Lupine Wilma 6 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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The Lupine Wilma 6 is a little beast. At only 364 grams, it puts out a staggering 2340 Lumens. And though $595 is not cheap, it’s actually a great value delivering a very competitive 4 Lumens per dollar. That makes it the best value in the Lupine line and better than some Chinese manufactured lights.

Such are great figures when you talk about a German made light that is designed and manufactured to last a decade instead of a year. It is a light you can depend on in the harshest, most remote conditions. And you can be assured that is safe to charge and use in your household.

It is so bright that it actually measured brighter than last year’s Lupine Betty which was rated at 2600 Lumens. This light also has a big 26 degree, even beam pattern. These qualities make the Lupine Wilma 6 one of our favorite lights this year.

Specifications:

  • Price: $595
  • Claimed Lumens: 2400 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 2340 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 220 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 121 grams
  • Installed Weight: 364 grams
  • Run Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Category: High End

2013 Lights from Lupine
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Strengths:

  • Impressive 26 degree, even beam pattern
  • Honest rating at 2340 Lumens
  • Excellent Lumens per gram
  • 4 hour run time at 1100 Lumens or 1.5 hours at 2400
  • Excellent charger and smart battery with indicator
  • Lupine quality and reputation
  • Can be used with impressive array of Lupine batteries

Weaknesses:

  • It’s still $600
  • Can get hot when stationary and will step down in brightness as the light head is small

Mounting:

This uses the standard Lupine mounting of a rubber strap that goes around the bar.

MTBR Light Meter Measurements: Compare all lights here.

This light measured 220 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility.

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens: Compare all lights here.

2340 measured Lumens. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 2400 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle.

Measured at Lab #1

Measured at Lab #2

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.

2013 Claimed vs Measured Lumens

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This first graph is a bar graph of each light’s Lumen output. Taller bars indicate a brighter light. The cheaper lights are on the left and the most expensive ones are on the right. And the best feature of this graph is it has the red dots on each bar that mark a light’s ‘Claimed Lumens’. This makes it very easy to compare what a light claims and what we measured its Lumen output to be.

2013 Lumen per Dollar

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This next graph is our measured Lumens divided by the price of the light. Higher numbers indicate a brighter light for the money.

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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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  • Scotty says:

    I use a Wilma for running and a Betty II (22 degree/2400 lumen) for cycling – they are both amazing. The beam patterns are very even and wide with a good amount of “punch” to see in the distance. If you want the best – this is it. You get what you pay for with these…

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