Outdoor, Video

LED spotlight drone captures eerie night-time images

A group of intrepid YouTubers from American video production company Stratus Productions have successfully managed to strap a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a drone. The images that the mobile spotlight have captured are eerily beautiful.

The LED light bar was strapped to the underside of a Freefly Alta octocopter, creating what is basically a flying spotlight. The spotlight is able to flood any area with a bright light.

The drone passes over a derelict home and casts LED light over the tumbledown roof.

The drone could be used to help emergency services and first responders locate a person in difficulties in rural terrain during search and rescue operations, but for now it is simply being used to capture ghostly imagery.

You can watch how the LED bar was assembled here: 

  • You can discover more about the many intrepid things that can be done with LED at this year’s Lux Live. The exhibition will take place in London on  Wednesday 23 November and Thursday 24 November 2016. You can find out more by clicking here