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Light and Motion release new Vibe smart lights

These lights are missing on and off buttons, instead recognising motion to automatically turn on when you start riding, and changing modes depending on light conditions

The variable pulses are 'designed for maximum visibility to other road users' and the Vibe Pro HL headlight actually senses ambient light, pulsing in the daytime and remaining steady at night.  

The headlight gives out 200 lumens at its most powerful, with a run time of two hours on night mode. In day mode, it runs for six hours. The light attaches to a quarter-turn mount which activates the smart sensors, meaning recharging is a simple affair via a USB port.  

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The Pro rear light has 100 lumens of power, six hours of run time and the same safe pulse beam pattern as the headlight. The low profile mount is built to solve a common problem faced by night riding cyclists, namely attaching a rear light and saddle bag simultaneously to a seatpost; Vibe PRO TL’s low-profile mount takes up far less space to leave room for both, and there is also a mount included which allows you to fit the light directly to your seatpost. 

All the Vibe lights are certified waterproof up to 1 metre submerged, with the Vibe Pro HL priced at £49.99, the Pro RL £59.99 and standard Vibe taillight (with slightly less power at 50 lumens) £39.99. They are all availalble to order now with delivery time expected before winter. 


Lights galore

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 In other news beamed down to Towers today, it's been announced that Cateye have just released some wearable lights so you can be 'seen from all angles'. The wearable is meant to be used alongside bike-mounted lights and loops to fit around your ankles and bar ends. The versatile rear light can clip onto backpacks, jersey or jacket pockets, giving up to 30 hours of battery life on flashing mode for some extra visibility.


After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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