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Relio² 2020 Editions


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New year, new Relios!

And this time, we made a true masterpiece.


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Relio² 2020 Editions are small, multi-point lighting kits with high chroma rendition.
They’re natively flicker-free and Bluetooth + DMX controlled.
The accessories are open-source and can be downloaded and 3D-printed for free.

Relio² 2020 is divided in two versions, the Studio Edition and the Desktop Edition.

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The Studio Edition

It's the smallest 6-point lighting kit in the world, with certified and guaranteed color rendition.

Available in Tungsten, Natural and Daylight CCTs with up to 98.5 TLCI index.

Don’t change subject.. change lighting!

High-chroma lighting brings your colors to a whole new level: the professional one.
With Relio², filming food, people or artworks will be an absolute chromatic pleasure.


And do it with style!

The whole kit comes inside a beautiful, piano-black wooden box.
Two hidden compartments host optional accessories and spare parts.
Everything is engineered to keep the kit tidy and ready to operate in less than a minute.


Impossibly compact

Bringing a whole lighting set in your backpack has never been so easy.
There's space for six Relio² light modules, plenty of accessories, power cables, optics and UNC-compatible mounting rods.
Offered in Cinema-grade CCTs, down to a premium “Tungsten” version with 98.5 TLCI index.


Perfect lighting, everytime

Thirty interchangeable optics are included in every kit.
Diffusers, gel holders, snoots and even cross-polarizers magnetically attach to each Relio² module.
A hidden compartment can house up to three “Six-Pack” NP-F adapters.



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The Desktop Edition

It’s the first portable desktop lamp with guaranteed color reproduction quality.

Made for everyday life and passions, can also be used by the Cinema Industry as a “practical”.

Arts and Crafts need usable, superior illumination

Imagine being able to take your white-point with you: same lighting conditions, wherever you go.
This is what professionals do: they strive for comfortable and repeatable working conditions.


Miniaturized and portable

Take it everywhere, power it everywhere.
There's space for a wall-charger, a battery, cables, accessories and up to two Relio² light modules.
Daylight-balanced white and UV can be chosen.

Perfect lighting, everywhere

Five interchangeable optics are included in every kit.
Diffusers, anti-glare shields, snoots and even cross-polarizers magnetically attach to Relio² light modules.
The strong magnetic base can be firmly anchored to the case top lid.



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Accessories

A range of available and upcoming accessories to make Relio² even more functional.

Everything is engineered from the ground-up to be expandabe and massively upgradeable.

Magnetic light shapers and cross-polarizers

Already included in both 2020 Editions, they leverage the brilliant optical features of Relio².
The cross-polarizers, never seen on such a compact lighting kit, are a true game-changer.
Relio² also comes with open-source, downloadable 3D accessories: experienced customers can modify and 3D-print their own add-ons.


“Six-Pack” NP-F battery adapter Now Available

We created a 6-channel Sony® NP-F adapter that fits inside the Studio Edition box.
It’s magnetic, tripod-mountable and can power up to six Relio² light modules for many hours off a single NP-F battery.


Relio² Playground Now Available

Relio Playground is a router box to programmatically control up to 12 Relio² lights with industrial or educational micro-controllers, like PLCs®, Arduinos® and RaspberryPIs®.
Can be used to build complex lighting scenes or to perform automated laboratory testing.


12-channel Relio² DMX+USB controller Coming soon

Every Relio² of the current generation is already DMX enabled and will be able to be controlled via our upcoming Relio DMX controller.
12 independent channels will enable stop-motion studios to create automated light scenes that follow camera movements throughout the whole shooting.



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Use Cases and Examples

Cinema and Movie Industry

Discover more about Relio² uses in filmmaking and cinema, by visiting our live Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter campaign


Photography, Arts and Crafts

Discover more about Relio² uses in science, visual arts and crafts, by visiting our live Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter campaign

About Us

Who we are
Relio is a company made of one person, Marco Bozzola.
Since 2014, Relio illuminators are manufactured and hand-assembled in Italy by him.


What we do
Relio lights!
A lineup of high-chroma, miniature-sized professional illuminators with unrivaled build quality.

We've supplied them to Universities of Art, Architecture and Medicine, shipped to two world’s famous Museums, to Engineers, Architects, Photographers, stop-motion Studios, Doctors, Researchers, Light Designers, Painters and thousands of Filmmakers.

