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    New Head Lamp time

    I've been using a niterider duel newt on my helmet for a few years now, and I am looking for something brighter. Anyone here have opinions on the following
    Jet lights A-51 - seems like a good all around light
    Dinotte 1200 - 1200 lumens sounds awesome.
    Lupine Piko 3 - weight, and brightness are enticing.

    Has anyone used both the older duel newt system, and any of the 3 listed above? If so how did they compare? How do they compare to a MS-900?

    I will use this with a L&M stella on my bars.

    Thanks!

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    No comments on your choices, but I would also consider the Exposure Diablo for a helmet light... 110 grams including self-contained battery... very attractive IMO.

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    Hey fireroadjunky, you have three very different helmet choices here.I'll go in the order you listed.Jet A-51 has very good reputation for quality and is the least expensive of the group.Lux measurment i believe was 40.Would make a decent helmet light.The Dinotte 1200+ is by far the brightest,biggest and most expensive of the three,would make a great bar light, but in my opinion to big and floody for the helmet.The Piko is just stupid how good it is in quality, programing options,and is a little brighter than the A-51.Not sure exactly what the true lux measurment is as it's fluctuated from 55/41/44 and 45.The Wilma which has been measured at 110 lux has 4 XPG's so it wouldn't be a stretch to say the 2 XPG Piko would be somewhere in the 45/55 lux range.Mine arrived a couple of days ago and i compared to my MS in the back yard and the Piko easily out gunned the MS.Of these three,, i'd go with the Piko!!

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    Thanks!

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    In the MTBR comparison, the A51 was 40 lux, and the Lupine Piko was 44 when measured with the same equipment.

    Lupine is 10% brighter, but 50% more expensive. The Dinotte is a great light, but way too expensive for me.

    I think overall, the A51 is the best bang for the buck. Unless you are bombing downhills at night, the A51 will be plenty of light for you.

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