Lupine Piko TL MiniMax – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Lights Shootout

Now this is just mountain bike jewelry. It is small, expensive and coveted. The size is diminutive and it only weighs 145 grams, but turn it on and it packs quite a punch displayed in big, even beam pattern.

It is really hard to believe that such a big 928 Lumen light comes out of such a small package. The one hour run time is not long but put it at 560 Lumens and you’ll get two hours out of it.

But alas, the US price is $399 so don’t lose it. I may use it as a safety key chain for everyday use.

Specifications:

  • Price: $399
  • Claimed Lumens: 900 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 928 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 91 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 145 grams
  • Installed Weight: 163 grams
  • Run Time: 1 Hours
  • Category: Flashlight


2013 Lights from Lupine
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Strengths:

  • Best form factor and brightness ever achieved
  • Construction, switch action is flawless
  • Best in class charging technology
  • Handlebar mounting is removeable and can be aimed left to right
  • Big beam pattern
  • Brighter than 900 lumen claims
  • Piko TL Max is available if more run time is desired

Weaknesses:

  • $399 price is as big as its beam pattern

Mounting:

Awesome loop bar mount is attached with a thumb screw. It can be adjusted left to right.

MTBR Light Meter Measurements: Compare all lights here.

This light measured 91 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility.

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens: Compare all lights here.

928 measured Lumens. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 900 Lumens.

Backyard Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern.

Tunnel Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern. The walls have a lot of graffiti on them and actually show detail when they are lit up by a light with a wide angle. Cones and targets are set up with the far target set up at 80 yards.

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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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