We were one of the first companies in the world to completely switch from halogen to LED. This advance in innovation, paired with our never-ending search for perfection, pushes us to design and produce brighter and brighter lights each year.
Are Lupine lamps waterproof?
Oftentimes, apparent defects are nothing more than an old, used up battery pack. For determining the age, look at the battery label; it states year and quarter of production. If you have been using the battery for more than six years, you cannot expect full performance any more. Please fill out a Service Request form.
The glass of my Betty steams up in the center.
This is due to the "cold" light emitted by LEDs, which does not heat up the glass as much as you might expect from other lights, like halogen lamps, for example. The mist is caused by the humidity of the air contained within the lamp; the lamp itself is watertight. The mist does not cause any problems. But, can be reduced by doing the following:
Open the cover and leave the lamp switched on for several minutes to warm up. Screw the cover back on again when the lamp is still warm.
Can I operate my lamp without the cooling wind?
All of our LED lamps: yes, without limitations. All our lamps are absolutely heat-proof. Caution! The enclosure will heat up and you may burn your fingers.
Help! My flashlight is shining only when the button is pressed.
You are caught in the police mode. After 8 rapid keystrokes, the lamp will only shine when the trigger is pressed. Simply press the button again 8 times to disable this mode.
The green LED on my Wiesel V3 charger does not come on.
The simplest explanation is that the battery is fully charged. Only in very rare cases is the charger defective.
Can I also use the Wiesel for charging large batteries?
Basically yes; despite the longer charging time, the quality of charge will be very good with a Wiesel V3 sold in the year 2012.
How does Lupine determine lumen values?
However with older Wiesel chargers sold before the year 2012, capacity losses will occur when charging large lithium-ion batteries (capacities of 7.5 Ah and up). The reason is that the charging current is not sufficient for fully charging these large batteries. Losses amount to approximately 1 Ah
with a 7.5 Ah battery.
Unlike other companies, we measure the actual light output in-house at our German headquarters: Lumen measurement
What is the life expectancy of the LEDs?
The LEDs have an almost infinite life. Therefore, it makes more sense to look at how the luminance decreases over time. Our long-term tests indicate that the LEDs lose a mere 10% of their luminance
Which LEDs does Lupine use in its lamps?
after 2 years of permanent operation (17,500 hours).
The short answer: Life expectancy is no longer an issue.
We exclusively use Cree XM-L U4 LEDs. And, performance is tested regularly in our in-house integrating sphere.
How many lux do our lamps produce?
Principally, we do not provide lux values for our lamps, but only lumen values. Lux values are not reliable for judging the brightness of a lamp, as the luminance is only measured in one single point at a defined distance to the light source. To make it clear: the more focused the light, the higher the lux value; therefore, this value is not significant when it comes to real-life application. For example, a
I have an old halogen lamp. Can I convert to LED?
laser pointer produces an extremely high lux value, but it is not very suitable for lighting purposes.
The lamp cannot be rebuilt, but it is possible to operate a LED lamp head with your old battery. Whether it makes sense to retrofit a Halogen set up to LED, depends primarily on the age and capacity of the battery. In particular, when a NI-MH battery or charger is present, sometimes you’re better off looking at our current complete sets instead of purchasing individual components.
Lupine LEDs + optics
Optimized Color Temperature
Our lamps’ color temperature is optimized for the human eye – around 6500K. This clean, daylight-like white, optimizes night vision which is crucial when spotting obstacles, like slippery leaves and wet surfaces ahead. The color is also ideal for photography and videography.
CREE LED Technology for Maximum Lumens
Lupine uses Cree XM-L2 LEDs, which offer the highest lumen yield in this design format, and improved efficiency. Powerful illumination and a perfectly balanced image, guarantee excellent peripheral vision and range, boosting safety at night.
The lens systems of our lamps feature optics that are specifically developed by Lupine. So we can guarantee that all of the light is where you need it, simply on your trail.
Perfect light focus
In order to optimally illuminate both long-distance and close-distance ranges, several specially developed individual lenses have been perfectly arranged in order to focus 100% of the light exactly where you need it. Our perfectly matched system creates luminous images that are perfectly suited for nighttime biking and outdoor lighting.
High-precision plastic optics made of pure polycarbonate reduce the rate of loss to a minimum. The accuracy of our precision injection procedure is a few micrometers. This is less than one tenth of the diameter of a single hair. Our lenses and reflectors have become the industry standard for all other manufacturers.
Minimal parameter tolerances are unavoidable when manufacturing today's high-power LEDs, so Lupine selects all of its LEDs by color value and intensity within narrow margins of tolerance. Our exacting selection process ensures even brightness, especially in multi-LED systems such as Betty, as this plays a decisive role in the system's performance.
Lupine faces a very specific challenge of following the rapid advances in LED technology on the one hand, while providing a sustainable product on the other. A great deal of development effort has gone into developing a completely modular system at Lupine using standardized components so as to make simple upgrading possible, giving you the opportunity to keep with the times without having to buy a whole new product.
The PCS is more than a simple on and off switch: This is the true heart beat of each lamp. It controls the various light levels and modes and protects the battery from deep discharge. Our custom technology ensures optimum brightness, control and clean, white light.
Our factory settings are optimal for most users. Unique in the world, our electronics offer many programming options, the 3-step mode with SuperFlash up to two weeks continuous light in extremely economical emergency mode. Programming is done conveniently via the button of the lamp.