Lupine Wilma TL – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Lights Shootout Video

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.  And what an execution of the flashlight it is! It is completely sealed with no external charging ports. It is small and extremely bright.

It’s rated at 1100 lumens yet it weighs a scant 215 grams. Actual brightness came out to 1000 lumens in an integrating sphere so this light is conservatively rated compared to most other lights in the market.

The battery is charge by unscrewing the head and revealing the charging port. Charging is performed via one of Lupine’s fancy lithium 4 hour chargers. It’s achilles heel is run time under full power is only 1.2 hours. But that may be addressed by running this light in a lower power mode that can yield 2-3 hours. This is not a bad option when running a light that is over 1000 lumens as that is usually too much light when doing extended climbs.


  • Price: $549.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 1100 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 215 grams
  • Installed Weight: 234 grams
  • Run Time: 1.2 Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 113 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: 1000 Lumens


Handlebar mounting is done with a rubber band that comes in standard and oversized sizes. It can be aimed left to right by loosening the allen screw that holds the mount. Helmet mounting is not advised for this light.

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