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10 Ways To Use A Ring Light That You’ve Never Thought Of Before

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Ring lights are loved for many reasons. Not only are they an effective lighting tool, an affordable beauty product, and one of the easiest studio lights to use, they are also extremely versatile and can be utilised in a wide range of settings or by a broad spectrum of people. They are a multipurpose item that knows no boundaries.

If you already own a ring light Australia, you might be seeking new and creative ways to use the tool. If you don’t yet own a studio light but are thinking of buying a ring light online, you might be looking for more excuses to purchase it. Either way, this blog article is going to be useful for you!

As frequent ring light users, we’ve tried and tested hundreds of ways to use a ring light, and we know there are far more uses than just one. In fact, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Here’s our list of 10 ways to use a ring light (that you’ve probably never thought of before).

  1. The standard way.

Ring lights are most commonly used by vloggers and makeup artists to get a flattering light of their face. They are ideal lighting tools when applying beauty products and taking selfies. When being used for these purposes, ring lights generally should be positioned in front of your face, approximately 50cm away (depending on the size of your ring light). This will balance the light evenly across the entirety of your face, ensuring you look your absolute best and can apply your makeup appropriately.

For amateur beauticians and vloggers, we highly recommend the Selfie Ring Light.

  1. In a laboratory setting.

This might sound ridiculous at first, but trust us, ring lights are ideal for scientific laboratory environments. Because of their unique circular shape, ring lights Australia are perfect for use with a tripod and microscope. A magnifying glass or visual zooming tool can easily be poked through the middle of the ring light, allowing you to see your subject or material without any shadows being cast of the light.

For use in a laboratory or research setting, we recommend the Selfie Ring Light.

  1. As a household light or lamp.

Because of their ability to light an entire room with ease, ring lights can double as a household light. If the power ever goes out in your home, a battery powered ring light could be an essential tool for your family. Alternatively, the ring light can be useful as a lamp when reading or relaxing in your lounge space.

To have a ring light that doubles as a household light, we recommend the Pro Range 18” LED Ring Light.

  1. As a work desk accessory.

Ring lights are becoming more and more popular for office-based professionals, especially since the coronavirus pandemic. Desktop ring lights Australia typically come with a small tripod stand that can be neatly and permanently positioned on your desk or shelf. Because FaceTiming and Zoom meetings became much more common and frequent throughout the pandemic in 2020, desktop ring lights have become a must-have for anybody who is working from home. Instead of looking drab from their bedroom, corporate professionals can still look their best self, even over the camera. This is because ring lights offer a very flattering light, softening any hard features of your face and allowing your natural beauty to shine. A quality ring light

For use as a word desk accessory, we highly recommend the Pro Desktop 12” LED Ring Light.

  1. At the dentist.

Next time you visit your local dental clinic and you sit in the dental chair, look up. You’ll probably notice that your dentist uses a ring light while examining your teeth! The circular design of a ring light is appropriate for dentists because it allows them to see better in your mouth without frustrating shadows being cast over the area they are trying to examine. This just goes to show that if a ring light is good enough in the professional medical field, it must be good enough for you too.

If you are a dentist looking for a ring light to use in your clinic, you will need a large ring light. We strongly recommend the Pro Range 18” LED Ring Light.

  1. To create a haunting or dramatic facial affect.

As we mentioned above, the standard way to use a ring light as a beautician or vlogger is to position the light 0.5m away from your face, directly in front of your eyes. But what happens if you switch up the angle just a little? When you position the ring light Australia slightly lower or slightly higher than this, you’ll notice that there is some shadow and extreme highlight showing on your face in certain areas. It can create a really interested look – sometimes even a touch haunting!

We recommend playing around with your ring light when you have the chance, so you can try to get your desired effect. We particularly using our ring light on quirky angles (and getting some extreme shadow and dramatic highlights) when we are creating special effects makeup designs or getting ready for a dress up party.

To have some fun with special effects, we recommend purchasing the Pro Desktop 12” LED Ring Light.

  1. At a photobooth during a function or event.

It’s an old-school tradition to set up a fun photobooth at a function where guests can jump inside, take a selfie, and have some fun. Even though they’ve been used for many years, photobooths are still very popular at events. The only problem is that (because they are literally a booth), they often harbour a dark environment which means the party photos don’t turn out to be in the best or crispest quality.

