Lume Cube, the Californian company that specialises in small video lights, has announced their first RGB LED called the Panel Pro.
The small, battery-powered 10-watt lamp has adjustable colour temperature of 3200–5600K, dimmable brightness from 1–100% and the choice of ‘360 different colour options’. Integrated Bluetooth supports remote control from the Lume Cube smartphone app. There are also some built-in video lighting effects.
Claimed CRI is ‘greater than 96’ with a 1000 lumen output (or 1500 lux at 0.5m). It is powered from an internal lithium ion battery (charged via USB-C) and has 1/4″ tripod sockets on three sides for mounting. A coldshoe mount adapter is also included.
The feature set is fairly standard, though the price is slightly ambitious: the Lume Cube Panel Pro is $229. Many similarly-specced lights are priced a fraction of that. For example, the new Nanlite Litolite 5C promises a wider 2700–7500K colour temperature range and comparable feature set (at least on paper) for $75 (Adorama).
The Lume Cube Panel Pro is available for $229 directly from www.lumecube.com.