Light & Motion Deepens its Bike Line for Spring 2018 with New Lights for Adventure, Commuter, and Trail Cyclists

March 22, 2018

In a breakthrough for bike safety, brand introduces new SafePulse mode

Marina, CA, March 22, 2018 – Light & Motion, the premier US manufacturer of performance bike lights, is enhancing its bike light line in 2018 with innovative lights for everyone from adventure cyclists to daily commuters. The new Rando is the ultimate crossover light with an extended runtime and on-the-go charging that’s perfect for long rides on or off the road, while the Urban 1000 and Vis Micro II are powerful, compact head and taillights for commuters. Rounding out the 2018 collection is the Seca 2000 Race, the perfect light for trail racers.

A leader in safety, Light & Motion is the only brand to add SafePulse to their new models, including the Urban 1000, Vis Micro II and Vis 180 taillights. SafePulse was developed based on research by the Florida Highway Patrol and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to dramatically improve driver awareness and ability to safely pass cyclists. Studies show that flashing lights destroy a driver’s depth perception, making it hard for them to safely locate the rider when passing.

“The science is clear,” said Daniel Emerson, CEO of Light & Motion. “Flashing lights destroy a driver’s ability to judge distance and relative motion. That is why our new SafePulse is an important breakthrough for bike safety. SafePulse will help drivers safely avoid you, especially when overtaking from behind.”

In addition to a science-based focus on commuter safety, Light & Motion is introducing new models to appeal to a full range of cyclists.

“We consistently build the most compact, powerful bike lights on the market,” Emerson continued. “The only brand to deliver complete lighting solutions for road and trail, our new product line demonstrates our depth of lighting innovation and commitment to product integrity.”

Rando 500: Extended Runtime Lighting with Charging On-the-Go Capability

The new Rando 500 is a compact, 500-lumen headlight with extended runtime – three hours at full power – making it perfect for extended touring, long commutes, or off-grid adventure riding. It’s built on the highly regarded Urban platform, which is known for its innovative safety features and bulletproof reliability.

Battery running low while off-grid? Rando’s enhanced firmware allows it to charge from a USB hub generator or back-up battery while simultaneously pumping out a penetrating beam not found in current dynamo lights.

The versatile Rando 500 doubles as a powerful camp light, with over 8 hours of run time on low (125 lumens).

Key features

  • 500 Lumen output certified to the FL-1 Standard
  • Firmware allows light to be used while charging; ideal for dynamo setups
  • Accurate 4-level battery charge status indicator
  • Amber side lighting for a full 180 degrees of visibility
  • Custom engineered reflector optimizes the light to provide the most efficient and effective distribution of light for cycling.
  • High capacity Li-Ion battery optimized for charging on the go
  • Micro USB Rechargeable
  • Multiple power settings
    • High: 3 hours/500 lumens
    • Med: 4 hours/250 lumens
    • Low: 8 hours/125 lumens
    • Pulse 16 hours/125 lumens
  • Low battery warning and auto shut-off to prevent damage
  • Compatible with optional GoPro mount adapter to set up just about anywhere
  • System weight: 121 grams
  • MSRP: $79.99

Urban 1000: Best Bike Safety in a Compact Design

Providing pinnacle power for the daily commuter, Urban 1000 is the most powerful, compact, light on the market and is offered at a remarkably affordable price. Like all Urban lights, long-term durability is reinforced by an IP67 waterproof rating – the only commuter light to meet these standards.

Key features

  • 1000 lumen output certified to the FL-1 Standard
  • Waterproof to 1 meter for all conditions reliability
  • Use with available GoPro mount adapter to connect with any GoPro Mounting option.
  • Custom engineered reflector optimizes the light to provide a smooth, even beam pattern that focuses the light where you need it.
  • Beam pattern was engineered to maximize riders’ depth perception using optics that eliminates the snowball effect with a clean transition across the beam.
  • Amber side lighting for a full 180 degrees of visibility
  • SafePulse mode
  • Traffic mode allows a simple toggle between high and medium modes only to quickly adjust output
  • Designed to be mounted on your handlebar or with optional helmet mount (tool-free system)
  • Micro USB Rechargeable (fully charges in 6 hours)
  • Accurate battery status indicator with low battery warning and auto shut-off to prevent damage
  • Multiple power settings.
    • High: 1.5 hours/1000 lumens
    • Med: 3 hours/500 lumens
    • Low: 6 hours/250 lumens
    • SafePulse: 12 hours/500 lumens
  • System weight: 121 grams
  • MSRP: $89.99

Vis Micro II: Premium Power in An Ultra-Compact Platform

Continuing Light & Motion’s focus on delivering the most compact and powerful bike taillights on the market, Vis Micro II Taillight has been re-envisioned with 60 lumens of output, an improved mount, and the most powerful amber side markers found on a bike taillight.

