If you’re serious about building a reputation on YouTube, you need to make sure your content is as pleasing on the eye as possible. Professional lighting is key.
You’ll be pleased to hear that professional-looking YouTube lights aren’t particularly expensive. You’re getting great value for money – if your videos look the part, subscribers will keep coming back for more.
Where to buy cheap YouTube lights
Creatck 8″ LED Ring Light with Tripod Stand (£13.99)
This USB-powered desktop YouTube light consists of an 8-inch LED ring light and comes bundled with a tripod stand and a smartphone holder. If you’re not filming with a DSLR, this is a great pickup. It’ll supply ample light for videos and photography sessions.
This YouTube light also boasts a bendable arm, so you can tweak the position of your phone’s camera. It has three colour modes: White, Warm White and Warm Yellow – there are 10 adjustable brightness settings for each of them.
Docooler 6inch Ring Light with Stand (£10.99)
This lighting kit is a nice fit if you don’t want to spend loads of money on your vlogging setup. It’s comprised on a 6-inch ring light on a stand measuring 1.2m tall. You get dimmable brightness settings and an adjustable light colour.
The USB cable provided with this Docooler light is around 2m long and can plug straight into a laptop.
RALENO LED Video Light (£59.99)
This light panel is made up of 192 light beads to ‘provide a bright light and achieve a better shot’. Used correctly, it’ll make your YouTube videos appear softer on the eye and more professional-looking as a result.
An LCD display on the light will tell you the current brightness level, colour temperature and remaining charge in the battery. Brightness and colour temperature range from 3200k to 5600k or, in other words, warm to cold.
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