Staxxx McCluskywrote a review of Light & Motion Urban 700 Light on December 18, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I’ve had this light and the vis 180 for over 4 years now and it is still putting out great light every time I use it. In the past I’ve used it mostly during winter base miles, but now that I’m able to commute I’ve used it almost daily in conditions from perfect spring nights to muggy summers, freezing winters, and torrential rains. The rubber protector still fits snugly in the charge port to keep water out and the buttons are still firm, intact, and work perfectly. The rubber mounting strap still locks the light in place to keep it from moving on rough roads. It’s always up to the task and can often be the difference between being seen and being run over, especially on busy roads and five o’clock traffic with drivers that want nothing more than to insta-chat while they run a red light on their way home. The steady pulse mode is plenty bright, and if you need to get someone’s attention just turn it onto high and you’ll have it in a hurry. After over 4 years and all the charges involved, the battery is finally starting to show its age and isn’t holding a charge quite as long. Even so, I only have to charge it once or twice a week even though I use it on pulse day and night for visibility. But now if I use it on high or medium, it will drain the battery pretty quick and I’ll have to charge it as soon as I finish riding. Like one of the other reviewers, I wish I could detach it from the mount but it isn’t a big issue on a road bike even with shifter and brake cables. If you run a slammed -17 degree stem that’s over 120mm long, you can also mount it directly on the stem and it will be horizontal to the road at all times. I can’t say enough good things about this light and the tail light, and L&M in general. For a long time I didn’t want to pay the high price of a quality set of lights, but once I finally did the investment paid for itself a hundred times over in terms of reliability and safety.