Lume Cube Panel review

The Lume Cube Panel LED doubles as a power bank – but is it still worth picking up, with the release of the Panel Mini?

Lume Cube Panel review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Lume Cube Panel is a powerful LED light and while it isn’t as small as the new Lume Cube Panel Mini, it’s still very pocketable. The rear LCD screen is a useful asset that helps prevent nasty surprises, and the entire unit feels sturdy and well built. It also doubles as a power bank. And although this is unlikely to make your dedicated juice boxes obsolete, the fact you can use its 5V output in an emergency only adds to this little light’s functionality and appeal.


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    Powerful light

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    Doubles as a power bank

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    Sleek form factor

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    Neat LCD screen

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    Micro USB and USB-C inputs


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    No LCD info for power bank

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    Cheaper alternatives

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When the Lume Cube Panel dropped last year, it was a slight departure from the diminutive cubic LED lights that the San Diego-based outfit is known (and, indeed, named) for. 

And while the recently released Lume Cube Panel Mini is an exciting new prospect, its paired-down features and lower price tag mean that the original bicolor LED panel is still very much the definitive Lume Cube offering. 

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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.