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Does your work-from-home space have bad lighting? It might not be the first thing you think about, but when you call into that Zoom meeting and catch a glimpse of yourself, it could take your breath away—not in a good way. Good lighting has become the new good shoes: it makes you look professional, put together, and ready for business.
A ring light is the answer. It casts a flattering glow over your face, smooths your skin (adios, crow’s feet), and gives your eyes a bit of sparkle. While portrait photographers, vloggers and beauty influencers have known the wonders of ring lights forever, the rest of us only began to catch on while doing business from home.
If you’ve been meaning to buy yourself a ring light but haven’t yet gotten around to it, you’re in luck today. Amazon has a one-day sale on some of the best options. Once you start using a ring light, you’ll appreciate how much easier it makes life (it totally makes up for the fact that you didn’t put on lipstick or do your hair). It also makes an awesome gift for a loved one who is not looking his or her best on family Zooms.
Save up to 30 percent on top-rated options today —but hurry, the sale only lasts until midnight.
At a whopping 66 percent off, this ring light kit has it all — a tripod for tabletop or freestanding use, a range of settings (bright white, warm white, and warm yellow light), a remote for hands-free photos and video recordings, and a “shoe” for mounting your phone or camera. With a 4.5-star rating from more than 5,000 reviewers, this kit is a steal—you won’t find a better deal.
“Great for video conferencing,” says a reviewer who uses their ring light for professional reasons. “For Zoom, Skype, and similar uses this works like a champ. Three color settings, from cool to warm, are selectable by tapping a button. Similarly, the brightness is adjustable with plus and minus buttons. This lets you balance both the color and intensity with ambient or other light sources. Brightness was very good from 2-3 feet away. Overall, I can't believe it took so long to find this inexpensive solution after years of fooling around with desk lamps and such.”
Shop it: UBeeSize 10’’ LED Ring Light with Stand and Phone Holder, $28 (was $40), amazon.com
Looking for something simple and straightforward? If you don’t need all the brightness and intensity options of the most popular version, this ring light is for you. It does a great job of illuminating your face and is down to just $23 today.
“This is the best ring light I own. I have a lot of equipment for YouTube, Twitch, podcasting, and blogging, but I was looking for the perfect ring light for talking head and talking hand videos,” writes a blogger. “The brightness level is awesome. This is the perfect tripod to mount a phone or GoPro. The tripod height can be safely adjusted to about 6 feet with a phone mounted. There's a few options for the light's color, which comes in handy for certain situations.”
Shop it: UBeesize 10’’ Ring Light with Tripod, $23 (was $30), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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