San Luis Obispo, CA – With the Eurobike trade show fast approaching, Lezyne has launched its 2013 line along with an updated website. In stark contrast to the Year 5 website, our Year 6 site is built to focus on the beauty and “engineered design” of Lezyne products. The site has also been upgraded with other features to improve navigation, loading speeds, and multi-language capabilities. As for the 2013 line, it includes a completely redesigned and expanded LED light line, refined CO2 inflators, new bottle cages, hand pumps, and small bags/organizers.
The Year 6 LED Line
Our 2012 LED line represented the company’s inaugural year as a light manufacturer with the introduction of the extremely successful Mini Drive, Power Drive, and Super Drive LED lights. For 2013, we are using the knowledge acquired in 2012 and applying it to build a completely new LED line from the ground up. We have introduced four new models to suit a variety of riding applications.
The Mini Drive, Power Drive, and Super Drive LED lights became the XL line with an increase in lumen output for each model (200lm, 400lm, and 500lm respectively), new oversized aluminum and CNC machined bodies run cooler, reduce weight, and accommodate constant current electronics. The Intelligent Power Indicator has red and green LEDs built into the power button that allow the user to check power levels during use and recharging. The optics have been upgraded to one-piece MOR lenses which increases light transmission by 10%. The XL lights are USB rechargeable and feature Infinite Light. For more details about the XL line, go to our WEBSITE.
Our new commute oriented lights come in the form of the Macro Drive (front) and Micro Drive (front/rear) LED lights. These lights have CNC machined aluminum bodies, Composite Matrix end caps, and USB rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries (non-replaceable). The Macro Drive recharges via micro USB cable and the Micro Drive uses an integrated USB stick. The lights attach to the bike via snap-fit Composite Matrix mounts and multi-position rubber straps for easy installation and removal. The Macro Drive produces 300 lumens for 3hrs on Blast mode. The Micro Drive Front is compact, yet manages to produce 150 lumens for 2hrs on Blast mode while the Micro Drive Rear is a 30-lumen taillight designed with rider safety in mind. It is equipped with five modes: 2 solid, 3 flash, 1 ultra-bright daytime flash. If there is a question regarding the durability of these new lights, be sure to check out some of our (fun) product testing as shown in this video http://youtu.be/tld2zr0fEsw. More information about the Micro and Macro LED lights can be found HERE.
Our Femto Drive LED was actually the first of our 2013 line to be debuted back in April at the Sea Otter Classic. These super compact street lights (front 15lm / rear 7lm) feature a CNC machined aluminum body and Composite Matrix back plate that attach to the bike with a multi-position rubber strap. Extensive testing and complex lens seals have resulted in a safety light that is extremely water resistant. More information on the Femto Drive lights can be found HERE.
All of the above LED lights will be available to buy from your local retailer by Fall of 2012.
LED Spec Summary
Super Drive XL
Output: 500lm/1.5hr, 350lm/2.5hr, 175lm/5hr, Flash/5hr
Price: $119.99 (Loaded $149.99
Power Drive XL
Output: 400lm/2hr, 250lm/3hr, 125lm/5.5hr, Flash/5.5hr
Price: $99.99 (Loaded $129.99)
Mini Drive XL
Output: 200lm/1.5hr, 100lm/3hr, 50lm/6hr, Flash/6hr
Price: $69.99 (Loaded $89.99)
Output: 300lm/3hr, 200lm/4.5hr, 100lm/9hr, Flash/9hr
Micro Drive (Front/Rear)
Front Output: 150lm/2hr, 100lm/3hr, 50lm/6hr, Flash1 100lm/6hr, Flash2 100lm/6hr
Rear Output: 30lm/2.5hr, 5lm/16hr, Flash1 30/5hr, Flash2 30/5hr, Pulse 30lm/5hr,
Price: $49.99 each / $89.99 pair
Femto Drive (Front/Rear)
Front Output: 15lm/30hr, Flash 15lm/60hr
Rear Output: 7lm/30hr, Flash 7lm/60hr
Price: $14.99 each / $27.99 pair
Source: Patrick Ribera-McKay