5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
I received this light as a gift a few weeks ago after getting tapped by a car that rolled through an intersection without seeing me (hey drivers - get off your phones!). I have been very happy with it so far. The helmet mounts mean the front light goes where I look, which helps me see around turns, and, most reassuringly, means I can get drivers' attention more easily and reliably than I can with just a handlebar-mounted light. I usually ride with my handlebar light on a low steady mode for road illumination and my helmet light on flash mode, so just a glance at a car windshield is enough to make sure the driver knows I'm there - and meanwhile my handlebar light is aimed in my direction of travel, so there's no confusion about where I'm going. The combination makes me feel more protected than I would with a single light, and I'm extra-visible from the back, too, thanks to the integrated rear light - which also functions as the battery pack for the Vis 360. Awesome.
I usually put my u-lock through my helmet strap when I lock up my bike, and was concerned that having a helmet light would mean I'd have to carry my whole helmet into establishments with me, but in fact the light unit itself detaches easily from the helmet mounts and takes up less space in my pocket or bag than my handlebar- and seatpost-mounted lights. The helmet mounts were fairly easy to install, except that the rubber strap for the front light broke almost immediately when I tried to put it on. I was able to mount the front mount with the spare Velcro strap that's provided, and I haven't actually had any trouble with that set-up. However, I got in touch with Light & Motion customer service via their website, and they quickly agreed to send me a new one. I received it promptly along with a spare AND a spare rear mount, since I'd mentioned to the person I was emailing with that I was interested in using this light as a headlamp for nighttime running as well. She pointed me to the right accessory headstrap to buy and sent me the spare rear mount so I could make it work with this light. Great customer service! Based on my experience with other L&M lights, which use similar rubber straps, I think it was just the one strap that was a dud.
I've been using Light & Motion USB-rechargeable bike lights for a while, so I already knew the charging was gonna be great - and it is. Plug the light into your computer (or a USB outlet adapter, like the one that probably came with your phone or tablet charger) and a little LED comes on to let you know how far along the charge is. Super simple, very reliable. I just plug it in every few days at work.
Can't recommend this light enough. Helmet lights might look a little silly, but they add a truly priceless amount of visibility. Being able to change where my light is aimed just by turning my head makes me feel much safer when riding after dark.
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