Vela One strobe light camera attachment, the fastest flash in the world, can capture moments that last just two millionths of a second.
Vela One designed to work on a basic DSLR camera to take slow-mo style shots, and capture bullets in flight with this affordable high-speed camera flash.
Until now this has been impossible, as high speed flashes need to be ridiculously bright in order to get enough light onto your sensor in such a short period. We worked out we’d need to aim for up to one million lumens. If we used regular ultra-bright (500lm) LEDs we would need around 2000 to achieve this. This is obviously far too expensive and impractical. Instead we turned to the latest “chip-on-board” LEDs. These are designed for for applications such as exterior lighting of large buildings. Even at ten times the brightness of the regular LEDs we’d need 200 of them, which is still far too expensive and impractical. This is where we had to get clever. After months of experimenting with different circuits and LEDs, we have built a circuit that drives nine LEDs up to 20 times brighter than rated, without damaging them or overheating, pumping out up to one million lumens.
Available to pre-order on Kickstarter from $780.