Whether you’re looking for a better way to shoot makeup tutorials or just want to take a better selfie, you need to use the best ring light. They’re an easy way to add a professional touch to photos you take with your camera or smartphone. We researched some of the best ones out there and put together this review to help you find the right one. First, let’s look at some of the key features you should know.
Rechargeable Battery: Rechargeable batteries are simple, inexpensive, and absolutely necessary for the small, portable lights that attach to right to your phone. Most of the lamps that use a stand, though, are powered by an adapter or USB cable.
Tripod: There is no better way to work hands-free than with a tripod. Not only can you adjust the height but most of them let you adjust the angle so you can get the camera positioned perfectly for your shot.
Dimmable: Most of these lights are dimmable but pay attention to how dimmable they are. Some let you adjust the full range of 1 to 100%. On the other hand, some only have a few different settings.
Pieces: This number includes the light itself and any accessories. As you’ll see, some of these lights are pretty simple and don’t include anything while others have more sophisticated accessories, like stands and Bluetooth remotes.
Size: It’s hard to get accurate dimensions of these ring light because they adjust so much, which is why they’re so effective. Most tripod stands telescope to different heights and fold down for easy travel and storage.
Warranty: Some of these come with some pretty good warranties while others don’t have any at all. Make sure you know what’s covered with the light that you choose so that you know what to expect in case anything goes wrong.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move right into our reviews. Here’s the deal. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you read our top and budget picks first so you get an idea of the range that’s available. They’re easy to find, we put them right at the top of the list. Stick around until the end of our list if you can, these products are pretty awesome. Okay, let’s begin!