Photography February 2, 2020
Size can often be deceiving and after unboxing the LitraTorch 2.0 it was hard to imagine this compact little unit could kick out enough light to be useful for anything, sceptically I rolled it over in my hands before hitting the On button, only to be blasted in the face with 16LEDs worth of light, ok Litra I probably deserved that for doubting you!
The LitraTorch 2.0 has been specifically designed to provide you with studio quality light that you can take with you anywhere, measuring up at just 1.5in x 1.5in x 1.65in and weighing just 90g it is certainly portable, pop it in your kit bag, leave it attached to your device or simply slip it into your pocket when not in use. With the light unit you also get a White Diffuser, Belt Clip, GoPro ¼ 20 Finger Mount, USB charging cable, two magnetic mounts and a cold shoe mount making it extremely versatile straight out of the box. As mentioned, the LitraTorch 2.0 has 16 LEDs with 90+CRI at 5700 daylight temperature, making it ideal for skin tones and suitable for the premium standards of photographers and videographers looking for continuous lighting.
The beam projection has a 70degrees wide angle beam which drops off smoothly at the edges, when pointing it at the wall it is easy to see there is no centre hot spot and the light is smooth and balanced. There are four modes to choose from with one button activation, it automatically switches on at 100 Lumen and can be adjusted to 450, 800 and strobe by simply pressing the button again, a press and hold will switch the light off. The Lithium ion rechargeable battery is charged via a micro USB cable and you get about 35mins per charge when used on its brightest setting (up to 7 hours on strobe, 4 hours on 100 lumen and 70 minutes at 450 lumen), obviously this isn’t a huge amount of time but it can be used whilst charging at the same time so a power bank might be needed for longer periods of use.
The USB port is waterproof (even if you forget to pop the cover back on) making the device fully waterproof up to 20m of submersion, the body has an 810 mil. grade aluminium construction making it drop proof. The light is flicker free so its perfect for videography and the different mounts means it can be used with DSLR, video, smartphones, action cameras, point and shoot Cameras and in the studio, there is a different version available suitable for drones. This compact light unit is a must have accessory to bring to the studio with you wherever you go, tough, bright and with bags of accessories available separately it lets you get the perfect light for your images. RRP $89.95
- Four adjustable modes (800, 450, 100 and strobe)
- Durable and compact
- 800, 450, 100 Lumen settings
- 70degree ultra-wide beam angle, 5700k Daylight Temperature
- Flicker free, smooth light pattern and no centre hot spot
- Use cordless or with external power
- Intelligent thermal management
- One-touch button operation
- Plenty of accessories included with more available separately
- Short battery life on brightest mode