Lupine Piko 3 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Lights Shootout Video

MTBR Light Meter Measurements:

This light measured 63 lux on our ambient light measurement facility. This falls in line with other 800-1000 lumen lights in the shootout. The Niterider Pro 750 measured 60 lux and the Exposure Diablo measured 60 lux (claimed 975 lumens) on our Mtbr Lux Meter setup.

In an integreting sphere, we measured this light at 590 actual lumens. This is very good and closer to claimed lumens than most of the lights in this shootout.

Light Meter Charts and Comparison Table »


  • Small and convenient form factor
  • Impressive light output and beam pattern
  • Excellent mounting
  • 2 hour run time is  very good for its size
  • Perfect for helmet mounting with the battery mounted at the back of the helmet.
  • Lupine build quality, safety and longevity.


  • Price.

Bottom Line:

This remains as one of the best lights in the category right now.  it is small and bright and very useabale. Ultimately, it just disappears in the riding experience and that is an art that is rarely achieved.

Beam Pattern Photos:

The old Piko 2 Beam pattern is available here:

Backyard Beam Pattern Comparison Page »
Trail Beam Pattern Comparison Page »

Value Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.75 out of 5 Stars

Related Links
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Trail Beam Pattern Comparisons »
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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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