Lupine Wilma 6 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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The Lupine Wilma 6 utilizes 4 LEDs working in concert with proprietary lenses to achieve a bright and consistent beam pattern. It up to 2.5 hours with a lumen output of 1500 lumens. This year, to appease all needs, the Wilma comes in three lens configurations:

16° version with 1200 lumens for uncompromising range on fast rides.

22° version with 1300 lumens and a balanced relation of range and side illumination.

26° version with 1500 lumens for lots of side illumination but slightly less

The 26 degree lens with 1500 lumens is such a great addition to the Wilma line as it achieves a devastatingly bright light in such a small package.

The other cool update is the hardcase batteries with fuel guage. The battries now have a hard case with rubber ends that make mounting on the frame or stem easy. The battery is protected from the elements and looks a lot better than before. It also features a fuel guage that is activated by pressing a button to display charge level.

The light unit itself is a small head that is mounted with a robber loop strap for the handlebar. The switch on the rear of the light unit allows switching through the available light settings, and remains illuminated for easy location during night riding. This switch also acts as a low-battery warning light by changing color. In our previous test, Lupine lights were impressive but we thought the remote, handlebar-mounted switch was unnecessary and caused handlebar clutter. Thus we were very pleased to see this light mounted switch that was one of the easiest to operate in all the lights we’ve tested.

 

Specifications:

  • Price: $595
  • Claimed Lumens: 1200/1300/1500 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 112 grams
  • Installed Weight: 370 grams
  • Run Time: n/a Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 113 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: 1000 Lumens

Mounting:

Mounting is done with the traditional Lupine rubber loop. It is simple and reliable and two loops are supplied for different sized handlebars

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