Light and Motion Urban 550 Lumens Bike Light (Galaxy Grey)
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- Lumens: 550 Runtime: High-1:30 Med-3:00 Low-6:00 Flash-18:00 Weight 112 gr
- The Urban line uses a single cell Li-ion cell carefully packaged inside the light. These products feature a new battery charge indicator that reliably reports the charge status so you know when to re-fuel
- includes USB cable and helmet mount
- tool-less mounting works on bars or stems
- Lightweight and Compact
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|Item Dimensions||6 x 6 x 6 inches|
|Item Weight||0.51 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The mounting seems cheap, and makes it hard to use the switch. It's adequate to hold the light in place while riding, but I was hoping this would be my last light purchase for a long time. I'm not sure it will last more than a few years. I guess the good news is that Light and Motion have been great in the past about supporting their products, so they'll probably have a reasonably priced replacement strap...in fact I see they already have them on their web site, at $10. Not bad.
But with insecure mounting, and the switch placed all the way at the front, if you just press the button the light rotates before you activate the switch. So you need to wrap your fingers around the front while pressing with your thumb. And when you do that, you block the light, which makes brightness changes while riding tricky to impossible, depending on mittens and on whether conditions allow riding without the light for a moment. I noticed that one of L&M's website pictures shows someone using the button...with a thumb on top and fingers wrapped around the front blocking the light. Truth in advertising if you are paying attention to the details!
I previously used a lower-brightness cygolite expillion 180. The upgrade in brightness is nice, but I wish I'd stuck with cygolite series: the mounting is more secure, and the button placement is almost right over the mount. That combination means you can press the button without rotating it.
One of the reasons I got this instead of the cygolight as that I thought the side lights are a good idea.Read more ›
I turned this light on the highest setting last night and illuminated the entirety of the backyard. I doubt that many of us will ever need this setting for typical commuting. The middle setting is 400 lumens and provides more than enough of a wide, bright beam. At 150 lumens, the lowest and strobe settings would work well on well lit rides around town and for day ride visibility. The beam pattern is wide and long, but it doesn't get washed out - even at the edges of the beam. I have last years model, so it does have the new "peen" pattern on the mirror. I have no doubt the 2014 iteration of this same light is beneficial, but I had zero complaints about the pattern and throw on my quick loop last night.
Other reviews have commented on the "poor" location for the charging port on the light. I have not seen in any review, however, a simple solution to this. The port is directly behind the mount which swivels relatively easily. A 90 degree turn of this mount frees up plenty of space to accurately insert the provided USB cable. On an iMac, the charge time from a 3/4 full battery to full was about an hour.
3. Mounting Hardware
The included mounting hardware for the handlebars is solid and tight on mine. I concur that the rubber strap is likely to wear out after hundreds of removals, but at $10, it is a relatively inexpensive fix for such a nice light.Read more ›
*side lights pretty much useless due to the fact your hands and arms on the handlebars will be blocking the view to most others.
*strobe setting flashes too fast IMO. could be somewhat dangerous to some because of the effect as you're moving. should be slower flash.
*light does not detach from handlebar attachment. i think that's poorly designed. it's all one unit. i rather be able to leave attachment on handlebar and take light separately.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really love how bright this light is. It makes me feel safe when I'm riding like no other light I've ever own. Sadly, this light has a fatal flaw. It is not water resistant. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Zac Imboden
Nice bright light. It is a little expensive but I think it is worth it.Published 10 months ago by alex
The light works well, especially fond of the mount - so far its the only thing that's been easy to fit on the Handlebars of my Crossrip. Read morePublished 11 months ago by RC
This light stopped working six months after I purchased it.Published 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
rugged, reliable, easy to mount. when you got this on full blast no one can claim they didn't see you!Published 16 months ago by James MacDonald
As advertised. Very bright especially in flash mode. Great for early morning and evening rides. Mounts easy. No issues.Published 17 months ago by J. Klein
Had one and after two years the battery stopped charging. I bike to work 365 and this seems impervious to rain/sleet and freezing temperatures. Read morePublished 17 months ago by BlastofhotAir