Light & Motion Blog

Evaluating Dive Lights and the FL-1 Standard
Most of you have been introduced to lumens if you have purchased an LED flashlight or replacement light bulb for your home. We grew up on watts and seemingly overnight watts disappeared and lumens took their place. So what is...
GEAR TESTS: SOLA VIDEO PRO 8000
Light & Motion has definitely raised the bar to a new level with the Sola Video Pro 8000. L&M was able to redesign the Sola 8000 with some amazing new features while keeping it in the same compact style as the...
Run and Ski off the Crazy with the Solite 250EX!
There is one day a year that brings a tear to my eye. It’s the day when I lose a precious hour of sunlight every fall. As a top ranked trail runner, I live for the warm bright months of...
BLUEFIN Housings Capture It All
Video courtesy Out of the Blue Productions The Bluefin G-30 small size and light weight makes it a dream come true for travel. The electronic controls are easily activated without ever having to take our hands off the handles. This...
Understanding UW Light Specs & Testing
I. The Problem: Few manufactures test their lights to established standards, or publish accurate lumen and beam angle specifications. Calculated values based on the individual LED specifications are easy to generate but often highly inaccurate.  Without testing to recognized standards,...
Death of the Canister Light
My first primary light for cave diving was so heavy I had to mount it on two large D-rings and hang it from the bottom of my tanks. The bulky rectangular housing concealed two large sealed lead acid batteries. A...
SoLite was Chad Denning's Secret Weapon in the Stone Cat 50
1st lap was dark of course out of the gate and I brought my Light & Motion Solite 150 which was the perfect light for that run.  I needed every lumen that light could throw at the trail. With the...
Dr. Rachel Graham and the Belize Shark Project
My team and I often work into a moonless dark night, and scramble about our small boat to ready our tagging gear for sharks captured during sampling. At those times we need a broad beamed light to ensure everyone is...
Oasis in the Dark / Suwanee River
I recently acquired my first Light and Motion light, the Sola 1200. I’ve built a career around the belief that you can never have too many lights in your bag. Flashlights come and go, but the Sola is a game...
Scott Johnson, Sola 800 Help Capture Big Animals, Big Passions
The ocean and its inhabitants have fascinated me since childhood.  Compelling desires to explore the underwater world, glimpse animals up-close and then share the experiences with others continue to fuel my passions for photography and photojournalism.  I am honored to...
Sola 800 “Macro Mania” with Scott Johnson
Life is generally abundant on reefs and even on the sea floor.  Much of it is rather small, but also incredibly photogenic.  Most inexperienced divers miss these tiny natural treasures as they either seem to be in a race to...
Go by Bike for World Carfree Day
Join people around the world  to leave your cars at home today. Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, and what better time to ride a bike than in the fall? Try riding to the store or run your errands...