Lupine Piko Lights

5/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 55 g MSRP : $408.99

Product Description

At first glance, the Piko rather doesn't look like a Lupine. You could actually think that the tiny lamp body was taken out of a science ficton movie. The smallest and lightest Lupine is even smaller than a matchbox. But you shouldn't judge it by its size; and the question of Piko's brightness is answered quickly by switching it on. Nearly every detail of our Piko was optimized for helmet or headband use. The lamp can be adjusted smoothly and continuously, but will still stay in position if there's a shock. The CNC lamp-head alone weighs only 55 grams; you almost can't feel it, even when worn all night long. And 750 lumens! The Piko is perfect for everyone who's searching for a small, light-weight lamp, with plenty of light for most night-time activities... but in case you demand even more light, you should take a look at Wilma or Betty.

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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2015

Strengths:    Super bright.
Unbelievably small. No really it doesn't make sense how it can be this bright and so small and lightweight
GoPro mount adapter so it snaps right into your smith helmet makes day vs. night vs. day riding super fast and easy
Unheard of battery life
extremely well built

Weaknesses:    ???

Bottom Line:   
I used a Jetlite for years. Tons of miles, tons of conditions. It worked great. After about 5yrs and two worn out batteries (no complaints got tons of use out of them) I decided to upgrade and get a lupine.
This is an incredible little light. When I commute I can't use it on full power. Way Way too bright for traffic. But in the woods at night Wow! Plenty of side light, plenty of throw. No problem on tight single track or table tops / doubles. Color is great - shadows make it easy to gauge depth / height of obstacles etc.

You're going to have to see if your wallet can take a punch to get a Lupine but you won't be disappointed.

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Similar Products Used:   Jetlite. worked great for years, all the time everytime.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Ward a Racer

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2015

Strengths:    Super tiny light head. Amazing how small it is.
Super bright. Long throw on high and plenty of beam width for twisty single track, table top jumps, and fast descents. You won't outrun this light.
Tiny little battery that seems to last forever. Holds it's charge in between rides very well too.
Programmable power settings allows you to match output and burn time to long commutes in the winter dark. Really cool feature allows you to get max. light output and not run out of juice mid commute.
Lupine, so you can upgrade the LED head unit every few years as technology increases lumen output. Don't have to buy a whole new kit. Saves coin.
Several battery choices. They're all smaller and lighter than you think they are. You'll be stoked when it shows up in the mail.

Weaknesses:    None. Price is right. Really good stuff isn't cheap. Buying crapy stuff 2 or 3 times over isn't either.

Bottom Line:   
Wanted a Lupine for a several years. I do a lot of night riding / commuting. Have a ton of use on my old Jet Lite. Finally spent some coin on the Piko 7. Used it for commutes 40miles, Washington winters, dark and wet. Also for night time MTB single track riding. My old light topped out at 680 lumens. Plenty bright. This one is crazy bright. Burn time on high is out of this world, outlasts me. Not sure if it would make it through a 24hr. race on high but thats what extra batteries are for or lower settings. I have the "big" battery; 6.6 amp hour. Its square and a little bigger than a D size battery, really its that small. The battery is dinky, light, and lasts. Holds it's charge too in between rides really well too.

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Favorite Trail:   Skookum Flats

Duration Product Used:   6 mos

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Gretna Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Jet Lite. No complaints. Great light. Hours upon hours of reliable use. Never a problem. The Lupine is better.

Bike Setup:   several...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl Jackson a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2012

Strengths:    Power, battery life, construction, brightness.

Weaknesses:    Just the price.

Bottom Line:   
This light is the bomb. Weightless, easy to mount and totally bright enough for probably any type of riding or out door activity. I also bought the headband for hiking at night and running. Other friends have the bigger more powerful Lupines, which to me are overkill, this is the perfect light, if you can afford to get it.

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Favorite Trail:   Bull Mountain, GA

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Northstar Bikes, Daw

Similar Products Used:   Stella

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by crux a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2012

Strengths:    Light weight, bright, size, disappears on a helmet

Weaknesses:    Cost, unable to upgrade as with historic Lupine lights

Bottom Line:   
Need to start off saying this is the first Piko offering and only produces 550 lumens dating the light. Since it has been a few years I am happy to report the light has worked flawlessly over the duration. Lumen output has increased with many lights yet I feel no pressure to upgrade to a new light as this one hes worked out so well for me. If I had to do it over again I'd get another Piko.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by OO7 a All Mountain Rider from Los Angeles, CA

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2012

Strengths:    Size, form factor, weight, brightness, quality, mount options

Weaknesses:    can't see battery gauge/indicator light when mounted on helmet, velcro mounts

Bottom Line:   
For how little this light is, its amazingly bright. Out of the box, the programmed setting is for 3 modes (High, Med, Low) though you can change this to Low and High only. The low setting is ample light for slower climbing and really extends the battery life. Other than climbing though, the low setting isn't much use. Medium or high is required for anything taken at speed. There's little to no need for a handlebar mounted light with this on the helmet. Its bright enough on its own. Yes, its expensive and the included mounts (velcro straps) are kinda weak for this pricepoint, however the kit is clearly well built and its EXTREMELY small and light weight. As mentioned in the shootout, it literally does "disappear" on the helmet. I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for, and thus far my experience with the Lupine Piko has been worth every cent.

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Favorite Trail:   Backbone

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT

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