Light and Motion Urban 850 Trail
  • 850 claimed lumens
  • 1h 30min reported battery life
  • US Made in USA
  • 121 g
  • no flash mode
  • pulse mode
  • 3 brightness levels
  • internal Lithium batteries
  • battery level indicator
  • micro usb rechargeable
  • Included mounts: Helmet, Strap

Light and Motion's Urban series is their flagship commuter light, with options ranging from the entry-level Urban 200 to the high-performance Urban 700. Although thoughtfully designed with a commuter's needs in mind, these lights are also well suited for off-road and singletrack use.

Series review: Urban Series general review

Review by , Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

Pros:

  • Excellent optics – wide beam lights up the whole road. It's not just about how much light, it's about where you put it, and the Urban light puts it everywhere.
  • Additional amber LEDs for side lighting makes it a great be-seen light, too.
  • Easy on/off rubber strap mount makes transfering between bikes much easier than lights with a clip-on mount.
  • USB rechargeable.
  • Includes helmet mount.
  • New button lock-out mode that prevents the light from turning on in your pack by accident.

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive (although I think it's definitely worth the price).
  • The pre-production unit of the Urban 550 I received had some minor issues with charging, but these have been resolved in the final version sold to customers.
  • Mounting strap may not be durable long-term, but it is user replaceable.

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