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.

Content

  • Brief char­ac­ter­is­tics
  • Pack­ag­ing and equip­ment
  • Appear­ance
  • Func­tion­al
  • Exam­ples and usage
  • con­clu­sions

Brief characteristics

  • 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.

Appearance

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.

Functional

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).

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conclusions

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.