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LuMee releases a phone case that's not just for selfies, with rear-facing LEDs

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The smartphone case that doubles as a photography light can now be used with both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras. Today, LuMee LLC released the LuMee Duo iPhone case with both front and back LCD lights.

The Park City, Utah company says the LuMee Duo is an industry first, adding extra light to both selfies and shots with the rear camera. Both the original LuMee and the LuMee Two use lights mounted on the edges of the phone case, near the front, for better selfie lighting. The latest addition to the lineup, however, uses LEDs on the front and the back, lighting up the scene on either side.

Compatible with the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus, the LuMee Duo uses a dimmer switch to allow the user to control just how much light to add to the scene. The phone case is powered by a rechargeable battery, so it doesn’t siphon off energy from the smartphone.

With lights on both sides of the smartphone case, LuMee says that the new case creates a light that’s not as harsh as a camera flash — or as prone to produce red eye.

Like the company’s second-edition case, the LuMee Duo uses a stronger shell than the first version, along with textured rubber edges, to allow the light to also offer a bit of protection for the phone.

The company was created after professional photographer Allan Shoemake came up with the idea for the original LED case. “I have always dreamed of producing a tool that allows anyone who is passionate about taking photos to be able to create quality images and videos on their smartphone with beautiful lighting,” he said.

The LuMee Duo will be available through select Apple retailers, including Apple.com, as well as the LuMee website. The latest addition to the phone case line lists for $70, or $80 for the iPhone Plus case.

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