1500

As for appearance, we can see that BFL 900 is cylindrical and RN 1500 is a cuboid. They both have side mirrors and a battery indicator, which can play a good role in the safety and convenience of bicycle riding. But the side mirror and battery indicator of the BFL 900 are a bit more characteristic in design. It is worth mentioning that the rear of the BFL 900 is suitable for magnetic charging, which is a very important feature that many people like.


3. Size and Weight


BFL 900

RN 1500

Length

3.78in/96mm

4.21 in / 107mm

Width

1.26in/32mm

1.22 in / 31mm

Height

1.63in/41.5mm

1.22 in / 31mm

Weight

4.59oz/130g (Including Battery)

6.06 oz / 172g

From the data in the table, we can intuitively see the size gap between the two. BFL 900 is lighter and shorter, but higher. We can also take some common items as references: 

An egg weighs about 1.78oz/50g.

An iPhone 13 Pro is about 5.78in/146.7mm tall

Therefore, these two products are not particularly large or heavy, and they are very convenient and unburdened for bicycle use.


4. Other Technical Details


BFL 900

RN 1500

Light Source

High Performance Cool White LED

Luminus SST-40

Body material

Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum Alloy

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Built-in 2600mAh 18650 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

3.6V 5000mAh 21700 Battery

Warranty

Olight’s 2-Year Warranty

Olight’s 2-Year warranty

Water resistant

IPX6

IPX7

Drop test

1m

1m

From this table we can notice that their light source, battery, water resistant are different. The light source of BFL 900 is Cool White LED and the light source of RN 1500 is Luminus SST-40. Buyers who has requirements with light source should pay attention to this. The second is that the battery they use are also different. The BFL 900 is a Built-in 2600mAh 18650 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery and the RN 1500 is a 3.6V 5000mAh 21700 Battery. The third is the waterproof level. The RN 1500 is slightly higher, reaching IPX7, but the BFL 900 reaches IPX6, which is also a relatively good waterproof performance.


5. Others

It is worth mentioning that the BFL 900 has a memory function, so that the setting used previously will be memorized, which saves the trouble of resetting every time. Very convenient indeed.  


In general, BFL 900 and RN 1500 are bicycle lights with high performance. The new BFL 900 is suitable for people who do not have high lumen requirements and like magnetic charging. It can also fully meet the needs of daily commuting, urban riding, road cycling and bike touring. And the price is more affordable. Finally, hope this blog will be helpful to your purchase and hope you have good cycling experiences.

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