Lezyne Power Drive XL Headlight $99.99
A luminous intersection of form and function.
The Lezyne Power Drive XL Headlight is the middle child of the company's famous XL light series. Renowned for both their elegant form and excellent function, the XLs are packed with intelligent features that make them quick favorites for hardcore riders and everyday commuters alike, yet we appreciate their superb value, as well.
The Power Drive's CNC-machined aluminum body doesn't just look great — it's also functional. Aluminum serves to dissipate heat far better than most materials from which light housings are made, and heat can damage Li-ion batteries over time. The Li-ion batteries found in the XL are rechargeable via Micro USB or wall outlet, and Lezyne's simple-but-genius Infinite Light feature allows the rider to swap out the battery quickly and easily to keep the ride going. The five-mode light can last up to 11 hours (flash mode) on a full charge, and the rubber button on the top of the housing doubles as a color-coded power indicator so you know how much time you have. The lens has sidecuts that allow the 600-lumen LED light to achieve 180-degree visibility, and a special Overdrive Race Mode allows for quick toggling between the brightest Overdrive and Economy modes for smart functionality when you need it. Constant Current technology is an innovation that extracts every joule of energy from the battery to keep the light's beam consistent, without fading or dimming toward the end of its charge.
The Lezyne Power Drive XL Headlight comes in two finishes, Polish or Black, and with mounts to attach to either 31.8mm or 25.4mm handlebars. It weighs 136 grams and takes approximately six hours to fully recharge.