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On Kickstarter | The “Sidekick” is a Powerful Light For Your GoPro

Have you ever tried to film with your GoPro at night? Although the low-light capabilities have improved with the latest models, it’s still hard to get good footage in the dark. The “Sidekick”, is a neat little LED Light that fits directly next to the Gopro, wants to solve this problem in an elegant way. The Kickstarter campaign is already a success.

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Sidekick is a companion light for GoPro cameras that provides a wide smooth 600 lumen beam to complement the camera in low light or backlit conditions where a strong fill light can make a huge difference in the quality of the images.

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The key design drivers are light weight, powerful wide flood beam, and seamless mounting to allow Sidekick to go wherever a GoPro camera goes. To keep it lightweight, Sidekick uses Li-ion rechargeable battery delivering the best power to weight ratio and top of the line Cree XM-L U2 LED. In order to handle the wide range of environments the Sidekick is completely waterproof and can handle pressure up to 200 feet underwater. Charging is external so the user never needs to open or compromise the light’s seal.

Two versions will be available, the DUO model has an extra LED
Two versions will be available, the DUO model has an extra LED

Variations on Sidekick include the addition of a spot beam for navigation on the Duo model and an accessory mount that allows the light to mount on top of the camera specifically for underwater imaging.

With an optional adapter, the Sidekick can be mounted above the GoPro too
With an optional adapter, the Sidekick can be mounted above the GoPro too

The Sidekick by Light & Motion is available on Kickstarter, starting at $100 for the regular Sidekick and $135 for the Duo Model with two LEDs. Estimated delivery is in March.

To find out more about the Sidekick, visit it’s Kickstarter Page.

Words: Aaron Steinke / Light & Motion Kickstarter Photos Light & Motion