Umbrella light price

Finding the best Umbrella light price model can be hard if you’re unaware of what features to look for especially that there are so many of them to find around. For this reason, we’ve put up a guide highlighting the top lights in the category.

Our team has researched and reviewed these products including the studio light price in nigeria to help you come up with a better decision.

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Top 5 Best Studio Umbrella Lights

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1. LimoStudio 600W Umbrella Photography/Video Kit (Editors Pick)

This is a great kit for anyone, not only beginners. It has three lamps, two white umbrellas, two tall stands, one short stand, and bags to put it all in. It even comes with the bulbs!

The lamps accept bulbs with what I call a standard base. In other words, a screw in bulb like what goes in virtually any lamp you’re likely going to find at a garage sale or home depot.

I recommend using the CFL bulbs that come with the kit. These bulbs put out a decent volume of light while remaining relatively cool. Even after an hour long video session, I was able to unscrew the bulbs without burning my hand.

The lamps tilt up and down and have a hole for mounting the umbrellas for extra flexibility. Also the two umbrellas are translucent white, adding no unusual color tint.The auto white balance of most cameras used for video will take care of the color balance easily enough. These umbrellas can also be used for shoot through set ups, but I find you get best results having the light reflect back from the umbrellas. Each of the lights have about nine feet of cord with standard USA plugs, 110/120V.

While this kit is one of the  best studio umbrella lights available for YouTubers and other photographers, I still had to ask why only two umbrellas for three lamps?

I guess the kit makers are thinking of using the third lamp for your background or as a back light. Works for me, but I would like to have one more umbrella, maybe a coloured one, like gold for adding warmth.

Hey, I can always buy one cheaply enough. The short stand is what really gives away the purpose of the third light. Sit it behind the subject and it does a good job for back lighting.

The light stands are a light weight, but entirely adequate. You aren’t likely to take this kit on any field trips, I see this as primarily a home or office studio set up.

This kit doesn’t have a background, but at its low price, a background system can readily be added with even a limited budget. See our previous post about some ideas for backgrounds.

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2. Neewer 2.6M x 3M/8.5ft x 10ft Background With 600W Umbrella Kit

Neewer is a brand I’ve come to know as suppliers of good quality photo equipment for low prices.

I’ve been using a Neewer studio strobe set up for several years now, it has held up under a lot of use and travel.

This kit is one of the best studio umbrella lights I found, but is quite a bit more expensive than the first one. Though pricier, the kit has several additional items, including a background system.

Also included are two softbox/lamp combos, two regular lamps with umbrella mounting holes, four full size light stands, clamps and carrying cases. All the lamps are 110/120V and have standard plugs and standard light sockets.

THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS! (Gratuitous Star Trek TNG reference. Required knowledge for many YouTubers.)The background system has the support with three different color muslin backdrops. While they are adequate for a home studio, the support stands are fairly lightweight. I wouldn’t want to use them outside in any breeze. Likewise for the light stands. It’s all good quality, just not very heavy duty.

The softbox lamps are useful, but they feel a little bit under powered with the lower wattage CFL bulbs, but raising the watts might make the softboxes overheat. Use them within their limitations, and just move them closer or adjust exposure (if your camera has that capability). The light quality from the softboxes and the umbrellas is pleasing and with no odd color cast.

The cords on the softbox lamps are a little short, but extension cords are always an option. Overall, this kit provided a versatile studio light and background system.

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3. Emart 600W Studio Photography Photo/Video Portrait Kit

This is another nice kit. Though it has no background system, it has four umbrellas, two each of two different colors.

The cords and light sockets are standard, similar to the first two kits reviewed. This kit also has two tall and one short light light stand, and three lamps. 

The biggest difference in this kit is the umbrellas. As I mentioned, there are four. Two are the translucent white umbrellas, and two are silver. The silver  provide more reflectance for the lamps, but they also add a cooler temperature to the light.

One thing I wondered is why not have one silver and one gold? That way, you could either cool down or warm up the color temperature. Useful for videos of different subjects.

A person might look better under warm light, while certain product might benefit from a cooler look.I keep using the terms standard plug, standard socket. What I mean by standard plug is the two blade ungrounded plug that plugs into 110/120V wall outlets that are used in homes and offices in structures in the USA.

