Being a photographer or videographer means accepting the fact that you will forever be lugging around insane amounts of gear and kit. The heavy camera is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to getting those perfect shots or capturing that magical moment on film. Between tripods, batteries, cords, adapters, microphones, lenses, chargers, remote controls, external flashes, hard drives, bags, light boxes, and everything else, us photographers can, very quickly, begin to feel like pack mules. Thankfully the Crack Light is going to help you out by proving a super-strong light source and only weighing 19 grams.
Ultimate Light For Filmmaking And Your Phone: Crack Light
Originally Published for Kickstarter on 2019-03-31 by Phoebe Storm
Still Online Here.
It Couldn’t Be More Convenient
This amazingly light-weight, compact, and convenient light is bendable, and waterproof. It will slip into your pocket or bag and you won’t notice it until you need it. The best part is that it is powered by any USB port, including the one of your phone.
Mount it to Anything
It comes with velcro strips and magnets which you can use for mounting, but the Crack Light can be mounted to your camera or other equipment in an infinite number of ways. You can attach the aluminium mount pad provided or stick your existing GoPro mounts to the back of it. Once you have a mount, it can be attached to a ball and socket attachment for maximum range of movement or even a magic arm. Beyond the typical camera gear, the Crack Light is so light and flexible that you can also go super low-tech and attach it with a blob of blue tack or a rubber band.
Powerful Yet Personal
Night filming is never going to be an issue again, the Crack Light is so powerful that it can be your one and only light source. Rig up several Crack Lights to light up a whole outdoor area. Attach them to furniture, poles, or the roof of a car. Whatever space you have to illuminate, this is the only set-up you are going to need. The possibilities are endless and exciting and the dimmer option means that you can precisely adapt the level of light to set the exact mood you want for your project.
Simple and Easy
Crack Light is about the same size and shape as the average smart phone, and as thin as a credit card so those of you who are using phones with advanced camera technology to produce content, can have everything needed to make magic in your back pocket. You will not need any special adaptors or technology to use the Crack Light. It was created to work with the most basic, cheap, existing cords and adapters, so that you are not signing up to keep throwing money at new attachments.
The Crack Light is made up of 49 SMT LEDs and provides a continuous flicker-free light source. The color temperature is daylight 6000K and it gives a 120 degree beam of light. No battery or charging is needed as it is powered via USB by external devices such as your phone, battery pack, or laptop.
This mighty little light will change the way you produce your art. Stop adding heavy lightning equipment to your already-too-heavy photographers kit.