A Polaroid-branded 'BrightSaber Pro' handheld light wand is now available, packing 289 LED lights into a frosted tubular diffuser with a built-in, secondary tungsten filter. Like the recently-announced Yongnuo YN360 light wand, the Brightsaber takes on the popular IceLight at a much lower price point.

The Polaroid BrightSaber weighs 624g/22oz and supports operation from either batteries or a wall outlet. The integrated LEDs output 5600k light and have a lifespan rating of more than 50,000 hours. Twisting the BrightSaber engages the tungsten filter sleeve, changing the light’s color temperature to 3200K. Photographers can choose from a few different light modes as well, including an SOS distress strobe, slow flashing and rapid flashing.

Polaroid includes an infrared remote with the BrightSaber; it serves as a portable control for the light wand and as a remote shutter release for nearly all Pentax, Canon and Nikon camera models. BrightSaber is available via Amazon starting at $149.99.

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Polaroid Brightsaber Pro Handheld/Mountable LED Lighting Wand Now Available

Perfect for photographers, videographers and more, the Polaroid brightsaber pro LED lighting wand with integrated rotating tungsten filter provides outstanding lighting for stunning results

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – March 1, 2016 – The Polaroid brightsaber pro LED lighting wand is the easiest and most affordable way to get a perfectly lit shot, whether on set, in the field, or anywhere in between. The highly portable lighting solution can be comfortably handheld or mounted to a tripod for studio setups, and comes with an integrated rotating tungsten filter to give photographers, videographers, event planners, set decorators and more the light they need to create a beautiful look.

Polaroid Brightsaber Key Features

  • Includes infrared lamp and camera shutter remote; rechargeable battery pack
  • Professional-grade LED lamp driver chip enhances consistency and lighting stability
  • Ergonomically designed, the 1.7” diameter multi-purpose grip provides maximum comfort during handheld use, while a built-in threaded tripod mount enables studio setups
  • Intelligently integrated, freely rotating, tubular tungsten filter in wrap-around design ensures perfect lighting balance
  • Array of 298 powerful, efficient, low-heat 5600k LED bulbs rated at >50,000 Hours

Your Work in a Different Light…and Lots of It

The Polaroid brightsaber’s 298-piece LED bulbs deliver true daylight color 5800K, and have been engineered to be in optimal proximity to the gently frosted light diffuser, resulting in a soft yet powerfully projected and evenly dispersed shine. Photographers can easily set the light to a rapid or slow flash with the press of a button. Offering the pros extra versatility, the Polaroid brightsaber features a tungsten color temperature filter in the form of a 3200k sleeve, giving users the ability to add dramatic lighting effects without the need for additional devices.

Video or Still, Pro or Prosumer, It’s All the Lighting You Need

Getting a well-lit shot is easy with the Polaroid brightsaber, eliminating the need for lighting umbrellas, stands, mounts and sweat-inducing spotlights. At just 22 ounces, the Polaroid brightsaber is super lightweight, portable and overall refreshingly manageable. Even so, it provides a full range of powerful and sophisticated “studio-level” features professionals will appreciate in the studio and on location.

Infrared Remote

Helping photographers stay focused on set, the Polaroid brightsaber comes with an innovative multi-function IR remote. This handy device gives users full control over the lighting, while doubling as a remote shutter release for virtually any Canon, Nikon or Pentax camera.

Pricing and Availability

The Polaroid brightsaber pro is available now on Amazon for 162.29 USD and ships with a lamp, filter, remote control, battery, AC power adapter, case and manual.