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Lume Cube announces new AIR variant for mobile creators

A development of the original Lume Cube, the super-portable external LED light source for smartphone users, the Lume Cube Air is smaller lighter, version aimed at vloggers and other mobile creatives. 

The new Air features a single LED light source with a custom designed lens in front of parabolic-shaped light modifier. Not only does this arrangement  provide a highly directional light with a 60-degree coverage typical of telephoto lenses with a x2 magnification, as well as wider lensed cameras found on smartphones, it is claimed to have a smooth ‘fall-off’  that’s favored by portraitists. The LED is also daylight-balanced at 5600K, and is powerful for its size emitting 400 LUX at a distance of 1 m ( 3.3 Ft). 

In addition the Lume Cube Air is waterproof sealed to 30 feet and weighs just 2oz (57 g) complete with its internal rechargeable battery. It also features a built-in magnet for attachment as well as a more conventional 1/4-in tripod socket.

Bluetooth connection via the Lume-X iOS or Android mobile app allows you to control a single Air or connect and combine output from several and adjust brightness, as well switch between flash and continuous output and check battery levels.

Bundled in the box you’ll find both white and orange colored diffusers, a lanyard and charging cable. It’s available now at $69.99 from the Lume Cube website.  

Kevin Carter is Head of Technical Hardware for theappwhisperer.com as well as ED of Digital Journal of Photography (DJP). Not one to sit still for long, Kevin is also a Professional Photographer and Technical Editor/Lens Guru for a number of technology and photography titles. These include the British Journal of Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, DSLR User, Digital Photographer, CNET UK, PhotographyBLOG, MacUser and PC PRO, as well as PC Format and MacFormat, among others. Recently he became the Lead Technical Editor for DxOMark.