Lume Cube – a small light for small devices

The Lume Cube is a nifty stills/video light designed to work with smartphones and small cameras.

Lume Cube

The Lume Cube is a joint project between Californian company Think Eleven and IC12, the latter of whom are known for their hybrid LED Light Cube flash, which is now available in retailers. The crowd-funded Lume Cube is aimed at users with smaller devices such as smartphones, or GoPros, for example. This 1.5” cube is covered with a silicone grip and features three high-powered LEDs that have a combined output of 1500 Lumens.

Lume Cube

I personally have already had a chance to play with the Lume Cube and it seems like a nifty little gadget that is priced exactly right at $59. Up to five units can sync simultaneously with your smartphone to help light your smartphone photos and videos. In the application you can change settings such as brightness and flash duration. If no Bluetooth connection is available there is also a built in optical slave that can be used to trigger the Lume cube.

Some features:

  • Take It Anywhere:5” Cube Encased in Water Resistant Silicone Shell
  • Take Command:Fully Adjustable Flash Duration & Brightness via Smartphone App
  • Sync It Up:Bluetooth Sync w/ iPhone and Android Smartphones
  • Master Two Modes:External Flash for Photos or Constant Light for Video
  • Light An Entire Scene:Sync up to 5 Lume Cubes Individually via Smartphone App
  • Adjust Brightness:Dimmable Between 0–1,500 lumens
  • Mount to Most Surfaces:Powerful Magnet & Innovative Suction Cup
  • Direct Your Focus: Tripod Designed by JOBY® Points Light Where It’s Needed
  • Lock It Down: ¼ 20 Mount Attaches to Tripods & Action Cam Accessories
  • Sync A Slave Flash:Optical Sensor Easily Detects & Triggers w/ Outside Flashes
  • Color Temperature:5600 K
  • Shoot Continuously:No Recycle Time Between Flashes
  • Power Through:~2-Hour Battery Life @ 50% power & 1-Hour Charge Time w/ USB Charger
  • Light Entire Scenes:Available in Single Unit, 2-Pack or 6-Pack in a Variety of Colors
  • Enhance Your GoPro®:Proprietary Mount & Waterproof Case Designed for GoPro® Hero Cameras

Lume Cube

The Lume Cube can be obtained for $59 in several different colors through Kickstarter. They still have 17 days remaining on their project but already managed to obtain over $100,000, well over their initial goal of $56,000. If you back their Kickstarter you can expect your unit around February next year. Or, if this little LED seems a bit too dinky for you, have a look at the beefier LED Light Cube.