Lezyne, best known for their range of high quality bike pumps and tools, recently announced they’re getting into bike lights. From what I’ve seen of their specifications and prices, I think they could well be the ones to watch this season.
All of the lights feature stylish CNC machined cases (black, silver or gun metal), various brightness and flashing modes, USB charging lead, good sealing and user replaceable Li-Ion rechargeable batteries. They are supplied with quick release handlebar mounts for both 25.4 and 31.8mm handlebars and Lezyne are said to be working on a helmet mount which will be available to purchase separately. They have low battery warning and thermal protection, both of which cause the light to switch to its lowest light mode.
Lezyne Mini Drive
There are 3 lights in the range. The baby of the range is the Lezyne Mini Drive. This has 150 lumen output (max setting). Battery life ranges from 1 hour on the high setting to 4.5 hours on flashing. The Battery used is an LIR 123A Li-Ion rechargeable. It has a list price of £49.99. The light weighs in at 73g.
The second light in the range is the Lezyne Power Drive which has 300 lumen output (max), battery life ranging from 2 hours (high) to 6 hours (flashing). This uses an LIR 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable battery. The list price is £79.99 and it weighs 120g.
Lezyne Power Drive
Topping the range is the Lezyne Super Drive. This has a max output of 450 lumen and a battery life from 1.5 hours(high) to 5 hours (flashing). This light also uses as LIR 18650 rechargeable battery. List price is £99.99. This one weighs 126g.
In my opinion the Power Drive and Super Drive look the most interesting. They should be fine for riding on unlit roads and have brightness levels comparable or 40% brighter than the very popular 325 lumen Exposure Joystick but are significantly cheaper. The user replaceable Li-Ion battery is also likely to be seen as a major plus point to many. The lights are charged via a USB port. Charging time is 4 hours for the Power Drive and Super Drive and 3 hours for the Mini Drive.
I haven’t yet seen one of these lights in the flesh but I’m hoping to obtain one for review soon. On paper they look hard to beat. They look stylish, have a good feature set, and are very keenly priced.
Update: The Super Drive review has now been posted!