A few years back we tested the original Lume Cube vs the Litra torch. We were pretty aggressive and we threw the lights, froze them, and dunked them in water. Since then, Litra advanced to Litra Torch 2.0, and Lume Cube recently released the Lume Cube 2.0. We wanted to revisit our review and see how the two new Action Lights compare. This time though, no lights were hurt during the shooting.
You can watch the video for the full review or read the highlights below. But first, let us know which of the lights you would like to
buy give someone for this holiday season.
Form factor: pretty much the same. Both lights kept their housing from the previous version.
Waterproof: The Litra Torch 2.0 goes down to 60′ and Lume Cube 2.0 down to 30′. Unless you know you are diving deep, this is not something that really matters.
Beam Angle: again, it’s almost identical, and does not really matter: 70° on the Litra Torch 2.0 and 80° on the Lume Cube 2.0.
Photometrics: The Litra Torch has a slightly better CRI and more natural color. (tested CRI/CCT were 5,700K, 93RA vs 6,100K 92RA).
Brightness: the Litra was almost double as bright at the center of the beam than the Lume Cube (256 Lux vs 495 Lux @1 meter)
Runtime: @ Full power, the Litra Torch 2.0 is 5 minutes short of the Lume Cube 2.0 40 minutes. At similar brighter though, it almost doubles the time.
Cables: “old” micro USB for the Torch, modern USB-C for the Cube.
Control: Full Manual for the Litra Torch, nifty App for the Lume Cube
Included accessories: both lights have a cable, a cold shoe mount, and some diffusion. The Torch has a GoPro mount, magnetic mounting discs, and a belt clip, the Cube has a warming filter.
From my perspective, The Torch is better on some aspects while the Cube on others. So depending on your needs you will choose one over the other. Which one are you getting?