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WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
For creative types, LED ring lights offer endless possibilities, especially when it comes to lighting subjects' faces for photoshoots or vlogs. If you're in the market for one however, you'll know that the options out there are overwhelming.
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Top 5 Ring Lights
Welcome to GetMojo, where we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best ring lights on the market.
For creative types, LED ring lights offer endless possibilities, especially when it comes to lighting subjects’ faces for photoshoots or vlogs. If you’re in the market for one however, you’ll know that the options out there are overwhelming. Well, not to worry, we’re here to help. We’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. Okay, first up.
The Front Runner
Neewer Ring Light Kit
Neewer is the go-to brand for affordable camera and filming equipment, so it’s not surprising that this ring light is one of the best on the market. As well as offering excellent value for money, this large 18-inch dimmable LED ring light comes with a light stand, smartphone holder, white and orange filter set, and a carry bag. The light stand also comes with a flexible soft tube neck for added versatility. Due to the sheer size of this light, it’s an excellent pick for those who want to use it for everything from casual vlogging to filmmaking.
ESDDI Ring Light
Spec wise, this light is pretty similar to our front runner pick, so it’s a great alternative if you can’t get your hands on the Neewer model. This ring light also includes a convenient carry case, a light stand and a flexible soft tube neck attachment, to ensure you can get the angle you need. What makes this model unique, however, is the fact that its different-colored light filters are built-in to the one ring light, instead of being separate attachments. This means that you can change the color from white to orange on the fly, with the twist of a knob.
The Smartphone Clip-On
QIAYA Selfie Light Ring
If you want LED lighting on-the-go, and don’t want to have to fool around with light stands, then a clip-on light that attaches to your smartphone is a great solution. This product is ideal for vloggers who need a super portable set-up that allows them to film anywhere, at any time. This clip-on LED light is rechargeable and offers up to five hours of battery life. It also has adjustable brightness for added convenience.
The Tabletop Light
UBeesize LED Ring Light
What if you want a solid, professional lighting set-up that is also incredibly portable? Well, this UBeesize model gives you the best of both worlds. This set-up offers a slightly stripped back version of the aforementioned light stand models, with a dimmable 10-inch ring light that offers three different lighting models; white, warm white and yellow. There’s even a remote control included that can be paired with your phone. The biggest selling point here, however, is the included compact tripod, which is ideal for mounting your ring light on a tabletop.
Before we reveal our final pick, here are a few other great products that you might want to consider:
Westcott Bi-Color LED Ring Light Kit
IVISII Ring Light with Remote Controller and Stand
AIXPI LED Ring Light
The Color-Changing Option
LAVKOW RGB Selfie Ring Light
Having the ability to toggle color temperature with white and orange light is great, but being able to throw some red, blue and green into the mix can hugely elevate the uniqueness of your shots. This 10-inch ring light from LAVKOW offers three standard light colors, as well as 8 RGB colored ones. Each of these lighting modes also has six different levels of brightness. And for easy mounting and access, this versatile ring light comes with a tripod stand and a smartphone remote control.
So which ring light should you choose? Well, you’ll need to decide how professional, and how portable, you want your lighting set-up to be - because there’s a stark contrast between a full light stand set-up and a clip-on smartphone light. If you’re not sure, or you want to be able to do a bit of everything, then the UBeesize tabletop model offers a perfect compromise.
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