To solve this issue, we recommend installing a ring light in your photobooth. The camera can be positioned on the ring light tripod (at the height of an average sized person) and the ring light will shine around the camera. Your guests will be extra impressed with the photos as they will be well-lit and have an extremely flattering light to help them look their absolute best.

For use in a photobooth, we recommend the Pro Range 18” LED Ring Light.

  1. As a children’s night light.

LED ring lights are extremely safe and often come with brightness adjustment settings, which means they could be perfect to use as a children’s night light. Your child could keep the light forever and continue to use it as a lamp or beauty light in their older years.

To use as a children’s night light, we recommend the Pro Desktop 12” LED Ring Light.

  1. Lighting for a passport or professional photo.

Professional photos that need to be used in official documentation (like on your passport or driver’s license) require perfect lighting and 100% visibility. Ring lights offer the best possible lighting, which makes them ideal for this purpose. When taking the photo, place your camera in the centre of the ring light. Ensure the ring light is positioned at shoulder height and approximately one or two metres from your body so the light isn’t too bright and blinding in the image. You’ll also need to stand in front of a white or plain background.

For taking photos of any kind, whether they’re professional images or selfies, we recommend the Pro Range 18” LED Ring Light.

  1. As a gift to a loved one.

If anybody you know loves beauty or photography, and they have a birthday coming up, you can impress them with a quality ring light. They are bound to be impressed and grateful for your purchase, especially considering Afterpay ring lights are one of the hottest beauty products on the market right now.

When gifting a ring light, we highly recommend the Pro Desktop 12” LED Ring Light.

 

 

Top tips for getting the most out of your ring light

No matter where or how you plan on using your ring light, there are some definite tips that everyone can make use of. To maximise how you use your ring light and ensure you get the most out of your investment, take note of these top tips as listed by our team of ring light experts and beauticians.

  • Get the dimness perfect for your environment.

The best ring lights Australia will have dimness settings, meaning you can adjust the exact brightness of the ring light to match your environment. This is important because, as the weather and daytime changes, the amount of natural light will evolve in your room. Although you want to be well-lit in the frame, it’s important that you don’t overextend the brightness, so it blinds your eyes or makes you squint during a photo. We prefer to operate our ring lights on a soft light setting because this is most flattering on the chin, forehead, and cheeks. Before making a ring light purchase, you should always check that your ring light has dimness functionality – this will often be listed in the specifications of the product. Without the ability to adjust brightness, your ring light might never be at the perfect level of light, so it will be very difficult to use effectively.

  • Position the ring light in front of your face (or to the side for a cool affect).

As we’ve mentioned above, the standard way to use a ring light is by positioning it in front of your face directly. This eliminates shadows and provides the most flattering light. However, if you want to get a quirky affect, you can try moving the ring light into other positions and seeing what happens.

  • Put the ring light at shoulder height.

The best ring lights come with an adjustable tripod accessory. This means you can position the tripod at a height that suits you best (everybody is a different height, so everybody’s ideal position will be different). We recommend positioning the ring light at shoulder height, so the circle is at the same height as your head. If you place the ring light Australia too low, your cheekbones and nose will appear too hard and chiselled. On the flip side, placing the ring light online too high will cast an unwanted shadow downward from your eyes and nose.

  • Set your camera on a timer so your arm doesn’t show in the photo.

When many people use their ring light as a camera tool for the first time, they don’t understand how to get an image that doesn’t have their arm in it as it reaches to click the camera shutter button. The key here is to set your camera onto timer mode, so you can click the shutter button and then remove your arm before the camera takes the shot. If you put the settings on a 10 second timer, you will have enough time to get your arm away and get yourself into a pose that you are happy with. A 2 or 5 second timer could also be appropriate, but some trial and error will help you understand what’s best for you.

  • If anything, get a bigger light rather than a smaller light.

If you’re looking to buy a ring light and you’re tossing up between two options, we recommend purchasing the bigger version. This is due to several reasons: you won’t have to upgrade in the future, you will get more overall power and brightness from the light, you will be able to take group selfies with the light instead of just individual selfies, and it will be an investment for your future.

 

To browse or purchase the best ring lights Australia, visit our online ring light shop today. There’s a whole range waiting to be explored!

While you’re here, you can also check out our other ring light blogs: Choosing the best ring light for you, What will a ring light do for you, and 10 myths about ring lights.

