Light & Motion was founded in 1989 and has since been in Monterey, CA in a very cool building on Cannery Row. We might best know them for their very fine cycling lights, but they got actually started in the diving world.
They in fact still design, fabricate, test and sell diving lights and that is roughly half of their business. But the other half is still not all about cycling as these light work great for a variety of outdoor uses, including but not limited to climbing, caving, running and hiking. All of their products though are designed, assembled and tested in the USA. While at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic we had a chance to visit the facility in Monterey, CA and see what is going on within.
It was very interesting to experience the manufacturing and assembly process and we especially enjoyed the passionate friendly staff. They are very proud of the work they do, that it all takes places in the USA and they manage to do so with the environment in mind. The most surprising element of Light & Motion was the number of engineers – we counted 6 engineers among the staff of around 30 people.
But now let us show you what is going on at Light & Motion.