One of These 10 Ring Lights Will Make You Want to Turn Your Camera On
Have you ever woken up on a Monday morning, still under the weather from last night’s unexpected party that got you gettin' slizzard, ugh, just 30 minutes before your weekly video call with the team? So you stumble out of bed, rush through grooming and breakfast, almost sprain your angle sprinting to the computer desk? And when you open your laptop and click on the Zoom meeting link, you scream out, “Who the hell is that?” as the screen ruthlessly previews your face? "Do I really look that…ugly?"
Nope, you don’t. It’s the damn camera. But the damage is done. This kind of assault on self-esteem that video conferencing has launched upon us can only be mitigated by ring lights. Yes, ring lights, the halo-shaped, influencer-must-haves are now enticing to everyone working remotely. Less than two years ago, you probably couldn’t imagine ever needing one unless you were a social media content creator. Now, with daily WFH and back-to-back Teams meetings, you can’t just expect your webcam to do your face justice. Especially if you’re, say, video-calling for an interview and trying to make a great first impression.
So stop putting ring lights into a box labeled "TikTokers and YouTubers only." They serve one purpose: to flatter your face. And what’s the harm in looking good? For anyone who partakes in video meetings, particularly those suffering from such selfie trauma they're scared to turn on the camera, we recommend these 10 best ring lights—including wireless, tripod, clip-on, and portable—to give you and even your workspace a professional brush-up.
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These 10 best ring lights in 2021 will touch up your face with bright glow during video conferencing or selfie-taking.