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The Best Ring Lights For The New Year

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Ring lights have been around for a few years now, but they are still surging in popularity and many people are only just discovering the revolutionary makeup lights. As the New Year rapidly approaches, you may be looking to purchase your first ring light or upgrade your existing ring light. Perhaps you’re even looking for somewhere to spend your Christmas gift money. Either way, there are plenty of options available in online right light stores, so you will have ample choice when picking the best ring light for you. Just some of the most popular and trending ring lights are listed below.

  • The desktop ring light.

We believe that desktop ring lights are the most popular ring lights on the marketing right now. Desktop ring lights typically come with a small tripod stand that can be neatly and permanently positioned on your desk or shelf.

Desktop ring lights can be appropriate for office workers, vloggers, hairdressers, makeup artists, and more. Their compact natures means they don’t take up a lot of space and don’t need to be constantly packed away. Because FaceTiming and Zoom meetings became much more common throughout the pandemic in 2020, desktop ring lights have surged in popularity. They allow people to look their best self, even over the camera.

If you are wanting a high quality desktop ring light that will be dependable and effective, we highly recommend the Pro Desktop 12” LED Ring Light.

  • Selfie ring lights.

Selfie ring lights always have been, and always will be, one of the most beloved types of ring light. Selfie ring lights are known for producing a highly flattering light, reducing unfavourable highlights or shadows, and conveniently holding a camera at a great angle for selfies.

How do they work? Selfie ring lights often have a selfie stick attachment and mobile phone attachment. This means you can extend the stick (which has the phone and the light attached to the end of the stick) and hold it in a position/angle for a perfect selfie.

Everyone can benefit from a selfie ring light. They are often one of the most affordable ring light options and are commonly purchased by amateur makeup artists, vloggers, influencers and photographers.

  • Makeup studio ring lights.

Professional studio lighting is essential for makeup artists and beauticians. To impress your clients and get the most ideal lighting in your studio, it’s critical that you purchase a large and powerful ring light. You might want to consider a ring light that is 11” or larger to get the greatest effect.

For indoor studio settings, a ring light on a tripod is the most suitable option. If you ever need to move the ring light to a different location, you will still be able to easily carry the light. The best ring lights and tripods can also be packed down and transported long distances, including to client houses if you are a mobile makeup artist.

We strongly recommend the Pro Desktop 12” LED Ring Light.

  • Video and photography ring lights.

Videographers and photographers need large ring lights to cast an effective and flattering light over their subjects. The type of ring light that best suits videographers and photographers will largely depend on the way the shoot their imagery. If they are often moving to different destinations and transporting the ring light, they may be better suited to a compact ring light with detachable tripod. If they always shoot in the same studio or area, they may prefer a large ring light on a stand.

Diverse colour settings and brightness settings will be helpful to create different moods and settings, so check out whether your selected ring light comes with these features.

  • Afterpay ring lights.

Okay, okay… Afterpay ring lights or ring light Afterpay aren’t technically a type of ring light, but the option is available for people who need a ring light immediately but don’t want to pay the full cost upfront. Afterpay is one of the most innovative and modern payment methods available for many purchases online and in-store. It allows you to pay off your purchase in instalments, rather than in a lump sum at the beginning. If you need a high-quality ring light quickly, Afterpay ring lights are the way to go.

 

21 questions to ask before you purchase a ring light.

Remember the game ’21 questions’ that you used to play as a kid or teen? Well, we’re going to play it again right now. Before you go ahead and purchase any ring light, it’s important that you ask yourself some critical things. A ring light is a great investment, but you might be disappointed if you end up purchasing a ring light that isn’t perfect for you.

