Good light meters are expensive. The other problem with light meters is that they're often clunky and outdated in appearance. Pricey and ugly as they may be, they're a hugely convenient tool for photographers looking to get their exposures right the first time.

Lumu is looking to address both of those problems with the similarly-named Lumu light meter for smartphones. The Lumu, to put it simply, is both beautiful and awesome.

It plugs into your headphone jack and communicates with a dedicated app that will instantly update exposure readouts as light changes.

Evidently, we're not the only ones who think Lumu is awesome – at the time of writing, the project has amassed $174,204 in funding.

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