To date, ring lights are the most affordable additional lighting for any person. In stores and on the Internet, finding a wide variety of ring lights is not difficult. Such lamps are very helpful not only for home shooting, but also for professional ones. Today I will tell you about my first ring light, which I purchased from Aliexpress.
- Brief characteristics
- Packaging and equipment
- Examples and usage
- Ring diagonal: 16 cm
Weight: 100 grams
Power supply: USB
Product material: plastic
Cable length: 195 cm
Packaging and equipment
I purchased a ring light with a diagonal of 16 cm, without various stands and tripods. The product came in the usual Chinese packaging, inside of which there was a box with a lamp. In the box, in addition to the lamp, there was also a standard tripod holder. But, by the way, it is quite good quality, strong, and thanks to it you can adjust the angle of illumination (if your tripod does not allow it). There were no instructions in the box, but I think they are completely unnecessary.
The lamp is pleasant to the touch, albeit plastic. The cable for connecting to the network is built into the bottom. There is also a hole for attaching to a latch, or other equipment. Behind the lamp there are several special holes for ventilation so that the lamp does not overheat. The remote control on the wire is small, located approximately in the middle and does not interfere in any way.
The tripod clamp, as I already mentioned, is of fairly good quality, it has a rubber insert at the place where the lamp is attached, thanks to which the lamp will hold firmly and will not get a lot of scratches. The retainer can also be used for other lighting, equipment, cameras, etc.
The lamp works from the built-in USB cable, but there is no power supply included. You can use any suitable power supply to connect the lamp to the network. You can also use PowerBank if the lamp needs to be placed far from the outlet. The cable length is 195 cm.
There is a small control panel on the wire of the ring light. There are four buttons on the remote control, thanks to which you can: turn the lamp on and off, change the brightness and temperature of the glow, switch between modes. Everything is very simple and accessible. The board is pleasant to the touch.
The lamp has three lighting modes: cold white with a glow temperature of about 5000K, warm yellow with a glow temperature of about 2700K, and the third mode is combined, during which two types of LEDs turn on simultaneously. Thanks to the combined mode, we get the optimal glow for shooting.
Examples and usage
I still use the lamp, although I have other similar lighting. Using the lamp is very simple and easy. And below I want to show you examples of photos taken in three different modes of operation of the lamp. All photos are taken at maximum brightness. (The photo of the item was taken at arm’s length).
I am very pleased with this ring light. For the first acquaintance with lamps of this kind, this one will be an excellent choice. The lamp is not expensive, and with its help you can both take pictures and shoot videos. Use it as additional lighting. You can also use it not only at home, but also in the studio, or on the street (if you have a PowerBank or other current source with you). I hope this review was useful and understandable to you. Thank you for your attention.