Rift Labs

Working with the science of light, Rift Labs has for the last decade been in the forefront of innovating and reinventing lighting for the photo and video industry. Some examples include introducing the first RGBWW light achieving an unprecedented 95+ CRI over the entire range of color temperatures, making the first lighting control app with the ability to capture moving light via your phone to recreate any color and light in your scene or video, and introducing the first lighting effects like fire and strobe. Animated light, effects, gels and more are all inventions that has since been picked up by other manufacturers.


We are very proud of the technical brilliance of our lights, and all of our lights are delivered with an individual photometric measurement certificate.

Company milestones

Proud history and bright future.

Founded in 2010

Company founded by Morten Hjerde with the purpose of making a leading creative tool for photographers.


Launched successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011, enabling the development and sale of Kick, the very first product, targeting consumers.


Gradus, part of B&H Group, reaches out with the purpose of creating a light series, resulting in Viola, the first product targeting professionals.


Cello and Timpani is developed and released. Rift Labs achieves the first true commercial breakthrough. Rift Labs wins the Lucie Technical awards, the utmost prestigous award within photo innovation.


Taiko, Fiddle, Cello2 and Timpani2 is developed and released to the market, completing the full Luxli line-up.


Launch of Kelvin as a high end Cinema Lighting brand, and Photosynthetic as a brand targeting new segment Vertical Farming and Controlled Environment Agriculture. Established offices in Oslo and Berlin.


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