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  1. Lights and Night Riding
    Editor's Note: This article is part of the Mtbr Ultimate Guide to winter mountain biking, fat bikes, gear, apparel, lights and trainers. We are taking a deep dive into all manner of cold weather mountain bike gear, with round-ups and reviews of fat bikes, tires, wheels, apparel, trainers and...
  2. Lights and Night Riding
    New color is offered for this light and bright light (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index. The Lowdown: Light & Motion Urban 850 Trail...
  3. Lights and Night Riding
    This is the 2015 Lights Shootout. The 2016 version is coming in next week as dozens of new lights are arriving at our doors daily. If you have lights that should be included, email [email protected] for consideration. The key components of this shootout are: Integrating Sphere Lumen...
  4. Lights and Night Riding
    Light & Motion has trickled down their Urban Technology to the Urban 500 with 528 measured Lumens for $100. Run time is still at 1:30 and most of its features remain unchanged, except for a vibrant blue color now and better packaging. This is a good commuter light with a nice beam pattern and...
  5. Lights and Night Riding
    The good news on the new Light & Motion Taz 1200 is the price dropped from $300 to $240. The bad news is the run time remained the same at 1:30 on high. This was the leading weakness of the light from last year and we were eager to see the battery upgraded, as many of the other lights from other...
  6. Lights and Night Riding
    The Light & Motion Seca 2000 Race is getting a little long in the tooth, but it still has the best light beam pattern in the business. That's why it's still around and why it's got such a loyal fan base. The light head is huge and the cable and connector is long. The form factor is nowhere near...
  7. Lights and Night Riding
    The Light & Motion Taz 1500 is all about beam pattern. We'll even go out on a limb and say it has the best beam pattern of any self-contained bike light. The only thing that held it back was it wasn't quite bright enough when it was initially introduced at under 1000 Lumens. The beam pattern is...
  8. Lights and Night Riding
    The Urban was one of our favorite lights last year as it delivered an honest 550 Lumens in a very compact unit. This year, claimed output is bumped up to 700 Lumens and we measured their output at 708 Lumens. The mountain biker still cannot turn the side lights off, but that's not a big concern...
  9. Lights and Night Riding
    The Taz 1000 is our favorite light in the Light & Motion line up. It delivers 1000 honest Lumens and it seems like a brighter light since the beam pattern is very efficient. The light is directed to the ground so there is very little light wasted into empty air. Furthermore, it is $50 cheaper...
  10. Lights and Night Riding
    The Taz 1200 is a great light that delivers 1206 honest Lumens and it seems like a brighter light since the beam pattern is very efficient. The light is directed to the ground so there is very little light wasted into empty air. It's $300 so we actually prefer the Taz 1000 at $250 with a little...
  11. Lights and Night Riding
    This used to be the Seca 400 many moons ago and it grew up to be the Seca 1400 with 1400 Lumens. It was plenty bright but the price was too much at $700. Last year, they increased the brightness and efficiency to put out 1700 Lumens in a beam pattern that puts the light where you need it. The...
  12. Lights and Night Riding
    Update: Nov. 4, 2013 The 2014 Lights Shootout is now available HERE. . Last Year's 2013 Lights Shootout is HERE. Update: Dec. 31 The second graph shows you Lumens per dollar and Lumens per gram. The taller blue bars show you lights that give you more light output for the money. The...
  13. Lights and Night Riding
    The Taz is the crowning achievement for the Light and Motion in 2013. They created a light with the beam pattern of a Seca but with the form factor of an Urban self-contained light. They used their knowledge with multiple beam patterns to make a light that has both spread and throw. And to top...
  14. Lights and Night Riding
    The Urban was one of our favorite lights last year as it delivered an honest 500 lumens in an incognito unit. This year, claimed output is bumped up to 550 lumens and we measured their output at 604 lumens. The mountain biker still cannot turn the side lights off but that's not a big concern...
  15. Lights and Night Riding
    The Vis 360+ was designed for the helmet, and is all-in-one commuter light system, and combines a front light, which is connected by a power cord to the rear, which also houses the Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) battery. It is similar to the Vis 360 from last year but the Lumen output has been more...
  16. Lights and Night Riding
    This used to be the Seca 400 and last year it grew up to be the Seca 1400 with 1400 Lumens. It was plenty bright but the price was too much at $700. This year, they increased the brightness and efficiency to put out 1700 Lumens in a beam pattern that puts the light where you need it. They...
  17. General Discussion
    Monterey, CA - Light & Motion released a new safety video to help educate cyclists about the potential risks when riding at night and crossing intersections. The release of the video coincides with "Bike to Work Month" when companies, bike organizations, and people are riding more and learning...
  18. General Discussion
    Monterey, CA February 15, 2012 - Light and Motion, the industry leader in LED bicycle-light innovation returns to Kona Bike's 24 Hour of Old Pueblo with a slate of sponsored riders gunning for the podium in largest 24 Hour race. Mountain Bikers from around the world are heading to Tucson...
  19. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    [youtube width="610" height="343" align="left"]https://httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JLaxeqaLHM&hd=1 A few years ago, this light was called the Seca 700 at 700 lumens. Then it moved to 900 then 1400 more than a year ago. This year it stays at Seca 1400 at 1400 lumens. It seems that Light...
  20. Lights and Night Riding
    [youtube width="610" height="343" align="left"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLihmgcMWMg&hd=1 Specifications: Price: $170.00 Claimed Lumens: 110 Lumens Light Head Weight: 119 grams Installed Weight: 119 grams Run Time: 2.5 Hours Measured MTBR Lux: 11 Lux Measured Lumens: 117 Lumens...
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