by Marc Basiliere
August 11, 2014
Waterproof light illuminates action footage…
With what they’re calling “the world’s first hi-powered action video light,” Knog are looking to take our action shots around the clock. Built from the company’s solid foundation in bicycle lighting, the [qudos] (say “kudos”) delivers 400 lumens of light from a three-LED array. The [qudos]’ mount is designed to pair nicely with GoPro 2 and Hero3/3+ models but will also work with most cameras that can be adapted to a GoPro-style mount. A cold shoe/tripod adapter is also available for use with DSLR cameras.
Waterproof to 40m, the [qudos] should be able to survive the wettest, darkest winters. Three beam modes are available at two outputs each: wide-angle “Action Sports,” narrow-angle “Target Spot,” and ultra-wide “Ambient.”
Run times range from 40 minutes to 4 1/4 hours depending on spread and level. The battery is removable and spares will be available should longer run times be needed.
Using the provided mount, the [qudos] and a GoPro make for a tidy package. At 150g, it may add a noticeable amount of weight to helmets- but bringing night riding footage to non-riding friends should outweigh that fact and there are always chest/bar/other mounting options. Black and silver finishes are available to contrast or coordinate with your gear.
UK pricing is £89.99