It will not make a Jedi out of you, but the Brightsaber may well become your travel light wand for creative lighting system. It comes in two versions, one of them Pro.
The normal version of the new Polaroid BrightSaber features an array of 98 efficient, low-heat 3200K LED bulbs which offer a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. The high-powered LEDs deliver maximum illumination in any lighting situation but 10 power settings let users control light output with exact precision. In terms of an output, the BrightSaber offers 1500 lumens and a color range from 3200k to 5500k to capture the perfect shot on-the-go or in the studio.
Weighing under two pounds, the new BrightSaber includes four color filters to give photographers and videographers maximum control and creativity when lighting their handheld shoots. The detachable wand handle allows users to break the wand down into an ultra-compact size for easy transport. With a price of $99.99, the BrightSaber is, according to Polaroid, “an affordable option, that costs less than other comparable wands on the market”.
If you need more power, than the Pro version is the way to go. It offers an infrared lamp and camera shutter remote; rechargeable battery pack, professional-grade LED lamp driver chip to enhance consistency and lighting stability. The 1.7” diameter multi-purpose grip provides maximum comfort during handheld use, while a built-in threaded tripod mount enables studio setups. The Pro version also offer intelligently integrated, freely rotating, tubular tungsten filter in wrap-around design, which ensures perfect lighting balance, and last but not least, an array of 298 powerful, efficient, low-heat 5600k LED bulbs that offer a life-span of more than 50,000 hours.
The Polaroid BrightSaber Pro is available now on Amazon for $162.29 and ships with a lamp, filter, remote control, battery, AC power adapter, case and manual.