What We Like Wednesday: Lezyne Femto Drive

7SXA2y6ZA-kCdSE4rhUpZPwJZbpTbAwJ4ZbYQJJJ0jPI=s493-no The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting long, so make sure you're seen at night, and have your bike lights on. 

That's right, poetry just happened. And there's really no reason not to wax poetic over the Femto Drive from Lezyne. Simple, stylish and durable bike lights from a brand famous for making stuff that works no matter what.

Riding and commuting at night doesn't have to be a source of anxiety. By making you and your bike more visible, you can around safely by using some common sense. Wear brighter colors, add reflective tape and materials where possible, and grab a reliable set of lights.

The big question we usually get is, "How much delight do I need?". That depends. If you're looking to trail ride, a light with 500 or more lumens is ideal. That's the type of power you need to see. To be seen, however, it can be just a few small lights, preferably ones that blink. Research suggests blinking or patterned lights are more visible to drivers than a constant light source.

Lezyne's Femto Drive lights are CNC aluminum bodies that fit on any bike thanks to a rubber strap, or a clip if you want to put in on a backpack or rack. The lights come with a CR2032 battery, though Lezyne has plans to release a USB rechargeable version later this fall. The small size makes the amount of light almost surprising. It's a powerful light and a good, eye-catching pattern that is very useful for bouncing around town.