  1. Does the ring light come with a fair warranty? You should only purchase a ring light if it has a minimum of one year’s warranty, as this indicates it is a quality ring light and the selling company is willing to take accountability for its performance.
  2. Is the ring light within your budget and priced reasonably? When it comes to ring lights, price is often an indication of quality. If you have enough saved money to spend, go ahead and purchase the ring light of your dreams.
  3. Will the ring light fit on your desk or in your studio? We recommend measuring up your desk or studio area to certify that the ring light (plus its accessories and attachments) will fit in your space. There would be nothing worse than getting your ring light in the mail and then realising that it won’t fit where you wanted.
  4. What is the delivery time on your ring light? When purchasing a ring light for a specific upcoming event or job, it’s important that you check the expected delivery timeframe to see whether it will be shipped to your home in time. If you need the ring light urgently, consider purchasing from a company with express delivery ring lights or 24-hour dispatch.
  5. Are there positive ring light reviews? Before buying a ring light, you should search for ring light reviews This will help you to understand the quality and reality of the product you’re buying.
  6. Can you purchase the ring light with flexible payment options? The best ring light companies are now offering online ring light purchases and Afterpay ring lights. This means you can pay for your product in a way that suits you best.
  7. Do you trust the company you are buying from? Always be aware of scam websites and never submit your financial details on an untrustworthy site. Do some research and ensure the company is legit.
  8. Have you investigated what ring lights your favourite beauty influencers use? If there is a particular beauty or fashion influencer that you adore, you might want to research what type of ring light they use when taking selfies or applying makeup. You might be interested in purchasing the exact same light.
  9. Support local businesses where possible. We believe that it’s always a good idea to support local Australian businesses, so if possible, make a ring light purchase through an Australian owned and operated company. This will usually be listed and mentioned on their website. Our website is one of the few Australian ring light stores!
  10. Will there be customer support to help with your order? It’s a good idea to check whether the company you’re purchasing from has a customer support line or relevant customer service email address in case you run into any issues with your order. The best ring light companies will have a dedicated support line or chat function where you can get instant communication regarding your order.
  11. Can the ring light plug into your power? Some ring lights are battery operated, while others plug into standard power outlets. Read the specifications of your chosen ring light to determine whether you will need to use individual batteries or if the ring light is going to use your household electricity. Neither option is necessarily better than the other, so it’s all about your personal preference.
  12. Does the ring light have different light settings? Once you’ve gotten used to the basic settings of your ring light, you might want to play around with warmer and softer lighting tones. This is only going to be possible on a ring light that allows colour/tone adjustment, so you might want to confirm that these options are possible before making your purchase.
  13. Can you dim your ring light? Although it might not be one of the first things you think of when browsing ring lights online, it’s extremely important that your ring light has the capacity for changing brightness. Every room and building is different, so you will need to dim your light to make it the appropriate brightness for your unique setting.
  14. Does the ring light come with all the necessary accessories? Depending on how you plan to use your ring light, you may need a variety of accessories. These may include mobile phone attachments, tripods, selfie sticks, power cords, remote controls, and more. Check that these accessories are included with your purchase, or add them to your shopping cart.
  15. Can you transport your ring light if you need to? Some ring lights are bulky and heavy, which may be okay if you plan on keeping them set up in the same room, but it will be very frustrating and annoying if you ever want to move them. A smaller, lighter and more transportable option may be better suited to you if you are a vlogger who films from different locations or if you are a mobile makeup artist.
  16. Will the ring light give you your money’s worth? To ensure your ring light investment is a good one, you need to buy a high-quality ring light that will last for many years and act as a dependable source of light. Purchasing a unpopular and cheap ring light will only leave you disappointed.
  17. Have you learnt about the best ways to use a ring light? This will help to maximise your usage when your ring light gets delivered. Our top tip is to position the ring light directly in front of your face at shoulder height – then the light will eliminate all unflattering shadows and highlights on your cheeks and forehead.
  18. Are you sure that you’re purchasing the correct ring light type for your needs? There are many different types of ring lights, including desktop ring lights, selfie ring lights and studio ring lights. You need to consider what style of light will be most appropriate for your intended purpose with it.
  19. Have you gotten recommendations from family and friends? To get well-rounded advice ahead of your ring light purchase, you should consult your family and friends to see what type of ring light they use and if they agree with your purchase choice.
  20. Are there any additional fees or charges that you haven’t yet considered? Unfortunately, some ring light Australian companies will charge additional fees at the checkout, such as shipping fees or credit card fees. Investigate this before you finalise your ring light decision so you can have all the facts at hand and not go over your budget.
  21. What are you waiting for? There’s no point delaying your purchase any further. If you’ve scanned over the above questions and you’re confident that you have found the best ring light for you, go ahead and make the purchase. Once your ring light Australia gets delivered, rest assured that you will reap the benefits instantly. All you need to do now is check out your cart!
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What Will a Ring Light Do for Me?

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Perfect lighting, perfect colouring, perfect scene. In a nutshell, ring lights will help you to create a perfectly lighted subject and scene, meaning top-notch photography and attention-to-detail in makeup artistry.

