Pop Awards 2012: The Best New Photography Gear Of The Year
Westcott Ice Light
No, it’s not a light saber, but an LED light wand powered by rechargeable battery. At 20 inches long and 1.3 lb., it’s easily handheld for quick localized fill lighting, and can be stand-mounted. It’s daylight-balanced (5300–5400K), fully dimmable, and includes gel clips for color balancing acetate filters. It can work continuously at high power for 60 minutes on one charge. Keep in mind, though, that even at max output, the Ice Light is dim (equivalent to a 150-watt tungsten source), so in most cases, it won’t be suitable as a main light.