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The best selfie lights to make your photos and videos pop

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With influencers flooding Instagram and other internet platforms over the past few years, selfie lights have rocketed in popularity. They help enhance your filming area’s lighting by cooling or warming any overhead bulbs so your audience gets high-quality visuals. No need to wait for golden hour anymore—you can have the perfect light when you need it. There are several different types that work with a mobile, laptop, or camera setup, so just plan around the content you’re creating and find the perfect one for your project.

Here are some of our favorite selfie-lighting options on the market today.

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Whether you’re filming your next online course or getting ready to film a sponsorship campaign, this selfie ring light brightens up your space with its easy-to-set-up tripod and cell phone holder. No need to buy any separate parts—the tripod transforms into a selfie stick if you’re thinking of filming that home tour. Choose from one of the 11 brightness levels with the included remote. Its beaming angle and tilting option allows for light to diffuse across your face for a more natural setting.

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Carrying around a tripod can get old quick if you film the majority of your videos on the move. This GLOUE light ring fits your lifestyle, not the other way around. With USB power and three lighting choices, you can clip it on to the top of your phone or your laptop to avoid any unflattering shadows. Its design works seamlessly with your front-facing camera. While it only holds a charge for a few hours, portability is the name of the game with GLOUE. Just clip on and go.

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If you work in different settings and need a work space that remains flexible at all times, this is the one for you. The UBeesize will give you the right angle and steady video with every shot, thanks to its flexible arms. Set up your phone on one arm and your selfie light in the other to make sure you get the field of view and perspective you need. You can also blend the cool and warm lights for optimal contrast and use the clip for a hands-free setup. Fully customizable features abound to get the work done.

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Looking to level up not only your selfies, but also your filter game? This selfie light includes a colorful feature to reflect your true mood. Get all the colors of the rainbow beyond the warm and cool white lights you’re accustomed to. Available for iPhone and Android, it comes with a remote, an extra desktop stand, and two universal phone holders so you get the setup you need in just minutes.

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