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Some Lupine news 2015/2016

Lupine presents its new gear usually at the "Outdoor" and the "Eurobike" fairy in Germany, taking place in July and August.

According to the Lupine forum the Betty R has slighlty improved up to 5000 lumen output (4500 lumen so far); also a Bluetooth bidirectional connection is announced, with an app for smartphones (Apple and Android mentioned) allowing settings/control and e.g. to view/alert the charge status/temperature. Control over app is optional, the standard wireless remote (on the handlebar) is preserved.
There will be no upgrade kit (regarding Bluetooth) for the older Betty R models.
(german): was so läuft - Seite 9 -

Also some minor details/design modifications, see (german): Der "alle kleine Modifikationen " Threat von Wolf -

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Also a companion to the existing USB One (Lupine Lighting Systems - Products • Accessories • USB ONE) is announced, called "USB Charger". Will enable to charge the Lupine batteries via USB, e.g. also on computers. Specifications are: running on every USB 5V slot, with up to 1A (if available). So working with many charge plugs with USB (for smartphones etc.).
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Being able to setup/monitor the light with a phone is a very cool feature. I see this becoming a major selling point for high-end lights in the future for those that can afford them.
 

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Piko has got an update, new modell will have 15W / 1500 lumen (max.)/ XML-U4 led, with a slightly changed beam geometry / lens.
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2nd picture: new piko 2015/2016 ; 3rd picture: Piko current version (13W / 1200 lumen)

The Piko flashlights PTL will not get these improvements.

Eurobike fair, where all the new Lupine gear will be officially presented, starts 26. august.
 

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New Lupines.. 1500, 3200 and 5000 lumens (Piko, Wilma and Betty)
Best lens, leds and coated glass. Remote control for all.

Bluetooth

Piko R, Wilma R and Betty R are coming up with an integrated Bluetooth Module and a Remote Control.

Thereby it is possible to control one or up to five lights directly from the handlebar - with lightning speed, without delay, without cable and without any security risk.

A special LUPINE LIGHT CONTROL APP for iOS and Android will also be available in a few weeks. This App makes it possible to adjust the lighting levels of our lamps from the smartphone, to control the headlights directly or get unique status informations.

The Piko R has been completely redesigned and is simply better at everything. It is more powerful and more efficient, thanks to newly developed high-performance optics. Above all, the lateral illumination, as well as the lighting range, were significantly improved.

The new Piko R brings huge 1500 lumens and is only a few millimeters larger than its predecessor.

But the latest generation can do even more. The Piko R has Bluetooth and can be controlled by remote control or mobile app.

Our Wilma has been completely revised. The high-quality aluminum body is now even more robust, more beautiful and above all, more functional. More cooling fins, a special anti-reflection coated front glass and the latest CREE XM-L2 U4 provide significantly more power - the latest version of Wilma produces tremendous 3200 lumens.

The Wilma R can be controlled completely via Bluetooth remote control or mobile app.
In addition, new quick releases, an improved helmet mount and an optimized headband are available for Wilma too.

In July, we already announced a new and upgraded model of our Betty R.
Even brighter, even more genius!

With a special anti-reflection coated front glass and the latest CREE XM-L2 U4 LEDs, we increased the efficiency by 12%. The Betty R now makes huge 5000 lumens.

But the real highlight of Betty R is the new Bluetooth technology.


Rotlicht
The Rotlicht comes in an optimized version. The contact surface for the seat tube has been extended. Furthermore, the rubber bands for fastening are included in two different lengths and the mounting screws come in a "Mat Black" finish.
An additional seat rail mount for the Rotlicht will be available from early October.

New Accessories
We have expanded our accessories range.
New quick release for mounting on handlebars in 25.4mm, 31.8mm and 35mm diameter.
New headbands for Piko and Wilma
New helmet mounts for Piko and Wilma

After the huge success of the USB ONE last year, there will be the USB Charger available shortly.
The USB CHARGER is, as the name already recognizes, a USB charger for Lupine batteries. The charging current is up to 1A. The perfect charger for traveling.
Availability, Brochures and Pricelists
The new products will be ready to order next week. Shipping will start end of September. We actually expect some bottlenecks on the delivery capacity of the bluetooth lights due to high demand and a limited production capacity.

While our website will be updated in the next two weeks, you can already find details to the upcoming products in our new brochure.
Orders you can place at our onlineshop or your local dealer.


http://www.lupine.de/files/document...il&utm_term=0_1a4cb296ec-50355be82a-105508129

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Bluetooth for a light! Control it from a smartphone! That's just ridiculous. I'll stick to using the switch on the back of the light. Besides I don't need to get a smartphone either.
 

