Each year, manufacturers announce new cycle lights and upgrades with increased output and battery life, as LED and battery technology march forward.
This year’s lights from Lezyne are no exception and it says that it’s also added more lighting modes offering increased run time as low output. There are also new daytime flash modes with irregular patterns – something that has been shown to improve visibility. For further details of the 2018 Lezyne light range visit Upgrade Bikes's website.
At the lower end of Lezyne’s range, the KTV light gets a new format for 2018. The front light has a daytime flash mode with 180 lumen output and five hour battery life as well as a more powerful 70 Lumen continuous mode. You also now get a choice of four body colours.
Output for the rear light increases to 10 lumens and there’s also an eco mode with a seven hour run time. Lezyne has added a Group Ride setting too, that lowers output to avoid giving the following rider too much of an eyeful.
If you do want more rear visibility, there’s also the new KTV Pro with a 75 lumen daytime flashing mode.
The Zecto Drive front gets a 250 lumen random flash mode and 80 lumen constant and more body colour options, while the rear gets an 80 lumen daytime flash. There’s also a new Zecto Auto rear light, that switches itself on when you start to move and off again once you’ve stopped moving for three minutes, conserving battery life. The Zecto Max rear light has twice the battery size for longer run times of up to 12 hours in daytime flash mode.
Continuing the line of new rear lights is the Laser Drive. This includes two side-projected laser lines for better visibility and to help deter close passes. Its four conventional LEDs provide up to 40 lumen output with 180 degree visibility and it’s also designed to be compatible with aero seatposts.
New at the front is the Lite Drive 700XL. Its 700 lumen daytime flash is the brightest in Lezyne’s range and it also offers up to 60 hours runtime and a helmet mount.
Finally, if you’re after a super-bright off road light, the Super Drive XXL’s output increases from 1250 lumens to 1500 lumens (with a run time of 1:40), the same as the Decadrive’s output.
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For additional run time, Lezyne now has a power pack that straps onto the frame and doubles run times on the Deca Drive 1500i and Power Drive 1100i. Capacity is 20Wh and weight is 192g. It connects to the light unit using its in-built cable.
Finally, there’s a range of brass bells – available in three different sizes they cost £13 each.
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