Light & Motion Vega 120 Lights

3.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $130.00

Product Description

Light & Motion Vega 120 - 2009: Affordable rechargeable LED front light, ideal for commuting. Self-contained design means no cables to worry about. Supplied with tool free helmet and handlebar mounts.
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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by grandsalmon

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2013

Strengths:    Compared to today's standards: lights getting so small, great LEDS, and better batteries -there is nothing to say re this well made self-contained commuter light.
But If you see this light - do not buy (see below).

Weaknesses:    When Light & Motion wanted to unload all their backstock of these lights, they enlisted many deal sites, most obvious was the ODAT sites ala Chainlove. It was incredibly irresponsible for both of them to agree, especially L&M.
They were already so dated, the battery was incredibly compromised for the job required.

Bottom Line:   
After a year, our had four separate Vegas 120s come in -dead. They should never have been sold in the first place, no matter how cheap. Considering L&M's mostly infamous customer service, they remain at the bottom of any list for light recommendations from now on - you just don't pull this kind of crap (or sell it like it they were in NEW condition).

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Favorite Trail:   Long, lush, and lighted well

Duration Product Used:   One year -till kaput

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Various stores & sit

Similar Products Used:   Old Niteriders (which still work!), HIDs, Gloworm, Olympia models...

Bike Setup:   Straight and tight.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jlj_n_dk a Cross Country Rider from Denmark

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2011

Strengths:    The light gives a really strong beam, which is great for my daily 25-mile commute.

Weaknesses:    Max 2-hours of light. And if I don't use the light for 2 days, the unused light will emit energy and I'll end up without the full 2 hours, which has left me biking in the dark. Weak strap that breaks when pulling too hard on it.

Bottom Line:   
The light is very durable. It hopped off the mount while biking and endured a hard fall, but still worked fine and barely a scratch. Though the strap snaps easily, new ones cost just 3 dollars. Seems I've paid a lot more for it than others on this site, but compared to prices in Denmark, it's still very reasonably priced.

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Favorite Trail:   Coastal route from Helsingor to Copenhagen

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   KLM Bike & Fitness,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Driverfound337 a Cross Country Rider from Ct

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2010

Strengths:    Lots of little pockets to hold gear, capacity to carry everything you need, thick padded back. I fully load mine with tools water and can't even tell the thing is on my back.

Weaknesses:    Not really one but If there was a large long pocket in main compartment to organize pump and longer tools.

Bottom Line:   
Great pack, especially from what I was using before. I got a huge deal on the bag but if I had to I would pay full price for another one.

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Favorite Trail:   Bobsled slc

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Chainlove

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by edgpaul a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2010

Strengths:    The light itself is good.

Weaknesses:    Mounting strap. Doesn't matter how good the light is if you can't mount it to your bike.

Bottom Line:   
Had this light for six months, but only used it on a commuter for three because of an injury. On one strap setting it slipped, and on the next one it broke from pulling too hard. Light and Motion won't stand behind it and warranty the strap. Never used off road (and I really wouldn't recommend this light for that), and it still wouldn't hold the light still without breaking. Save your money and buy something else. Would like to rate the actual light higher, but like I said, if you can't mount it on your bike, it's worthless. I now use it as a flashlight.

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Favorite Trail:   too many to list

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LBS on sale

Similar Products Used:   P.O.S. cheap Cateye headlight (which is still better than this because you can use it on a bike). L&M Solo Logic lights (which have a sturdy mount).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michael Nahod a Cross Country Rider from Coventry, Rhode Island

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2010

Strengths:    The light itself. Light-weight, strong unit which gives off a pure strong beam. Love it.

Weaknesses:    Attachment system. Pretty much a rubber band with a hook. Impossible to adjust after attaching without compromising the integrity of the attachment itself. Hate it!

Bottom Line:   
Planning on bolting the light on somehow and just keeping it on the bike all the time. I would not buy it again because of the attachment system, but the light itself is great.

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Favorite Trail:   Coventry Greenway

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   On-Line

Similar Products Used:   The older 80 lumen Vega, which I still keep as back-up. I miss its' firm and more adjustable bracket system.

Bike Setup:   2005 Jamis Satellite road bike, the only part which has'nt been completely renewed or rebuilt is the frame, which I refuse to give up.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by N4TVC a Weekend Warrior from Burke, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2010

Strengths:    Quick Mount
Bright Light
Simple Operation
Build Quality

Weaknesses:    Quick Mount (rubber strap)
No charging indicator
Only one setting

Bottom Line:   
Great light and very rugged. Survived a bad fall (bike upside down for several feet) with only rubber strap failing. Replacement straps are only 3 dollars. Like it so much I purchased a second Vega, the 200 which does have multiple settings. The 200 was on sale for 101.00! The Vega 120 should be a good commuter light. Probably not good on the trails due to the mount.

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Favorite Trail:   Accotink Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Lane

Bike Setup:   Trek 7.2 FX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nicci hallas a Racer from Devon. uk

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2009

Strengths:    Raw power and the hassle free, ultra quick mount

Weaknesses:    If i had to put something maybe it could do with a dim setting

Bottom Line:   
Great light, very bright, light and you dont need a loan to buy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Big peaks, Ashburton

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