It is no wonder why ring lights are one of the most popular appliances in the photography and beauty industries. For businesses, professionals, individuals, and amateurs alike, ring lights can have a realm of benefits. Your possibilities with a ring light are endless. To give you some insight into how great these innovative tools are, here are five of the main impacts that ring lights can have for you:

  1. Perfectly balanced light.

Shadows and bright highlights will no longer be of concern to you once you buy a ring light online. The circular shape of ring lights naturally eliminates shadows and ensures your subject is perfectly lit in the frame. Ring lights are the solution to getting the perfect selfie or achieving stable light for makeup artistry.

  1. Special halo eye lighting.

Have you ever been scrolling though Instagram and seen a circle halo in someone’s eyes, and wondered how they achieved that? Ring lights are the answer! The brightness of a ring light can produce a flattering sparkle in your eye, which will be sure to turn heads when you post the pic to socials.

  1. Suitable place to position your camera.

Prior to the creation of ring lights, photographers and videographers had to place their camera beside or in front of studio lights. This meant that an unwanted shadow was often cast on the subject of the image, and the lighting was imperfectly balanced. Thanks to ring lights, these professionals can now position their cameras in the centre of the light, meaning the camera has no impact on the lighting of the subject. The ring lights in our online store come with accessories to help you position/hold your smartphone or camera in the middle of the light. Our popular Makeup Entry 10” LED Ring Light comes with a tripod stand and smartphone mount.

  1. Ability to create unique effects.

Unlike other studio lights, many ring lights come equipped with a variety of lighting settings and effects. This allows you to experience with different dimness settings and tones until you find a lighting style that suits your scene. Most of our ring lights online come with three modes of warm and cool colours, and the brightness can also be adjusted with ease.

  1. Soft, flattering light.

Horrid photos are often caused by horrid lighting. When the sun is too bright, or your room is too dark, your images and mirror reflection may appear grainy or overexposed. Using a ring light will help you get soft light that is flattering for all types of people. A high-quality ring light is a certain way to guarantee you will look admirable in every selfie you take.

 

Does size make a difference to what a ring light can do?

Technically, all ring lights, regardless of size, will have great benefits to you. Whether you are applying makeup, styling hair, taking photographs, or filming videos, an inappropriately sized ring light is better than no ring light at all. However, as a smart purchaser, it is valuable for you to consider what you will be using your ring light for to understand what size ring light might make the most sense for your application.

Below, we have listed a number of different professions and types of individuals, plus what type of ring light will suit their needs best. You can try and find yourself on this list and see what ring light we recommend for you.

Amateur makeup artist: If you are a beginner in the makeup industry, we recommend that you purchase a medium-sized ring light. A great option could be our Beauty Beginner 12” LED Ring Light. When the time is right and you begin to take on clients, you can consider upgrading to a slightly larger ring light, such as our Beauty Expert 18” LED Ring Light. This will be more likely to impress your clients and add value to your working studio.

Professional makeup artist: As a working makeup artist who deals with clients, it is important that you have excellent lighting tools to help you perfect your work. We recommend investing in our Beauty Queen 19” LED Ring Light. Because of its size, this ring light is guaranteed to balance the lighting throughout your studio and allow you to create ideal makeup designs. It is powerful and bright enough to work in all conditions, so you can say yes to outdoor environments if that type of job opportunity ever arises.

Amateur photographer: If you are unsure about whether photography is a short-term fad or life-long dream, it may be best to first buy a low-cost ring light before investing heavily in a top-notch option. We recommend a Pro Range 12” LED Ring Light for all budding photographers.

Professional photographer: As a professional photographer, you will need a ring light and sturdy tripod that can hold your professional-sized camera. Our Beauty Queen 19” LED Ring Light is a safe and reliable option, but a 17” or 18” option may also suffice depending on the exact size of your DSLR. These larger ring lights will allow you to work both indoors and outdoors, therefore suiting all types of shoot environments. Alternatively, for micro photography, you could also have a small ring light accessible to use.

Painters and artists: To fully engage in visual arts, you will need soft and balanced art studio lighting. Ring lights are used by many painters and drawers to give them a fair view of colours and tones. We suggest the Beauty Expert 18” LED Ring Light as a ring light for visual artists, as the large circular light will act as a strong and abundant light source.

