Planning to make some YouTube videos are start a live stream? Then you could use the best lights to bring out your best features and get the most out of the call. Here are the 10 best lights for live streaming, YouTube videos, and video calls:
Our Top Pick: Lume Cube Broadcast Kit
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The Lume Cube Broadcast kit is our overall top pick for YouTube video creation and live streaming. At it's affordable price point it is suitable for beginner and amateur creators, but also is high quality enough to be suitable for professional creators. It's a versatile lighting solution for video and streaming with the ability to adjust brightness and color temperature as well as adjust its positioning through the use of multiple included mounting tools.
- High quality light from a high quality brand (Lume Cube)
- Multiple mounting solutiong included for desk, car, camera, and computer.
- Recharge-able battery - can be used in one place or taken on the go.
- Smaller light not suitable for lighting large YouTube video sets, though it is perfect for lighting around your desk and for focused product shots.
Our Luxury Pick: Lume Cube Panel Pro 2.0 RGB Camera Light
At almost 2x the price of the Lume Cube Broadcast Kit, the Lume Cube Panel Pro comes in at our luxury level due to its enhanced RGB lighting functionality which gives it more dynamic utility when it comes to lighting YouTube videos and live streams.
- RGB functionality for millions of color options
- Adjustable brightness and temperature
- Includes a DSLR mount and snap-on light diffuser to diffuse harsh light
- Wireless bluetooth control so you can adjust settings from a distance (major convenience factor)
- 4+ hours of battery life, rechargeable with the included USB-C cable
- Quite a bit more expensive than the Broadcast kit
- Does not include the car mount or the stand mount (but does include a DSLR mount and a light diffuser)
- It's a small light. Perfect for lighting people in a small space or small subjects like product photos, but not suitable for lighting entire production sets.
Our Budget Pick: NiceVeedi Studio Lights
Provide 3 Color temperatures (2800K, 4800K & 6500K)to create various lighting atmosphere; This Upgraded Studio Light which is equipped with 352 Led beads to make the light more ample and avoid unnecessary shadows. Features a high CRI of 97+ for precise color rendering. Adjust the brightness in a range of 10 to 100% with button up and down on remote to meet different photography circumstances, offering extra lighting for your works.
The NiceVeedi Studio Lights are our budget pick and provide the most bang for your buck when it comes to lighting YouTube videos or live streams. While they are not high, premium quality lights, they provide a ton of light and come with robust mounting options for the price. Plus you get 2 lights instead of 1, giving you a lot of options to play with shadows.
- 2 lights instead of 1
- Very affordable
- 2 stands with adjustable height
- Adjustable color and brightness
- With.2 larger lights, can light much larger spaces
- 1 year warranty
- Not rechargeable - must be plugged into the wall
- Build quality is okay, but feels far from premium
Other Great Options:
The Lume Cube Video Conference Kit is an excellent option for anyone who wants to make videos or livestreams of themselves rather than a subject or product. If all you're doing is talking directly into a camera or webcam, then there is no need to overspend or over complicate matters. It also doubles as a great light for video calls.
- Very bright for a small light
- Easy to attach
- Adjustable brightness & color temperature
- Long battery life
- Small - only suitable for lighting yourself in front of the camera
The Lume Cube RGB Tube Light Mini is a great accent light option. While it can be used on the white light setting like a traditional light, it can also be hidden off-camera to provide RGB colored accent light that will really make your live streams and YouTube videos pop.
- Versatile mounting options including magnettic mounting
- Premium build quality with the aluminum body
- Bluetooth compatible for convenient settings adjusting
- Makes sets look much more professional with accent lighting.
- Expensive for a small light, more of a'nice-to-have' for professionals
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The Logitech for Creators Litra Glow Premium LED Streaming Light is another smaller light designed specifically for creators of YouTube videos and live streams. It's easily mountable on your monitor or laptop and provides excellent lighting for interview style live streams and videos.
- Affordably priced
- Portable - easy to take on the go for those who travel frequently.
- Easy to mount - just sits on top of the monitor or laptop
- Adjustable color temp and brightness
- Not rechargeable, must be plugged in.