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Author:  -jeff [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Lume Cube

I received a new light for testing today. It's the Lume Cube. https://lumecube.com/ There are quite a few of these LED cube lights on the market now but this one has a feature that caught my attention. It has an optical sensor built in and a mode that enables you to use it as a slave flash. I charged it up and tested the slave function in the shop. It works well so far. I'll get it out to the field soon for some further testing.

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Author:  -jeff [ Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

UPDATE:

The light automatically sleeps after a few minutes and will not wake without pressing the button on the light housing. I emailed the company and quickly received this response:


Lume Cube Agent (Lume Cube LLC)

Aug 23, 4:12 PM MST

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

When the cube has not been used after 5-10min it will go to sleep. Unfortunately, that is something hardwired into the firmware that cannot be changed, however, we tend on removing this from future products!

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,
Austin


So until the update this will be another light added to the collection.

Author:  westcocanuck2 [ Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

Sounds promising so I guess that we will just have to wait and see what develops down the road. Be sure to keep us updated if you wouldn't mind.

Author:  ghosthunters [ Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

Most interesting Jeff... please keep us up to date on this for sure ..


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Author:  greengrass [ Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

Glad you keep an eye out for new tech!

Author:  -jeff [ Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

Update:

The version 2 of this LED flash came out last week. The UPS guy dropped one off yesterday. I charged it up and tested the slave mode again. It appears it does not go to sleep after a few minutes. So far it is working great. I want to let it run now to see what the battery life is. But so far it looks encouraging.

Author:  ghosthunters [ Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

I am most interested in this ... please report back all your findings...thanks Jeff


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Author:  -jeff [ Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

Update:

Its still running. In the shop there are walls to reflect the strobe light and the detector on the Lume Cube will easily detect that flash of light and fire the LED. I spent a little time last night testing it outdoors. With no walls to reflect the light, the Cube is very directional. The detector is on the top of the cube and recessed into the housing. As long as the detector sees a little of the strobe light, it will work up to 40' or more. There is a 1/4"-20 female mounting point on the bottom of the Cube, so I think it will be easy to adjust the Cube where the sensor will see the main strobe. I'll be in California for the next 4 days and will leave this running while I am gone.

Author:  ghosthunters [ Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

Thanks for the update Jeff ... interesting to see how well it lasts when u get back


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Author:  -jeff [ Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lume Cube

The Lume Cube has been running for over one week now and still going strong. Here is an image from last night. The primary strobe is a Nikon SB28 pointed up at an angle that will trigger the optical slave but not light the target area. So, most of the light is coming from the Lume Cube. The camera is an old Nikon D90 set at f/10 and ISO 640.

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So far I am impressed. I think this will have a place in the camera trapper tool bag.

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