LumeCube 2.0 review

The portable LED light gets a proper upgrade with the LumeCube 2.0 - you’ve room in your kitbag, but is it worth it?

Lume Cube 2.0 review
(Image: © Mike Harris / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Lume Cube ethos hasn’t changed – the 2.0 is still the same old Lume Cube so many content creators have come to rely on. It’s still budget friendly, highly portable and compatible with a plethora of Lume Cube accessories. However, it’s also been refined for the demands of 2019, with its increased battery life and USB-C compatibility. The light itself has also received an upgrade and first-time users can get started immediately, thanks to the variety of useful accessories that come in the box.


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    Improved lighting

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    Better battery life

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    More practical charging port

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    Plenty of accessories


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    Reduced waterproof depth

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    Power button could be more responsive

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Five years after the original Lume Cube was launched back in 2014, the Lume Cube 2.0 has been released. The original Lume Cube's tiny stature and big lighting capabilities made it a kit-bag staple for videographers and photographers alike. Last year we witnessed the release of the smaller (and dare we say cuter) Lume Cube Air, but although it was a welcome addition to the diminutive LED family, it wasn’t a true successor. 

Today, we’re finally able to put the Lume Cube 2.0 through its paces. This full-fat Cube boasts better lighting capabilities, and mod cons including a USB-C charging port. It’s also compatible with the original’s accessories and comes with a few of its own too.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.