The sleek Huion tracing light box

Huion probably make one of the sleekest light boxes in the market today. Gone are the days when light boxes are lit by fluorescent light tubes. LED is the way of the future. The benefits of LED are plenty, many are listed below.

Huion light box or table uses strengthened and durable acrylic panels that are capable of great light transmission. Compared to glass panels, Huion's acrylic panels transmitted 20% more light, and it's also lighter in weight.

The lighting technology behind is LED. Life of the LED is estimated at 50,000, which is about 17 years if you draw 8 hours a day.

The backlight design is bilateral for light stability (even lighting) and to prevent your eyes from straining.

Typical uses of light boxes are for tracing for animation, photograph transfer, x-ray viewing, and just tracing for whatever purposes. It's more commonly used by artists to trace over their artwork.

Sizes

Huion light boxes come in five different sizes, from big to small, A2, A3, A4, L4S and LB4.

L4S is the A4 version that also comes with an USB cable. So you can power it with your computer as well. L4S is even thinner than the standard A4 model.

LB4 has dual power mode of battery and USB. It comes with a rechargeable 1050 mAH battery. It recharges while in USB mode. This model is even more portable and allows you to work anywhere, even without a power plug in sight.

You have to watch the video below to see how sleek it is. The light box thickness ranges from 4-7mm depending on different models. So it's portable and easy to store away when not in use.

Power consumption is also quite low, ranging from 1W to 6W depending on the size of the lit surface.

Here are some specifications:

A2
Dimension(LxWxH) 600mm x 400mm x 11mm(23.6 X 15.75 X 0.43 Inches)
Active Area 320mm x 520mm (12.6 X 20.5 Inches)
Net Weight 1.92KG
Working Voltage DC 12V
Rated power 6W

A3
Dimension(LxWxH): 479mm x 361mm x 7mm (18.86 x 14.21 x 0.27 Inches)
Active Area 310mm x 430mm (12.20 X 16.92 Inch)
Item Weight 2.3 KG
Working Voltage DC 12V
Rated power 5W

A4
Dimension(LxWxH): 360mmx270mmx7mm(14 x 10 x 0.25 Inches)
Active Area 210mmx310mm (8*12 Inches)
Weight 0.9KG
Working Voltage DC12V
Rated power 3.6W

L4S (with USB)
Dimension(LxWxH) 360mmx270mmx5.1mm(14.17 x 10.63 x 0.27 Inch)
Active Area 210mmx310mm (8.27 X 12.20 Inch)
Item Weight 0.55KG
Working Voltage DC 5V
Rated power 1W

LB4 (with battery and USB)
Dimension(LxWxH)400mm x 270mm x 8mm
Active Area 310mm x 210mm
Net Weight 0.68KG
Working Voltage DC 5V
Rated power 1W


The LB4 has a slightly wider bezel on one side compared to the others.

Note that on Amazon, the dimensions of Huion's light boxes are listed diagonally. E.g. 17 inches would be the diagonal dimensions of the light box include the lighted area which is slightly smaller.

Functionality


Setup is easy. The power switch is the touch type.

Brightness is adjustable and it also has a memory feature that remembers your last setting. The light is bright enough for standard drawing or copier paper. 1100 Lux if you want some numbers.


The lit surface is very even which is a huge plus. The surface is flat so if you want to tilt it, you have to put some support behind.


This is the bottom.


It's slim enough for you to clip your paper.

Conclusion

This is one of the best light boxes in the market, if not the best. It's also quite affordable which makes it a terrific value for money, especially after you take into account how long the LED is going to last (17 years in case you forgot).

Highly recommended.

There are over hundreds of favourable reviews on Amazon as well.

Availability

On Amazon.com:
A2 | A3 | A4 | LS4 | LB4

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