I See The Light: Packs small, Plays BIG!

Yes, the portable battery powered LED light market offers sooooo many options. You can honestly get the perfect light for what you require to illuminate.

Top of mind for me right now is small, portable, bi-color, with a decent battery life.

LumeCube has been a player in what I’d call the action LED light market. I own a few, and whenever I snorkel, this is on my action cam.

Bulletproof product, in my opinion.

When they introduced the lite panel last year, I was all over it! Looking for an event/trade show interview light, ticked a lot of the boxes, but had one main problem for me:

You couldn’t ramp it down enough. The quality of the light was great, but it was way too intense for the interviewee. I had to add some additional diffusion just to take it down a few notches. They did fix that issue and came out with the Lite Panel GO. I still wanted to get something that was even MORE compact.

The folks at Lume Cube heard this from a few folks, and went to work.

The new Panel Mini has so many cool features, and has an awesome battery life And not just by making it it smaller.

Well, it is smaller, but some of the best features is the fact that you can ramp down the output to 1%, select your color temp, and it’s about the size of a business card!

Here is a pic of it on my BeastGrip rig.

Keeping the light above the lens mainly, but can switch it to the other cold shoe and angle it for a diff look, When i do that, I add a SmallRig ball joint to angle it. Love this cage, and with an additional cold shoe for the light, coupled with the Rode NTG mic, I’m in the “packs small, plays big” realm. I picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ to shoot with, so I keep my main phone free. Still looking for the Moment case for that phone to incorporate the lens kit I use. Yes, I do use a “dead cat” ( or wind shield) when shooting outside. Cuts the wind noise for a clean record.

Another bonus is that you can charge up, the light while using, with any battery block you use for your phone. USB-C connection.

And as we are all zooming, and probably will for awhile, attach this light to your laptop, tablet or desktop to light up you face and get rid of those dark circles! They also make a cool suction cup mounting device for your laptop.

So at a sweet price of $60, USD, this definitely should go in your bag!

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