Light and Motion Seca 700 Race LED Front Light Review
Dynamite comes in small packages. Light & Motion has produced a front light with a powerful punch.
light, being able to mount it almost instantaneously to the handlebars, stem, or even the head tube on any bike.
I felt as though I gained superpowers when I went out on my first night ride. No longer was I being treated like I didn’t belong on the road by four wheeled vehicles. As Super Lumens Man, I would flick my head towards a car coming from a side street and freeze them in place! The intensity of this light was obviously getting their attention. Show respect for your new found powers and DO NOT shine this into anyone’s face! I no longer avoided certain rush hour routes due to the attention I receive from motorists while using the SECA 700 RACE. You may not be invincible but I feel more secure in traffic.
When a vehicle approached from behind I would play around by illuminating objects on either side of the road such as a tree or hillside. The car behind would slow down, dim their lights, switch lanes, and use their blinker when pulling back into my lane. This may seem ordinary for those of you in cars, but this hasn’t been my experience on a bicycle until now. I no longer rode blind when oncoming vehicles shined their high beams in my face because Super Lumens Man could turn the tables on them!
As all super heroes do, I performed good deeds for the citizens of megatropolis. As I approached pedestrians they would notice my light from a distance and make way for me. I defeated sections of darkness for wary citizens strolling along the bikepath. I helped a person find their cell phone lost in the grass and another to read the time on his watch.
My biggest challenge occurred when a pack of villain canines attempted a sneak attack while I was riding on a country road. I wasn’t up to super power speed when I first noticed the oncoming attack from the ditch. The growling pack had the angle and speed advantage over me. My only option was to use my SECA 700 RACE and direct a stun beam towards their head. They literally stopped in their tracks as I sped away laughing. I assume the power of the beam affected their vision.
The changes have been night and day with this light (pun intended). I have gained respect from motorists and can clearly see wherever I ride. I have benefitted from its use while commuting, road biking and mountain biking. It has stood up to rain, sleet, snow, and high winds. I haven’t even cleaned the lens once and it doesn’t have any scratches nor is the lens clouded.
My preference has always been to ride with a helmet and bar mounted light. I was skeptical to use only one light when testing the unit from Light & Motion. When I expressed my concern to the staff at Light & Motion, they politely assured me I would be fine. Super Lumens Man remained skeptical until I put it to use. I’m sold!
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