Sidekick maker Light and Motion to give out special edition Kickstarter-exclusive units for backers
January 29, 2015— Sidekick is a light specially designed to accompany GoPro cameras. It provides a wide, smooth 600 lumen beam to complement the camera on low light or backlit conditions where a strong fill light can make a huge difference in the quality of the images.
Light and Motion, a design and manufacturing company that makes personal lighting systems for photographers, has created Sidekick to add to their array of high power, compact LED lights. They have created a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 until February 14. The funds from this crowdfunding campaign will go into building the tooling to take their design to high volume manufacturing.
Sidekick is light weight and delivers a powerful wide flood beam that can last for up to a full one hour. It has a seamless mounting that integrates to wherever a GoPro camera goes. A Li-ion rechargeable battery powers its top-of-the-line Cree XM-L U2 LED. It is also completely waterproof and can handle underwater pressure for up to 200 feet. The charging is external so Sidekick is fully sealed, making it perfect for all scenarios.
GoPros need a lot of light to capture clear and vibrant images. Sidekick allows users to take great pictures in any light condition.
According to Light and Motion, Sidekick comes with accessories such as a spot beam for navigation on the Duo model, as well as an accessory mount that can be attached on top of the camera for underwater imaging. There is also a two-button control that conveniently adjusts the fly fast and easy.
In short, Sidekick is smaller, more lightweight, and more powerful for its size than most any rechargeable light under the $150 price point. The team are hoping that through the crowdfunding campaign, they can bring Sidekick into production.
They will also be creating a Kickstarter exclusive, special edition batch of 2000 units, which will be machined from solid Aluminum billet, anodized and laser etched for backers of the campaign. The commercial production run will use die cast and molded parts for higher production volume.
In addition to exclusive Sidekick editions, backers of the campaign will also get Sidekick t-shirts, Underwater Flex Arms, and many other perks.
To find out more, visit the Light and Motion website
About Light and Motion
We are a vertically integrated design & manufacturing company that makes personal lighting systems for individuals that value conscientious design and elegantly engineered solutions. We build our products ourselves because we are passionate about providing customers with the perfect light to enhance their experience. We have been recognized for our pioneering business practices and a smart carbon footprint through numerous environmental awards, including the 2012 “Cool California Award” for greenhouse gas reductions.
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