Light and Motion Stella 150 light review£199.99

Reliable illumination

BikeRadar score3.5/5

This micro light packs a useful beam and run time for those who know where they’re going. The focused single LED gives workable illumination of anything in the tight beam pattern, but peripheral lighting is very dim.

The Stella 150's targeted performance, low weight and supplied mount and cable make it an obvious choice for helmet use.

The switch is stiff and hard to use on the bars – let alone on your head – but its run time is long enough to keep it on full chat for most rides, and the Stella 200 has more power and longer run times for just £25 more.

Light & Motion have a superb reliability reputation though, so think of the high price-to-output ratio as more of a long-term investment.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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