This LED looks like a camera – and it takes lenses! Hobolite launches a tiny vintage-style light with a twist

Hobolite Iris
(Image credit: Hobolite)

Hobolite is a manufacturer of some of the best lighting systems on the market, most notably its range of retro-style COB lights. It has been pushing the boundaries of photography and video lighting, bringing the form factor down but keeping the light intensity up. 

The latest innovation is the Hobolite Iris, a tiny portable 5W continuous bicolor LED light that continues the company's retro aesthetic and has an added lens for enhanced versatility. The lens enables the use of optical modifiers and colored gels, developed to "spark creativity and joy in the art of visual storytelling". 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.