Spekular KYU-6 Light Bracelet Duo Kit review

Capture creative light streaks and add animated lighting effects to portraits with these wearable LED bracelets

Spekular KYU-6
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

For close-up lighting these LED lights are perfect, especially when deployed in their wearable bracelet form. The RGB bracelet’s vibrant neon colours encourage both model and photographer to get creative - such as painting with light using a slow shutter setting on your camera. The Bi-Color version lets you complement available light with a wide range of specific colour temperatures. If we were forced to choose one model it would be the RGB bracelet as it’s more colourful and inspires creative experimentation.


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    Animated lighting presets

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    Discrete size

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    Animated effects


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    Needs to be close to the subject

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Made by Spiffy Gear, the Spekular KYU-6 Duo kit contains two small light LED bracelets - the RGB model and the Bi-Color model.  You can buy each bracelet separately or in a two-pack. We got hold of the Duo-Kit for our review. At first glance, both bracelets look identical but they produce a range of different lighting effects (more on the differences later in this review.) 

Each bracelet looks like a miniature LED light wand (or stick) due to its straight rectangular shape. However, when you tap a wand against your wrist it instantly transforms into bracelet form with a satisfying snap! This transformation from rigid wand to circular bracelet evokes scenes of movie superhero ‘suiting up’ with a CGI accessory and you’ll be powerless to resist showing off this feature before you’ve even powered up a light bracelet!  You can snap both bracelets back to rigid LED wand form in a couple of clicks.  Check out our supporting video to see the light bracelets in action.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.