Blindspot is Back with an LED You Can Plug into Your Phone
Scottish lighting company Blindspot, known for its diverse array of small powerful LED units, is back with a USB powered LED card you can clip anywhere and power with your phone.
Sometimes you want to just stick a light somewhere fast, something small and lightweight that you can tape, clip, or even jam into place. While Blindspot makes a lot of versatile units, including the innovative Tile with its great folding softbox, its newest product is its lightest ever, coming in at only 19 grams.
With a tiny 5 watt draw and a USB connector, you could even power it up with your phone in a pinch.
USB cables and battery packs are, of course, plentiful and cheap, which make a USB powered light an appealing and flexible option. Of course, those packs are often slow to charge, so this light makes even more sense when paired not with a traditional USB battery pack but the ingenious little USB adapter Blindspot came out with last year for Sony NP batteries: the power junkie. When that unit first came out, it was obviously pretty cool, since every filmmaker has a pile of NPs hanging around, and as more devices take USB power, it was great to have another way to charge a phone while out in the field.
However, with the release of the new unit, we really see the power of combining the junkie with the crack to have a flexible, mobile solution for lighting.
While currently in the Kickstarter stage, this is the sixth Kickstarter for the Scottish company and it has a good record of delivering on their promises. This one is especially enticing since it promises a lot of flexibility on a low cost, including the fact that the unit is waterproof.
Underlit the glasses at a bar, dip it in a cup of water, or just work outside in the rain, waterproof is always a perk. On top of that, they offer an inline USB dimmer as part of their Kickstarter perks for dialing in the precise amount of light you want where you want it.
- 19 grams
- USB powered
- 5W draw
- 120° beam angle
- 95 CRI, 97 TLCI
- 3-100% dimming