LIGHT AND MOTION URBAN
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, finding enough daylight to ride can be a challenge for some riders. The folks at Light
and Motion, based out of Marina, California, want to help. They
work hard to light up the trails for riders, and they build, test and
assemble all their lights under one roof. Light and Motion products
can turn your after-work ride into an all-night adventure.
Tech features: The Light and Motion Urban 850 light comes
with a handlebar mount, a helmet mount and a GoPro mount.
Its full-power setting produces a bright 850 lumens and runs for
an hour and a half. Its medium setting at 375 lumens will run for
three hours. The low setting at 185 lumens runs for six hours. The
Urban 850 light uses a micro-USB port and has a speedy charge
time of just 2 1/2 hours. The Urban 850 weighs 121 grams and
sells for $180.
Field test results: After watching the sun go down, we were
ready to face the night with our Light and Motion Urban 850 light.
During our climbs, the medium power setting was enough light to
see obstacles in time and prepare ourselves accordingly. At the top
of our climb, we set our lights to the full 850 lumens and headed
• Compact and lightweight
• Provided plenty of light to be used solo
• Light can swivel side to side if not tightened
An 850-lumen light
down the hill. The light did a good job of lighting up the whole
trail, but we found using a single light created some shadowing.
We tried the light on our handlebars and on our helmets, but both
seemed to work about the same. Ultimately, two lights are needed
if you want to charge down the hills at full speed. The Urban 850
by itself, however, is a great light and gave us plenty of light to
get back to our trucks safely. Its wide angle lit up everything from
singletrack to fire roads. ❏