The Vis Micro II can deliver a remarkable five hours of light at full power, and it features Light & Motion’s exclusive SafePulse beam – developed to improve a driver’s ability to judge distance and safely pass.

Additionally, Vis Micro II’s independent powerful amber side markers make cyclists more visible from the side than any other taillight on the market. Seventy percent of bike accidents occur at intersections and are a result of the driver turning into the cyclist.

Key features

  • 60 lumen output certified to the FL-1 Standard
  • SafePulse proven to maximize visibility by aiding in a driver’s depth perception of cyclist to safely locate and overtake
  • Engineered with the highest level of CREE LED and enhanced firmware
  • Accurate battery status indicator
  • Custom engineered reflectors and optical solutions optimize the red and amber light a complete protection from the rear and side
  • Secondary LEDs spread amber light for high-contrast side visibility
  • Simple ratchet in/out adjustability to adjust angle on a seat post
  • Simple tool-free mounting system – easy to take on and off
  • Integrated clip for attaching to backpack or messenger bag
  • Bike rack mount available and sold separately
  • Micro USB Rechargeable (Fully charges in 2.5 hours)
  • Low battery warning and auto shut-off to prevent damage
  • Multiple power settings
    • Hi SafePulse: 5 hours/60 lumens
    • Lo SafePulse: 10 hours/30 lumens
    • Solid: 3 hours/25 lumens
    • Paceline: 20 hours/3 lumens
  • Ultralight system weight: 61 grams
  • MSRP: $49.99

Seca 2000 Race

Seca 2000 Race is the newest member of Light & Motion’s popular Seca series and brings all the renowned features of the platform with an entry level price tag to appeal to more trail riders than ever!  The ultimate light for dedicated cyclists, whether competing in 24-hour races or sneaking in a ride after work, Seca is known for its proven durability and trail-optimized beam pattern.  Adding to its long list of features, it has robust waterproof construction (up to 1 meter), custom optics to eliminate wasted light, enhanced firmware, and GoPro mount compatibility.

Key features

  • 2000 Lumen Output Certified to the FL-1 Standard
  • A 4 LED array using the highest-level CREE LEDs and enhanced firmware.
  • Custom engineered reflector optimizes the light to provide a smooth, even beam pattern with a wide, far-reaching spread of light that focuses the light where you need it.
  • Beam pattern was engineered to maximize riders’ depth perception with optics that eliminate the snowball effect, without wasting any light.
  • Secondary Race Mode simplifies your settings to switch between high power with 1.5 hours run time and low power with 3 hours.
  • Universal tool-free mounting system.
  • Helmet Mount and GoPro Interface Included
  • Recharge the 3 Cell Li-ion battery in 2.5 hours with the Mini-L 1.5 Charger
  • Low battery warning and auto shut-off to prevent damage
  • Multiple power settings with cruise and secondary race mode
  •        o High: 1.5 hours/2000 lumens
    o Med: 3 hours/1000 lumens
    o  Low: 6 hours/500 lumens
    o  Pulse: 12 hours/500 lumens
    o  Race High: 1.5 hours/2000 lumens
    o Race Low: 3 hours/1000 lumens
  • System weight: 355 grams
  • MSRP: $280

About Light & Motion

Based in Marina, California, Light & Motion designs, tests and builds its LED bike, underwater, camera and outdoor personal lighting systems at its LEED-certified headquarters. Beyond bright, we are Progressive, consistently delivering the most innovative, powerful, lightweight lights on the market. We are Waterproof, the only brand who can claim all our new lights are fully submersible, meeting the IP67 testing protocol, thereby eliminating the leading cause of bicycle lighting failure. And we are Makers, the only lighting brand to build all our products in the USA, with 70% domestic material. Light & Motion products come with a two-year Enhanced Experience Guarantee. Bike shops across the US nominated us at Interbike for best customer service and best consumer value in 2015. www.lightandmotion.com