Interbike 2012: Lupine Betty Bike Light Hits 3600 Lumens, Leaves Spots in Our Eyes & Wallets
No, it’s not quite that 12,000 lumen showstopper from Cygolite. But you can actually mount this up to your bike without a liquid cooling system.
Lupine’s updated Betty handlebar light did have to rework a few things to pump 1,000 extra lumens out of the LED bulbs though. Yes, you read that right, it’s a full one thousand lumens brighter than before, blazing the trail ahead with 3,600 lumens. Shown next to it is the 4-bulb Wilma, which jumps to 2,400 lumens (up from 1,500).
With the jump in light, the Betty’s Power Control Board had to be revised from a composite to copper because with all that additional output (aka: heat), it was melting things inside. To power all that glow, they have a new 17.5 amp/hour water bottle sized battery pack.
The Betty also now comes with a tiny wireless remote and has a new side mounting attachment point like the Piko, which makes the system a bit lower profile on the bike.
More new stuff, plus colors, below…
The 2-bulb Piko jumps to 900 lumens (up from 750) and gets anodized red, violet, blue and “XTR gray” housing options. The standard kit for the Piko also now includes their Smart Core battery with power indicator light built in.
All models use Cree LED bulbs and are available in different outputs and degrees of illumination to suit your terrain and riding conditions.