Videographer: Shooting excellent video footage requires you to always be on the go with your video camera, so a lightweight ring light is essential to avoid getting weighed down. Our Beauty Expert 18” LED Ring Light is a perfect lighting solution for videographers, as it comes fully equipped with a cradle head and carry bag. Plus, you can generate unique effects with the wide dimming range and warm/cool brightness settings.

Digital vlogger: Vloggers have a unique set of requirements for their ring lights, which is why we created a special ring light just for them. Our Pro Range 12” LED Ring Light is perfect for professionals who operate behind a desk or table. Instead of having a tripod, this product is equipped with a sturdy desktop stand, so you can film away in front of the light without any risk of the light/camera swaying or falling mid-video.

Real estate agent: Interestingly, several top real estate agents are opting to use ring lights in their real estate photography and open house inspections. The ring lights help to flatter a room and make it seem as spacious as possible. To get the greatest impact, we recommend that real estate agents invest in a Beauty Queen 19” LED Ring Light.

Content creator or social media influencer: A quality ring light is the key to a quality selfie. For influencers and selfie-lovers, we strongly recommend our Beauty Mini 8” LED Ring Light. This product comes with a portable selfie stick attachment, meaning you can easily take photos from your smartphone wherever you may be.

Scientist: To supplement standard laboratory lighting, many scientists are buying ring lights to gain better visibility when studying and analysing small-scale materials and subjects. A Beauty Mini 8” LED Ring Light will work for most scientists studying microscopic items, however a larger ring light may be necessary if a sizeable microscope needs to fit through the central hole. In this case, a Pro Range 14” LED Ring Light might be best.

Office professional: Since COVID-19 starting circulating, many office professionals have been using ring lights when they conduct Zoom or Facetime meetings. We recommend a Makeup Entry 10” LED Ring Light for this purpose, as it is a cost-effective and easy-to-use option.

General use: If you don’t fit into any of the above categories, but still want a ring light for personal use, we recommend an affordable selfie ring light that is easy to use and transport. Our Beauty Mini 8” LED Ring Light and Makeup Entry 10” LED Ring Light are two of the most popular products for general and amateur use.

Where can you buy the best ring lights?

Online is where you will find the greatest range of ring lights. You will also be able to search through ring lights reviews and see what sizes/brands/types are most popular in the community. Some of the keywords you can search include: professional ring light Australia, ring light Afterpay, and buy ring lights Australia.

On the other hand, you could head straight to our website and browse our renowned online ring light store. We are proud to sell some of the best ring lights, complete with fast dispatch and delivery service. So far, we are proud to have thousands of happy customers – and we keep counting more. With a growing product range and consistently low prices, you are sure to find what you’re looking for on our site.

Why buy ring lights from us?

There are so many reasons you should buy a ring light from our store. Not only are we currently a favoured cosmetic store for several professional makeup artists and beauticians across the country, but we are committed to expanding and enhancing our company to provide the best cosmetic products possible. Here are just a few reasons to buy ring lights from our online shop.

  • We are one of the most trusted stores for ring lights in Australia. If you want to buy ring lights from a reliable supplier, we are a company you can trust.
  • We have a variety of payment options to suit your budget and financial circumstances. We even offer Afterpay ring lights so you can buy now and pay later with no interest charged.
  • We allow you to choose between standard and express post for your purchases, so you can get your ring light delivered at a time that suits you.
  • We are ready and available to chat when you need us. Our custom support lines are open for any sales or support related enquiries. You can also talk to our team via the online chat on our website.
  • We have several ring lights for you to choose from, including ring lights of different sizes and strengths. Our team recently wrote a blog about choosing the best ring light for you, which may help if you are struggling to decide between your options.
  • We are a local Australia ring light store. By purchasing from us, you are supporting a local business. It also means you will experience faster delivery and better customer service.
  • We sell a wide variety of other cosmetic and makeup appliances, so you can build your studio from the ground up from our online shop. Some of our most popular items include makeup cases and studio lights.
  • We just love a good sale! Our store is regularly announcing new sales and discounts so you can snag a great bargain on our products. Check our website to hear about the latest deals and specials.
  • We know our products are world-class. That’s why we offer a one-year warranty on all ring lights, so you can have complete peace of mind as you make your purchase.

If you need any assistance with your ring light purchase, feel free to contact our team or browse our blog for more ring light information. Otherwise, happy shopping!

