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 Piko 4 Smartcore
Lupine impressed us five years ago with the introduction of the first Piko with an output of 550 Lumens. We were wowed by the output and heat management from such a small package. But how could it wow us this year while maintaining its small, useable form factor?
Our questions have been answered with the Piko 4 with 1500 Lumens that we were able to validate in the lab. They then added a wireless remote that's easily mounted on bar. This becomes very convenient when using the Piko in its natural habitat, helmet-mounted. And if that wasn't enough, they added a sophisticated iPhone app that can control, configure and monitor the light.