bitLighter, a continuous and focused “flashlight-like” light source for photographers and videographers, has already reached over $90,000. This is more than 900% of its $10,000 Kickstarter goal. The product is designed to provide a focused light that can be used for both accents and beautiful effects in photography and videography.
Flashlight-style Light for Photographers
You will recognize the basic shape of the bitLighter. It is shaped like a flashlight and can be carried around in your hand while you photograph in tight spaces or time-sensitive areas. It is lightweight and durable and does not require any external wires or batteries. The bitLighter can provide a flicker-free, high quality 93+CRI light that is bright and even without hotspots like traditional tactical flashlights.
The bitLighter also offers accurate color temperatures from 3,000K up to 5,000K, smooth brightness adjustment, and adjustable beam focus from narrow to wide.
According to the company, the key feature of this light is its brighter high-quality CRI LED. This compares with other lights that emit about 15% less light and produce much more heat/undiffused light. The bitLighter provides a uniform beam of light that is not flickering at maximum outputs of 1700lm (17Watt), and 2700lm (35Watt), in boost mode. It also has a battery that can last up to 2 hours, and only 1.2 pounds in a sturdy metal body.
BitLighter also claims that the light power will not decrease or change over time, nor with the life of the batteries. It will continue to run at 100% efficiency until it runs out completely, and all this without overheating.
bitLighter vs. Ordinary Flashlights
Here are some of the benefits bitLighter offers over other flashlights:
Flexible light for different looks
BitLighter states that the new light can be used to light accents, backlighting, and special effect lighting. However, it seems possible to use the light as a primary source of light in many situations.
It is important to note that the color temperature cannot be adjusted via the light’s control, but rather by a set interchangeable heads. These are available in 3000K and 3500K as well as 4000K and 4000K.
With just a few days remaining, the bitLighter flashlight for video and photo has already raised over $90,000.
If you are interested in signing up for one of the first units of the bitLighter, please pledge $299 to the Early Bird Package (which reduces 25% off the retail price), or $578 to a bundle of two lights (saving 28%).