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Lume Cube can light up sky with your drone

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If you are looking to improve lighting for photography or videography with help from a drone, Lume Cube offers a portable, ultra-bright solution. Lume Cubes are small, waterproof and Bluetooth capable LED lights that were spotted on Kickstarter back in 2014, and now the company has branched into creating mounts for drones like the Mavic, Phantom 4 series, Inspire and GoPro Karma. This means you can attach two Lume Cube lights on your UAV to create unique photos and videos. The mini LED light was initially targeted towards action camera users, but professional photographers and even selfie lovers are using the night illuminator to add a new spin to their shots. Here is a first look at the new DJI Mavic mount through FLytPath’s YouTube video:

Lume Cube brings the light everywhere

Don’t let the mini light fool you. Lume Cube is a powerful 1.5” cube-shaped light that can reach 1,500 Lumens! The pocket-size LED comes with 10 adjustable settings, and it can be attached to any tripod thanks to its ¼” mount. It is also waterproof up to 100 feet! The Lume Cube can synchronize with your camera for remote flash, which can be adjusted through a mobile app. It lasts an estimated 20 minutes at its brightest setting, but it extends up to 2 hours with lower settings. This light can be used for everyday situations, interviews and now even drones.

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Drone light prices

Lume Cube can be attached to a drone with a mount. It’s a cheaper alternative to other powerful custom drone lights. For $179.99, you can get two Lume Cubes and two mounts for the DJI Phantom 4, Inspire, Mavic, Yuneec Typhoon H, Autel X-Star or the GoPro Karma.The lighting kit for the DJI Mavic is available for pre-order, but shipping is estimated to start later this month. Normally one light runs for $79.99, so you can get two lights and the mounts for a discounted price if you buy it as a package. If you already have two lights, then you can just buy the mounts for $39.99.

Lume Cube

Applications

The possibilities to create one-of-a-kind photos and videos are nearly endless with help from a portable light source. You can do drone light painting by shooting long exposure shots. When you combine Lume Cubes with a drone that can hover in a fixed position, then you got yourself a mobile lighting studio. Besides photography and film, it may even help search and rescue missions at night. With multiple UAVs, you can even do your own drone light show.

Warning

The FAA still prohibits night flights, so get their approval first. If you’re looking to just fly without getting FAA permission, then you can legally fly with Lume Cubes 30 minutes before sunrise or 30 minutes after sunset.

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