There are two big reasons to use a light while riding… to be seen, and to be able to see. Whether it’s during the day or at night, anything that can grab the attention of motorists should help keep you safe. Also, while hitting a trail or a late night commute home, it’s nice to have a light strong enough to see what’s coming.
Going on 10 years in the accessory industry, and 5 years since their first LED light, Lezyne is celebrating in style with brighter remakes and new models…
The new Super Drive 1250XXL provides an additional 50 lumens from last year’s 1200 iteration. Bundled in Constant Lumen technology keeps the light output even as the battery drains. Focusing the light is a Maximum Optical Reflection (MOR) lens that also provides 180° of visibility, and a battery light that indicates power level. The charge time is set at 6 hours, and it’s said to weigh 267 g with the strap – 258 g without, and is priced at $120.
The 1100XL headlight features twin LED bulbs that put out a range of 150 – 1100 lumens with varying modes. It also gets Lezyne’s Constant Lumen technology, and the MOR lens. Charging is a quick 4 hours with the help of a 2 Amp micro USB charger. Both roadies and trail riders can enjoy it with an aero & standard handlebar mount. It weighs in at 155g with the mount – 146 g without, and is priced at $100.
The remade Macro Drive 800XL adds an additional 200 lumens from its predecessor and improved run times across the board. It also receives the MOR lens, and similar to the others is constructed with a CNC’d aluminum body. Weighing 153 g with mount – 144 g without, recharges in 4 hours, and is priced at $70.
The Micro Drive 450XL gets 50 lumens added from last year’s take, and provides enough light to comfortably commute during night. Similar to the last four lights, it features Memory Mode which saves the output option that was on when powered down. It weighs in at 100 g with the mount – 91 g without, recharges in 2 hours, and is priced at $50.
The Hecto Drive 350XL utilizes cable free USB direct charging, and also gets a 50 lumen boost from last year. It’s visible from 180° with Side Visibility tech, and is weather resistant. There are several different output modes all with improved run time. Weighing in at 91 g with the strap – 82 g without, it has a 2 hour charging time, and a price tag of $35.
The KTV Drive covers your front and rear visibility. Both units get cable-free USB direct charging, and water-resistant enclosures. The front puts out up to 70 lumens, while the rear offers seven lumens across the three output modes. The front is said to weigh 50g, recharges in three hours, and goes for $23. While the back weighs 47g, recharges in three hours, and costs $20. As a complete set the price is $40.
The brand new Femto Duo offers both front and back lights in one CNC’d aluminum body (one body with both lights front and back). The unit mounts to the helmet, and utilizes the lenses for both on & off buttons. Powered by four CR2032 coin batteries (included) the lights put out up to 15 lumens in front, and seven in the back. Price is set at $30.