Need an ambience light? Fancy a light cube? Want a modern version of the lava lamp?
The Moodx Wireless Ambiance Light is essentially a 25 Watt light cube that changes colors.
Technically the light can produce 16 million colors, includes a 4000 mAh rechargeable battery which provides 4-40 hours of lighting, and comes with a 5V/2A charger (which connects to the cube via a micro USB port), a rubber cork threaded with a connecter, and a small metal tripod. The moodX lamp has a limited one year manufacturer’s warranty, which can be found on the company’s rapidx website.
The cube material itself is an ABS plastic with a matte finish. When illuminated, the cube radiates a soft glow. While the upper part of the cube is splash proof, the bottom of the cube houses the electronics and sensors, and so should not be immersed in water. The cube itself measures 4.3″ x 4.3″ x 4.3″.
I’ve included multiple pictures so you can see details of the cube and various colors of the light produced.
The rubber cork and the metal tripod both can be used to mount the light cube, via the cube’s 1/4″ tripod connector. While the light cube can sit freely on a flat surface, you can also attach the rubber cork to the cube and, for example, insert the cork into a wine bottle. Similarly, you can also attach the cube to the metal tripod for a variety of display options.
Once you first receive the cube you should charge it for about 4 hours. The cube comes with a metal “coin” (actually a metal triangle) which must be removed. This coin can be used to fully turn off the cube to preserve battery power for storage. However, be sure you don’t lose the coin — strangely, the cube has no pocket or slot or way in which to store the coin for safe keeping.
Using the cube can be quirky. To turn on/off the cube you must shake the cube vertically up and down. In practice this can take multiple tries and, while perhaps “fun” the first time you try to turn the cube on/off, having this sort of interface can become tiring.
Similarly, to dim the cube or change the colors, there are a series of touch sensors that must be pressed. One sensor increases the brightness of the light, one sensor decreases the brightness of the light, and two sensors are used to change the color. These latter sensors basically allow you to rotate through the 16 million colors until you find one you like.
The cube also comes with three lighting programs. The “torch” program turns on the cube to 100% white light, and is activated by holding both the brighten and dim sensors simultaneously for two seconds. The “mood light” program cycles the brightness from 30% to 100%, and is activated by holding all four sensors simultaneously for two seconds. Finally, the “full color” program cycles through all the colors, and is activated by holding both color icons simultaneously for two seconds. To turn off the program, repeat the process used to turn on the program. In practice, turning on/off the programs can be tricky to execute, especially holding all four sensors simultaneously.
So, all in all, this is an innovative, quirky ambient light that is much like a modern day lava lamp. Pre-teens would love it. My favorite use is to mount the cube to my camera stand and set in the background as a prop for shooting videos — especially when running the “full color” program, the cube produces a pleasing, slightly mesmerizing effect.
I hope you found this review helpful.
Pricing and Availability on Amazon: Moodx Wireless Ambiance Light by RapidX (aff)