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Lupine Piko 3 Lights

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $330.00

Product Description

  • 2 CREE XP-G R5 LEDs (8W)
  • 2 x lens system, Beam angle 15°
  • 550 Lumens (approved)
  • 2.5 Ah Li-Ion Hardcase battery
  • 3 hours charging time
  • Weight (incl. battery) 180g
  • 24 x 32 mm (diameter x length)
  • CNC-machined, Aluminium, Shot-peened, black, Frontring silver

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark Sisson a Weekend Warrior

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2012

    Strengths:    Build quality
    Light output
    Small package

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Hard to beat this little champ. Highest setting is nova bright and even intermediate is adequate for most commuting needs. Low setting seemingly lasts forever. I often use mine on a headband to walk my dogs along a trail at night and even the low setting is far superior to my Princeton Tec headlamp with a big round beam pattern. For those speed freaks on trails I suggest supplementing with either another bar or helmet lamp for the ultimate in illumination, but the average rider on non-technical trails who won't be out for hours will find this light more than adequate.

    It's expensive, but no worse than comparable stuff and is certainly built to last. It's also one of the few lamps that can easily be shifted from bar, to helmet to headlamp use, which appealed to me. I think the Lumen count in the description is for the old model and it's up to 750 in high mode now.

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    Duration Product Used:   9 months

    Price Paid:    $310.00

    Purchased At:   Lupine

    Similar Products Used:   Mostly lower end non-rechargeable stuff. This, of course, blows away that kind of light.

    Bike Setup:   Typically on my commuter, which is an 04 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jordan a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 18, 2012

    Strengths:    this light is simply brilliant. the built quality is outstanding, and the battery really does last as long as the manufacturer claims and still seems to old the same charge after 2 years. both of which are important for me and cannot be said for many of the lights

    Weaknesses:    the round and slightly narrow beam pattern is not ideal for urban commuting

    Bottom Line:   
    if your looking for a very powerful and compact light i cant recommend is any more. definitely worth the premium in price

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    Price Paid:    $330.00

    Purchased At:   gretna bikes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BigSmokie a Racer

    Date Reviewed: October 31, 2011

    Strengths:    The PIko Light really delivers. You just put it on your helmet and go ride your bike. This is one of those things that if you dont think about it, it must be doing its job. The light is Lupine simple, we made, and effective. It is designed with its purpose from the beginng. You see other lights that try to copy Lupine, but they dont have it in them. There is a certain DNA that is in their products that comes through every designe feature.

    Weaknesses:    It would always be nice if it was cheaper. But YOU really get waht you pay for.

    Bottom Line:   
    Lupine and Piko are not your first light, but it will be your last.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   Gretna Bikes.Com

    Similar Products Used:   I have used Night Suns, Night Rider, Jets, Lupine Tesla, Lupine Willma, Lupine Betty.

    Bike Setup:   Hard tail 26 or 29 depending on condtions. What is nice is you can have a light per bike or just switch them when you want to.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Spectre a Cross Country Rider from SF Bay Area, CA

    Date Reviewed: February 16, 2011

    Strengths:    Fantastic Light Output for such a small light, High quality aluminum shell, Good light pattern, Decent run time from a tiny battery

    Weaknesses:    Not an inexpensive light

    Bottom Line:   
    I got the Lupine Piko after returning a Magicshine light that was part of the battery recall. Despite being smaller, the Piko provides light output that approximately equal to the Magicshine with a light pattern that is a bit more even and useful. The ability to mount the light on both a helmet and on handlebars is useful when switching bikes. Run time at high power is a bit low at 2.5 hours, but medium power is still fairly bright and provides 7 hours of rated run time. The bottom line is that this light isn't cheap, but is a good value given its light output and its versatility for use on either handlebars or on a helmet.

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    Favorite Trail:   SDF

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $310.00

    Purchased At:   GeomanGear

    Similar Products Used:   Magicshine

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by indebt a Cross Country Rider from Squamish B.C.

    Date Reviewed: December 29, 2010

    Strengths:    Very small,light weight, and has a very bright daylight beam of light with surprising punch.A pair of these would give you as much light as any single track needs.Oh,,and both set ups combined will weigh you down all of 360 grams.

    Weaknesses:    Found the helmet mount where the lamp head pivits could maybe use larger o rings, with the hex screws tightened up all the way the lamp head still seemed to have some play in the up/down movement.Very easy fix,but only other weakness i find,is the two and half hour run time.I find that is cutting most rides way to close.Just an extra half hour would be much better.

    Bottom Line:   
    This light is just rediculous on the output and beam quality from such a tiny weightless package.And of coarse Lupine Quality.I prefer the beam pattern from the XPG's much more than the P7 style lights out there because it's brighter where it counts for me on single track.My MS has an ok hotspot that is to narrow, then a kind of dark donut blending into a huge but unusable halo as it's just not bright enough to me.Piko is a SICK!!light, and if it had a three hour run time,it would be perfect.

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    Favorite Trail:   Credit line/Angry Midget/SpuedaSpuega

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $310.00

    Purchased At:   Gretna

    Similar Products Used:   NiteFlux Enduro 8 single,NiteFlux Enduro 12 Single,Triden X,MS,Lupine Betty/Wilma.

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Altitude50.

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