Lume Cube – It’s About The Quality of Light

I’m definitely a problem v. solutions kind of person, and look at gear to make life easier. And make better content.
The new goal/problem was to find a small, powerful source of light, to add onto my Fuji, and be able to get interviews at trade shows.
What was needed was a nice, compact, source of light, battery powered.
After looking around the landscape, Lume Cube, a company that has been leading in the tiny light category has come up with a solution.

Well, they came up with a few, actually.

Now this is not about the Lume Cube 2.0, as that is, well, A CUBE! Powerful, and with modifiers the intense light could be controlled, but not an on camera interview. For my GoPro, sure.

No, I needed another solution.
At first, they came out with a great rectangular version called the Panel. Good size, adjustable color temp, battery powered, but never went down below a 10% intensity. And that was too intense.
They went back to the drawing board.
What came out of that first, was the Panel Mini, which I’m sure you are using on your many zoom calls.

Me, too.
Great in that situation, but not with some distance between you and your subject. I know what your thinking: who is doing interviews these days?
I am. Shotgun mic, and NO lavs.

The folks at Lume Cube came up with something that was just right.
The Lume Cube GO.

Perfect, soft, adjustable light, treating faces with respect.
Now there are a lot of pretenders to the LED throne coming out, and I’ve tried my share. Do I really need a police car sequence in a light? Or and SOS sequence.
Nope. Not ever, I don’t think.
What I DO need is a dependable, controllable light, that I can adjust the color temp, recharge on the fly, soft as I need it, strong as i need it, and best of all, takes up little space on my bag.
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

With smooth, intuitive, controls, plus USB-C charging capability (allows for on the go charging or powering on a longer day)
You can adjust your color temp from 3200K- 5600K.

The intensity goes from 1%-100%
There are standard 1/4-20’s on the horizontal and vertical sides, so you can adjust your line up.
And for me , the secret ingredient is :

The silicon cover over the lED panel, that softens and spread the light , taking off the sharp edges and being kind to faces.
You can remove it, if you need more intensity, but the output on this light is plenty with the cover on. That was the selling point for me.

Super thin, lightweight, and well built, this always has a place in my bag.
Plus, it fits great on my BeastGrip, when I’m capturing content on my phone. And yes, i will add a Moment lens, when needed on this rig. That is a Moment case on my Samsung Note 10+. My second phone for all content creation. I just keep 2 phones: one for communication, one for creating.

Big recco into this companies line of products.
From the Lume Cube which goes with me on my outdoor, and amateur underwater shooting,
to the Mini that lives on my computer for the endless zoom calls, to the GO, that is my on-camera lite of choice right now.

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