Standard lamp socket is the socket that takes screw in bulbs with an E26/E27 base. I’m sure everyone knows what I meant, but I wanted to cover all the bases, just in case. Overall this is a great affordable kit for a beginner YouTuber or Photographer who admires good lighting conditions.

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4. LINCO 600W Photography/Video Continuous Lighting Kit

This kit belongs on my list of best studio umbrella lights because it’s very similar to the first kit in this review. Three lamps, two umbrellas, two tall stands, one short stand.

The umbrellas are white translucent, and are better used for reflecting the light back than for shining the light through. Why shine the light through an umbrella if the light output is reduced? One very good reason is to soften the light.

Certain subjects can really benefit from a softer light. Since we’re shooting video and photographs, we won’t be applying a lot of post processing corrections.So, uneven skin tones, blemishes, et can be softened by using a softer light. Just make sure you are getting enough of the soft light on your subject, since it will be dimmer. Other subjects that might benefit from softer light are objects that are reflective or have a lot of angles.

This kit is another best used inside type of ensemble. Not only because of light duty stands, but because these are all AC powered continuous light sources. They are easily transported, though. If you have to go another indoor area that has AC power, you’re good to go.

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5. Emart 1575W  Umbrella  Lighting Kit With Translucent White & Black/silver & Black/Gold

The last  kit I tested in my try outs of the best studio umbrella lights was the Smart 157W kit. This kit has three lamps, comes with bulbs, has two tall stands and one short stand, and three different color umbrellas.

The umbrellas are two translucent white, two silver, and two gold. This allows for a lot of different uses. Use two gold for a very warm warm look, one gold and one white for a slightly warm color balance.

Likewise for the silver. Two silver umbrellas makes for a color balance that will look quite a bit cooler on video playback. Other combinations can be a neutral light on subject and warm or cool on the background. Or warm light on subject, cool or neutral on background, etc… You get the picture.

This kit comes with a bag so it great for taking out on location. The bags of the other kits are useful for storage, though. Especially since all these kits I tested are relatively light weight.In use, you’ll need to play around with just where to position the lamps. Since none of these have any option to vary the power output, position will determine how bright they appear on subject.

Also since the lamps are primarily meant to be used with the physically cooler CFL bulbs, you can actually place lights close to the subject, whether your subject is human or something inanimate.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BUYING LIGHTING

Lighting can often be overlooked when it comes to re-decorating, because it is often thought of as a utilitarian rather than a key factor in the overall décor of your room. But, when chosen correctly, your lighting can become a true focal point and is guaranteed to take your home design to the next level!

We have put together the ultimate light buying guide to help you to choose the correct lighting for each room in your home, with the perfect balance of style and substance. Because choosing the correct lighting is not as simple as you may initially think…

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CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THE ROOM

The first step to choosing the correct lights for your home is to work out how much light you need in a room to keep it well lit.

In 2010, the way we measure bulb brightness changed. Bulb brightness used to be referenced in wattage (W), but now it is referenced in lumen (LM).

Each room in your home will require a different number of lumens in order to be lit adequately. To work this out, you can check an illumination chart which will show you the ideal number of footcandles or lux you will need for a certain task.

A footcandle = the amount of light on a surface created by one candela that is a foot away from the surface.

A lux = the amount of light on a surface created by one candela that is a metre away from the surface.

One candela = the light from one standard candle.

If you are using feet, look at the number of footcandles. One footcandle is equal to 1 lumen per square foot. Multiply the number of footcandles by the square foot in the room and this will tell you how many lumens are required. 

If you are using metres, look at the number of lux. One lux is equal to 1 lumen per square metre. Multiply the number of lux by the square metres in the room and this will tell you how many lumens are required. 

Find our illumination chart below:

illumination chart

And if you’d like to see how the kelvins will affect your room, you can use this useful tool from 1000bulbs.com, which shows how the colour temperature will transform the lighting in this kitchen space.

UNDERSTAND THE THREE USES OF LIGHTING

Now that you know how many lumens are requires in each room, the next step is to understand the three main uses of lighting. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking that one type of lighting will suffice for an entire room. Lighting works much better when used in layers. So, it’s important that you put together a lighting plan for each room, and a successful lighting plan should include three uses of lighting: ambient, task and accent.

