The last time I used Luminair, the lighting control app that runs on iOS devices, was not too long after the iPad first came out in 2010. Back then, you could run Luminair on the iPad but it wasn’t really optimised for it because, when it was first released, it was designed for the iPhone or iPod. Since then, I’ve watched it grow in popularity and I see it being used in motion picture production, architectural lighting and other applications. So I thought it was time to check it out again.
The latest version, Luminair 3, is touted by the developer as the “biggest upgrade in its history”. It has a new user interface, which, to the best of my recollection, is easier to use and more sophisticated than it was several years ago. It still requires the use of a third-party node or a dongle, but the options on the market for these have greatly increased.