Review: Lezyne Power Drive XL

Field-replaceable batteries for more run time

Lights Lights Shootout

2015 Lights Shootout


This is a pretty basic light from Lezyne. They claimed 600 Lumens and we measured 611 and that is a decent deal at $100. It now faces stiff competition from the likes of the Bontrager Ion 700 at $100 and the CatEye Volt 700 for $120. But the Lezyne has a big beam and it has field-replaceable batteries, so if run time is what you need, just pack some spares and ride as long as you want in the dark.

Beam Pattern Photo

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern. Compare all Beam Patterns here »

Lezyne Power Drive XL Backyard Beam Pattern

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 611 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 600 Lumens. Compare all Lumen Tests here »

  • Field-replaceable batteries
  • Nice, big beam pattern
  • A bit bulky for the light output
  • Faces stiff competition from Bontrager and CatEye
  • Price: $100
  • Claimed Lumens: 600 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 611 Lumens
  • Lumens per $: 6.11 Lumens
  • Lumens per gram: 4.49 Lumens
  • Time on High: 1:30 Hours
  • Charge Time: 3:00 Hours
  • Mounted Weight: 136 grams
  • Category: Flashlight/Commuter
Overall Rating

0 Flamin' Chili Peppers 4 out of 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

If you need a light with ‘endless’ run time with field replaceable batteries, this is a good option.

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This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2015 Lights Shootout. To see all the bike lights tested CLICK HERE.

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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