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Lezyne Zecto Max 250 Lumens

Old 08-01-17, 09:26 AM
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Lezyne Zecto Max 250 Lumens

Stumbled across this today and can't really find much information on it. Anyone have it?

https://magshop.lezyne.com/ledlights...drive-max.html

Clever Training has it and I have $45 in reward points with them which would basically make it free if I ordered it. 250 lumens on daytime flash mode 1 and according to the Lezyne product page, it should get 9 hours of run time in that mode? I am skeptical that something this small and putting out 250 lumens would get that type of battery life..

From their product page:

Modes: BLAST : 35 lumens, ENDURO: 20 lumens, ECONOMY: 5 lumens, FLASH 1: 35 lumens, FLASH 2: 10 lumens, FLASH 3: 35 lumens, DAY FLASH 1: 250 lumens, DAY FLASH 2: 125 lumens

RUN TIME: BLAST : 6:00, ENDURO: 9:30, ECONOMY: 24:00, FLASH 1: 7:00, FLASH 2: 24:00, FLASH 3: 6:00, DAY FLASH 1: 9:00, DAY FLASH 2: 14:00

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Old 08-01-17, 12:55 PM
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I went ahead and ordered it. Was $4 after my reward points. Guess I'll update this thread after it arrives.
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Old 08-02-17, 10:08 PM
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400 lumens for $50! That light ups the ante from the several 150 lumen rear blinkies. Looks like it has support for mounting on seat post as well as a seat bag. How can Lezyne's website not have physical dimensions! I look forward to your review.
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Old 09-30-17, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
400 lumens for $50! That light ups the ante from the several 150 lumen rear blinkies. Looks like it has support for mounting on seat post as well as a seat bag. How can Lezyne's website not have physical dimensions! I look forward to your review.
I've been using it for about a month and a half now. On day flash 1 mode (250 lumens) I am getting about 8-8 1/2 hours of total run time, so pretty close to the advertised 9 hours.

In this mode it is bright, very bright! I had a Dinotte Quad Red (200 lumen) and this is either the same or brighter. Hard to tell without comparing them side-by-side but considering the Zecto Max is 1/4th the price, longer battery life and much lighter than the Quad Red I'd say it's a quality purchase. Build quality is good but not as good as the Quad Red.

You can either mount it to the seatpost or clip it on a saddle bag, I use mine clipped to the bag since my GoPro eats up a portion of the seatpost.

Overall thrilled with the light. For $50 it's a winner! Next week I'll try and get a video of the daytime flash 1 mode and will post it here. I say I'll try because I'll probably forget.......

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Old 09-30-17, 12:40 PM
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Hello, @raqball can I ask why did you repleace dinotte quad red by zecto max 250?
Could you do video comparision between Dinotte QR and Lezyne zecto max 250 in daytime?
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Old 09-30-17, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PeterMike View Post
Hello, @raqball can I ask why did you repleace dinotte quad red by zecto max 250?
Could you do video comparision between Dinotte QR and Lezyne zecto max 250 in daytime?
I no longer have the Quad Red. It was ran over and damaged.
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Originally Posted by raqball View Post
I no longer have the Quad Red. It was ran over and damaged.
Ouch! It's one of the reasons I don't use one of these very expensive lights. Did the mount fail? It's pretty hard to take when you lose a $170 light. I wish Dinotte would have the cohones to list the battery size in their specifications. It makes comparing lights nearly impossible if they hide information such as battery capacity.
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Old 09-30-17, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
Ouch! It's one of the reasons I don't use one of these very expensive lights. Did the mount fail? It's pretty hard to take when you lose a $170 light. I wish Dinotte would have the cohones to list the battery size in their specifications. It makes comparing lights nearly impossible if they hide information such as battery capacity.
No I took it off my bike before transport and left it on the bumper by mistake.. I didn't notice it MIA until about an hour later. When I returned to the area to look for it, the light had fallen off about a 1/4 from where I had left and was laying in the roadway. Looked like it was ran over several times by cars as it was destroyed.