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10 Myths About Ring Lights

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Oh, ring lights! Just like any other popular product, they love to start a conversation. Although ring light reviews are almost always positive and complimentary, we have noticed a few unusual myths floating around about these renowned lighting appliances. As ring light devotees and self-confessed beauty queens, we thought it was about time that these crazy myths were addressed. Keep reading to see how we separate the fact from the fiction.

 

  1. Ring lights are only useful for photographers. (MYTH)

Photographers are one of the most common users of circle lights, however there are a range of other amateur individuals and professionals who can reap the benefits of these innovative appliances. Ring lights are also popular in the following professions and industries: beauticians, hairdressers, makeup artists, videographers, real estate agents, influencers, social media users, and more.

  1. Ring lights are bad for your eyes. (MYTH)

We’re not entirely sure where this silly myth came from, but it definitely is not true. There is no evidence that suggests ring lights are bad for eyes or eyesight. As regular users of the popular beauty tools, we can confirm that ring lights are safe for your eyes. They are no different to any of the other lights in your household.

When using a ring light for photography or videography, you should aim to direct your gaze into the centre of the ring light (where the gap in lighting is). If the light is causing any strain, look away for a few minutes before you look back again.

  1. Ring lights are expensive. (MYTH)

No, no, no! Cheap ring lights can easily be found online. In fact, ring lights are one of the cheapest studio lighting options, and they offer excellent value for money. Many online ring light stores have regular sales and deals, so keep checking back on your favourite websites if you want to secure a lower price.

The best ring light brands in Australia also offer Afterpay on ring lights, so you can buy ring lights and receive your ring light now, but pay for it later. Ring light Afterpay is a modern, safe, and simple way to purchase one of these favourable beauty lights.

  1. Ring lights use too much battery and power. (MYTH)

High-quality ring lights from Australian ring light stores do not consume too much power. The best ring lights online will come with a normal power plug or battery pack and use approximately the same amount of electricity that other lights in your home use.

Additionally, it is unlikely that you will have your ring light turned on at all times of the day. You only really need to have the appliance switched on when you are actively using it. Therefore, it will probably use less power than other machines, lights and tools in your household.

  1. You can make a DIY ring light at home. (MYTH)

If you make your own ring light at home with LED strip lighting or a partially blacked-out globe, you will quickly discover that it does not provide the same benefits as a genuine ring light designed and manufactured by an expert ring light company. The most effective and popular ring lights in Australia are purpose-built, so their unique design is not something that can be easily replicated at home.

Despite all this, there is no problem with making your own ring light at home, however it won’t be as effective as a professional ring light Australia purchased from a genuine ring light company. Making your own ring light might be a good way to test what size of ring light you may want before you make a purchase. It could also be a temporary solution while you wait for your professional ring light to be delivered to your door.

  1. Ring lights are bad quality. (MYTH)

This simply isn’t true. Most online ring lights are excellent quality and have been proven to last for years. In Australia, there are a couple of online ring light stores that guarantee top-quality ring lights and beauty accessories. Bear in mind that many of the top influencers, bloggers and YouTubers from around the globe use ring lights. If ring lights are good enough for A-list celebrities, then we’re sure they must be good enough for us civilians too!

Admittedly, every industry has some scammers and unreliable businesses trying to make a buck. If you purchase a ring light from a dodgy company, you may receive something in the mail that is poor quality and doesn’t last you very long.

To be sure that you are purchasing your ring light from a reputable business, search for ring light reviews online and see what other customers have to say. Sometimes, if the ring light price is too cheap, that may be an indication that it won’t be a quality product. Only ever enter/upload your credit card details online if you are certain that it is a secure payment portal and that the business is a genuine company.

  1. Small ring lights are useless. (MYTH)

It is true that bigger ring lights usually have more power and can generate a more complimentary and flattering light. However, small ring lights are still effective and can certainly achieve the look you desire. Small ring lights also have a number of benefits that large ring lights don’t have, including: transportability, minimal electricity usage, lightweight structure, ease of use, and ability to use with a mobile phone or small tablet.

Our team recommends that you initially purchase a small ring light, as this will give you an opportunity to get used to the tool and determine whether you need a bigger and more expensive version. You can then upgrade later when you are sure of what size you want/need.

  1. Ring lights have no resale value. (MYTH)

Because ring lights are an extremely popular tool, they are currently being sought after by hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. A quick search on any second-hand selling website or platform will show you that ring lights have an enormous resale value – some people are even selling their ring light at the same price they originally purchased it for!

