Light & Motion Vega 120 Lights

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Vega 120

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.

User Reviews (7)

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grandsalmon   [Feb 24, 2013]
Strength:

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).

Weakness:

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.

After a year, our shop.org 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).

Similar Products Used: Old Niteriders (which still work!), HIDs, Gloworm, Olympia models...
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
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jlj_n_dk   Cross Country Rider [Mar 06, 2011]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
Driverfound337   Cross Country Rider [Oct 21, 2010]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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edgpaul   Cross Country Rider [Oct 04, 2010]
Strength:

The light itself is good.

Weakness:

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

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.

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).
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1
VALUE
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1
Michael Nahod   Cross Country Rider [Feb 04, 2010]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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!

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.

Similar Products Used: The older 80 lumen Vega, which I still keep as back-up. I miss its' firm and more adjustable bracket system.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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N4TVC   Weekend Warrior [Jan 17, 2010]
Strength:

Quick Mount
Bright Light
Simple Operation
Build Quality

Weakness:

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

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
nicci hallas   Racer [Jan 27, 2009]
Strength:

Raw power and the hassle free, ultra quick mount

Weakness:

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

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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