I'd get about 5-6 hours from my Quad Red and was pretty happy with that but I'll gladly take the extra few hours the Zecto Max offers.

If I remember I'll grab a quick video of the Zecto Max in daytime flash mode (250 lumens) tomorrow..
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
Ouch! It's one of the reasons I don't use one of these very expensive lights. Did the mount fail? It's pretty hard to take when you lose a $170 light. I wish Dinotte would have the cohones to list the battery size in their specifications. It makes comparing lights nearly impossible if they hide information such as battery capacity.
This is info I've got from Dinotte Team about Quad Red:
"The battery capacity inside is not significant because we do not fully charge or discharge the battery, so we don't disclose this.
we only use about 60 percent of the battery so it lasts a long time before it needs replacement."

From this approach it makes sense - best results battery (lifetime) get when not fully discharged and not fully charged (best range 2-%-80%) when storage then about ~70% charged.

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Old 10-01-17, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by PeterMike View Post
This is info I've got from Dinotte Team about Quad Red:
"The battery capacity inside is not significant because we do not fully charge or discharge the battery, so we don't disclose this.
we only use about 60 percent of the battery so it lasts a long time before it needs replacement."

From this approach it makes sense - best results battery (lifetime) get when not fully discharged and not fully charged (best range 2-%-80%) when storage then about ~70% charged.
Not sure on the capacity but I can say I had my Quad Red for a year or so and it never lost any of its run time due to battery cycles. I got about 5-6 hours from it so I was charging it almost daily because I ride anywhere from 2 1/2 - 4 hours a day.

The Zecto Max so far is only getting charged every 2 rides and as of yet (a month and a half in) Iv'e not notice any degradation in battery life due to charge cycles either.

The Quad Red is a stellar light, no doubt but I am very happy with the Zecto Max so far. The Zecto's pluses are it's 1/4 the price and has longer run time. Brightness is about the same but the Quad Red does have the better build quality.
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Old 10-03-17, 03:56 PM
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Here are a few videos of the light set to Day Flash Mode 1 (250 lumens). The videos are a bit deceitful as they don't really show what the naked eye sees. I noticed this when looking at the video on my phone and comparing it to what I was seeing at the exact same time.

To the naked eye the light is very bright and I've had a few motorist comments on it's visibility so far. Videos were taken today in very bright desert sun with no clouds anywhere to e found.

Seatpost mount:

https://vimeo.com/236660783

Seatpost mount a little further back

https://vimeo.com/236660768

Saddle bag mount

https://vimeo.com/236660727
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Thanks for video! It is bright.
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Originally Posted by PeterMike View Post
Thanks for video! It is bright.
It is... And for $50 with 9 hours of run time I'd say it a winner!
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I have a number of Lezyne lights and mostly like them. I have the 1100 headlight and the recharge port is much too hard to access and the tiny usb end really doesn't like slotting into the port. But overall they're bright and nice. I did have an 1100 slip off my fork and hit the ground. Didn't seem like much, but it charges but won't light. Ugh. Won't warranty it either.

Dropped lights...I once had a tail light fall off in heavy city traffic. Tried, in vain, to get to it as I watched a few cars drive over it, not hit it...and as I got closer, bam one car smashed it. Ugh.
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Old 10-06-17, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by raqball View Post
I no longer have the Quad Red. It was ran over and damaged.
I feel your pain. I also just lost a quad red. It either popped off the mount on the way to the store, or I left it on when I went inside and the awesome flash proved irresistible to a passerby.

Luckily, these cheaper lights are approaching the brightness of the quad red. I'm using a Cygolite Hotshot Pro 150 now, not to shabby for $40-ish.
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Yeah it sucks to loose something that expensive..

I am very happy with the Zecto Max 250. 1/4th the price, just as bright and longer battery life.. I was going to buy another Quad Red but kinda glad I didn't now..
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Yeah I did lost also my rear light when I was on my way to home from work, it was wall-e very bright light for $15
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