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Westcott 18 Bi-Color Led Ring Light Kit Review

Certainly, fashion photographers with commercial budgets have been using high-end equipment such as the Broncolor Ringflash for years. Highly Recommended Westcott 18 LED Ring Light Mount onto camera or mobile for bright and beautiful portraits and flicker-free vlogging. Luckily the advent of LED technology has brought the fabled ring light into the realm of possibility for a low cost yet high-quality option. It would be too easy to give the Westcott Ring Light bad marks for build quality because it’s made of lightweight plastic.

The company appears to realize that the outside world is now the studio for creators in stills and video and is emphasizing easy assembly with lightweight yet sturdy materials. As mentioned, the entire set up is extremely lightweight and easy to maneuver around your studio, client’s home or when adjusting for macro photography. This LED ring light isn’t designed to replace the power output of the high-end flash units, but with today’s clean ISO on most cameras it shouldn’t be an issue. If you’re a makeup artist looking for great, consistent light to show off your work on social media you will love the quality here.

For photographers and videographers wanting a unique look in a no-fuss set up, you’ll find the light quality here excellent as well. For these in-studio portraits, I used the Westcott Bi-Color LED Ring Light plugged into AC power, but the two included Li-Ion batteries make this a very portable set up. If you need to stop down your aperture for macro product photography, you won’t have an issue with light output unless you are shooting at f/11 or more and then you may need to raise your ISO. The Westcott 18″ Bi-Color LED Ring Light is flicker-free for easy video creation.

This portable lighting kit would be a great investment for on-location makeup artist as well as other beauty stylists. Social media images (and videos) shot in consistently high-quality light are going to raise you above the fray and be good for business. For run and gun videographers or hybrid content creators, this kit is a high quality yet low-cost option that will give you color consistency across your YouTube or Instagram feed. For pure stills photographers, this is a great low cost option for a unique look for your portraits or on-location headshot service. Unless, of course, you’re in the world of high-end fashion photography, where Broncolor level lighting is expected… alongside something like a Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format DSLR. Highly Recommended Westcott 18 LED Ring Light Mount onto camera or mobile for bright and beautiful portraits and flicker-free vlogging.

Westcott 18” Bi-Color LED Ring Light Kit

This Westcott 18” Bi-Color LED Ring Light Kit is an ideal bundle for content creators, vloggers, makeup tutorials, hair styling, portraits, cosmetic shots and more. Included in the Westcott 18” Bi-Color LED Ring Light Kit are a variety of accessories that include a ball head for attaching a camera, a smartphone mount and detachable, flexible gooseneck for positioning your mobile device exactly where you need it, 2 Sony L Series batteries, a charger for those batteries, AC power adapter, a 6.5′ foldable stand and a carrying case for easy travel.

This ring light is fully dimmable and is equipped with an adjustable color temperature ranging from 3200K to 5600K in increments of 25 kelvin. With a high CRI of up to 97, light output is color accurate for perfect skin tones on-camera.

The ring light’s display screen allows for making power and color temperature adjustments quickly with just a single dial. All of the ring light kit components are lightweight and fit into the included carry case for easy travel and storage.

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