L&M ARC NiMH review

Only Light & Motion wrap their own reflector around a Welch Allyn HID bulb, rather than using the complete head unit. The result is a far-reaching central spot and a wide but dim halo which L&M say reduces contrast and eye fatigue.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £375.00 RRP
The L&M gives out a far-reaching spot.

Our review

Seriously punchy spot HID, but better on the head than the bars
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Only Light & Motion wrap their own reflector around a Welch Allyn HID bulb, rather than using the complete head unit. The result is a far-reaching central spot and a wide but dim halo which L&M say reduces contrast and eye fatigue. That might be true, but the beam is still too narrow for tight, twisty single-track, although it works well with the supplied helmet mount and on open trails or road. Run times are reasonable and a slightly lower power setting gives a short extension. Weatherproofing is excellent throughout and other fixtures are simple but effective.

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The weightier, bulkier NiMH battery option tested here is the cheapest of the family, while the 200g lighter Li-Ion battery is £425 for the same run times.

Product Specifications

Product

Name arc NiMH
Brand L and M

Description Light and Motion Reflector Around Welch Allyn Bulb
Weight (g) 784
Battery Life 3.4
Type of Battery Required Lithium-Ion
Position Front