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If you’ve ever used ring lights, then you know they are one of the simplest video lights you can use. And if you’re not in the mood to spend hours reading video lighting tips, then purchasing a ring light may be the best solution for you.
But, the problem is that a lot of businesses have realized people use ring lights for YouTube videos and many of them create pretty awful ring lights. It can be difficult to figure out which ring lights are actually worth your money.
So, we picked out three of our favorite ring lights for every budget for you.
Good Option: Oryon 18″ Ring Light With Phone Mount
The most budget-friendly option on our list is the Oryon 18” ring light with phone mount. This ring light features a 120-degree beam angle, is bi-color from 3200K-5600K, and is 90% dimmable. It softly wraps you in light, thanks to its ½-stop permanent diffuser.
This package also comes with a make-up mirror, a phone mount, and a remote control, so you can remain hands-free during shooting.
And at just $140, you can get high-quality light for your YouTube videos without busting your budget.
Better Option: Oryon 14” Bi-Color 3200K-5600K Ring Light
If you’re looking for a more professional ring light, then the Oryon 14” bi-color ring light may be a better option.
Most ring lights for video will only feature a phone mount, like the first ring light on our list. But, this ring light features a 15mm rod mounting so you can use your professional grade camera with it.
It features the same bi-color, adjustable light and permanent diffuser, but offers a much longer battery life of up to 4 hours.
When you’re working with ring lights for YouTube, you’ll want to opt for a ring light that features a compact stand that you can set up easily and tear down quickly. In this category, the Oryon 14” bi-color ring light prevails.
Best Option: Oryon 18” Bi-Color 3200K-5600K Ring Light With Make-Up Mirror, Light Stand, and Batteries
The best option of all of these ring lights is the Oryon 18” Bi-Color Ring Light package that comes with everything you could possibly need for vlogging.
It features the same bi-color 3200K-5600K adjustable lighting, but with better color rendition. It’s CRI and TLCI are both 95.
It also allows you to shoot for up to 4 hours uninterrupted and works with any camera system thanks to its 15mm rod mount.
This ring light is large enough to put a mirror inside of it for better make-up application as well.
The mount is also more professional because it lets you adjust the camera to any height.
This ring light is available for $400 on Ikan.