When using Landmark software with The Explorer Photo Booth, you can control the LED lights directly from within the software.
To set up the LEDs, open the settings menu (long press the bottom right of the screen) and navigate to “Other Settings”.
At the top of the screen, you’ll see buttons labeled “Helper” and “LEDs”.
Select LED Controller
Once you’ve opened the LEDs menu, select your LED controller from the dropdown.
The lighting system is connected via Bluetooth, and you will likely have only one option available from that menu (unless you have other Explorer booths nearby). The name of each light controller is a factory default and will start with “CIRCUITPY” followed by a unique string of numbers.
Idle LED Patterns
After you’ve connected to your LEDs, it’s time to choose a pattern from the pattern menu. The best way to get a feel for each is to briefly cycle through them on your device, but as a general description:
1 - Solid lighting with no movement or pulsing of the color selected
2 - Light chase sequence based on the color selected
3 - Slow pulsing gradient based on the selected color
Settings 4-7 play in a fixed pattern. For that reason, the option to select an LED color will be grayed out.
4 - Rainbow light chase sequence
5 -Blue-Purple Tan pattern
6 -Blue-Turquoise pattern
7 - Orange Pattern
Flash color/extra bright flash
Below the pattern menu, you can select the flash color and adjust the saturation and brightness. This can be very useful in scenarios where the default flash makes the image appear too warm or too cool-toned.
For maximum brightness, toggle on the Extra Bright Flash button. This will cause the lights to flash white at maximum power for up to 10 seconds.
NOTE: After 10 seconds of continuous activity at maximum power, the LEDs will revert to 75% brightness. This will happen even if the event you’re running allows the guest to record for more than 10 seconds.
If you are recording videos or GIFs that take more than 10 seconds, you should not use the “Extra Bright” setting.
The reason for the 10-second limit is to prevent the LED lights from consuming too much power and overheating. If you’re recording video footage for more than 10 seconds at a time, we suggest using the standard flash and setting the color to white by lowering the saturation.