Light & Motion Seca 1400 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Shootout Video


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 a very capable light as it good features, ergonomics and beam pattern.  The beam pattern is tightly controlled so that more of the light hits the ground and the periphery of the trail. It’s  a big, bright beam pattern that doesn’t wildly exaggerate its lumens claims.

But the light has aged and its $700 price is now considered very expensive for its lumen output. Also, the ergonomics are now old school as many high end lights are now self-contained or available with stem-mounted batteries.


  • Price: $700.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 1400 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 135 grams
  • Installed Weight: 486 grams
  • Run Time: 3 Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 112 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: n/a Lumens


Handlebar mounting is done with a rubber strap that is pulled snug then cinched down like a belt.  The mount has been padded with grippy rubber to improve the grip of the light on the bar during very rocky descents. The light can be aimed left to right as well.  Helmet mounting is available with the battery carried in a backpack.

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