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Vis 180 Micro

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$45
Vis 180 Micro
$45

The Light & Motion Vis 180 Micro rear bike light offers both visibility and convenience with its unique design. It combines high-power LEDs, custom reflectors and a rechargeable battery.

Featuring:
• 25 Lumen output certified to the FL-1 Standard
• Engineered with the highest level CREE LED and enhanced firmware.
• Custom engineered reflectors and optical solutions optimize the light to distribute red and amber light a full 180 degrees.
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Specifications / Features

Specifications:

  • Lumens:

    180°

    • High – 25 (pulse)
    • Med – 25 (solid)
    • Low – 13 (pulse)
  • Run Time:

    • High – 6 hrs
    • Med – 4 hrs (solid)
    • Low – 12 hrs
  • Charge Time:

    2.5 hrs

  • System Weight:

    61 Gr.

  • Size:

    2.25" x .8" x 1.5"

Features:

  • 180 VISIBILITY

    Beam pattern designed to provide visibility and safety for a full 180 degrees.

  • IMPACT RESISTANCE

    FL-1 Certification rating for impact resistance based on ANSI-NEMA testing.

  • RUN-TIME

    FL-1 Certification rating for product run-time.

  • SIDE LIGHTS

    Safety feature to provide side-lighting for increased visibility on roadways.

  • SMART FEATURES

    Advanced electronics design for optimizing the user experience.

  • USB RECHARGEABLE

    Micro-USB provides the most versatile and convenient options to charge up.

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• Industry Review •

Compact, Easy and Flexible…

RoadBikeReview.com


Why You Want: A smaller version of Light & Motion’s 180, pack many of the same features in an even more compact package. Pros: Smaller…

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Why You Want: A smaller version of Light & Motion’s 180, pack many of the same features in an even more compact package.

Pros: Smaller one piece unit that houses a rechargeable li-ion battery, 25 lumen rear light, amber side lights, and a built in clip/strap that makes mounting a breeze.

RoadBikeReview Take: The Vis 180 micro is a compact version of its older sibling the Vis 180. The lumen output is halved to just 25, but so is the price. Featuring 180 degrees of visibility, the micro features the same settings as the original Vis 180 – a steady high beam, high pulse, low pulse, and the roadie friendly pace line mode. Even at half the size, the claimed run times are the same, 12 hours on low pulse, 6 on high pulse, and 20 hours on pace line mode. On solid steady mode, the light will run for 4 hours.

We found the micro every bit as capable a taillight as it’s sibling the Vis 180. At half the cost, it’s hard to pass up this light. Price: $49

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• Industry Review •

Light and Motion specializes…

Urban Velo


Rear lights are cheap insurance against getting rear-ended, with brighter options available year after year as LED and battery technology…

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Rear lights are cheap insurance against getting rear-ended, with brighter options available year after year as LED and battery technology continues to improve. Light and Motion specializes in rechargeable lights, and the Vis 180 Micro is their take on a USB rechargable compact rear light to keep other road users off your back.

Unlike other “blinkies” the Vis 180 Micro does not blink but rather pulses — less blinding than a high powered blink, but perhaps as eye catching. At least to my unscientific eye the pulse is very noticible, taking approximately one second to go from bright to dim and back, never fully turning black. Two LED sources provide visibility, a main red emitter with up to 25 lumens of output and a smaller yellow one. As the name implies, the Vis 180 Micro has 180º visibility thanks to internal reflectors and side cutouts for the yellow LED, and while more visibility is always better I question if sidelights prevent broadside collisions given the way they tend to occur at intersections. Four modes give you a few light options — high pulse, low pulse, high and paceline mode. High pulse and high set the red LED at the full 25 lumen brightness, with low pulse halving the power and paceline cutting out the main LED altogether for riding in a group where the Vis 180 Micro would otherwise blind the following rider. Even with the light in the constant high mode you can expect about 4 hours of runtime out of the Li-ion battery, with high pulse clocking in about 6, low pulse 12 and the paceline mode a reported 20 hours of light. By far the longest running (bright) rechargeable rear light I’ve yet used, the Vis 180 Micro is the only one that I don’t have to make an effort to remember to recharge every day or two, I easily get a couple of weeks of night riding out of it on my backpack.

The Light and Motion Vis 180 Mciro has my favorite mount ever, a hinged clip that clicks closed, providing a secure mount that has yet to eject from my backpack as so many lights with simpler slide-on clips have. The clip hinge has positive detents to keep it in place on a back pocket (though I wish it locked in place evne more securely in the closed position), or you can use the included silicone strap to mount the light to your bike with the hinged clip providing secure angle adjustment. A bike rack mount is available separately.

When it comes to durability, I’ve yet to crack the clear housing of the Vis 180 Micro even if I have scarred it up from about a year of it sitting on the bottom of my backpack and being set down on countless floors and less forgiving surfaces. Light and Motion considers this light weatherproof and water resistant, but not fully submersible, and even though the rubberized on/off button covering came off within a month or two of using the light I’ve not had it short out or otherwise malfunction because of it. I’ll be the first to admit that I do my best to avoid riding long distances in downpours but it does happen on occassion, and the Vis 180 Micro has not let me down because of it.

At $50 the Light and Motion Vis 180 Micro is not the least expensive rear light money can buy, but given the USB recharging capabilities, long runtime and excellently designed mounting clip the few dollar premium over other high end non-rechargeable tail lights seems much more reasonable. While carrying the “made in China” label due to some internal components, like all Light and Motion products the light is designed and assembled in Monterey CA, with as many bits and pieces created in-house and locally sourced as possible. If you ever have issues with the light, Light and Motion is but a phone call away and proviudes repair service in house.

Light and Motion specializes in rechargeable lights, and the Vis 180 Micro is their take on a USB rechargable compact rear light to keep other road users off your back. - Urban Velo

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Lumen Test

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FL1 Standard: Ready to Go: Light and Motion is the first lighting company to test and certify their lights in accordance with the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard. Using an integrating sphere, the actual lumen or light output and run-time is precisely measured and certified. No more guessing.  See for yourself.

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Road Biking


Pushing the limits of human potential, time is an obstacle as great as the cars on the roads. Ride more - Be safe. See & be seen.

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@christopher_encina_cmt My #lightandmotion #vis180 totally worth it on them early morning commutes on them rural roads where cars go 60+mph #safety #bellybiker

Mountain Biking


Riding is about immersing oneself in the moment and tapping into the "flow." Night or day - let the world be your playground.

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@aredoe #thelookforfall #fallfashion #bikes #bikeride #rando #randonneur #favorite #fall #leaves #autumn #brookssaddle #leathersaddle #veloorange…

Urban Cycling


It's about tracing a new & unpredictable path in your life & inspiring others to do the same. Be safe and shine brighter.

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@lmlightlife @krughoff - we intentionally designed lights with pulse mode instead of flash b/c flash is supposed to be used for emergency situations…

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Vis 180 Micro

$45
  • Lumens:
  • [180°]
  • High – 25 (pulse)
  • Med – 25 (solid)
  • Low – 13 (pulse)
  • Run Time:
  • High – 6 hrs
  • Med – 4 hrs (solid)
  • Low – 12 hrs
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