Welcome Anonymous
Fledgling
Fledgling
It is currently Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:42 am

All times are



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ Array ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:08 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Posts: 1224
Location: Nebraska
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.

Image

_________________
http://www.trlcam.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Posts: 1224
Location: Nebraska
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.

_________________
http://www.trlcam.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:10 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:40 am
Posts: 2332
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.

_________________
To greater appreciate an animal is to walk in its footsteps


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:57 am 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm
Posts: 3448
Location: Central Saskatchewan, Canada
Most interesting Jeff... please keep us up to date on this for sure ..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 am 
Offline
King
King

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:42 pm
Posts: 465
Location: New Hampshire (USA)
Glad you keep an eye out for new tech!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:52 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Posts: 1224
Location: Nebraska
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.

_________________
http://www.trlcam.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:45 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm
Posts: 3448
Location: Central Saskatchewan, Canada
I am most interested in this ... please report back all your findings...thanks Jeff


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:40 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Posts: 1224
Location: Nebraska
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.

_________________
http://www.trlcam.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:23 pm 
Offline
Emperor
Emperor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm
Posts: 3448
Location: Central Saskatchewan, Canada
Thanks for the update Jeff ... interesting to see how well it lasts when u get back


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Lume Cube
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:30 pm
Posts: 1224
Location: Nebraska
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.

Image

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

_________________
http://www.trlcam.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ Array ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are


Who is online

Array


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group