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When Lume Dice to start with crashed into the world’s consciousness, they did so with an $80 smartphone-managed, water-proof mild aimed at the GoPro-loving intense sporting activities marketplace. These days, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign for Daily life Lite, its followup. Life Lite is 33 p.c significantly less vibrant, but also 50 % the price and 50 % the measurement. The new addition is aimed at individuals taking pictures live online video with smartphones.

“We hoped this was heading to be profitable,” reported Lume Cube’s founder and CEO Mornee Sherry in an job interview previous week. “And the initial Lume Dice is now available for sale in more than forty five international locations.”

The Lume Cube Life Lite can still be used with GoPros, of course, but its slightly thinner form factor means it's better suited to smartphone photographers -- and people who want to be able to throw a small light in their pocket or bag

The Lume Dice Daily life Lite can nonetheless be utilized with GoPros, of program, but its somewhat thinner kind element usually means it’s superior suited to smartphone photographers — and individuals who want to be able to toss a modest mild in their pocket or bag

The initial Lume Dice grew to become a darling of intense sporting activities followers all over the earth, but the cube-formed mild was way too significant and way too pricey for some of the company’s prospects. The reaction grew to become the Life Lite. Waterproof to thirty ft (10m) and outputting up to one,000 lumens, the mild isn’t as superior-spec as the initial Lume Dice (which went to 100 ft and output one,500 lumens), but at 50 % the measurement and 50 % the price tag, it may just be the ideal match for individuals who have distinctive demands from their lights conditions.

“There’s a bit of a big difference in philosophy among the lights,” Sherry tells me. “Lume Dice is nearly indestructible. You can run over it with a truck if you want. It was developed to be a very good match with the GoPro cameras, which are notoriously lousy in minimal mild. The intense sporting activities angle meant that the initial Lume Dice experienced to be extremely tough and super vibrant.”

The photographic landscape has adjusted a lot given that 2014, having said that: The number of individuals filming and streaming with their smartphones has gone by way of the roof. Little cameras are significantly happier in minimal mild than they utilized to be, and the relentless concentration on indestructibility is significantly less important to the present-day era of filmmakers.

The company’s Kickstarter campaign is heading live any second, you can find the connection to the campaign on the Lume Dice web page.