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    The Lupine Lounge

    Late to the party but what the hey. I own two Lupines, a Betty and a Wilma, with the most technically advanced display battery chargers I've ever seen. Anyways, the lights and the batteries are pricey. I have other Chinese made brands that throw a lot of light. The advantage of Lupine for me...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo: Any real world experiences/reviews?

    As I mentioned in another post, I did return the Piko simply because I found the run time and high end of 900 lumens not to be long/powerful enough for me. I contacted Gretna bikes--they've been outstanding to deal with--and decided to return the Piko for a Wilma. Brighter output, longer run...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo arrives. Wow!

    I would agree. It does snap in, but there's no real retention; if you're riding or out in the woods at night and take a tumble, the batt can easily come out, but would be held to the assembly by the very strong, water tight connection. Anyways, UPS shipping shows that my Piko arrived today at...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo arrives. Wow!

    And in fact, I still found I wanted more brightness, so I returned my Piko X to Gretna for a Wilma, which is last year's model, but rated at 1500 actual lumens, with longer run time owing to a larger battery setup. Once that all arrives, I would like to take some timed exposures of some beam...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo arrives. Wow!

    The Smartcore batteries are definately worth the extra $40 or so. The Smartcores have a digital readout on the back of the battery, so you can see the remaining battery power in measurements of 20%; 0-20-40-60-80-100. I really like the feature of being able to know what my remaining battery life...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo arrives. Wow!

    Thanks and yes, I would buy from Gretnabikes again in a heartbeat. Amazing customer service. I've taken pix of the Piko for a review, but have not had time yet to get in the timed exposures of the Piko casting its beam at night. As soon as I do, I'll post with pix. Its an amazing light, very...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo arrives. Wow!

    My Lupine Piko X Duo arrived yesterday afternoon. I'll do a more complete review with photos as time permits, but a few quick observations. 1. This is a very small, very light headlamp. Wearing it is completely comfortable. The battery at the rear and the lamp at the front are so light as to be...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo: Any real world experiences/reviews?

    And I came across this one, which would be one of the best reviews on the Lupine Piko X I've found. http://www.teamodysseyar.com/2011/11/lupine-piko-x-light-review/
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    Incoming; Piko X Duo / All-Smartcore

    Yes, I read 22 degree beam spread, and from the review I found here on the CPF, its a huge spot with spill. Should be interesting next time I'm out backcountry. My latest headlamp is an old Petzl that replaced an older Petzl. They do the job, but this looks to be a light sabre by comparison. The...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo: Any real world experiences/reviews?

    I did see that review and enjoyed it, liked the analogy of the Piko being like the "noisy cricket" from the MIB movie.
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    Incoming; Piko X Duo / All-Smartcore

    So, after much research, consideration, comparison and havering, I pulled the trigger on the Piko X Duo All Smartcore battery system from www.gretnabikes.com. The unit comes with headstrap, two 1.7 Ah Lithium ion batteries and charger. And it costs $475, which is more by far than I have ever...
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    Lupine Piko X Duo: Any real world experiences/reviews?

    Considering this model as the last headlamp I'll ever buy. From everything I've been able to find out about it, it is very well constructed, solid and produces both considerable throw and flood in its 4 settings, as one reviewer put it, small but unbelievably powerful, the Noisy Cricket of the...
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    Headlamp for night boating/fishing.

    I was looking at the Spark ST-6; would that have sufficient throw in your opinion to adequately light up my field of view for slow navigation on water? I like the idea of a simple turn-knob on the side to go up and down quickly in intensity.
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    Headlamp for night boating/fishing.

    I posted this in the headlamp section, but may get more results in this forum, as I'm asking for suggestions on a light. I'm looking to find a headlamp for night fishing, and here are my criteria: 1. I'm running a 14 foot aluminum boat, and need sufficient throw to be able to navigate at slow...
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    Remove tail cap on eagletac g25c2

    Perfect for me too. I just got my G25C2 today, and was wondering how to do that, and now its done! I have the full accessory kit, so with the extra battery capability and the colored diffuser lenses, I look forward to some very cool night time photographic effects in timed exposures. Best, Chris
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    Battery suggestion

    Hello, I'm a very new member to the forum, and have recently ordered an EagleTac G25C2 XM-L U2. I have since read an outstanding review on this forum about this model which indicated that certain battery models (not specified) amongst CR123A batteries could result in impaired connections and...
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    Eagletac G25C2 (XM-L, 1x18650 2xCR123A/RCR) Review: RUNTIMES, VIDEO, BEAMSHOTS+

    I just bought this flashlight, which is enroute to me now. I had seen a number of reviews online, but this is by far the most comprehensive. I have one quick question, forgive me if I missed the answer in the body of your review, but which battery (brand and size) would you most recommend for...
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