Lezyne Micro Drive Front Light $49.99
A punch-packing featherweight.
The Lezyne Micro Drive Front Light will slide in nicely between the other items mounted on your handlebars to give you 150 lumens looking forward, and 180 degrees of visibility.
The most obvious difference between the Micro Drive and other lights is the CNC-machined aluminum body. In the event that you take a spill, the Micro Drive can handle it. The machined aluminum body also dissipates heat, which can damage LED bulbs over time. The Micro Drive is sporting a redesigned power button that increases the headlight's water- and weather-resistance. The new power button hides the green and red LED's that allow you to monitor battery level without losing a pedal stroke. When the headlight is on, the indicator (locator on top of the light housing) will be either green, red, or flashing red to indicate power level. The Micro Drive is also equipped with Lezyne's Maximum Optical Reflection one-piece internal reflection technology. The result is a light with fewer parts and a smoother, wider Uniform Power Beam.
The Micro Drive has five modes: Overdrive (200 lumens), Blast (150 lumens), Enduro (100 lumens), Flash (100 lumens), and Economy (50 lumens). Lezyne's side visibility technology makes the Micro Drive visible from 180 degrees at night without illuminating your handlebars, which can be distracting. It includes Li-ion, rechargeable batteries and a USB charger, and a nylon handlebar mount.
The Lezyne Micro Drive Bicycle Headlight comes in Black and Silver and is compatible with 31.8mm or 25.4mm road or mountain handlebars.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this to put on my tandem bike to ride from various local establishments at night. The light does a decent job of illuminating obstacles and letting drivers know you're there.
My only complaint is that the mount is a stretchy rubbery band that I feel will wear out or get heat damaged sooner than solid plastic, but time will tell.
Pack Heat - just not in the cold
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This light is plenty bright to get you in trouble with cyclists going the other direction. The battery doesn't last forever though so you'll want to charge it regularly. Luckily the on/off switch quickly tells you how much juice you have.
My only real complaint is cold-weather battery life. My speculation is that the aluminium case conducts heat so well that the battery just gets cold and dies.