The Pixelstick LED Lightpainting Tool is a niche accessory that’s designed for creative lightpainting. Key features include:
- Lightpainting Background. Firstly, if you’re not familiar with lightpainting you should get a brief background here and do a google image search.
- What Is It. The Pixelstick is a 73" “wand” that uses 200 RGB LEDs to produce images and patterns for nighttime lightpainting. The lightweight aluminum build breaks down to 43" for easy transport, with relatively simple on-site assembly. For detailed setup, see the user manual in our links tab.
- How It Works. The included controller reads BMP image files from an SD card (4GB included) to then display them, one vertical line at a time, using the LEDs. If that’s hard to imagine, the creators made a quick gif that helps to illustrate how it works.
- What It Can Do. The short answer is a lot. Since images and designs can be user-created, the sky is the limit. While your standard long-exposures will be the most common use, its use can also transition into multiple exposures and time lapse.
- What You Need. This is just the lighting tool. You will still need a camera, lens, tripod, remote shutter release, and some creativity and skill. There are some demo images / patterns that come installed on the unit, but any further than that will require loading them to the included SD card via computer. The Pixelstick is powered via 8x AA batteries. We don’t include these, so plan ahead.