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Light & Motion Urban 800FC Headlight

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Item # LTM000C

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Item # LTM000C

Keep the party going.

When you're on the move, you need equipment that can keep up. The Light & Motion Urban 800FC is for the nighttime rider who can't slow down, whether it's hopping between trailheads after dark, or the messenger or commuter who never sits still in the winter months. The "FC" in the model's designation stands for Fast Charge, as it employs special electronics that cut the standard Urban 800's charge time in half, so you can keep rolling on the double.

Cranking out an impressive 800 lumens, the Urban 800FC is a veritable spotlight for the road or trail. It not only helps you see, it virtually guarantees that you are seen, as well. The 800 can be mounted on your helmet or handlebar with the included flexible mounting system. Aware of the dreaded “snowball” effect of some lights that concentrate their focus on a small area of the beam, engineers at L&M custom-engineered a reflector system that evenly and smoothly disperses all 800 lumens of LED light across your depth of field as you're riding. Obstacles both near and far are detected as you approach them, not only as you turn your gaze toward them. The result is a more relaxed and natural nighttime riding experience. Amber-colored sidebars of light on the unit, as well as a IP67 (very good) waterproof rating ensure that you’re not only visible from any angle, but that you’re visible in any weather, too.

The Light & Motion Urban 800FC Headlight is mountable on either your handlebar or helmet. It comes in one color, called Steelhead, and charge time for the light is 2.5 hours, as opposed to 5.5 hours for the standard Urban 800 Headlight.

  • Cree LED bulbs
  • 800 lumens of light
  • Fast charge time
  • IP67 waterproof rating
  • High, medium, low, and flash modes
  • Amber-colored lit sidebars

Tech Specs

Bulbs:
CREE LED
Power Source:
rechargeable battery
Batteries Included:
yes
Modes:
high, medium, low, flash
Lumens:
800
Burn Time:
[high] 1.5 hours, [medium] 3 hours, [low] 6 hours
Waterproof:
IP 67 (highly water resistant)
Claimed Weight:
121 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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expensive, but worth it?

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It is extremely brighter than my sub par lighting it replaces. The light does not flash. It strobes which isn't completely noticeable while riding the bike in my experiences. If you are planning a lengthy ride it takes some getting used to the battery life and when to switch between the different modes to prolong battery life when riding longer distances.
I personally don't usually stay out longer than 2 hours after dark but that isn't the case for all.
The other guy on here did make mention that these sell on the OEM site for considerably less, but that wasn't the case a month ago when I got mine.

Avg. ride time: 3h 50m per week
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Um, you realize L&M sells these for $150 on their site right?

Umm they are 119.00. Price went down!

ideal for dogging potholes and Prii

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this light as my daily commuting light. its perfect for that. light, durable and easy to use. In bright and medium it will easily lights up enough road to cruise comfortably at 25+mph. I've had many people come up to me and ask what light I use because they like the beam throw. I often find myself training at night and use this light for ascending hills and riding on the flats and use a bigger light mounted to my helmet for descending twisty mountain roads. I have also used this light mountain biking on the handlebars to do the same thing/ light up the trail immediately in front of me on descents. The time it takes to charge is fantastic, especially if I forget to charge it overnight. I can plug it in while I get ready and know I will have enough light to make it to work and back. The charge indicator light on the back is also very helpful as it allows me to conserve the light if I know I will be out for a while longer and the battery is running somewhat low. I'd say the battery last longer than expected, but I do not have much to compare it to. The attachment strap is durable, easy to use and replaceable! the amount of lights I've lost because the strap broke is pretty dumb, but this light is meant to last. This is a great product and in combination with some brighter lights is the bee's knees for all your riding desires. Get one. You wont regret it!

Never worry about riding after dark!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Light & Motion lights. This light is amazing for how much light it puts out in a small, self contained unit that I can easily put on and take off my bike in seconds.

Best feature is how it lets you know how much charge is left so you never have to guess. Nicely lets you determine how bright of a setting you can use relative to how much ride time you have left.

Super Bright, but no real flash

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just like the non Fast Charge model, instead of a flash, this light has a fade on and off mode which probably won't earn the attention of drivers who are busy texting while they drive. If this is your only front light and you value flashes, I would skip this model (though there are others by light and motion that will fit your needs).



I am using this as one of two headlights on night rides (one light is dedicated to flashing and pissing people off with the "Urban 400 series" while this one is to provide light to see the actual road so that I don't nail potholes.) Over kill? Maybe, but it's my life right?

Hardly overkill, you can never have enough light.

thanks for the review - clarifying flash vs. fade on/off is invaluable for making a purchasing decision.