Lupine Reviews and News


2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Bike Lights

Our best recommendations for bike lighting gifts for your friends or yourself this holiday season.

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2015 Lights Shootout

The 2015 Bike Lights Shootout is here! It is quite an exciting crop of lights as lights are getting lighter with improved beam patterns. Check back often to see the latest lights reviews.

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Review: Lupine Piko 4

The Lupine Piko 4 remains as one of the most useable helmet lights we’ve tested as it delivers 1120 Lumens in a 180 gram package.

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Review: Lupine Wilma 7

The output is a staggering 2770 measured Lumens and the weight is just 360 grams. Couple that with long run times and a fast charge time and we’re ready to crown this high-end champ of the lights arena.

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Review: Lupine Betty R 14 4500

This light is clearly not for everyone, but if you want the Bugatti Veyron of lights, this light cannon will put out 4700 Lumens.

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Review: Lupine NEO 2

$245 German made light delivers with a huge beam pattern. Ideal as a helmet light, find out what we like about it and how it compares to the Piko 4.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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The world’s smartest bike tail lights

Bike tail lights save lives. But you will be floored by the technology packed in this array of bike tail lights.

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Review: Lupine Piko 4

The Lupine Piko 4 is the bread and butter of the Lupine powerhouse line-up. While far from being the most powerful, it is reachable by many at $335. And what it really offers is size and functionality.

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Review: Lupine Wilma 7

Last year, when folks asked me for the best light, I would say “Lupine Wilma 7″. It wasn’t cheap but if someone was looking for the ultimate setup, this was the one that deliver ultimate brightness and flexibility.

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Review: Lupine Betty R 10

In every shootout, there has to be a top dog. This year, the Lupine Betty takes the crown by a devastating landslide. They not only spec’d a 4500 Lumen light but they also backed it up. This light is almost scary in brightness level and one really has to look away from the light head or risk seeing ‘stars’ for a moment.

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Review: Lupine Piko TL Max and MiniMax

The size is diminutive and it only weighs 185/145 grams, but turn it on and it packs quite a punch displayed in a big, even beam pattern. The LEDs and optics are identical to the Piko 4, but this sports a flashlight configuration.

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2013 Bike Lights Shootout – 50 LED Lights Measured

The 2013 Bike Lights Shootout is here! The batteries are charged and the lux meter and lumisphere are ready. We’ve been riding these lights for the last few weeks and the progress in LED technology is dramatic once again.

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Lupine Lighting Interbike 2013

Jon Kokus from Lupine Lighting, which is manufactured and engineered in Germany, shows us the 2014 product lineup that includes the Piko, Wilma and the Betty.

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Lupine Betty R 9 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

In every shootout, there has to be a top dog. This year, the Lupine Betty takes the crown by a devastating landslide. They not only spec’d a 3600 Lumen light but they also backed it up. This light is almost scary in brightness level and one really has to look away from the light head […]

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Lupine Wilma 6 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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. […]

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Lupine Betty R 12 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

In every shootout, there has to be a top dog. The Betty R 12 is the big brother of the Betty R 9 as it includes a 2-hour battery instead of a 1.5 hour. This year, the Lupine Betty takes the crown by a devastating landslide. They not only spec’d a 3600 lumen light but […]

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Lupine Piko TL MiniMax – 2013 Mtbr 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 […]

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Lupine Piko 3 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Lupine Piko 3 was good at 550 lumens, better at 750 lumens and best at this year’s 900 lumens. It can be used on the helmet by itself for any level of riding. What it delivers is a light system that does not interfere with the ride. For the ultimate setup, pair this with […]

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Lupine Interbike Booth

Fred Grinnan shows us the Lupine Lighting 2013 product lineup with the 3600 Lumen Betty R with wireless remote switch, 2400 Lumen Wilma, and the 900 Lumen Piko with its new

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Lupine Betty – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Lupine Betty is the ‘aspiration’ light. It’s what riders aspire to own when they’ve arrived. It’s what other lights aspire to be when they grow up. It’s like the Porsche of the lights category. It’s not cheap but it delivers stunning performance and decent value.

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Lupine Wilma 6 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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:

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Lupine Wilma TL – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Lupine Wilma TL is the self-contained version of the trusty, sweet-spot light from Lupine. It’s not too small and not too big at the $500-$600 price range.

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Lupine Piko 3 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Lupine Piko 3 will be the #1 selling product form Lupine. It is just functional, flexible and useable. Last year, many customers were introduced to the Lupine brand through the Lupine Piko which delivered 550 claimed lumens at $330.

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Lupine Piko TL Max – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lupine is entering the bike lights flashlight or ‘self-contained’ arena with the Lupine Piko TL Max. It is a 750 lumen light that shares the light head as the Lupine Piko 3.

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