Review: Lupine Betty R 15

Still the king of monster lights

Lights Lights Shootout
The Lupine Betty R 15 with big smart battery.

The Lupine Betty R 15 with big smart battery (click to enlarge).

The real novelty is the remote. It is so tiny, so easy to activate and so fast. It has a long range and is dependable and lightning quick. This makes it actually useable and easy to change light levels, as it will be right at your thumbs. This is particularly useful when the light is on the helmet, as one never has to take the hands off the bars.

Lupine Betty R 15 Beam Pattern

Beam Pattern Photo

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photo was taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. The backyard beam pattern allows you to gauge the throw and the width of the light. Compare all Beam Patterns here »

Lupine Betty R 15 Lumen Measurement

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 4989 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 5000 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle. Compare all Lumen Tests here »

Lupine Betty R 15 Weisel charger is the best in the business.

Lupine Betty R 15 Weisel charger is the best in the business (click to enlarge).

It may not be the most practical light, but it is the ultimate light. If you have an $8k bike decked out to the gills, this may be the light for you.

Lupine Betty R 15 191 gram light weight houses this powerhouse.

Lupine Betty R 15 191 gram light weight houses this powerhouse (click to enlarge).

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This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index.

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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