Lupine Piko Lights

5/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 55 g MSRP : $408.99


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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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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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