From YouTube, to TikTok and even Zoom calls, we have all your ring light needs covered
We didn't want our readers to be in the dark on the best ring lights on the market. Up until 5 years ago, unless you worked in photography, you probably had never seen or even heard of a ring light, so how have they taken over? First created for medical use, a ring light provides illumination with little shadow, as the origin of the light is very close to the optical axis of the camera lens. This way, it minimises shadow, blemished and texture in the face whilst illuminating the eyes my casting an even shadow over the face. Ring lights have been referred to as 'glamour' or 'beauty lights' for this very reason. It makes the subject appear with an almost artificial perfection, perfect for influencers and beauty bloggers alike.
So... with that out of the way, here are our top six ring lights for all of your illumination needs and every budget.
The Luxury Ring Light
Spectrum's lighting kit includes everything you need for the perfect professional standard beauty blogger lighting, and provides a professional, bright and flicker free continuous lighting solution. Featuring the powerful 19" Gold Luxe II ring light which has soft, nearly shadowless and clean spread of light the dimmable control allows you to adjust the brightness to your desired output and effect. With an adjustable colour temperature, it mimics both a warm and natural daylight perfect for professional make-up artists and beauty portraits.
Studio Kit Ring Light, £267
The Selfie Ring Light
I have this, and I love this. Great NOT only for lighting your selfie to perfection, but also for, well, anything else you need lit, food pics, interior shots, jewellery images, quite literally anything. This light is super easy to use, simply clips on the top of your phone - allowing you to use it with rear and front camera. With 3 settings to adjust the strength and colour of the light, and all for £10.99? It is also ever so portable, allowing you to throw it in your bag and use on the move, because how else will we get content for the gram unless we take a selfie on your socially distanced walk?
Selfie Ring Light, £10.99
The Beauty Influencer Ring Light
The next ring light is ideal for anyone creating content on YouTube or Instagram, as it has a stand and sits perfectly on your table top or vanity, allowing for hands free vlog style content to be captured, and all with the perfect lighting. With 3 different modes, and 10 different settings, its the perfect companion for you creators. It even comes with an iPhone stand, which can fit in the middle of the light - the perfect setup if you ask us.
Table Selfie Ring Light With Stand, £21.99
The TikTok Ring Light
The classic ring light that comes to mind, the sort we are used to seeing behind the scenes on a photoshoot where the images often leave us thinking 'but is she that good looking IRL?'. This one stands tall and is perfect for shooting content for TikTok where you need a full length shot. This ring light is for those who don't mess around when it comes to lighting. Great for photos and videos, its lightweight, easy to pack and travel with - so you can glow on the go!
LED Selfie Ring Light, £37.99
The Laptop Ring Light
This ring light is perfect if you now spend 90% of your time on Zoom. Clipping onto your laptop screen, this light is extremely handy if you are lighting to impress. It's also great if you are on the go, as it just clips on and you are ready, no fiddly setup required. Available in 3 different sizes, and with 10 different light settings, you have no excuses for dark grainy Zoom meetings ever again.
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Laptop Screen Clip On Ring Light, £31.99
The Easy Peasy Clippy One
The no fuss, bendable, clippy, super foolproof one. This ring light can be clipped onto your laptop, computer, table, bed, cupboard, sink, quite literally anything you need to illuminate. Complete with an iPhone stand, this is a vloggers dream, you can be lusciously lit whilst doing unboxing stories, reviews, tutorials, the possibilities are endless. Complete with a remote, you can snap your flawless pics from a distance.
Selfie Ring Light With iPhone Stand, £28.99
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