A small team based in Melbourne, Australia wants to change how you view your studio lights. They say their new invention, the LED Light cube, offers answers to age-old problems. Their Cube has no recycle time, better control over light output and no external battery packs. Due to The LED Light Cube using an LED model rather than a filament, the Cube can just as easily double as a video light as well as a flash. Sounds cool right?
LED has grown in popularity immensely over the past two years, and I had heard of some manufacturers toying with the idea of using LED as a strobe as well as a constant light. That's exactly what this little cube purportedly does. So here is what the team has come up with:
- LED Light source
- Continuous high speed flashing at full power
- High capacity – over 1000 flashes from a single battery charged to full power
- 300 watts (f22 @ 1 meter / 100 ISO)
- Stackable for building versatile light banks
- Adjustable flash speed – 1/8000 secs to 30 secs
- 5500k color temperature
- Stable color temperature, even while power levels are adjusted
- Dimmable video light
- Noiseless. No internal fan. No added noise on film production.
- Master control – one unit controls those interlocked (master/slave)
- Modelling light feature
- Fully portable with internal battery
- Trigger remotely via synch cable, wireless trigger or as a light sensitive slave
- Size: 100mm (approx. 4 inches) x 100mm x 100mm
- Weight: 0.750kg (approx. 1.65 lbs)
I like the idea of stacking the cubes together to create larger banks of light. What I'm most curious about is the quality of light this produces. I also will want to see some modifiers for it, since even though it might not need softening like a traditional flash tube, I would still like the option to sculpt the light to my choosing.
For more, you should check out their Indiegogo page. So, are you interested?