LEDs + optics
The lens systems of our lamps are not designed by standard components, but rather specially developed optics by Lupine. So we guarantee: all the light is where you need it, simply on your trail.
Perfect light focus
Only by our specially developed lenses, the light is used to one hundred percent where you need it. In order to optimally illuminate the distance and near zones, several individual lenses have been arranged in order to form a perfectly matched system. So we have been created luminous images, which are perfectly suited to its task as bike and outdoor lighting.
By high-precision plastic optics made of pure polycarbonate we reduce the rate of loss to a minimum. The accuracy of precision injection procedure is a few micrometers. This is less than one tenth of a hair diameter. Our lenses and reflectors became the reference standard for all other manufacturers.
We exclusively shape our lamp heads from high quality aluminum alloys. All housings are made of one piece of aluminum, CNC milled.
So we achieve extremely precise fits, but can produce aluminum bodies, which are extremely lightweight and extremely stable at the same time.
The PCS is more than a simple on and off switch: Here the true heart of each lamp is beating. The technology developed, which we use in the electronic switch ensures optimum brightness, temperature control and super bright light, even from a weak battery. It protects the lamp head also from overheating or electrical damage and guarantees the maximum possible light output (depending on temperature).
Colored display LEDs in blue, green and red precisely inform you about the current operating mode or remaining capacity of the battery.
Accumulators basically have to be seen as a consumable item and can not be used indefinitely for physical reasons. But here we do our best to ensure durability, safety and maximum performance.
Lupine Li-ion batteries are completely waterproof, impact resistant and equipped with their own protection circuit board (PCB), which protects the battery against faulty charging currents, deep discharge, short circuits or other defects.
We have been developed and produced the PCB by ourselves. Because we value the security and reliability is extremely important, we have all these electronic components been produced in Germany. To ensure optimum performance under all circumstances, we use a specially designed processor and check each individual board to 100% on its ability to function.
We always use the best available batteries available at the market. The "best" is not only determined on the capacity, but also on the reliability and durability. Unlike batteries of third-party manufacturers, Lupine users expect a lifespan of 4-6 years. For this reason we use the best, selected 3400mAh cells from Panasonic. We do not use cells made in China. The cells we use are characterized by restrictive selection, a high energy density, low self-discharge of a maximum of 10% in the year and cold resistance down to -25 ° C. Because the lifetime of batteries is to be considered from the time of production, we pay attention to a fast, direct transport line from Japan to Germany.
In addition to the industry standard, our capacity figures have (up to 8A) been determined under realistic conditions in each case the lamp is typically used. This results in lower values than those proclaimed by all other providers data sheet values, which are determined with unrealistic, very low power loads. Again, we allow us a much more realistic measurement technology to indicate traceable values in practice. New batteries exceed our specifications always clear to remain even after prolonged use of 2 years or within our specifications.
At Lupine, cells are 2-sealed waterproof and a thorough final inspection with appropriate performance and capacity control subjected each battery pack. Regular underwater tests provide the waterproof safe in the series.
All Lupine batteries meet international UN transportation testing. Our batteries have internal, much stricter, meet our standards, but in the interest of our expectation of security, in addition. This is in particular the professional use, in which the absolute reliability is particularly important, essential.
Heavy-duty plug-in contacts
The specially developed plug contacts are highly resilient and remain confident coupled with strong shocks. However, not only in terms of manual force, but also with regard to the current load, our connector system is extremely powerful. Up to 10 amps hunt through the contacts of your Lupine.
ULT cable (Ultra Low Temperature)
The cables and terminals are built for the merciless rigors and outdoor living. We use extra thick copper cable, consisting of numerous hair-thin wires. They ensure maximum buckling strength with minimal resistance. Special polyurethane insulators remain flexible even at temperatures ranging from -40 ° C to + 80 ° C.
Lumen or Lux ?
We provide traditional for our lamps are no lux values. To assess the brightness of a lamp Luxangaben are of limited use, since the luminance is measured at only one point at a certain distance from the light source.
Unlike many other manufacturers measure and we check the luminosity of our lamps regularly itself. With our own integrating sphere, we determine the luminous flux in lumens. We do this in a standardized procedure in which more than a hundred measurements are made on a strictly defined period of time and the mean or median value is calculated.