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Light & Motion Vibe series lights use button-free smart sensors

Published August 25, 2017

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Light & Motion is offering a new series of lights for urban riding that rely on motion and light sensors to automatically turn on and off as needed. The company says the design make the lights easy to use and contributes to their compactness and durability.

The Vibe head and tail lights are designed for day or night use. When attached to their mounts, the lights will each recognize motion and automatically turn on and off, with a variable pulse that's designed for maximum traffic visibility both day and night. While the tail light uses the pulse mode day and night, the headlight senses ambient light and automatically uses the pulse mode in the daytime and runs steady at night.

The lights secure to a handlebar or seat post with a quarter-turn lock; locking in the Vibe activates the sensors. For charging, the lights plug directly into a USB port without a cable. They fully charge in two hours.

"Bike lights are great when properly used, but there is a lot of room for error. People forget to turn them on, and can't tell when their batteries are almost out. Lights can be a pain to take on and off to charge, and many have crazy flashing patterns that make you less safe. We decided to develop a revolutionary bike light that solved these problems," said Daniel Emerson, Light & Motion's CEO.

The lights' beam pattern was developed based on the Wells Florida Highway Patrol Emergency Lighting Study. 

The Vibe Pro TL's low-profile mount fits in less space than conventional seat post-mounted tail lights, leaving more room for saddle bags or short seat posts. An optional seat rail mount allows the light to be mounted directly under the saddle with angle adjustment for increased visibility or if using a wide aero post.

The Vibe series is completely waterproof, certified to the IP67 rating, which allows the light to be submerged up to 1 meter without issue. The light also is tested to withstand repeated 1 meter drops on concrete.

"The Vibe is unlike any light on the market, and represents a huge leap forward in the bike light category. Vibe defines convenience and effortless safety for urban riders," said Emerson. "It's simply the smartest commuter light out there."

The Vibe Series includes the Vibe Pro HL headlight, which as a 250 lumens SafePulse mode and a 200 lumens night mode. It has a 6-hour runtime in daylight and a 2-hour runtime at night. It weighs 30 grams and retails for $49.99

The Vibe Pro TL taillight produces 100 lumens with a 6-hour runtime. It also weighs 30 grams and it retails for $59.99.

The Vibe tail light produces 50 lumens and has a 12-hour runtime. It retails for $39.99. 

Combo kits are also available.

The Vibe lights are now shipping. Retailers can contact Hal Wolter, the company's North American sales manager, at 831-269-3961, or for orders and additional information.

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