Anyone using Lime Cubes?

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  1. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    came across these in the description of a pretty cool photo. Just curious if anyone has tried them.


     
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    Soocom1 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Never heard of them... Interesting.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds like something you use to make a fruity umbrella drink. What are they? What do they do?
     
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    I have the 2.0 version. Just got it and have yet to use it much. I think that to really make it useful one to get at least two. I mount mine on one of those mini tripods so I can move it around to get the desired coverage.

    Also, beyond photography it will be very useful for repair projects where light is low. For example I need to replace a fuse so all of the power must be off. I will setup the Lume cube to illuminate the fuse box while I work on it.

    Wish I could add more but I have simply not had a chance to use it much at this point.
     
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    Probably would have been better if Siri didn’t auto correct my lume into lime...

    Lume Cube 2.0 Adjustable LED for Photo & Video - ACCESSORIES INCLUDED


    SPECS
    • 1.6" x 1.6" size (approx. the size of a Golf Ball)
    • True Daylight Balanced 5600K Color Temp & 95+ CRI
    • Custom Lens /w 80º Beam Angle and ZERO Hot Spots
    • USB-C Charging
    • Durable Aluminum Body & Water to 30 feet
    • 750 LUX @ 1M
    • 1.5 Hour Run Time @ 100% Output
    • 2 Button Control System (increase & decrease brightness manually)
    • Wirelessly Control via Lume-X iPhone/Android App from 60 feet away
    • 360º Optical Sensor for Slave Flash Capability
    • Built-in 1/4" 20 for Tripod Mounting
    • Low Light Mode (adjust in 1% increments) for Night Photography
    • Accessories Included (Shoe Mount, Warming Gel, Diffuser, etc)
     
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    Keep me posted on your thoughts on these. For the portability alone they seem liken they would be super handy to have.
     
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    TWX No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Holy crap that's a lot of crosslinked javascript on that page.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: That <female dog>!!!! Interesting.. looks like something I might need!
     
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    I have 2 of the suckers and have used them in the past. I bought them primarily for underwater photography (I've got a camera housing for shooting underwater but nothing for lights--the Lume Cubes are workable without any housing up to 10 feet depth I believe--maybe deeper.

    A couple of quick comments: if you like continuous light--especially for shooting products or a still life (so you can see where the shadows fall and easily manipulate the setup then they'll be perfect for you. I too will sometimes put them on a mini-tripod. If you leave them on continuously they get really very hot--too hot to hold and potentially dangerous I'd think next to something flammable. They can also be set up as slaves (though I have yet to use them in that fashion). I haven't tried using the app (though I downloaded it)--it sounds promising but I couldn't figure it out or how I'd use it after I opened it.

    Given the price, the size, I think they're a must-have. They fit in to a side pocket easily, can recharge quickly.
     
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    Great info and mini review. Adding two of these to my wishlist!
     
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    Look so much more modern than the candles I've been using!
     
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    Do they list a flash guide number somewhere? Specs say waterproof to 30 feet!
     
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