Here’s is a brief review of the old and new model Lumi stick on battery powered lights.
Packaging is as you would expect, simple and functional.
Pop the back off and throw in 3 AAA batteries and the light comes on to show it’s working and you are ready to find them a new home.
Both are as sensitive to movement and light as each other.
1st gen has an exposed LED where the 2nd gen has a diffuser on the front.
This means the 1st gen gives a brighter light in front and beneath it but the 2nd gen gives a more widespread softer light.
This makes the 2nd gen look a little more “finished” than the 1st gen.
1st gen has a flat bottom so can easily be picked up and placed on a shelf or bedside unit, the 2nd gen has a curved bottom which looks nice but not as practical.
I was interested to see how the 1st and 2nd gen compared in brightness.
1st gen has a fixed brightness setting where the 2nd gen has low and high.
In comparison I would say the 1st gen is a bright as the high setting on the 2nd gen.
The low setting would be great for a kids room to give a little illumination to check in on them or perhaps a bathroom for a late night “pit stop”.
1st gen (8’ away)
2nd gen low brightness (8’ away)
2nd gen high brightness (8’ away)
1st gen (15’ away)
2nd gen low brightness (15’ away)
2nd gen high brightness (15’ away)
Pretty much the same,
Both are great lights. Great design, weight and feel, and works exactly how you would expect.
2nd gen has a softer and wider light spread which is good if you want to illuminate a larger area.
1st gen has a little harsher (see shadows in pictures) and more forward and downward focused light spread.
1st generation has a flat bottom which i feel is better if you are going to move the around, it’s easier to place.
I’m keeping the 1st gen.
I don’t need the low brightness setting but I will move them around regularly so it’s the flat bottom sells it to me.