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Kaiser SmartCluster Midi


1 AT 115 x 71 x 21 mm and 135g, the SmartCluster is comfortably smaller and lighter than all but the titchy Lume Cube. Rather than using bulky AA batteries, it’s powered by a compact, non-proprietary 1,800mAh li-ion battery that’s good for 90 minutes of full-power illumination. The battery is included, as is a basic hotshoe swivel mount, along with warming and diffusion filters.

Kaiser rates its lighting power at just 190 lux at 1 metre, and though we recorded 220 lux peak brightness, real-world illumination is still noticeably dimmer than the opposition. Power may be lacking, but the light quality

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