All Articles
All Articles

Lumu iPhone Light Meter

An essential tool for budding shutterbugs

by Greg Stefano
on 17 June 2013

Considering that the light meter is one of the most essential tools for photographers—film and digital alike—it's quite a surprise there aren't better options available for the amateur shutterbug. Lumu, launched on Kickstarter today, promises to be an extremely powerful and useful device for photographers looking for a light meter that can be used with a smartphone. Designed to interface with the iPhone, Lumu seems to exceed other iPhone meters in terms of promised performance and design.


The Lumu plugs into the iPhone's headphone jack and, using a professional grade sensor (one that far surpasses the smartphone's internal sensor), allows for very accurate measurement. The promised range for incident light is 0.15-250,000 lux, which is pretty impressive for something the size of a 50-cent piece and that doesn't require batteries. While Lumu probably won't stand up to a professional grade light meter, it is a very promising option compared to similar devices. Back it on Kickstarter to get yours and start snapping.

Images courtesy of Lumu

Via PetaPixel

Loading More...