Light & Motion Vis 360+ – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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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 than doubled to 250 Lumens (from 120). The front, uses a white and two side amber LED’s, while the rear has three reds and two side amber LED’s, and they all combine to give 360 degrees of  visibility to a passing vehicle.

Specifications:

  • Price: $190
  • Claimed Lumens: 250 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 234 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 22 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 109 grams
  • Installed Weight: 132 grams
  • Run Time: 3 Hours
  • Category: Commuter


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Strengths:

  • 360 degree visibility
  • 250 lumen front light means it’s now useable on the trail, specially to complement a bar light
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Rear light can be turned off
  • Excellent light blinking and glowing action

Weaknesses:

  • Looks funny on the helmet and not easy to remove so it’s best to just leave on a second helmet.

Mounting:

The Vis 360 mounting system works pretty easy, with a snap on mounting for the rear and a slider for the front. Just attach the front mount, by threading the rubber strap through the front center vents, and loop it around to lock it tight. For the rear, you can wrap the Velcro mount either vertically or horizontally, and centering it will be dependent on the vent hole orientation,  and loop the strap back around to cinch down. The rear light snaps straight into the mount, and a simple prying off removes the unit. The front slides up into the mount’s slot until the clip snap shut, and to release just push down hard, and press out. If desired, the lights are easy to take off when not in use or for charging, and can be cycled back on for a commute.

MTBR Light Meter Measurements: Compare all lights here.

This light measured 22 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility.

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens: Compare all lights here.

234 measured Lumens. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 250 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle.

Backyard Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern.

Tunnel Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern. The walls have a lot of graffiti on them and actually show detail when they are lit up by a light with a wide angle. Cones and targets are set up with the far target set up at 80 yards.

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Light & Motion Vis 360+ - 250 Claimed Lumens - 234 Measured Lumens

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