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I'm impressed. I drool when I think of having a helmet light that I can control from the bars. One problem though, Lupine hasn't addressed the preference some have for "neutral binned LED's". Since you've posted on this forum perhaps you've noticed that a lot of people are interested in lamps with neutral emitters. Of course the neutral lamps are a little bit less in total output but once you get used to using neutral emitters you really don't want to go back. Would be nice if Lupine offered that choice. While I love the idea of a Bluetooth controlled lamp, "Neutral LED's" trump "Bluetooth control" from my point of view. I'd like to see more brand name lamps offer the choice of emitter bin.
 

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One problem though, Lupine hasn't addressed the preference some have for "neutral binned LED's". Since you've posted on this forum perhaps you've noticed that a lot of people are interested in lamps with neutral emitters.
Not my cup of tea, but Lupine has an offer of this kind, a (rechangeable) LED board with 4900K temperature, currently available only for the Betty R and Betty TL2 (=flashlight).

4900 Kelvin Option | Lupine Lighting Systems Shop

I think to remember that in the Lupine board was mentioned that such thing was also available for the Wilma as kind of special direct deal, I guess one would have to sort it out directly with Lupine (in Germany).
 

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An update of the news:

- Backlight in blue edition available in limited number: Rotlicht Sonderserie auch als Blaulicht -
- Upgrade of older models of Piko/Wilma/Betty for the new "bluetooth" feature via cellphone is not possible/offered. was so läuft - Seite 15 -
- Mount for backlight on saddles coming (said "within some weeks"): was so läuft - Seite 15 -
- App for the bluetooth feature announced in the Lupine store "this week": was so läuft - Seite 16 -
- New Upgrade LED-boards for Betty/TL2/Wilma: Upgrade | Ersatzteile und Zubehör | Lupine Lighting Systems Shop
 

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Lupine advised the newest Piko, Wilma, and Betty versions will be available for purchase in the United States by mid-November 2015 or so. That is great news.
 

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Lupine advised the newest Piko, Wilma, and Betty versions will be available for purchase in the United States by mid-November 2015 or so. That is great news.
You know I couldn't help but notice that this is your first post. No problem there but your join date was in Nov 2005!! Whats up with that?! Ten years before a first post!... got to be some kind of record there. lol
 

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Lupine advised the newest Piko, Wilma, and Betty versions will be available for purchase in the United States by mid-November 2015 or so. That is great news.
Let's hope. What I heard from Gretna (Lupine NA) was Betty R in next week or so. Piko follows in Oct later. Wilma by November.


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"...You know I couldn't help but notice that this is your first post. No problem there but your join date was in Nov 2005!!..."
I was biding my time to wait for a *really* crucial and pivotal topic upon which to make my debut. What could be more interesting than sweet new Lupine lights? LOL.
 

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I was biding my time to wait for a *really* crucial and pivotal topic upon which to make my debut. What could be more interesting than sweet new Lupine lights? LOL.
...and since your second post is in response to my astute observation I find I cannot disagree...;) Now if Lupine decides to offer some of the warmer/neutral LED's with some of it's new products try not to take 10 yrs to let us all know. :ihih:
 

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Good points, Cat-man-do. Lupine has an unusual product development and launch schedule, for sure. One would think the Lupine factory would be shipping tirelessly in early-September so serious riders/runners are *ready* for dark autumn?

I encountered this last year when it was *late-February* when some of their lights I wanted were finally available. Heck, at that point days were starting to lengthen again and springtime was around the corner! I simply limped along with my aging MagicShine lights to wait until now. LOL.

Looking forward to good news in the coming weeks from their HQ!
 

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Good points, Cat-man-do. Lupine has an unusual product development and launch schedule, for sure. One would think the Lupine factory would be shipping tirelessly in early-September so serious riders/runners are *ready* for dark autumn?

I encountered this last year when it was *late-February* when some of their lights I wanted were finally available. Heck, at that point days were starting to lengthen again and springtime was around the corner! I simply limped along with my aging MagicShine lights to wait until now. LOL.

Looking forward to good news in the coming weeks from their HQ!
Agree. I think their launch is timed to Interbike but that doesn't help us here that want to ride at night this coming fall.

I'm pretty interested in the new Wilma at 3200 lumens with the remote. That could be a pretty interesting upgrade for me.

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Gretna Bikes website has the 2016 Betty-R 14 listed,, as well as the 2016 Piko X headlamps. No 2016 Wilma's yet.
 
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