It’s Lit 🔥: These LED lights attach in seconds

It snaps on like a gimbal guard, but don’t be fooled – this is an LED bar.

PolarPro Light Bar

Supported Models: Phantom 3, 4

Here’s the quick and dirty about flying drones at night. Recreational pilots can do so at their discretion. Commercial Part 107 flights require a 107.29 waiver for operations before morning civil twilight and after evening civil twilight. Either way, you’re going to need lights.

There’s an excellent night flying primer by Zacc Ducowitz over at Drone Pilot Ground School.

I ordered my PolarPro light bar from Amazon.


Amazon used a really large box to ship a small box. Logic. While the product was in good condition, the front window did have some some untrimmed plastic which came off as a little tacky. Oh well, it’s what’s inside the box that matters.

Inside the box are two LED light bars, identical in every way but light color. One shines white, the other red, but neither are labeled. A double-headed mini-USB charger is also included. I was pleased with how easy it was to assemble and operate. Each bar snaps securely across the legs in a matter of seconds. There’s only one button, located on the back. The first press turns the light on, a second press changes into “blink” mode, and a third turns the device off. The batteries last for 90 minutes (or 150 minutes blinking). However, there is no way to check the battery power. The overall build quality feels like a premium product that could have come from DJI themselves.  Plus, they come with a lifetime warranty through PolarPro.
Looks pretty spiffy if I must say so myself.  
Have you ever wanted to fly at night? Let me know in the comments.
Bonus: Some night flying inspiration.

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