Blind Spot Gear has launched their sixth Kickstarter with the brand new Crack Light. Crack gentle is an fascinating selection of identify (It in all probability wouldn’t have been my first selection), however I assume the identify refers back to the gentle being so skinny that it may match into small areas.
The Blind Spot Gear Crack Light is definitely made by a South Korean firm known as Profound. We first noticed this gentle together with different merchandise from Profound at NAB 2018.
The Crack lights are rebranded Profound PanFlex lights. Now, chances are you’ll be asking why would you wish to rebrand an current product? It’s a very good query, however right here is the reply. Trying to purchase Profound lights is troublesome. In truth, you may’t even discover out costs or buy them instantly from Profound. This is why BlindSpot Gear have jumped onboard, to allow them to make them out there to a a lot wider viewers.
So what precisely is the Crack Light?
The Crack Light is an extremely light-weight (19g), transportable, USB powered lighting resolution geared toward content material creators.
Not solely is the sunshine versatile, however its additionally utterly waterproof. At this stage, there’s solely a 6000Okay model out there. Hopefully, they can even ultimately promote the 3200Okay model .
- High CRI LED (5W)
- 120 diploma beam angle
- Daylight 6000Okay coloration temperature
- CRI 95
The Crack Lights might be run from any 5W USB energy supply. This permits them to be run from a myriad of available choices, a few of which you’ll already personal.
If you employ a Lightning or USB-C to USB adapter and plug it instantly right into a telephone.
I’ve beforehand examined each the 3200Okay and 6000Okay prototype variations of the Profound PanFlex, so I can inform you simply how coloration correct the Blind Spot Crack Lights are and the way a lot output they produce.
The gentle output 104lx at a distance of 1 meter. This is a fairly good output for a small, USB powered gentle. The Kelvin coloration temperature recorded was 5373Okay, which was significantly decrease than the claimed 6000Okay.
Again, these measurements have been taken from a prototype model of the PanFlex, and are extra of a
Above you may see the colour rendering scores for the sunshine. The gentle has a median CRI (R1-R8) of 97.6 and an prolonged CRI (R1-R15) of 96.97. These are extremely excessive scores and one of the best I’ve ever recorded from a LED gentle.
The gentle additionally recorded a really excessive TLCI rating of 99.
The greatest drawback with versatile lights such because the Crack Light is in terms of mounting. Usually, it includes some type of DIY resolution.
Some of the methods you may mount the Crack Light embrace utilizing GoPro Mounts, Blue Tack, velcro, and even one thing so simple as a rubber band.
The drawback with a whole lot of USB powered lights is that the cable is simply manner too brief. This can also be the case with the Crack Light. The cable that’s connected to the sunshine is simply about 12cm lengthy. This is hardly splendid, and in case you are mounting the sunshine on a digicam, gentle
The good factor about USB powered gadgets is that there are a plethora of equipment out there. Not solely are there loads of choices, however the costs of USB equipment are additionally comparatively low cost.
Blind Spot Gear are hoping to have the ability to provide a variety of equipment and mounting options that it is possible for you to to purchase instantly from them by the point the Crack Light begins to ship.
The Crack Lights at the moment are out there to again on Kickstarter for £30 (round $40USD). You may also get the sunshine with a dimmer for £57 (round $75 USD).
When are they anticipated to ship?
The BlindSpot Gear Crack Lights are anticipated to start out delivery in July this 12 months. The firm has a very good observe file with Kickstarter campaigns however as at all times, Newsshooter cautions you to assume significantly earlier than backing any crowd funded product as a result of there aren’t any ensures.
In saying that, this isn’t a product that must be developed and manufactured. It already exists and might be delivered to market in a short time.