Light & Motion Reviews and News


Review: Light & Motion Urban 700

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.

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Review: Light & Motion Taz 1000

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.

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Review: Light & Motion Taz 1200

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.

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Review: Light & Motion Seca 2000 Race

But the real story is still the beam pattern as much of the light is pointed to the ground and the sides. Very little of the light is wasted into empty space. So hats off to Light & Motion for reviving one the best designed light heads ever made in the bike market.

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2013 Bike Lights Shootout – 50 LED Lights Measured

The 2013 Bike Lights Shootout is here! The batteries are charged and the lux meter and lumisphere are ready. We’ve been riding these lights for the last few weeks and the progress in LED technology is dramatic once again.

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Light and Motion Urban 700 and VIS 180 Lights

Light and Motion’s new Urban 700 light is extremely light, easy to mount and bright. It is powerful enough to light up the singletrack on your night rides, too.

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Light & Motion Taz 1200 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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 […]

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Light & Motion Urban 550 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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 […]

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Light & Motion Vis 360+ – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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 […]

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Light & Motion Seca 1700 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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 […]

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Light & Motion Releases New Lights and Video to Improve Bicycle Safety

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

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Light & Motion 5-Person Coed Team to Defend Title at Top 24hr. Race

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, Arizona this weekend to participate […]

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Light & Motion Seca 1400 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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 and Motion has focused most of its efforts in their commuter-ready ‘Urban’ series. It’s still […]

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Light & Motion Vis 360 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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.

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Light & Motion Urban 500, Urban 300 and Urban 180 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Light and Motion Urban 500 doesn’t look like much but pick it up and turn it on and you will be amazed. It is bright and it’s got an excellent beam pattern. Light and Motion made such a great commuting light

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Light & Motion Vis 360 and Vis 180 Light Review

Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ The Light & Motion Vis 360 and Vis 180 commuter lights are pretty amazing, since they are self contained system’s, which are light, easy to use, with great mounting system’s, are reasonably priced and have some innovative features, the foremost being the safety oriented side visibility. The Vis 180 is […]

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Light and Motion Vis360 and Vis180 Bike Tail Lights Review

Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page | Mtbr Lights Reviews | Mtbr Lights Forum Light Price Claimed Lumens Measured Lux Run time Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Vis360 $169 110 7 2:30 135 0 135 Vis180 $99 25 na 20 hours 110 0 110 Light Meter charts and comparison table available here. VIis360 Strengths: 360 visibility […]

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Light and Motion Seca 1400 Bike Lights Review

Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page | Mtbr Lights Reviews | Mtbr Lights Forum Light Price Claimed Lux Measured Lux Run time Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Seca 1400 $699 1400 110 3:00 135 351 486

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Product Showcase: Bikes, Parts, Gear – January 2009

Product Showcase: a quick glimpse at some featured bikes, parts, & gear for January 2008 – mostly new, but definitely all hot products. Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8 Frame: 6061 Aluminum, Fully Hydroformed Mainframe and Swingarm, Quad-Link 2.0 140mm Suspension System Front Suspension: RockShox Pike 426 U-Turn Air, 110mm-140mm with External Rebound Adjustment, Motion Control, and […]

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Light and Motion Seca Race Review

Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page | Mtbr Lights Reviews | Mtbr Lights Forum Light and Motion Seca Race $549.00 Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar Seca 700 Race $549.00 700 3:45 Lithium Ion 146g 382g 502g 1.49 1.89 Light Meter charts […]

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Light & Motion Awarded Small-Business of the Year!

For Immediate Release Light & Motion Named Small-Business of the Year June 2, 2008 , Monterey, CA- California State Assemblyman John Laird has named Light & Motion as the Small Business of the Year for the 27th Assembly District. Light & Motion CEO Daniel Emerson was on hand to receive the award on Wednesday, May […]

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Light and Motion Vega, Stella 180L & 180N

Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page | Mtbr Lights Reviews | Mtbr Lights Forum Light and Motion Stella 180L $300.00 Light and Motion Stella 180N $200.00 Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar Light and Motion Vega $175 75 2hrs NiMh 221g n/a […]

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