The Lupine NEO 2 is a small and light unit with a nice reflector and a big beam (click to enlarge).
Editor's Note: 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.
The Lowdown: Lupine NEO 2
The Lupine NEO 2 is indeed an important product for Lupine, as they try to offer a good light that delivers good value while still maintaining all the Lupine attributes of quality and longevity. After using the NEO 2 for several rides, we can say that the NEO 2 is a success. At 188 grams, it is the ideal helmet light with the battery mounted at the rear of the helmet to provide balance to the light head up front.
Video: Test loop with the Lupine NEO 2. Camera is on a locked ISO setting and is set to Wide Angle mode. Light is mounted on the helmet.
The beam pattern is huge! There is also a big center spot. One can really ride with this light by itself, as it is the best use of 700 Lumens we've seen to date. The beam is very even and usable, as one can see the periphery very well and have good vision down the trail going at a pretty good clip.