Illuminati is a clever wireless light meter
Illuminati is a triangle that measures light and color and transmits them to a smartphone. We stopped by the Illuminati booth at Photo Plus Expo 2017, and had a chat with the founder – Mike Okincha. According to Mike, Illuminati will be shipped to backer in a week or so, and available in stores for the holidays with a price tag of $299.
Illuminati takes constant readings while it’s on and display them on an iPhone or Android app. It’s about as big as a kid’s fist and it has a nice set of features: it measures ambient lights (either direct or reflected), will measure strobes including HSS, and do some color measurements.
There’s is a variety of mounting options, including a tripod socket, a magnet, and lanyard.
Colorwise the meter will help you adjust any set of lights. You punch in the different gels that you have, the desired color temp, and the app will instruct you which gels should go on the light to match hour desired temperature and cast.
If you are looking at the phone-connected light meters there is a non-wireless option called Lumu in the same price range, which is already shipping, but it is iDevice only and is not wireless. We will be pitching both meters against each other as soon as Illuminati lands in our hands.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.