The Lupine Piko 3 is a light-weight helmet light (it weighs in at 55g), that puts out a very heavy-weight 550 lumens. It attaches to the helmet with a hook-and-loop velcro strap. OK, a “velcro®-like” strap. Remind me to secure the trademarks for a bunch of stuff with the “-like” after the name of the thing — “yes, these shorts are made out of Lycra-like®…it’s sort of like Lycra!” The possibilities are endless.
The Piko is said to be the equivalent of half a Lupine Wilma
in output and weight. It uses a special version of Lupine’s 2.5Ah Li-Ion battery encased in plastic with a belt slot instead of the normal Lupine soft-case to minimize mass and bulk. The focus with the Piko is on light weight and wear-ability.
Any Li-Ion battery and charger is compatible with the Piko (like all other Lupine lighting systems), but Lupine says that it is more economical to buy the Piko 3 lamp/battery/charger as a package at $310 (the lamp alone is $278).
For specs, run-times, and more photos of this low-cost, light-weight, high-output lamp, click more…
Piko 3 Specifications:
- 2 CREE XP-G R5 LEDs (8W)
- 2 x lens system, Beam angle 15°
- 550 Lumens (approved)
- 2.5 Ah Li-Ion Hardcase battery
- 3 hours charging time
- Weight (incl. battery) 180g
- 24 x 32 mm (diameter x length)
- CNC-machined, Aluminium, Shot-peened, black, Frontring silver
Run times for Piko 3: