Lume Cube VC-Lite review

Is this the simplest way to improve you zoom calls wherever you are?

Lume Cube VC-Lite light for video calls
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Lume Cube VC-Lite is an incredibly easy way to instantly improve the quality of your video calls or vlog. It is incredibly small, and thanks to its sticky suction cup, can be set up on a laptop or monitor in seconds. Despite some good diffusion, the light suffers from the same issues as most direct lighting and is a little harsh and contrasty, although this doesn’t quite produce the same Bohemian Rhapsody effect of other lights. If you work in different locations frequently, or a poorly lit home office, then this light can be a real lifeline to better quality video.


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    Small and easy to set up

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    Simple controls

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    Decent power for its size

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    Variable color temperature

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    Decent battery life


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    Sticky suction cup gathers dirt when not in use

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    Suction cup reliability issues

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    Mount is a little fiddly to adjust

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As the debate about returning to the office rages on, there is no denying that video calls are the future of work and here to stay. One of the biggest issues affecting the quality of a video call is poor lighting, whether it is strong backlighting from a window, overhead office lighting, or just no light at all. 

Enter the VC-Lite from Lume Cube. The VC-Lite is a small battery powered light that can be stuck to the lid of a laptop or back of a monitor with its included suction cup mount and provides a bright LED light to improve your drab video calls.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.