Despite the Urban 900 being the only Light & Motion light on this list, the brand ranked second in overall votes. As one of the most reputable light brands in the industry, their line runs deep, with a wide range of models to choose from. While that made it difficult for any single model to crack the top 10, the Urban 900 takes spot #7.
Technically, the Urban 800 LTD Trail light won the vote this year, but it has been discontinued and is no longer listed on Light and Motion’s website. The Urban 900 is similar, with the same $100 price, yet offering an extra 100 lumens over the 800.
Interestingly, the Light and Motion Seca 1800 Race light was the only Light and Motion model to make the list last year. The Seca has a more traditional light design, with a separate battery connected to the light head by a cord. The decline in the Seca and the rise of the Urban speaks to an overall trend toward integrated light+battery combos as batteries get lighter and smaller. Only 4 of the top 10 lights this year feature the old school two-piece design.
Finally, the Urban 900 is the lightest-weight light on this list, at just 121g. Coaxing 900 lumens of light for 90 minutes out of such a lightweight package is impressive indeed!
- Lumens: 900
- Run Time: 1hr 30min on high
- Weight: 121g
- Price: $100