Daily commuting requires equipment that provides superior performance, in any condition, day after day. The Light and Motion Vis 1000 Trooper blends impressive power with a safety feature set unmatched in cycling lights.
High visibility is critical when it comes to the world of cycling, so dedicated amber sidelights are included so you are easily recognizable by drivers, allowing you to be seen through intersections. City riders will appreciate the exclusive SafePulse beam, scientifically designed to provide the highest level of rider awareness without the risks associated with flashing lights. No matter if you have standard or oversized handlebars, this incredible light mounts easily with enhanced grip and features quick-release technology to remove in seconds. Reliable construction takes the VIS 1000 Trooper to the next level, as it is unmatched in the market due to the certified IP67 rating — meaning the light is certified to withstand water immersion up to a depth of 1 meter.
Commute with the added assurance knowing rain or shine the light will keep performing. Recharging is fast and efficient with the included Micro USB cable. Integrating state-of-the-art safety innovations with premium power, the Light and Motion VIS 1000 Trooper is designed for the serious cyclist.
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Mfg PartNum: 856-0687-B
Light Type: Rechargeable
I use this to commute 32 miles a day to and from work year round in the midwest. I primarily use the blinking feature to alert drivers then go to the solid light once it's dark. I don't use the full power function much to conserve battery life and find that most of the time I have enough power to get to and from work. I charge it pretty regularly and haven't seen it quit during a ride yet. I've been using it for about 6 months and it was a significant step up from my previous cheaper light.
Bought this light for commuting during the winter months on a route that has a fair amount of dark sections and it simply works for that purpose. The amber side lights are a nice safety touch and the "shimmer and flash" mode attracts drivers' attention and is easier on my eyes than a traditional Flash mode. Battery runs down pretty quickly in the highest steady light level but the light is so powerful that one of the lower levels lights the roadway well and saves power.
I ride day and night. Daytime - plenty bright to be seen. Nighttime - I can see! Easy re-charge. Easy on/off. My only beef with most lights is that they don't last as long as claimed. That's why I always bring a spare when the weather is super cold or I'm going to be out near the time limit it says it will last.
First use occured on a pre-dawn group ride. I attached this light to my handlebars because it was advertised as slightly brighter than my existing light and motion urban 900 whose battery life was starting to decline. Well, this one is a bit brighter, but less waterproof. On the return leg of the 50 some miles in damp conditions it was flickering on and off. When I arrived home I found moisture had gotten inside the lens. Will be returning/exercising the warranty.
I only road bike during daylight so can't comment on this light's nighttime performance. For safety using slow flash mode this light works well. Quality is very solid. I own four Light and Motion head lights and am pleased with all of them. Easy on off handlebar rubber strap mount is very secure. Battery life is good and recharges easily.