First RGB programmable camera flash – Chroma Chrono

Chroma Chrono is a wirelessly-controllable multi-colour shoe-mount flash, seeking crowd funds on Kickstarter.

Chroma Chrono

A crowdfunding campaign has launched for Chroma Chrono, a hotshoe-mount LED flash claiming to be the “world’s first programmable multi-colour camera flash”.

Sporting a high-powered LED, the Chroma Chrono can be controlled remotely from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, allowing the user to adjust the colour and duration of the light. You can control up to ten different Chrono units at once.

It is made out of aluminium and runs from three AA batteries. Though a ‘flash’ in name, the developers are keen to emphasise its capabilities for long-exposure photography.

Rather than have a dedicated app for each platform, the Chroma Chrono has a web interface, controlled over local WiFi. This makes it possible to use the flash with any kind of laptop or mobile device.

Chroma Chrono controls

Chroma Chrono

Chroma Chrono example

Chroma Chrono example

The product has been devised by Pecelec Studio, a UK-based electronics company, who hope to raise £15,000 by the end of September 2018. The Chroma Chrono is £140 to backers, with an estimated delivery date of February 2019. Visit the Kickstarter campaign page for more information.

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David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.