Spekular modular LED system is ‘only light you need’

Spekular LED bars fit together in ring, square, star and rectangle shapes to reduce the need for softboxes and other light modifiers in your studio.

Spekular Star Adapter

Spiffy Gear, the company that brought us the Light Blaster slide projector, has announced a new modular LED lighting system called Spekular.

The product consists of multiple 14.5-watt LED lighting bars that can be assembled in different configurations for different creative effects. According to the manufacturer, the range of shapes—a ring, a square, a star, a standard rectangular array and others—means photographers and videographers have less need for dedicated modifiers such as softboxes to shape their lighting.

“Spekular will enable photographers and videographers to tell their stories while paying less, carrying less and having more lighting options, said Spiffy Gear chief executive Udi Tirosh, in a press release.

At 14.5 watts, each LED bar puts out the equivalent of “around 150W of halogen light” (1500+ luminous flux), and the basic $650 Spekular kit includes four of them. Each bar has 10–100% adjustable output and is daylight-balanced (5500–5700K), with ratings of 94+ CRI and 96+ TLCI.

Hinged connectors and mounting adapters allow a variety of shapes to be constructed from the standard kit, with optional accessories such as a Star Adapter and an Extension Kit for even more possibilities. A Spekular Battery Adapter adds D-Tap battery support, while the original kit runs off a 100–240V mains adapter.

This isn’t the first modular LED system we’ve seen. The Exalux Briks system is another, based on square panels rather than long bars. The Falcon Eyes Saber series is a light wand that offers some similar configurations to the Spekular system—see here.



Spekular example

The Spekular lighting system is available now at www.spekular.com with the following pricing.

  • Spekular kit – $650
  • Spekular Star Adapter – $130
  • Spekular Extension Kit – $130
  • Spekular Battery Adapter – $130

Visit the manufacturer’s web site for further information.

Could a system like this replace softboxes in your studio? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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.