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Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the main light source in the room and will usually be your starting point. This lighting will determine the overall mood within the room, for example a living room will have a warmer and more relaxing tone than that of a workspace. Ambient lighting tends to come from recessed lighting or wall light fixtures within the room.

Task Lighting

Task lighting is focused light that is used when tasks will be carried out in the room. A good example of this is a desk lamp, which will often be adjustable in order to illuminate areas that you need the most to help you carry out tasks. 

Another example is vanity lighting above a mirror and under-cabinet lighting in a kitchen.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is the most decorative type of lighting in the room, its used to highlight focal features such as wall art, bookshelves and fireplaces. Accent lighting could also be a focal point itself if you go for a statement piece. For example, our Wofi Indigo Ceiling Light Often floodlights, track lights, picture lights and wall-mounted fixings are used.

KNOW THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHTS AVAILABLE

Getting creative with your lighting will mean mixing different types of lights together, so its important that you know the different options available on the market.

Ceiling lights

Almost every room will have ceiling lights because they usually provide the ambient lighting within the room. The two main types of ceiling lights are pendent and flush lighting. Pendant lights hang down from the ceiling usually by a cord or chain whereas flush lights have little or no gap between the light fitting and the ceiling. There’s a vast array available on the market from strikingly stylish to the functional, and here at Lighting Style, we like to mix the two together!

Shop ceiling lights here.

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are often pigeonholed to the ambient light category and also in the task lighting category, this is because they are perfect for adding extra illumination in rooms that need it but they can also be the perfect adjustable overhead lamp to add focused light in required areas. They are also ideal for adding smaller amounts of light in a room when needed, for example in the living room on an evening when you don’t want the main lights on, but you do want a small amount of light.

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Table Lamps

Table lamps are extremely versatile as they can be placed anywhere and usually create the task lighting within your room. They’re often adaptable to allow for versatile use, for example dimmable for a bedside table or adjustable for desk work. You could go for an extravagant design and use it as part of the room décor too, the options are endless!

Shop desk lamps here.

Wall Lights

Wall lighting does it all. They can create gorgeous accent and highlight focal

points within the room beautifully. They can help illuminate hallways and larger

rooms and add to the ambience within the room. They’re ideal outside lighting, or

when placed strategically they’re great task lights for focused reading.

Shop wall lights here.

Spotlights

Spotlights enhance visibility where you need it, they’re ideal task lighting. They are either made of several spotlights along a metal bar or a singular bright light that sits close to the ceiling. They can usually be adjusted to point in the correct direction for your needs.

Shop spotlights here.   

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GET THE RIGHT BULBS

Now that you know the different types of lights available, it’s time to choose the right bulbs! Many of our lights come with LED’s already installed, but some you will need to get the bulbs additionally if stated in the product description.

There are three main types of blubs; LED’s, CFL and Halogen. Incandescent bulbs are now being phased out.

LED’s: LED bulbs are a great eco-efficient option. They typically use 90% less energy than an incandescent bulb. They last the longest, they’re cheap to run and produce very little heat. Here at Lighting-Style we only stock LED’s (we think they’re fab!). Plus they are extremely versatile, meaning that during the manufacturing process they can be integrated straight into the frame of a light to create stunning strips of light, as seen in the image below:

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CFL: Short for compact fluorescent lamp, CFL’s are the most common type of energy-saving bulb. They typically use 60-80% less energy than an incandescent bulb. They are a cheaper alternative to LED’s but they do take a while to reach their optimum brightness which can be frustrating when you need the light to complete a task.

Halogen: The cheapest of the three, halogen bulbs are dimmable but typically have a shorter lifespan. They use 20-30% less energy than an incandescent bulb.

At Lighting Style, we only offer LED’s. You can see our range below:

types of bulbs chart

Choose the bulbs that best suits your lamp or light shade. Our decorative light bulbs are another great way of making a statement in your home, we have various lights where the bulb will still be visible, for example our Wofi Richael Pendant Light, so pairing with a statement bulb will make the light all the more stunning.

