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  • Bright red light shines directly behind you while amber side lights alert those to your sides; has a maximum output of 25 lumens
  • Tool-free mounting bracket attaches light onto bike frame, backpack or messenger bag; multiple positions ensure best visibility
  • Micro USB port allows charging from most contemporary cell phone chargers or from any powered USB device
  • Multicolored status light on the Light & Motion VIS 180 Micro rear bike light displays the charge level so you'll know when to recharge

Made in USA.

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Specs

Best Use Cycling
Bulb Type LED
Number of Bulbs 2
Max Light Output (Lumens) 25 lumens
Taillight Mounting Multiple Locations
Rechargeable Yes
Charge Time 2.5 hours
Batteries Lithium ion
Integrated Battery Yes
Battery Life On High 4 hours
Battery Life Flashing 20 hours
Weight 61 grams
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth and State of the Art "Nit-picking is the pastime of pointing out minor flaws or mistakes." The power button lacks snap-action click feel, so you need to observe the light to cycle through each of its settings. The red honeycomb plastic exterior is a diffuser, but is not a reflector. The orientation of the micro-USB charge port connector is difficult to discern. The attaching tether of the micro-USB charge port cap is difficult to retract. Note: the current REI DESCRIPTION, "Multicolored status light on the Light & Motion VIS 180 Micro rear bike light displays the charge level so you'll know when to recharge" - is not applicable; whereas the manufacturer's Quick Start Guide is accurate - " ... the light will automatically drop down into Pace Line mode to preserve battery life, and the side amber lights will pulse at a faster rate."
Date published: 2013-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low end commuter rear light Got this about a week ago and the on/off button fell off the first night I used it. I was able to get the whole light exchanged without a problem the following days. Overall, it's of a very light, almost fragile, cheap construction compared to other Light and Motion products (I own at least 3 other items). Way over priced. I will keep the one I have, but I would never buy this model again, nor would I recommend this particular model.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Form over function I've now been through two of this product, thinking that perhaps I had a dud the first time around. The rubber cover on the on/off switch falls off almost on contact and allows water into the light during a good rain. Result -- the whole unit is fried. I just tossed mine in the trash after less than a week.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could use longer battery life VIZ 180 Micro - 25 Lumens - used as helmet mount rear safety light. It is used along with Light & Motion's VIZ 180 - 50 Lumens - mounted on the seat mast. Too many close calls from drivers behind me. The combination of two flashing lights seems to help with earlier recognition. Most car and truck drivers will now give up some lane space. The con of short battery life applies when the brightest constant on setting used. Most drivers seem to recognize the safety lights on the dimmer/blinking settings.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish I had more time with it I only had this light for a few months before it was stolen from me at the gym, but for the few months that I had it I felt safe and confident that the vehicles that are coming from behind me can see me. The amber side lights are a treat and offers great visibility for people on the road. For the price it is a great addition as a visibility light. I plan on buying the model step up from this once I save up enough money.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from There is better For the price you pay, it's not worth it. First, it's not a very bright light considering it only pulses. It is almost useless in the daylight. Second, the power button is hard to turn on or off. I do, however, like the attachment design: a simple solution that many other lights are now mimicking. I recently bought the Cygolite hotshot micro and like it much better.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of bright for the a price that's right I wanted a bright tail light that didn't cost too much. This VIS 180 micro is perfect. It's really bright and so lightweight I mounted it on the back of my helmet. It also lights up on the sides so I'm really visible. I even use it during the day.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery life is disappointing I've had this light for a year or two. Doesn't get a lot of use - only when I get up when I say I'm going to for my morning rides (vs when I usually actually get up - after sunrise). That said, I feel like I'm always charging this. I have a Blackburn super flea that gets used way, way more often yet I charge it less frequently. Really like the light output from this light - both the pulsing plus the side-visable lights. But I'm looking to replace it, as I'm tired of always charging.
Date published: 2016-07-08
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I bought this, but can't seem to make it work. I plugged it in and it started blinking yellow. After about 2 minutes it stopped liking, but I can't get the light to come on. Is there some trick, or did I get a bad light?

Asked by: Kiholm
Sounds like you're doing everything right. I would take it back to REI for an exchange, if you want to stick with this model, and give it another chance. Personally, I stay away from it after my negative personal experiences with it.
Answered by: aleX_aleX
Date published: 2016-08-18
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