Lume Cube 2.0: the next-generation portable lighting LED is here


Lume Dice has as we speak launched the Lume Dice 2.0. It’s been practically a yr for the reason that California-based outfit introduced the plucky little Lume Dice Air, however this newest addition to the moveable LED household is a feature-rich, full-fat successor to the unique.

Based on Lume Dice, the two.Zero is “the smallest, most feature-packed, skilled high quality LED Mild for photograph and video available on the market.” And certainly, crammed within the field you’ll discover a Modification Body, Softening Diffuser, Warming Gel and DSLR Digital camera Mount, none of which shipped with the unique.

The system seems bodily similar to the Lume Dice 1.0. It has an aluminum physique, stands at a diminutive 1.6 inches and weighs simply 99g. It additionally options the identical tripod thread, seven ranges of strobe lighting and the identical stage of illuminance, however the similarities largely cease there. 

The Lume Dice 2.Zero boasts a 5,600Okay daylight-quality output and a really spectacular 95+ shade rendering index. It additionally touts an elevated 80-degree beam angle and an improved lens, which is alleged to supply no hotspots for extra even lighting.

The Lume Dice’s steady LED gentle has at all times made it an excellent companion for filmmakers, however the 2.Zero is most actually optimized for photographers too. Astrophotographers will little doubt make use of the brand new low-light mode, and an optical sensor on prime of the system cleverly permits it for use as a slave flash.

All customers will profit from the little gentle’s vastly elevated battery life, which is rated at as much as 90 minutes at 100% brightness. And, as you’d count on from a 2019 launch, the two.Zero is USB-C suitable. In truth, you’ll be able to add yet one more USB-A to USB-C charging cable to your assortment, as you’ll discover one within the field. A small however helpful addition is the presence of a inexperienced LED, which flashes when totally charged, and the two.Zero remains to be capable of function when plugged in, making it excellent for residence/studio use.

It’s price noting that the Lume Dice 2.Zero is simply waterproof all the way down to 30ft, which is far shallower than the 1.0’s skill to face up to depths of 100ft. Nonetheless, 30ft will certainly show greater than appropriate for many customers. Lastly, Bluetooth compatibility permits the system to be managed through the Lume-X app, identical to its predecessor.

The Lume Dice 2.Zero is out there as a single unit for $89.95, as a dual pack for $175 and in a Professional Lighting Kit for $299 (that includes a pair of Cubes, gentle stand adapter, snoot, barn doorways and carry case). 

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