As this issue’s feature explains, continuous lighting can provide an easy-touse alternative to studio lighting, and it’s essential for shooting video. If you want to give it a go without spending a fortune, Lume’s dinky Cube, which measures just 1.5 inches across, might be just the thing. It’s capable of putting out a whopping 1500 lumens at three metres, and you’ll get 20 minutes at full power, or two hours at 50% brightness, from the built-in battery. A smartphone app enables you to control brightness, use it as a simple flash or sync multiple cubes.
First impressions_ It’s hard to believe you can get this much light from such a tiny package.