Get Your Glow On – The Best Trending TikTok Ring Lights
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Good lighting has always been a coveted social media secret, different lightings have trended alongside platforms and songs. Alix Earle made one Amazon light sell out multiple times, the TikTok D’amelio sisters sold their very own ring light and #goldenhour has more than 14 million Instagram tags. No matter what type of lighting you are looking for, there’s a device for it. The search “ring light” has 6,000 results on Amazon alone, so how do you find out what lighting is best for you? Today we are going to be highlighting (get it?!) all the trending TikTok light ring devices.
The Alix Light
Linked on TikTok queen Alix Earle’s Amazon storefront and with over 6,000 5-star reviews, the Newmowa LED Video Light is one of the most popular TikTok lighting devices. This device has three different tones, Bright White, Bright White and Warm Yellow and Warm Yellow, each with 10 different intensities. Its clip makes it easy to attach to your phone or computer, featuring a special camera hole to not block your selfie. This light is the perfect on-the-go device if you’re looking for something simple and easy to use.
The Dixie and Charli Light
Charli D’Amelio has the most TikTok likes of any one person, she blew up for dancing during the pandemic and has since turned her social media presence into a household name. She and her sister Dixie created and sold their line of ring lights built specifically for TikTokers. Their light comes with a stand, phone holder, remote control and 11 color options including all the colors of the rainbow. However, this product lacks reviews. With only 46 people rating the product it’s hard to get a real sense of quality. This is the ring light to get if you are starting on TikTok and looking for a wide range of options with basic functionality.
The Real Deal Light
The NEEWER Ring Light Kit is for those that are taking their lighting very seriously. The kit includes: the LED ring light, the stand, a white and orange color filter set, an adapter with a plug, a smart phone holder and a carrying bag. It has a whopping 60,000 reviews, with 51,000 being 5-star raves. This is the ring light to end all ring lights. So what’s the downfall? The $89 price tag is a big investment in lighting. If you are taking TikTok, streaming or any other type of media presence seriously, this ring light may very well be worth it. But, if you’re just starting it makes sense to try out some devices in a lower price range.
If you are just starting out and all these devices feel overwhelming or advanced for a social media beginner, there’s one free method that gets great reviews. Sunshine! Whether it’s golden hour or bright summer sun, there are different modes and effects that you can experience right outside. Don’t shy away from social media stardom feeling like you have to make a TikTok ring light investment, the best glow you can get is creating content true to yourself in whatever luminosity you can find.
What TikTok light ring devices do you use? Have you tried any of these methods? Let us know in the comments!