It’s not often I get to show off what’s going on behind the scenes, but the review I’m doing today lets me share the process I have for creating the YouTube videos I produce for Best Buy Canada’s blog. When it comes to TV and video, light is very important; it can absolutely be the difference between a video that looks like you shot it in your basement, and one that looks professional. The Ultimaxx LED Ring Light is a pro-sumer too that lets you properly light your subject for great head and shoulders shots, whether you’re shooting stills or video.
Ring lights are traditionally used for head shots or portraits, beauty shoots and macro photography. The ring shape fills the subject’s face with light, bathing it in an even glow that diminishes shadows and dark areas.
To see the difference in what YouTube videos look like with and without the ring light you can check out my video, or the photos here too.
Ultimaxx Ring Light : What’s in the box
This Ultimaxx Ring Light kit comes with a bunch of accessories. You get the light, of course, which is one piece and has 240 tiny LED bulbs embedded in its face and an extra long cord which is removable. There’s a collapsible stand too, and two sets of filter-diffusers in Orange and White.
Everything tucks into the convenient padded carry case. I often bring my lights with me when I travel, so I think this is very handy to have.
Setting up Ultimaxx Ring Light
There’s really only minimal set up required with this light. You’ll attache the light head to the stand by tightening the thumb screw, and these screws are big and heavy duty thumb screws which feel like they’ll keep it cinched into place.
Plug the AC into the light head, then into the wall, and switch it on.
Ultimaxx LED Ring Light Lighting options
Conveniently, the Ultimaxx Ring Light is dimmable, which gives you a lot of options for use. You can get it set to barely on, or full-blast bright just by twisting the dimmer dial. The head of the light can be tilted and locked into place up to 90 degrees, so you can use it face-on or to light something on a table.
You can further adjust the light by extending the light stand; it goes from 32” to 72” and measures 19” when closed up making it pretty portable.
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