Lupine Wilma 6 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Shootout Video

MTBR Light Meter Measurements:

This light measured 113 lux on our ambient Mtbr Lux light measurement facility. This compares well to the 112 Lux of the Light and Motion Seca 1400.  The Niterider 1500 lumen light is in range too at 115 lux.  So in reality, this Wilma 6 light is right on par with 1400-1500 rated lumen lights in the market today.

In a laboratory integrating sphere, this light measured out at 1000 lumens. This again is suprisingly bright as manufacturers are typically 20-30% off their lumen claims.

Light Meter Charts and Comparison Table »

Mtbr Lumen-Hour Graphs with an Integrated Sphere

Below is the actual lumen output of the Lupine Wilma TL over time. After an initial startup, the Lupine Wilma TL settles in at around 900 lumens and stays fairly flat for the duration of its run time. At around 65 minutes, it gives a warning flash and near 80 minutes, it gives another flash.  It then shuts off completely before the 80 minute mark.  The key thing to note here is the light is very consistent throughout its whole battery cycle. This is a sign of a good quality, regulated electronics. Heat dissipation is good too as the light has not problem with heat given our test bed airflow.

Strengths:

  • Excellent light output and beam pattern
  • Extremely compact for the light output
  • light output compared to system weight is impressive.
  • Lupine quality and reliability
  • 2.5 hour run time with a fairly small battery.

Weaknesses:

  • $695 is a significant investment

Bottom Line:

The Betty is the Ferrari of the line but this Wilma is the workhorse and will be choice of many high-end enthusiasts around.

Beam Pattern Photos:

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Trail Beam Pattern Comparison Page »

Value Rating:

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.75 out of 5 Stars

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