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​Mirfak Moin L1 Light Review

​A ​serious ​contender to the Lume Cube​​...​but ​how do ​they ​compare?

Mirfak L1 Light Review

The ​Mirfak Moin L1 Light is a highly portable and very useful 40mm x 40mm x 40mm bright micro LED light. It features an adjustable colour temperature from 3200K to 5600K and a CRI rating of 90. Plus you have 1000 lumens of brightness and a rechargeable 800mAh Li-Ion battery with 2 hours of life at 100% output.

The light also has an IP68 waterproof rating up to 32.8m and a 1/4" thread and magnet mount.

So the ​question is, do I think ​these are better than my Lume Cubes?

Yes and no (but mostly yes). It depends on what you need...power or features.

Note: I was sent these lights to review by Mirfak on request for a review. Please note I only accept products to review once I have checked them out online myself. If I like what I see, I accept. However, if I think the product is sub-standard or I don't think our viewers would like it, I decline.

Main features

  • ​LED Light
  • ​3200 - 5600 Adjustable Colour Temperature
  • ​CRI/TLCI +/- 90
  • ​Up to 1000 Lumens Brightness
  • ​Rechargeable 800mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • ​2 Hour Battery Life at 100%
  • ​1/4" Thread and Magnet Mount
  • ​IP68 Waterproof Rating up to 32.8'
  • ​6 LED's (3 @ 3200 and 3 @ 5600)
  • ​Dimensions 1.6" x 1.6" x 1.6" (40mm x 40mm x 40mm)
  • ​Weight 2.43oz or 69g
  • ​Free App

​First impressions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​My first thoughts when I took these out of the box were very good. They seem to be made from a brushed metal/aluminium and feel good and light to the touch. You only get one button on the back for operation which at first glance seems strange. However, you can operate the lights from the free app which is actually very good.

Mirfak Waterproof Light

​Waterproof to IP68

Let Battle Commence!

So let's get straight to it. If you have been pondering over your cube light choices, here is where the Mirfak Light wins over the Lume Cube and vice versa.

Features Where the Mirfak Moin L1 Light Wins

  • 1
    ​Runs cool at full power
  • 2
    ​Runs for 2 hours at full power (Lume Cube just under 40 minutes)
  • 3
    ​Has Super Bright mode for an additional 100% power
  • 4
    ​Flashes with preset durations including programmable Morse Code (once or repeat)
  • 5
    ​Can operate flash from App
  • 6
    ​You can set a "sleep mode" time in app (2/3/4/5 or 6 minutes)
  • 7
    ​Smaller in construction
  • 8
    ​Has magnetic rear so will stick easily to metal surfaces (or anything that you attach the supplied and sticky disc to...excellent)
  • 9
    ​Funky magnetic charging so no cap or cover to take off
  • 10
    ​Charges very quickly
  • 11
    ​Each Mirfak cube costs $​​49 (at B & H Photovideo) vs $​79.95 for the Lume Cube and $69.95 for the Lume Cube Air at B & H Photovideo
  • 12
    ​Accessories ​are cheaper (i.e. Mirfak - 5 colour filters and circular diffuser $9.99 vs Lume Cube - 4 colour gels $29.99)

Features Where the Lume Cube Wins

  • 1
    ​Brighter at full power by 500 lumens (although the Mirfak has "Super Bright" mode which increases power by an apparent 100%)
  • 2
    ​Slightly sturdier construct to the touch (not necessarily stronger though)
  • 3
    ​2 buttons for operation
  • 4
    ​Flash can be triggered by other flashes or bright lights
  • 5
    ​App can operate up to 5 Lume Cubes at the same time (Moin Light operates one at a time but both show in the app...you just switch from one to the other)
  • 6
    ​Has more accessories at the moment (although a fair bit more expensive)

My thoughts on the Mirfak L1 Lights

In a word...superb!

Mirfak Magnet Charged Light

​Magnetic Charging

These will work on any drone for night flying so a big tick from me for that but be careful. The magnetic body may interfere with your signal so monitor it carefully. ​Anyway, my three favourite features that the Mirfak Moin LL1 Lights have over the standard Lume Cubes are these...

  • 1
    ​Firstly, I love the fact that these little lights have adjustable colour temperatures and pretty good brightness from just 6 LED's. No need for filters for warm skin tone lighting.
  • 2
    ​Secondly, the very cool magnetic charging is great tech. It means you don't need a screwdriver (or Swiss Army Knife in my case) to take the rear cap off to charge. The charge time is super quick using this method too. Downside is if you lose the cable you can't just grab one of the hundreds of USB cables we all have lying around). You need to buy another magnetic one.
  • 3
    ​Lastly, but not leastly (new word alert), having a magnetic rear is fantastic. As well as the 1/4" thread which both lights have (Moin and Lume), the magnetic back allows you to attach this light in so many more ways:
  • ​To your Smartphone/tablet via the supplied magnetic disc (cool!)
  • ​To your tripod
  • ​On your car/motorbike etc
  • ​To a fridge or radiator in your home
  • ​Basically, to any metal surface that is nearby
Mirfak Moin L1 Light Magnetic Strip

​Magnetic Rear (Adhesive Magnetic Disk Included)

Very handy...

What are they good for? How could you use them?

  • ​Excellent fill lights for video
  • ​Vlogging/filming at night (or with fill in light outdoors) with your Smartphone
  • ​Backlighting
  • ​Underwater video
  • ​Perfect for drone flying at night
  • ​Camping/Hiking - Both reading/doing stuff at night plus Morse Code
  • ​Pushbike handlebars
  • ​Handy, small pocket-sized torch

Conclusion

As I said at the beginning, I only accept products to review if they grab my attention. At this price, and with all the cool features, I think you get great value for money in a very handy little light.

Highly recommended!

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