5 Best Cheap Video Conferencing Lights

With the sudden paradigm shift in the way we work, that has seen work from home become the order of the day, video conferencing is undoubtedly here to stay. I dare say that Zoom, MS Teams and co have become an integral part of our daily lives. And when it comes to video conferencing, lights are everything and more! Especially, the natural light. However, if you don’t have enough natural light to bring out the quality of your live video conferences, then a compact LED light will be a superb alternative video conferencing light for you.

In this post we will take you through a curated list of the best video conferencing lights for all purposes, be it interview, work meeting, speaking sessions or what not.

what is the best lighting for video conferencing

Before we get into our list of the best LED lights for video conferencing, here are few tips to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to select a light that has brightness controls to avoid too dim or too bright lights
  • Select light with a good grip or stand.
  • Select a light with color temperature control, to make your image more lifelike

Neewer Portable Video Lighting Kit

This is our best choice of lights for home video conferencing. The package comes with two LED light panels and two USB cables. The Neewer light kit also comes with a versatile tripod stand and can be powered by plugging the USB cables into your device USB port or directly into a wall unit.

Why we like it

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Price of 1 for 2 lights
  • Adjustable lighting controls
  • Can be used for multiple functions.
  • Comes with four color filters for temperature adjustment
  • Energy conserving LED bulbs (66 each)
  • Adjustable tripod minimum height is 8 CM and maximum height is 34 CM
  • Adjustable lamp head
  • Power cord length of 188 cm (extra-long)

Not so cool features

  • Non-detachable power cord  
  • Flimsy tripod, especially when fully extended
best video conferencing lights - Neewer

Lume Cube Video Conference Lighting Kit

This is our luxury pick for best video conferencing lights, as it is pricier than the other items on our list. It comes with a removable silicone diffuser, rechargeable battery and charging cord, color temperature controls, brightness control, and a mount to attach the light directly on your laptop, smartphone or monitor.

Why we like it

  • It is compact and lightweight
  • It has lighting controls
  • The inbuilt battery lasts up to 14 hours straight on reduced brightness level
  • It comes with an LCD screen that displays the light settings and battery life.
  • It comes with one-year warranty
  • The mount can be attached to a tripod
  • The suction cup mount is strong

Not so cool features

  • Not as versatile
  • Tripod is not included in all the series available from this manufacturer.
Lume Cube lights for video conferencing

Whellen Selfie Ring Light

This illuminating video conferencing light is powered by 2 Lithium Polymer batteries (also AAA batteries). It is wireless and weighs 1.6 ounces. With the Whellen ring light you only get 3 brightness levels (Low light, medium light and strong light).

Why we like it

  • Very lightweight  
  • It is easy to use
  • Very cheap
  • Very convenient to carry around

Not so cool features

  • No tripod
  • Not so versatile
  • Does not have color temperature adjustment.
  • Maximum clamp width is 18 mm which makes it better suited for devices with thinner bevels than those with a thick one.
Whellen Light for home video conferencing

iVict Video conferencing Light

iVict clamp desk light is another solid choice for home video conferencing. It comes with an adjustable gooseneck and 24 LED non-flickering light for eye protection. More so, it has 3 color temperatures and 10 brightness levels. The iVict video conferencing light is clip on based and does not have a tripod mount.

Why we like it

  • It is lightweight  
  • The flexible gooseneck allows you to bend the light to any angle
  • Smart features that allows it remember your last brightness setting
  • Power saving LED lights
  • Long lasting LED lights.

Not so cool features

  • Is not rechargeable and must to plugged to an electric outlet to work
  • The clip on may be too tight for thinner bevel laptops / monitors.
iVict Video conferencing Light

WONEW Video Conferencing Light

The WONEW ring light comes with an adjustable telescopic stand and universal phone holder. It has 10 adjustable levels of brightness and 3 color temperature settings. You can control it with your iOS or Android device through Bluetooth. This video conferencing light uses 120 LED bulbs for an impressive lighting.

Why we like it

  • Adjustable tripod stand of up to 66 inches height
  • Easy setup
  • It comes with a two-year replacement service
  • 12 inches ring size
  • Bluetooth remote
  • Included storage carry bag

Not so cool features

  • Does not come with a USB adapter for plugging into the wall
WONEW Video Conferencing Light 0 Selfie ring light

Wrap up

At least one of the video conferencing LED lights we have outlined in this post will help you avoid poor lighting mishaps while in a team meeting, job interview call, speaking session or even trying to close a deal over a live video call. We hope you find our list enlightening! You can find these lights for video conferencing on Amazon going on sales every now and then.

If you are in the market for a new laptop to go with the video conferencing lights, then be sure to check our HP Envy review.


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