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Light & Motion Taz 1200 Front Bike Light

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    Light & Motion Taz 1200 Front Bike Light

    The Light & Motion Taz 1200 front bike light offers a compact, integrated design with bright light output, making it a versatile option for the trail, the road, or both. See details

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    The Light & Motion Taz 1200 front bike light offers a compact, integrated design with bright light output, making it a versatile option for the trail, the road, or both.

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    The Light & Motion Taz 1200 front bike light offers a compact, integrated design with bright light output, making it a versatile option for the trail, the road, or both.

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    The Light & Motion Taz 1200 front bike light offers a compact, integrated design with bright light output, making it a versatile option for the trail, the road, or both.

    • Cruise mode sequentially cycles through high (1200 lumens), medium (600 lumens), low (300 lumens), pulse and flash (both 300 lumens) light settings
    • Race mode conserves battery power by skipping medium and flash modes, offering just the medium setting for climbing and the high setting is just a click away for descents
    • Integrated lithium ion battery offers a 1.5 hr. run time on its highest output setting; drop to lower power settings to extend run time
    • Rechargeable via micro USB; depending on your USB charging rate, the Taz 1200 will fully charge in 4, 8, or 14 hrs. (2A, 1A, 0.5A respectively)
    • The Light & Motion Taz 1200 bike light is designed to be mounted on your handlebar (fits most handlebars)

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    Light & Motion Taz 1200 Front Bike Light Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    LED
    2
    1200 lumens
    Handlebar
    Yes
    4 hours
    Lithium ion
    Yes
    1.5 hours
    6 hours
    18 hours
    216 grams
    Bulb type
    Number of bulbs
    Max light output (lumens)
    Headlight mounting
    Rechargeable
    Charge time
    Batteries
    Integrated battery
    Battery life on high
    Battery life on low
    Battery life flashing
    Weight

    Light & Motion Taz 1200 Front Bike Light

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    Light & Motion Taz 1200 Front Bike Lightis rated3.5out of5by4.
    Rated3out of5byfromI'm Changing My StoryI'm changing my story from "recommend" (MAR 19 2013). Not balanced: the Taz tilts down on hard bumps if mounted on top of handlebar; and tilts up on hard bumps if mounted underneath handlebar. Yanking the mounting belt really hard to stop this caused it to tear. (Light & Motion Customer Support sent a replacement belt for free.) Slow charging: it takes all 14 hours (from complete discharge to fully charged), using a feeble 0.5 amp cellphone charger. The Power/Indicator button and the Side Lights button are located close together and may be confused unless you look. The Side Lights button is difficult to turn on/off with a gloved finger. The Power/Indicator button is not readily visible when the Taz is mounted underneath the handlebar. The USB charging port is crowded by the mounting strap buckle. Make room by swivelling the buckle one quarter turn. (However, this eventually looseneded the pivot screw; I reassembled it with Loctite.) The USB charging port cap is difficult to pry open. Frequent use of High Beam (1200 lumen) mode "cooked" the plastic front lens; it appears all frosty like a diffuser.
    Date published: 2014-01-31
    Rated4out of5byfromSmooth and State of the Art"Nit-picking is the pastime of pointing out minor flaws or mistakes." Not balanced: the Taz tilts down on hard bumps if mounted on top of handlebar; and tilts up on hard bumps if mounted underneath handlebar. Slow charging: it takes all 14 hours (from complete discharge to fully charged), using a feeble 0.5 amp cellphone charger. The Power/Indicator button and the Side Lights button are located too close together. The Power/Indicator button is not readily visible when the Taz is mounted underneath the handlebar. The USB charging port is crowded by the mounting strap buckle. The USB charging port cap is difficult to pry open.
    Date published: 2013-03-18
    Rated3out of5byfromBright with flawsThe light is very bright and unlike Gear Guy, I had no problem charging with different amperage micro usb adapters, just takes longer with less amperage. The unfortunate part of this light is the mount is integrated into the body of the light. And if you try to rotate the light on you handle bars you can easily snap the light off the mount. It also means fully removing the light when parking you bike in a public place and/or to charge it.
    Date published: 2012-10-28
    Rated4out of5byfromProduces a whole lot of bright lightThe Taz 1200 mounts nicely on my handlebars and produces 1200 lumens (a lot) of bright white light. The whole package is smaller, lighter, and far more powerful than any other light I've used. This is what I consider to be my 3rd generation of lighting system in the past 15 years. My first, in the late 90s, was a NiteRider 15W Halogen with a battery the size of a water bottle weighing several pounds with 1 hour run time. My 2nd, only 2 years ago, was a NiteRider 350 lumens LED with a separate battery that strapped to my stem. My road cycling lighting system is the Light and Motion Taz 1200 and Urban 400 (backup) and that produce a whopping combined 1600 lumens of bright white light. To put this in perspective, 1600 lumens is as much light as my cars low beams. The total package weighs ¾ pound with a 1.5 hour run time on high output, and up to 6 hours on low. My only note of caution is the Taz 1200 requires a Micro USB adaptor (charger) that outputs 2.0 Amps in order to charge sufficiently. The Taz 1200 Quick Start Guide and product website indicate that 0.5 to 1 Amp adaptors will charge the light, but for whatever reason didn't work with my light. The Light and Motion Support Center helped noting the Taz 1200 requires an output of 2.0A in order to charge sufficiently. The light doesn't come with a 2.0A adaptor requiring a separate purchase. Everything has worked terrific since. It's amazing how far LED lighting has come in the past few years. The Taz 1200 is the next step in LED lighting.
    Date published: 2012-10-12

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