When Lume Cube initially crashed into the world’s consciousness, they did so with an $80 smartphone-controlled, water-proof light aimed at the GoPro-loving extreme sporting activities sector. Nowadays, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign for Existence Lite, its followup. Life Lite is 33 p.c significantly less vibrant, but also 50 percent the price and 50 percent the measurement. The new addition is aimed at people capturing reside video clip with smartphones.

“We hoped this was heading to be successful,” reported Lume Cube’s founder and CEO Mornee Sherry in an job interview final 7 days. “And the initial Lume Cube is now readily available for sale in more than forty five countries.”

The Lume Cube Life Lite can still be used with GoPros, of course, but its slightly thinner form factor means it's better suited to smartphone photographers -- and people who want to be able to throw a small light in their pocket or bag

The Lume Cube Existence Lite can continue to be applied with GoPros, of program, but its a little bit thinner variety issue implies it is improved suited to smartphone photographers — and people who want to be capable to toss a small light in their pocket or bag

The initial Lume Cube became a darling of extreme sporting activities admirers all more than the earth, but the dice-formed light was way too big and way too dear for some of the company’s prospects. The response became the Life Lite. Watertight to 30 ft (10m) and outputting up to one,000 lumens, the light is not as substantial-spec as the initial Lume Cube (which went to 100 ft and output one,five hundred lumens), but at 50 percent the measurement and 50 percent the price, it could possibly just be the fantastic match for people who have diverse requires from their lighting predicaments.

“There’s a bit of a distinction in philosophy among the lights,” Sherry tells me. “Lume Cube is virtually indestructible. You can operate more than it with a truck if you want. It was designed to be a great match with the GoPro cameras, which are notoriously undesirable in small light. The extreme sporting activities angle meant that the initial Lume Cube experienced to be extremely resilient and super vibrant.”

The photographic landscape has modified a good deal since 2014, nonetheless: The range of people filming and streaming with their smartphones has gone as a result of the roof. Tiny cameras are substantially happier in small light than they applied to be, and the relentless emphasis on indestructibility is significantly less vital to the recent technology of filmmakers.

The company’s Kickstarter campaign is heading reside any next, you can find the hyperlink to the campaign on the Lume Cube web-site.