Light & Motion Launches Game-Changing Companion Lights for GoPro Action Cameras on Kickstarter!

Great images depend on light and the sun is not always up to the task. The GoPro camera deserves a light that fits with its form factor and is easy to use. We set out to invent a purpose-built light that sits along side the camera and goes wherever the GoPro goes.

January 20, 2015, Marina, CA – Light & Motion – the premier manufacturer of underwater imaging, bike and outdoor LED lights launched its first action camera companion light line, the Sidekick, on Kickstarter this week. The powerful Sidekick redefines what is possible for the GoPro Hero by delivering a smooth wide 600 lumen beam to enhance the range of great action shots.

“Action cameras are very limited by rapidly changing light conditions, especially low light. The Sidekick is a long overdue extension of the GoPro, and will enable people to take amazing POV video and photos, day or night,” said professional photographer and videographer Kip Evans.

The ultimate action camera accessory, the Sidekick is small, low profile and at 123 grams – weighs less than the GoPro. Its factory-sealed design and clean simple mount allows Sidekick to seamlessly integrate with any GoPro set-up and go wherever a GoPro goes, including 200 feet underwater. Adjustable spot and flood modes give users the flexibility to control the amount of light to create the perfect POV footage.

Smart design features – including regulated output, external USB recharging, battery status indicator and a spot light function for navigation – make Sidekick the perfect companion light.

The Sidekick line will include two models: the Sidekick Duo, with a spot and flood light, and the single beam Sidekick Flood. Light & Motion will also offer a Sidekick Accessory Mount Kit that allows positioning the light over the camera.

Light & Motion hopes to raise $50,000 with this Kickstarter campaign to purchase the tooling equipment necessary to bring the Sidekick into production next month at Light & Motion’s design and production facility in Marina, California. Backers of the campaign will have exclusive access to the first run of the special aluminum hand-machined Sidekicks and product production updates, among other rewards.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lightandmotion/sidekick-a-gopro-companion-light

“We want to keep manufacturing in the United States, and successful crowd funding campaigns on Kickstarter may be one way that small entrepreneurial businesses like ours can keep on inventing,” said Daniel Emerson, CEO of Light & Motion. 

Models:

  • Sidekick Duo – 23-degree Spot and 90-degree Flood
  • Sidekick – 90-degree Flood
  • Sidekick accessory mount kit includes flex arm for mounting over the camera.

 Key Features:

  • Regulated output – does not dim during use
  • Simple low-profile mount works with all GoPro bases
  • Intuitive button user interface
  • Factory sealed with external USB charger
  • Duo model has dual beam – Spot for navigation and Flood for capturing the action

Materials:

  • 6061 –T6 Billet Aluminum / Black Anodized
  • Highest Efficiency CREE LEDs (XM-L)

Specifications:

  • Lumen output/Run time
    • High:        Flood – 600 lumens /60 minutes
      Spot – 400 lumens /60 min
    • Med:       Flood – 300 lumens /120 minutes
      Spot – 200 lumens /120 minutes
    • Low:        Flood – 150 Lumens/ 240 minutes
      Spot 100 lumens /240 minutes
  • Recharge Time: 4.5 hours
  • Weight: 123 grams
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • MSRP:
  • Sidekick: $129
  • Sidekick Duo: $149

About Light & 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. For additional information, please contact Heidi Hall at [email protected] or 831-480-2125 or visit lightandmotion.com