Lezyne Power Drive XL front light review

Here we look at the Lezyne Power Drive XL front light; a sturdy bright offering from the well known brand

Lezyne Power Drive XL front light
(Image credit: Andrew Sydenham)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A robust yet lightweight unit, the Lezyne Power Drive XL front light is sturdy and bright but could do with better battery life on the brightest settings

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight, robust outer casing

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    Easily mounted onto the handle bars

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Reasons to avoid
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    Battery life could be better on higher lumen settings

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The machined aluminium casing and sturdy feel of the Lezyne Power Drive XL front light gives you the impression that this is a robust light for night riding. However, the casing ensures it remains lightweight, and is the best material for ensuring that the LEDs remain cool enough to pump out the maximum 600 lumens. While that’s not a standout level of beam output in comparison to other lights, riding in urban areas this light had more than enough oomph behind it. Riding in lanes at night meant that I definitely needed to crank it up to its max, but unfortunately that only provided around 90 minutes of battery life.

The Power Drive allows you to swap out its lithium-ion batteries, which meant you could be charging one while you used the other, rather than having to leave the whole unit on charge. The light comes with two different sized brackets that were simple and easy to strap to the bars with no tools necessary.

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