September 17, 2019

Could the Super Portable Lumin8 Be Your Next Go-To LED Light?

Lumin8
Lumin8 is a brand new LED light from a San-Diego based creative team, and it might be your new best friend.

It's being touted as "the world's most versatile LED light," unlike traditional lighting set-ups that might be heavier, more cumbersome, and vulnerable to weather conditions.

According to its development team, Lumin8 is so durable, you can run it over with your car or keep it underwater for up to 30 minutes. At the same time, it's light enough to mount to a drone or carry with you while spelunking.

The light is 22 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter. It runs on a lithium-ion battery, which you can recharge via a USB. It should take two to three hours to achieve a full charge.

Lumin8
Credit: Lumin8

Key Features

  • 95+ CRI
  • 1,000 lumens
  • Daylight and tungsten color settings
  • IP68 waterproof (1.5 meters of depth for 30 minutes)
  • Remote controllable
  • Up to 7 hours of continuous use
  • Lithium-ion battery rated for 36,000 hours
  • Magnetic mountable, or use with 1/4 inch mount or hot shoe mount
Lumin8
Credit: Lumin8

This might be a good option for filmmakers who need quick and dirty setups while in the field, and could be great for content creators who might be shooting videos on the fly. But the fact that the light is easy to mount could make it valuable on traditional sets, too. It'll be interesting to see Lumin8 get some real use once it's released.

Currently in its prototype phase, the team behind Lumin8 is Kickstarting the project to fund their initial order. A pledge of $179 will get you one Lumin8 light, with expected delivery in November 2019.

The Kickstarter campaign ends on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12:54 p.m.     

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3 Comments

I advise everybody to take a look at the Yongnou 360 II, it has a built-in battery which lasts the whole day. Full RGB colors. 3200-5600K changeable for 106$. Best light hands down!

September 17, 2019 at 1:16PM

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Willem
Camera Operator
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The Yongnou is actually $132 and not waterproof.

September 17, 2019 at 11:47PM

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Stephen Herron
Writer/Director
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all nice ... but i gotta say .. that aperture F7 has got to be the best deal going.

September 17, 2019 at 4:03PM

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stephen knifton
owner / creative director
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