Light and Motion Sidekick for GoPro

Crowdsourcing funds needed to get idea off the ground

Author: Pat
21st January 2015

US LED lighting manufacturer Light and Motion is looking for backers for a new GoPro bolt-on light.

The Sidekick clips on to a GoPro Hero camera to address the problem of poor light during action filming.

intended for use in action situations

In our sphere of interest, the company already makes a broad range of high performance underwater lights for divers, as well as dedicated lighting for video and still photography.

The diminutive Sidekick is not a professional tool, but intended for use in action situations where a rig would be overkill but natural light is poor.

It delivers a smooth and wide 600 lumen beam, directly from the camera’s point-of-view (POV.)

At 123 grams, the Sidekick weighs less than an actual GoPro camera, and is waterproof up to 200ft, or about 60 metres.

It has adjustable flood and spot modes, and has a simple mount to bolt on to any GoPro camera. The Sidekick recharges through a USB and has a battery status indicator.

Interest has already been high, and the initial $50,000 dollars required to finance the tooling has already been surpassed on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. But you can still pledge money and sign up to get one of the earliest production models.

To learn more, check out the Light and Motion Sidekick page on Kickstarter.

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