Press and Media Kit

Download our official Press and Media Kits by clicking both these buttons.

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Visit our Kickstarter campaign to learn more!

Kickstarter campaign




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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Relio² kit?

Currently, Relio² is sold exclusively on this website.

Does it have an internal battery?

No. We want Relio² to withstand years and years of 24/7 use. An internal battery in such a small and powerful device would be able to power Relio² for just 15 minutes at full brightness, with a lifetime spanning no more than 6 months. Name - if you can - one product with an integrated, non-removable battery that’s still 100% funcional after years of use...

How do I power it up?

Via the external microUSB connector. Every USB outlet in the world capable of providing at least 1A of current is suitable.

Why does Relio² still have a microUSB plug instead of the newer USB-C?

The answer is simple: maximum cable length and cord flexibiity. USB-C is born to transport a lot of data channels, so the internal wire count is 4x more, making it very thick and more rigid. For the same reason, USB-C cables lenght is limited to 2m. In the Relio² Base Kit package, we include 1x 1.5m magnetic, nylon-braided microUSB cable and 1x premium, gold-plated, nylon-braided 3m microUSB cable from a premium brand.

Can I use USB-C to USB-A, or USB-C to microUSB adapters?

Yes, of course.

Is the magnetic cable user-replaceable?

Yes. Contact us for a suitable replacement.

What if I use Relio² a lot and some parts wear out?

We engineered all the Relio² parts subject to normal-use wear and tear to be of common availability. Contact us for suitable replacements.

Does it have a manufacturer warranty? What does it cover?

We offer 2 years of manufacturer warranty on our terms of use and warranty. Please consult our sales terms for details.

How much power does Relio² draw?

1A at 5V DC. Since it integrates a step-down buck converter capable of up to 15V DC, power consumption at higher voltages will be less.

Can I power it up with a car battery or other sources of electricity?

Yes. Every source ranging from 4 to 15V DC is suitable. Input lines are protected from overvoltage and reverse bias. For more info, please consult the manual or our technical specifications.

Is it water resistant?

Yes, moderately up to IP53. For more info, please consult the manual or our technical specifications.

How many units can be operated through the smartphone App?

On iOS, we successfully tested up to 16 devices. On Android, it varies depending on the platform (around 5 units). Please note that aggregate brightness control function is still in development.

Can I develop a custom Bluetooth BLE application?

Yes. You can refer to our BLE API documentation. Please note that developing commercial applications is not permitted unless an explicit consent is received by us. Please contact us for more info.

I need assistance and documentation on how to operate Relio² via an external, wired microcontroller like the Arduino®.

We will provide you with full documentation on how to operate Relio² through logic-level signals. Please contact us for more info.

I need assistance in determining how many Relio² kits I need for my work.

We can do digital simulations tailored to your environment. Drop us a message via the contact form.

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes, with some limitations in some remote areas. If you don't see your Country listed in the shipping form, please contact us.

You said that the LED will be upgradeable. How will you handle that?

This is a commitment and we will honour it in case the technology advances. All the future LED upgrades will be backwards-compatible, so you'll be able to ship your Relio² kits back to us for the upgrade, for a minimal servicing fee.

Can I disassemble the LED and eletronics by myself?

Yes, and it's rather easy to do, but the warranty will be voided.

I accidentally damaged something in my unit. Are spare parts available for sale?

Yes, depending on stock availability. Please contact us and we will help you.

Do you sell physical versions of your 3D-printable accessories?

Currently no, but we partnered with some local and international suppliers that will be able to 3D-print and ship them to you. Please contact us for more info.

I want to sell your 3D-printable accessories.

Yes, why not? We release all our accessories under the Creative Commons CC-BY-4.0 license, so you are free to do that. Please remember that you have to mention us on your sales page. Also, please note that we may also link to 3rd-party items, and they may not share the same license terms of our own accessories. Always check the license bundled with each accessory that you download.

I want to be a reseller of your product.

Sure. Drop us a message via the contact form.

I want to be the exclusive distributor of your product.

Maybe. Drop us a message via the contact form.

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You can help us make a difference.

Send us a message to unlock all our technical documentation.

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