Lezyne Strip Alert: We were able to test the very bright and robust racing bike rear light from Lezyne really convincing. The alert brake light function and the high-quality workmanship are appropriate for the tail light in the mid-range price range. We took a closer look at the Lezyne Strip Alert and show you our test impressions here.
The StVZO-compliant LED rear light is equipped with the alert function specially developed by Lezyne; If braking is detected, all five LEDs on the lamp light up very brightly for three seconds. This means that other road users are warned at an early stage and safety is significantly increased for us racing bike riders. In normal operation, the three middle LEDs ensure very good visibility because they shine very brightly - up to 35 lumens.
Facts & figures
|weight with bracket||60,05 grams|
|Lighting time max.||6h|
|Lighting time min.||4h|
|Lumen Max.||35 lumens|
|Page visibility||270 degree|
|Price RRP||39,95 Euros|
Our test impression of the Lezyne Strip Alert
packaging and assembly
We really liked the small and resource-saving packaging made of recycled bamboo, which also serves as a description. A very wide silicone strap is included to attach the Lezyne Strip Alert to the seat post. The black area of the lamp housing is also made of silicone; This means that the lamp is not only very robust, but can also be mounted in a non-slip manner. In addition, the rear light is already pre-shaped at the installation point for several types of seat posts. We were very impressed by the attachment with the widely graduated silicone strap and received full marks in our test.
Operation and battery life
Operation with just one on/off button is very simple and intuitive. A long press turns the lamp on and off again. With a quick press of the button you can switch between the three possible operating modes: Blast, Enduro and Economy. In the brightest version, “Blast”, the rear light even has a brightness of 35 lumens and can therefore be operated for up to 4 hours. With the Enduro version you get a whopping 25 lumens and a burn time of 4:30 hours. And even economy mode is still very bright and easy to see with 15 lumens and 6:30 hours of lighting time.
There are two indicator lights on the side: green and red. And the third indicator light is blue and is located directly at the front of the lamp. These three lamps show the battery level of the taillight. Not quite as intuitive, but with the description it's quite easy to understand: only green means over 75%, green and red at the same time means 75-25%, only red lights up at under 25%. The blue lamp also lights up when the battery level drops below 15%, giving another signal to charge the lamp soon. Charging takes approximately 3 hours with the included micro USB cable.
At just over 60 grams including the silicone holder, the Lezyne Strip Alert is a little heavier than most of the other taillights in our test. But this can mainly be explained by the very robust construction and the size of the rear light. The side visibility is very high at 270 degrees and can therefore ensure even more visibility in road traffic. So if you are looking for a robust, durable and very bright racing bike tail light, you will definitely be happy with the Lezyne Strip Alert.
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