INTERBIKE 2009 – Lupine had a few new upgrade kits to illuminate the now-dark-at-7pm days. Ã‚Â Going from a respectable 920 lumens for the Wilma (4-LED, right) and outrageous 1,500 lumens for the Betty (7-LED, left), the new upgrade kits (shown after the break) boost output by about 20 percent!
The upgrade kits will work for the older 830 Wilma and the newer 920 Wilma. Ã‚Â Lupine says that although the claimed improvement is justÃ‚Â 20%, the visual impression is that they’re about twice as bright, with no effect on the run times. Ã‚Â So, you know, if you need more than 1,700 lumens to turn night to day, hit more and check out the kits.
Those, and some other goodies after the break…
This is how it comes when ordered, which includes a new LED board and Optics with the allen wrench included. Ã‚Â The LEDs themselves are from a new supplier that are not only brighter but have a different emission pattern, hence the included redesigned optics.. Ã‚Â First batch should be shipping early November.Ã‚Â Under $200 retail, and they can be ordered directly on Lupine’s website or go through your local dealer.
- Betty lamphead weighs just 155g, MSRP $699 US.
- Wilma lamphead weighs just 112g, MSRP $458 US.
- Lupine offers light kits with various mounts and battery options with a wide range of prices to suit your needs and/or budget.
The other light available from Lupine is the Tesla, a single LED helmet/head lamp that pumps out 700 lumens in a 102g package. Ã‚Â And now, you can bling it out with colored aluminum bezels: