DIFFUSE AND MODIFY YOUR LIGHT WITH THE LIGHT-HOUSE MAGNETIC GEL SYSTEM!
The Lume Cube Light-House is a lightweight, durable, aluminum housing for the Lume Cube LED light that allows you to modify and diffuser your light for creative purposes. The Light-House uses strong magnets that allow you to place one or more diffusers over the light source to soften the light output, as well as modify the color of the light. The front lip ensures the filters fit snuggly in place and can not be knocked off during use, as well as allow you to stack your gels/diffusers to create custom lighting to get the perfect shot! Lume Cube has partnered with Lee Filters and uses their Zircon LED filters that last 200 times longer than standard lighting filters. Not only are Zircon filters longer-lasting than their standard counterparts, they are sturdier as well and provide a more accurate color temperature over time. They are manufactured using a 180-micron material, and are more than double the thickness of a normal lighting filter. This makes them more durable and avoids degradation of the color after multiple uses.
LEE FILTER Zircon Range Diffuser Details
- 812 Diffusion 3 (Y=60%) Lightest Diffusion - Stop Value 2/3
- 811 Diffusion 2 (Y=50%) Medium Diffusion - Stop Value 1
- 810 Diffusion 1 (Y=43%): Strongest Diffusion - Stop Value 1 1/3
- One (1) Lume Cube Aluminum Light-House with Magnetic Mounting Surface
- Three (3) Lee Filter Zircon LED White Diffusers (Light, Medium and Strong Diffusion)
The Light House cage has excellent build quality and can stay on the LumeCube more or less permanently. However, the build quality is not matched by the filters, which resemble cheap old colour slide frames. They peel apart too easily and lose the magnetig pegs that keep them attached to the cage.
A tiny magnetic peg is the last thing you want to fly around in your camera bag, potentially sticking to sensitive equipment.
Furthermore, the filter code is missing from the filter so I had to use a white pen to mark the filters manually.
It would also be helpful to have a small pouch for the filters. I used a Compact Flash memory card case from Mindshift, but there may be better solutions.
Therefore, please make better frames that do not fall apart, mark them with the filter code and offer a case or pouch where to transport them!
Light-House Diffusion Cage + LEE Filter Diffusers (3 pack)
When you are limited on your carry on every item in your production pack has to be worth the space and weight... with this requirement my Luma Cube and diffusion cage is a must have. I have 4 for Key, Back and Fill for my mobile production.
Love using my pair of Lumecubes, both for direct video and stills, and as kick, fill, and backlights in any number of situations. They're well-designed and built, hold a long charge for the photoshoot, and are great to throw in the go - bag. The app, while promising, isn't that intuitive in controlling the cubes, and doesn't synch well enough with the Android platform to be "set-and-forget." I warmly recommend the system, overall, however, and look forward to updates to the app.
An awesome well thought product - and easy to carry around!