Since I’m one of the *many* people who love watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, I wanted a ring light just like some of the YouTubers have. And let me tell you, these things are expensive. Even this *super small* desktop ring light cost a lot. 

But I decided to just buy myself one since I want to start improving my makeup skills and when I one day feel I am good enough, I’ll have a decent light when making a video or two. 

The Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod

I was browsing Takealot, since this is usually my go-to place for little gadgets like these, and this is where I stumbled upon the desktop Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod by  We Love Gadgets

On the website, I could see the ring light was small, but when I received it, it was even smaller than I expected. 

This is what it looks like below. When sitting in front of it, with it on my desk, it probably reached my nose. 

Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod assembled

Size

Ring Light

  • Dimensions: outer diameter 160mm. inner diameter 110mm

Tripod (when folder)

  • Height: 17.1 cm (6.96 inch)
  • Width: 5 cm (1.96 inch)

Tripod (when expanded)

  • Height: 20 cm (7.87 inch)
  • Width: 17.5 cm (6.88 inch)

What Comes With the Ring Light

Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod components
Credit: Takealot
  • 1 x LED ring video lights
  • 1 x Cold shoe tripod ball head
  • 1 x Desktop tripod holder
  • 1 x 3/8 inch thread to 1/4 inch screw adapter

Specifications

  • Number of beads: 72pcs
  • Lamp bead model: 2835
  • Lamp brightness: 24-26lm
  • White light color temperature: 6500K
  • Warm white color temperature: 3200K
  • Power: 7-14W
  • Voltage: 5V
  • Indicates: Ra>90
  • Dimming range: 1%-100%
  • Power supply: USB port power supply
  • Cable length: 2m

Packaging

I’m actually loving the cute packaging. It looks very simple and clean. 

The ring light and tripod came folded up inside a little brown, square box, as you can see below.

Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod packaging
Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod inside box

How the Lights Look

When I was testing out the light in my home office, it didn’t look very bright. But that’s on me since I was the dummy who tried to test the light in a well lit room LOL

Below, I tested it in my room where it was much darker.

How to Control the Light Settings

The ring light includes this small little “remote” with four settings on it.

  • Starting at the top, the + button increases the brightness
  • The little arrows switch to the available lights (there are three)
  • The – obviously dims the light
  • And lastly, the button at the bottom switched the light on and off.

As you can see, the cable has a USB port. You can plug it into your laptop or PC but I just used mine with my phone charger.

Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod light setting device

Different Light Settings Available

Below are the three light settings:

  1. White Light
  2. Soft Light
  3. Warm Light

I personally like the white light setting. 

Vlogging LED Ring Light & Tripod light settings
Credit: Takealot

How I Look with the Different Light Settings

White Light

LED Ring Light | Soft Setting
LED Ring Light | White Setting

Soft Light (Blue)

LED Ring Light | Soft Setting
LED Ring Light | Soft Setting Selfie

Warm Light (Orange)

LED Ring Light | Warm Setting
LED Ring Light | Warm Setting Selfie

How Far Do I Have to Sit From the Light

Luckily I don’t have to sit right in front of the light. I’m about 30 cm away from the light.

Length from light | LED Ring Light

Where to Buy

At Takealot for R799 – shop now

If you’re looking for a bigger ring light, have a look at this one, and this one.

Check out my reviews on other beauty gadgets.

Do you have a ring light? Which one do you have? Let me know!

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