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JOBY Beamo Unveiled: A Practical LED for Mobile Shooters

Simon Skinner - 3 months ago

JOBY’s brand-new Beamo LED light promises to give mobile photographers and filmmakers a pro-level lighting solution to make the quality of their pictures pop.

Joby Beamo waterproof

Beamo key features

  • LED light that’s produced to reduce flaws and produce smooth skin tones from all angles while vlogging
  • Waterproof up to 100 feet [30m]
  • Compact design makes for easy portability and fast access on the go
  • Versatile, waterproof, and durable construction makes it travel-friendly
Joby Beamo adapter

JOBY has an enviable history of producing excellent products for mobile photographers, filmmakers and vloggers and the new BeamoTM, has been made to offer a complete ecosystem for run-and-gun shooters.

Available in 2 models, the BeamoTM and the BeamoTM Mini essentially give users pro-grade lighting solutions in even the most testing conditions.

There’s a diffuser included with Beamo which will serve to soften light, delivering smooth skin tones whether outside or in a shadowy indoor space. The Beamo has five brightness modes and a native cold shoe mount allows users to quickly slide it on to smartphones, clamps or cameras. You can even connect [up to] four Beamo at once for extra light.

Of the two models announced, the [regular] Beamo is the most powerful giving a mighty 1,500 lumens of brightness and also boasts wireless charging that can last for up to 100+ minutes at 50% power. 

The Beamo Mini gives a third less light at 1,000 lumens and is super-compact and could well be the ideal LED light for mobile vlogging. Its magnetic backing allows users to get creative and explore different and unusual angles. Attach it to a fence, pole or any magnetic surface to get your ideal lighting. 

Finally, the Beamo series are loaded with Bluetooth connectivity and can be combined with the dedicated ‘MyJOBY’ app, making it easy to adjust without losing a perfect position while in front of the camera. The MyJOBY app gives complete control of brightness and management of multiple Beamo at any time. 

Pricing and availability

The new Beamo lights from JOBY are available now with the larger Beamo coming in at £79.95 and the Beamo Mini at £59.95. See more here.

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.