The Lupine Wilma 7 has not changed much in the last year, but it still remains our favorite high end light. It produces a staggering 2770 measured Lumens in a small package and it delivers it in a nice, big, even beam pattern.
Total system weight is 370 grams and run time is 1:45 hours on high. But in reality, running this on half power is way more than enough light at 1400 Lumens and that delivers run time of 3:20. A plethora of battery options are available if the user has other needs. These Smartcore batteries by Lupine have a fuel gauge indicator and they charge up in about two hours.
Such versatility allows the light to be run on the bars or on the helmet. It can run by itself, with a Piko 4 on the helmet or with a Betty R 14 on the bar.
Beam Pattern Photo
We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern. Compare all Beam Patterns here »
Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens
This light measured 2770 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 2800 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle. Compare all Lumen Tests here »
- Impressive 26 degree, even beam pattern
- Honest rating at 2800 Lumens
- The best Lumens per gram rating and still an excellent value at Lumens per dollar
- Like all Lupine lights, it will step down quickly when it gets hot, but it will ramp back up quickly when there is sufficient airflow
- 3:20 hours run time at 1400 Lumens or 1:45 hours at 2800
- Excellent charger and smart battery with indicator
- Lupine quality and reputation. In 10 years, you can still be using this light
- Can be used with impressive array of Lupine batteries
- It’s still $595
- Can get hot when stationary and will step down in brightness as the light head is small
- With this much output, beam could be wider
- Price: $595
- Claimed Lumens: 2800 Lumens
- Measured Lumens: 2770 Lumens
- Lumens per $: 4.66 Lumens
- Lumens per gram: 7.69 Lumens
- Time on High: 1:45 Hours
- Charge Time: 2:00 Hours
- Mounted Weight: 360 grams
- Category: High End
When it comes to high-end lights, this is the king of power, weight and price.
5 out of 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
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This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2015 Lights Shootout. To see all the bike lights tested CLICK HERE.