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Does your work-from-home space have terrible lighting? You probably had no idea until you started calling into Zoom meetings and noticed your face obscured by shadows. If tinkering with the lamps and overhead lights still does nothing to help, what you need is a ring light.
Never heard it of it? A ring light is a circular lighting tool that casts a flattering glow over your face, smooths your skin (adios, crow’s feet!) and just makes you a lot more camera-ready, in general, than your desk lamp could ever do. While portrait photographers, vloggers and beauty influencers have known the wonders of ring lights forever, they’re pretty new to the rest of us.
But luckily Amazon has a sale on some of the best videoconferencing accessories to illuminate your face and have you looking like a pro. Plus, they’re great for hiding the fact that you didn’t put on makeup or do your hair. Save big on top-rated styles — but hurry, the sale only lasts until midnight.
This ring light kit has it all — 3 different light modes (white, warm white, warm yellow), dimmable brightness, a remote for hands free photos and video recordings, a tripod for tabletop or freestanding use and a shoe to mount your phone or camera. Streaming from your phone? This set-up gives you two different mounts to place your phone either beneath or within the ring light, so you can always capture your perfect angle.
"I found this on an Amazon Lightning Deal and grabbed it." one five-star reviewer said, "It might not seem like there would be much of a difference between a 10-in and a 12-inch ring light, but it makes the difference between being able to fit my SLR inside the ring and adjust the controls comfortably and not. I really like the extra size to make operation easy. My planned use of this light is to use it while photographing events - to help my camera auto-focus in dark settings and to be able to capture portraits in clubs and wedding halls. Since this runs off a USB power cable, I can simply have a USB external charging battery in my pocket while I walk around."
Shop it: Neewer 12-inch LED Ring Light Selfie Light, $37 (was $50), amazon.com
If you're having an issue with color and tone when you're on camera, this is the light for you. Easily adjust color temperatue, brightness, gamut and saturation all from the easy-to-use Neewer app on your phone. Best of all, the Neewer RGB Video Light is designed to be mountable on any standard tripod or DSLR camera, so you can mount it on your desk or take it on the go.
"I have used my Neweer RGB Video Light for several days now and continue to be amazed with all the functions, lights and themes available!" one enthusiastic reviewer shared, "The Video Light also comes in its own carrying case which offers padding and designated slots for the attachments. It all fits perfectly and is lightweight and easy to carry! The battery comes fully charged and I have only had to charge in once in 6 days with daily usage. One of my favorite parts is the versatility with this Video Light, from it lasting long, to the assorted themes, colors that can be brightened or dimmed and it is very easy to assemble!"
Shop it: Neewer RGB Video Light with APP Control, $46 (was $57), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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