The reason that there aren’t always many second-hand ring lights available is because purchasers rarely want to sell something they love. Even when people upgrade to a better or bigger ring light, they prefer to keep their previous ring lights as a backup or alternate option.

  1. There is only one style of image you can take with a ring light. (MYTH)

Ring lights are most commonly used by placing the LED circle directly in front of the subject’s face (approximately 2-3 metres away) and having the subject direct their vision into the central gap of the circle. Although this is the most flattering way to use a ring light, there is no limit to what you can achieve when using a ring light.

Some creative artists and daring photographers prefer to place their ring lights on certain angles that cast bold and interesting shades on their scene. Other users like to make use of dimming functionalities and coloured lighting settings to enhance or alter an image. The best ring lights in Australia have all of these functions (dimming and colour-changing settings) in-built to the light.

  1. Ring lights highlight blemishes in a bad way. (MYTH)

When used correctly, good ring lights produce a flattering type of light that hides blemishes and blotchy skin. If you are self-conscious about your skin, you are a great candidate for a ring light.

Beauticians may use ring lights in a certain way (by placing them very close to the clients’ face) to help them identify and cover any pimples, blotches or rashes. Though, when placed in the correct position for photography and videoing (around 2-3 metres from the face), a ring light will not highlight these unfavourable features. Instead, it will allow your skin to look smooth and clear.

 

Why do people use ring lights and circle lights?

Now that we’ve dismissed all the myths circulating about ring lights, we can start to delve into the positive benefits of using them. Truthfully, there are many good outcomes that come from using a ring light, and it is no wonder why they are so popular. Some of the most predominant reasons why people use ring lights include:

  • They are easy to use: Most people will be able to use a ring light without needing any instructions or assistance. The best ring lights can simply be plugged in and turned on, and then they are working their magic!
  • Ring lights produce a flattering light: If you are taking selfies or vlogging, a ring light will offer a complimentary light to your face. Ring lights can often make you look thinner, fresher, and brighter to the camera.
  • They are a cheap lighting tool: When compared to other types of studio lighting, ring lights are an incredibly inexpensive option. With many brands now offering Afterpay ring lights, you can also pay less upfront.
  • Ring lights produce a stunning eye halo: These LED tools are known to create a special halo effect in the eyes of the subject. The unique illumination affect is a sure way to attract attention and make your subject look like a top-notch model.
  • They are perfect for positioning a camera or recorder: When lights are solid in shape, photographers and videographers struggle to find an appropriate place to position their cameras. With ring lights, the hole in the middle of the circle in a perfect place to buttress a camera and ensure the light is being captured evenly.
  • Ring lights balance light and shade: The circular nature of ring lights allows them to smooth, spread and balance the highlights and shadows of a scene. When taking photos, this means they will come out at a higher quality and present all features within the image in equal brightness.
  • They are handy when applying makeup or styling hair: Beauticians love ring lights because the powerful and balanced light helps them see all the features of their clients face better. With a ring light, they can be sure to identify all blemishes and cover them up appropriately.

 

Where can you get the best ring lights Australia?

There are a range of ring lights currently available in the market. They come in different sizes and types, suiting different purposes and needs. The best ring light for you will depend on your unique circumstances and what you intend to achieve from the device. Our famous online ring light store has all the ring light varieties and accessories that you could possibly need. Plus, every order has a 24-hour dispatch time and product satisfaction guarantee.

If you are an amateur beautician, influencer or photographer, we recommend starting with a small beginner ring light, such as the Beauty Mini 8” LED Ring Light, or the Makeup Entry 10” LED Ring Light. These small circle lights are very lightweight and transportable, and they are some of the cheapest ring lights online.

As a professional makeup artist or personality, you may want to purchase a more substantial ring light to acquire the desired affects. We recommend the Beauty Expert 18” LED Ring Light or the Beauty Queen 19” LED Ring Light.

Alternatively, you can strike gold in the middle and purchase a mid-range ring light that is the best of both worlds. Our Pro Range 14” LED Ring Light is one of the most popular ring lights in Australia, offering a spectrum of features and functions: tripod, carry bag, long power cord, mobile phone attachment, wide dimming range, and multiple colour options.

For more information on ring lights, you can browse our online blog or chat online to one of our beauty professionals. Otherwise, you can go right ahead and make a ring light purchase through our beloved ring light store.