Rift Labs and their open source RGB light

Rift Labs, formerly known as Light Thinking Labs, have unveiled their prototype LED light source, Floyd.

Rift Labs Floyd prototype

Rift Labs, formerly known as Light Thinking Labs, have unveiled their prototype LED light source, Floyd. The panel is designed for both stills and video lighting with the ability to measure and match ambient colour temperature at the touch of a button. Rift are releasing all of their circuit diagrams and source code to the public in an effort to create an “open source” product with input from the photographic, computing and engineering community.

Rift Labs Floyd prototype

Floyd Features

  • 112 LEDs in an 8*14 array
  • RGB light
  • ARM processor
  • Programmable colour temperature from 1850 to 15,000K
  • Programmable filter effects
  • Aluminium alloy case
  • Open source software and hardware – schematics and 3D files available here
  • Optical triggering
  • Sync port
  • Ability to add accessories
  • USB port for firmware upgrades

Rift Labs Floyd prototype
The company has made a video about their project which you can watch below.


More information about Floyd can be found on the Rift Labs web site.

David Selby
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