Do you watch Game of Thrones? You’ve probably never heard of the show before (It’s pretty niche), and this picture doesn’t make sense to you. I understand. It’s hard to keep up with all of the trends as you get older. Just know that what I did there is totally hip and cool and no one has ever done anything like it before.
It’s hard to believe that the time change for us occurs on 11/2. And as is a yearly custom now, I have no idea where my lights from last winter are. Luckily, we’re fully stocked at the shop with several rechargeable and traditional battery fed light options. Below is a breakdown of a few of our options. Perfect for the short ride home from ACL, or the long trek from King’s Landing to Casterly Rock.
Someone told me that the name Lezyne is an amalgamation of the words luxurious and design. I’m not sure if that is true or not, but it’s certainly plausible. All Lezyne products feature a clean aesthetic that seem somehow based upon industrial design. The Femto front light is a battery operated, strap on front light that is by far our number one selling bike light at the shop. At an incredibly low price, this light features a 15 lumen LED with an astonishing run time of 60 hours while blinking and 30 hours solid. Not enough light to see by, but certainly enough to be seen.
The newest Lezyne light we have is called the KTV. This USB rechargeable light features 7 lumens of protection and features 180 degrees of visibility. One of the best features of the KTV is that it doesn’t use and cords. The light plugs directly into into your computer for hassle free charging.
I’ve always been a fan of Blackburn lights. This companies items work well and look fantastic, that’s really all I desire from a product. This winter we are featuring the rechargeable Central 20. This 20 lumen rear light features a large button to turn it on and off, which is fantastic for when you are wearing your gloves or armor. In addition, the light features an LED charge indicator to let you know how long you have left before charging. The translucent red bezel also enhances side visibility which is crucial for safety during urban commutes.
This light is available for online purchase here.
If you’ve got House Lannister coin to spend, or are looking for a high quality, rechargeable light that is bright enough to provide visibility, look into the Bontrager Ion 700. At 700 lumens this light is bright enough to inspire confidence on the darkest night. In fact, this past weekend an employee riding with one of these on his bike got mistaken for a motorcycle by a parking attendant. Powered by one, incredibly bright, LED the Ion 700 is able to provide an intense beam while retaining its compact size.
While this is just a small sampling of options we have at the shop, the time to start planning your winter commutes is upon us. White Walkers, texting drivers, and dogs pursue us endlessly… The key to our safety is visibilty.