Here’s how to mount your Vis 360 and Vis 360+ onto your helmet. The Vis 360 and 360+ is compatible with virtually every helmet out there and we’ve used a Fox Flux helmet in this demonstration:
Thread the rubber strap through the front mount piece as shown:
Place the front mount with the open slot facing down onto the helmet. Thread the rubber strap through the left vent and center the mount on the spine:
Thread the rubber strap under the spine and bring it back up through the right vent and slide through the slot on the mount body:
Pull the strap through tight and bring the rubber strap down over the peg on the nearest hole:
For the rear mount, locate two vent holes you can thread the Velcro straps through. In this example we will show how to use the oval catch piece and thread the Velcro through the same vent hole:
Flip the helmet over and locate the Velcro strap you just slid through. Slide the oval catch piece over the Velcro as shown:
Loop the Velcro through the catch piece and slide back through the vent hole:
Bring the Velcro through the rear mount slot and cinch down tight:
Tuck the Velcro strap back into the vent hole so the Velcro catches on itself:
Line up the snaps with the rear mount:
Snap the rear mount into place:
Slide the front head-light into the mount and adjust as necessary:
You’ve just successfully installed your Vis 360 or 360+! Congratulations!
Here are some easy steps that will hopefully shed some light (har har) for mounting your Seca or Stella onto your helmet.
We found that the top vent holes work the best as gravity is in your favor as the vents widen as it goes down so the strap will stay tight:
Loop the Velcro strap through vent hole on the right and bring the strap back up through the vent on the left, being sure to loop it back through the buckle:
Cinch the strap down tight then push the Velcro back through the left vent hole so it catches on the sticky part of the Velcro.
Pull the strap through and from the inside of the helmet have the rest of the Velcro the sticky parts
Mount your Seca onto the mount just like it would on your handle-bars using the round plastic piece as the “bar”. The strap should not go between the slots:
Be sure to cinch the rubber strap down tight and you should be good to go. We like to tick the cable into one of the rear vents then out the bottom of the helmet so it doesn’t slap around while you ride.
Hopefully you can get your Seca mounted up on your helmet and please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.
In the never-ending quest to design the perfect handlebar mount our engineers have to consider a number of influencing factors. Our design has changed and evolved over the years but the one thing we’ve tried to maintain is an intuitive mount interface that will work with the widest variety of bikes, bars and helmets. Some of the features that our mounts boast:
Tool-less Mount: No need for an Allen-key or a Phillips screw-driver. The rubber strap is as simple as putting on your watch and can be installed and removed in under 10 seconds.
Minimalist Design: Between shifters, brake levers, GPS units, cell phone holders, on-board computers, front fork lock-outs and seat dropper controls; we know that real estate on your handlebars can get expensive. That’s why we strive to design a mount that takes up the bare minimum so you’ll have room for all those other fun accessories.
Handlebar Compatibility: Just like the people pedaling the bike, handlebars are a diverse group. From tapered bars, riser bars, flat bars, cut down fixie bars, roadie bars; our engineers have to design a mount that will work with everything.
Helmet compatibility: Speaking of diverse groups, have you seen the helmet designs these days?!? Every helmet maker puts their vent holes in a different location. Some are centered, some are double, some triple, the only thing consistent is no two helmets will look alike. All that being said we strive to design our lights to fit both handlebars and helmets and the helmet mount included with most of our lights should work with your fancy new lid.
-The Customer Service Team
One of the main questions we get here at Light & Motion is whether or not an older light will be compatible with our newer batteries, and whether our new light-heads will work with the older batteries. The short answer is: Maybe
It really depends on whether or not you currently have a Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) or NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) battery. We switched over exclusively to Li-Ion several years ago but there are still NiMH batteries out there that are kicking strong. You can tell by checking the color of the inside terminal on the battery where the cord connects in. If it is red or black you have a Li-Ion system. If it is green or yellow or blue you have a NiMH system.
The cable connection has remained consistent through the years (three prong cable) so your light will be able to plug into any of the batteries.
For the most part, all of our light-heads are compatible with both the NiMH and Li-Ion batteries however run times will vary and due to the voltage differences we can’t guarantee that every light will work with every older NiMH battery.
Here is a quick overview of the battery compatibility with our older and current lights:
- All Secas are only compatible with Li-Ion. Seca 400 and 900 are compatible with NimH and Li-Ion
- All Stellas with numbers higher than 200 are Li-Ion compatible only
- Stella 150 and 180 are compatible with both NimH and Li-Ion
- Stella 120 is compatible only with the special NiMH pack it came with
- Stella 120AA is compatible only with the AA pack it came with
- ARC (HID) is compatible with NimH and Li-Ion
- Solo Logic MV is compatible with NimH and Li-Ion
- Solo and Solo Logic are NimH only
- Apex is compatible only with the NimH battery it came with
Or, if you’re more of a visual person:
Our current charger is the Mini-L 1.5 and it ONLY compatible with Li-Ion batteries:
What is it?
A way to lock your light of so that it will not accidentally turn on in your bag
Why it’s awesome:
If your light turns on in your bag it will run your battery out (and you will be riding home in the dark)and things could get hot. You don’t want to unleash the awesome power of our lights in your bag. Our lights like to stay cool and things shouldn’t get too hot. Plus your economics professor might not believe that your Bike Light burned your homework…
How to use it:
Urban & Solite (released after 9/2014)- When your light is off, press and hold the power button for about 4 seconds. The indicator light will blink red 3 times. To unlock press and hold the power button for about 4 seconds. The indicator light will blink green 3 times.
Taz: When your light is off, press and hold the power button (clear) & the mode button (black) simultaneously for about 4 seconds. The indicator light will blink red 3 times. To unlock press and hold the power button & the mode button simultaneously for about 4 seconds. The indicator light will blink green 3 times. Here is a video that will show you how to use travel lock out mode on your Taz -
Seca & Stella: There is no need for travel lock out, just unplug your light.
You may be experiencing travel lock out mode if:
Your try and turn on your light and the light does not come on and the indicator light blinks red 3 times or you find yourself saying:
- “My light is not holding a charge”
- “The power button doesn’t work”
- “My battery has run worn out”
- “There is something wonky going on with my battery”
- “A demon has possessed my light and is causing it to malfunction”
- The Customer Service Team
Light & Motion provides warranties against manufacturer defects for 2 year starting from the date of purchase. While the warranty is non-transferable and does not cover failures from misuse or battery issues beyond one year, damaged lights can usually be repaired for a nominal fee. Proof of purchase required for warranty support.
Returning Products for Warranty Evaluation & Repair
Should your system malfunction for may reason, submit a services request to the Light and Motion service department through our Support Center
We will contact you the following business day to finalize the arrangements for your repair. When returning your system, please make sure to unplug the battery from the light before shipping. Always package your light so that the switch cannot be pressed accidentally by the light moving around in the box. All warranty and repair products should be returned with proof of purchase from an authorized dealer to:
Light & Motion
300 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Please do not send your product back without a Return Authorization number. This will cause an unnecessary delay in your repair and we cannot guarantee processing.
International customers please contact your local bicycle deal for warranty and return instructions. Here is a list of our International Distributors
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Looking for a replacement strap or want to upgrade to an LED bulb? Follow the links below to get full access to the products available from Light and Motion for older models as well as current systems.