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Cap

The cap, which is the base of the bulb, holds the bulb firmly in place while providing an electrical connection between the light and the bulb. In the above images you can see the cap type referenced under each image (E27, E14, G9, GU10 etc…). You will need to know the cap type of your light or lamp before purchasing a bulb for it.This can be found in all of our product descriptions, most typically an E27 or E14 bulb will be suitable, just be sure to check!

The kelvin scale

The next step is to understand the kelvin scale. The kelvin scale is used to describe the warmth or coolness of the light. The colour spectrum ranges from the yellow-based colour to the blue-based colour. As an example, people often prefer the yellow-based colours in a living room, and the blue-based colour in a utility, but there’s no right or wrong it’s ultimately down to your personal preference.

See our kelvin scale below.

light kelvin temperature scale

Many of our LED lights can be temperature adjusted to suit your desired kelvins throughout the day. However, most of our LED lights are set at a default of 3000K, which gives a nice cosy feel to the room.

Once again just be sure to check the product description to see what the temperature is set to and also if it can be adjusted. 

HOW TO LIGHT EACH ROOM IN YOUR HOME 

While the layout of the room is down to your individual taste, there are some tips that we can give you that will work well for each room in your home.

Firstly, you need to decide on what mood you would like to create in each room and what type of lights will complement your personal style and the current design in your home.

Entryway Lighting

This is arguably the most important area to ensure a grand entrance and a good first impression is created. Start with a dramatic statement light such as a chandelier overhead light, and then complement this with a floor lamp.

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchens are very busy spaces, where food preparation will take place. This means it must be illuminated well, especially in areas where you will be carrying out food preparation. Check out our blog post on kitchen lighting ideas for more inspiration!

You should start with general ambient lighting, we would suggest a pendant light or track lighting if you have a feature in the room, such as a kitchen island or breakfast bar, but if not recessed lighting will work well too.

You will also require task-orientated lighting where food preparation will take place, this can be provided by the addition of an under-cabinet lighting system. This will ensure that the kitchen is illuminated well enough in the areas that really need it, avoiding shadows being cast over knives and other potentially dangerous tools.

Dining Room Lighting

A common mistake with the dining room is hanging a chandelier over the table and thinking that is enough light for the whole room. It’s important to remember to create layers. A statement light over the dining room table is a great start, a chandelier or a pendant light will look stunning. Check out our blog post on dining room lighting ideas for more inspiration!

You then need to balance this, a great way to achieve this is to have recessed or track lighting, this will create the layers and avoid the room looking flat.

Living Room Lighting

The most multi-functional room in the home, the living room is an all-purpose area where you will watch TV, read books, chat with friends and family or do homework. This means the lighting in this room needs more diversity, to reflect the diverse tasks that are carried out in the room.

For general ambience, a pendant light or flush ceiling light overhead will create a good amount of light for the room. Then add floor and table lamps or sconces situated in task areas to provide more direct light, for example, if you have an armchair you like to read in or an area on the sofa where you tend to carry out tasks.

Bathroom Lighting

Vanity lighting is perfect for the bathroom, if you have a mirror in the bathroom then they are perfectly situated at the top of this. Not only will this add to the décor of the room, but it also adds the perfect amount of lighting in front of the mirror to help you when you’re getting ready in the morning. 

For the general ambient lighting in the room, wall scones and recessed lighting will work a treat, and it’s always a good idea to get dimmable lights in the bathroom so that you can dim them when you would like to relax in the bathtub.

Bedroom Lighting

The perfect place to unwind and revive yourself, it’s important to have soft ambient lighting in the bedroom. A decorative semi-flush ceiling light that can be dimmed will give the perfect ornamental feature while providing you with soft ambient lighting. Complement this with accent lighting on the walls to give an extra luxurious feel. Many people also like to read in bed, so either an adjustable table lamp to go on your bedside table or a wall-mounted reading lamp is essential.

Home Office Lighting

You’ll need this area to focus on work, so this room needs function-orientated lighting. For the general ambience, recessed lighting or a flush overhead light will provide the main illumination for the room. Then you’ll need a desk lamp that can be adjusted in your main work area, and perhaps a floor lamp in dark corners or situated over the top of seating areas within the room.

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Are you ready to take your lighting to the next level?

Lighting can have a massive impact on your home décor, and when done correctly it will provide the perfect atmosphere for each room in your home. So, if you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level then you’re in the right place!

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