Ry S.wrote a review of Light & Motion Urban 1000 Fast Charge Front Light on December 10, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased this light based on my previous experience with an older Light and Motion Urban 800 FC. That light has been across the country 3 times. I use it as a backup light because my main light is a dynamo powered light. Here's the good and the bad with the new light.
-Waterproof. The first thing I did after charging up the light was to fully submerge it in a bowl of water while turned on. I left it in there for 30 minutes. The light was fine.
-Bright, white light. This is noticeably brighter than the outgoing 800 light. It is noticeably whiter light too. Not nearly as yellow looking.
-East to mount. Urban Light and Motion has a winner with their light mounting strap. The rubber is bombproof, easy to use, and adjustable. It's never failed me.
-Fast charge time. You pay extra for the fast charge and it is worth it.
-Great customer service, see below.
-Flimsy charge port cover. They changed the charge port cover and mine snapped over the course of 3 charges. After discussing the issue with a customer service representative I was able to have an older cover mailed to me for free. They stated they had to change the charge port cover to work with their new quick release mount system. They didn't do themselves any favors by making the charge port cover flimsy.
-Battery life indicator is iffy when it's cold. It doesn't like the cold weather. Basically any temperature under 32 degrees. They will work, but the battery light indicator will turn red almost immediately. This leaves you wondering how much battery you have left, and will you make it home safely. It will do this even with a fully charged battery. I ride year round and have experienced this several times. I always have a back up light for this reason.
-Cost extra for fast charge option. In my opinion they should make all of their lights a fast charge. Why not make the best product possible?
If they could fix those issues this would be a 5 star product. Their customer service is 5 stars.