Sigma Blaze in the test: The LED rear light from Sigma is equipped with a brake light and car sensor light and impresses with a fair price. You can find out how the rear light performed in our detailed test here.
With the Blaze Sigma offers a very StVZO-compliant LED rear light that convinced us on many levels. At 26 grams including the holder, it is still pretty light and takes up very little space on the seat post. Particularly worth mentioning about the Sigma Blaze are the additional safety features such as the brake light and the auto sensor light. With a click on the On/Off button the day-auto mode is activated; The integrated brightness sensor detects the ambient light and the rear light switches on and off automatically. The deceleration light is always active when braking - this saves a lot of battery and you don't have to worry if you enter a tunnel or darker whale path. With a second click on the button you switch to night mode and the larger LEDs light up permanently. If a braking process is detected, the two lower LEDs also light up brightly for around 3 seconds.
Facts & figures
|weight with bracket||26,05 grams|
|Lighting time max.||7h|
|Lighting time min.||7h|
|Page visibility||240 degree|
|Price RRP||29,95 Euros|
Our test impression of the Sigma Blaze
packaging and assembly
The Sigma Blaze comes in completely plastic-free packaging made of cardboard and paper - commendable! The LED rear light can be easily unpacked and, if necessary, packed back into the somewhat large original packaging. In addition to the rear light, a micro USB cable for charging and the silicone holder for mounting are included. With the included silicone strap, the rear light can be easily, securely and tool-free attached to all standard seat posts and can also be easily removed again. The different gradations of the silicone strap make it easy to adapt to different seat posts. In general, the silicone strap seems very robust and the lamp sits firmly and securely in place.
Operation and battery life
The operation of the Sigma Blaze is very intuitive as there is only one on/off button, which is clearly marked in red. This is the perfect size and can be easily operated even while driving. As already mentioned at the beginning, it is very easy to switch back and forth between the two modes. For both variants, visibility is specified as up to 500 meters, and the brake light should even be visible from up to 1.500 meters. With one battery charge, the LED rear light can be operated for around 7 hours, which is very sufficient for a day tour. There is a small indicator light on the side that lights up blue when the battery level falls below 30 percent. This way you can react early and recharge the taillight. Charging with the included micro USB cable takes around 3 hours. During charging, the battery indicator light lights up yellow; and it goes out when the battery is fully charged again. To charge, the Sigma Blaze must be completely removed from the seat post.
The Sigma Blaze is slightly larger than, for example, due to its elongated shape and the several LEDs through the brake light Sigma Infinity, but still very compact and, at 26 grams, also pretty light. Side visibility is another important criterion for a rear light and the Blaze can offer additional safety with 240 degrees. And with the RRP price of 29,95 euros, the Sigma Blaze really impressed us.