Several elite athletes around the world have chosen Lumonite for their daily training and racing lamp. Team Lumonite athletes are also involved in our product development – when the products are tested and accepted by the most demanding users there is, we can't go much wrong!
photo: Pirjo Valjanen, Suomen Suunnistusliitto
Lumonite from Finland is one of the Main Partners of Finnish Orienteering Federation. Finland has won 16 relay medals and 30 individual medals in World Orienteering Championships since 2000. In 2019, Finland won its first men's World Championship relay medal for 10 years when Aleksi Niemi, Elias Kuukka and Miika Kirmula achieved 2nd place in the relay. We are proud to support our own National Team in the sport we love.
14-time world champion of orienteering. The grand old man of orienteering has created a long and respectable career keeping on the world top year after year. Thierry was born in France, lives now in Uppsala, Sweden and after his active career, coaches Sweden's national team. Involved in Lumonite product development.
Thierry about Lumonite Leader:
"The Leader is clearly the most sensational headlamp I have been able to test during my elite career. This is absolutely the best combo between power, and comfort. Even though it is lightening your environment as no other lamp, it remains light in weight and comfortable. And night navigation becomes as simple as in day time.”
9-time world champion of orienteering. Probably the most known orienteer in Finland and a living legend of the sport. Minna has won totally 17 world championship medals + 10 European championship medals in orienteering and countless of smaller titles. At the moment represents Lahden Suunnistajat -37 as an athlete and the Executive Director.
Minna about Lumonite Leader:
"The best power of light I've ever experienced in my career. The dark forest is no more dark and the controls are easier to find when I put the Leader on and go for it! Light but still soft feeling headband does not press your head and the beam is wide enough but still sharp. When you run with Lumonite Leader, you can not blame your lamp if you get lost in the dark!”
One of the best female orienteers in the world. A rising star who has already won several medals in Swedish, European and World Championships. Placed 2nd in Orienteering World Cup 2018. The fastest silversmith in the world represents Järla Orientering club and Swedish National Team. A solid part of Lumonite test group and a great, colorful person.
Karolin about Lumonite Leader:
"Finally night feels like a day! Leader lightens up whole forest and makes winter training so much easier”
One of the best night orienteering specialists in the world. Elias represents Tampereen Pyrintö orienteering club and Finnish national team.
Elias about Lumonite Leader:
"Leader almost makes me miss dark November nights already in June :D Plentiful light output meets lightness in this lamp, where every detail has been refined already and I can focus on orienteering! In my lamp, I also appreciate reliability, long battery life and ease of use, I just double click to full power and get going! Also the battery vest is great, it keeps the battery firmly against back and doesnt let it move even in the fastest ride."
3-time World Champion of Enduro. Eero won T2 class World Championship in 2018 and T1 class World Championship in 2015 and 2016. Uses Lumonite lamps in training and racing.
Eero about Lumonite Leader:
"In Enduro, the requirements for a racing lamp are brightness, a long and wide reaching beam and light weight. In this kit they are all standard! Incredible brightness in such a compact packet. The light is conveniently attached to the helmet with the Gopro bracket, so it is easy to install and remove if necessary! Battery life is good. I can recommend this light set for both amateurs and racers!!"
2-time Finnish Champion of night orienteering and Finnish Champion of extra long distance. As a night orienteering specialist, the very most demanding user of a headlamp! Lotta represents orienteering club Tampereen Pyrintö and besides orienteering, works as a doctor. Part of Lumonite test group.
Lotta about Lumonite Leader:
"Lumonite Leader truly is the shiniest lamp of the woods. It illuminates further and better than others, but still doesn't blind you when reading the map. Despite its power, the lamp is light weight and easy to use. With this lamp, it is hard not to find the checkpoints, and thanks to its long operation time, it never lets you down in the darkness."
Cross country skiing
One of the fastest female pursuit skiers in the world. Represents Swedish national team.
Hanna about Lumonite Compass R:
"Have tested Compass R and been very pleased with it. So smooth and yet so good light!"
Hanna about Lumonite Navigator:
"I ran a round yesterday with the 3000 lamp. An impressive light! Felt like I was running in the daylight and when I lit my lamp it was like my friend's lamp went out!"
Team Kalevan Rasti
The most successful Finnish orienteering club of all time! Kalevan Rasti won Jukolan Viesti relay in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012, 10-mila relay in 1983, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, and 10-mila women's relay in 2001. Kalevan Rasti has trusted in Lumonite lamps since the beginning of our story. Many Finnish National team athletes, such as Miika Kirmula and Hannu Airila represent Kalevan Rasti.
Team Tampereen Pyrintö
One of the most successful Finnish orienteer clubs of all time. Tampereen Pyrintö has won Jukolan Viesti 3 times and Venlojen Viesti 4 times. In addition, the club has won Finnish Champion scores eight times in a row 2009-2016. Tampereen Pyrintö women won 10Mila women competition (Tvåmila) in 2019. Most of "Red Machine" members represent national teams of different nations. The most known athlete of TP is probably one of the best night orienteers in the world, Elias Kuukka.
Team Lahden Suunnistajat -37
The second oldest Finnish orienteering club, founded in 1937. The club made a big facelift in 2019 raising this team up to fight in the top. The most known face in the club is a 9-time World Champion Minna Kauppi.