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How you can even create black light effects with our Lumen Sticks - without any real black light at all

Schwarzlicht-Effekte mit den Lumen Sticks


Lumenstick Schwarzlicht

 Our Lumen sticks are powerful and at the same time absolutely mobile LED lamps with which you can easily and impressively illuminate a wide variety of motifs. This gives your pictures an absolutely creative component.

But why mobile And why creative The answer: The sticks are battery operated and their LEDs also light up in RGB. In this way you can give the object of your photo desire a beautifully colored touch, but it doesn't stop there. Because as a photographer you can even achieve bombastic black light effects, as the photographer couple André Düxmann (Instagram: @djamd) and Janine Gwinner (Instagram: @lost140601) have shown with really impressive


camera lens cover Shutter ISO
Sony A7iii SonyFE 50mm 1.8 1/2000  1000


Lumen Schwarzlicht



The model for this shoot was Lorena Bjelic (Instagram: @loreeniya), although the make-up on her face is reminiscent of an evening at the club, where one or two tubes of fluorescent make-up were also involved. In reality, of course, it was completely different and possible with very easy means, as André and Janine explain to us. And so that you can easily reshoot it, the two of them explained to us in detail how the shoot went and what they needed for it.

Canon 6d, Canon 85mm 1.8 Iso 1000, f 2.8, 1/3200

As André explains, the final photo required even less effort than previously thought. He says: „We originally wanted to take photos with a black light lamp, but with the sticks we could even do it without a black light. With the help of the sticks, the color glowed so strongly on the skin that we no longer needed the lamp. You can even see it on the model's skin. And operating the sticks with the app was also really easy.“


When working with fluorescent make-up, it is of course particularly important to keep disturbing light sources or reflections out of the picture. That's why André and Janine decided on V-Flat reflectors. They are coated light on one side to reflect light and dark on the other side to absorb light. Depending on the desired use. The latter was intentional in this case to give the fluorescent paint all the space it needs to look truly impressive.


Our Lumen sticks The photographer couple then placed it to the left and right of model Lorena for regular lighting. Our sticks offer equal parts white light (87 LEDs), warm light (87 LEDs) and RGB (90 LEDs), as well as a color temperature between 3200 and 9999 Kelvin. But they don't have ultraviolet LEDs, which are actually necessary for black light effects. However, a dark blue that tends towards violet is possible and that was enough for the effect..

Floureszierende Schminke


For this effect, colored make-up is important, which can be bought online, for example. Important: It should not be normal make-up, but UV make-up. Extra bright color pigments are added to this color during production, which are then activated by the light.

Lumen App


Our Lumen sticks You can set it manually on the device, but also with the Lumen app from Rollei. This means you can easily adjust colors, intensities and gradients with your smartphone without having to put the camera down.

More from André & Janine

 Andre: Instagram
Janine: Instagram
Model Lorena: Instagram

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