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Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer

B&H # STCFL18C Mfr # CFL-18C
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Product Highlights
  • Dimmable Source
  • 5500K and 3200K Lamps
  • Center Hotshoe

The Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer is a lightweight, portable beauty light that renders soft shadowless light. The light comes with both 5,600 and 3,200 lamps so you'll never have to worry about balancing your CEL-R18C with ambient light conditions. This model features a hotshoe in the middle of the ring for a microphone or camera, making it perfect for self-broadcasting in small or remote locations. It's also dimmable so you won't waste time pulling the light back and forth for the desired light intensity.

The CEL-18C comes with mounting hardware, 3200K and 5500K lamps, an AC power cord and a padded carry case.

A true beauty light, a favorite among baby photographers and new mothers
It provides a beautiful soft white light
Extremely light weight and portable
An absolutely mistake-proof light
Input Voltage 120V AC
Lamps 5,600K and 3,200K
CRI 90
Lumens 5,000 Lumens
f/5.6 at 4.0' (1.2 m) @ ISO 100
Mounting Hotshoe in middle of ring
Dimensions 18" (45.7 cm) diameter
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer
  • Mounting Hardware Package
  • 5,600K Lamp
  • 3,200K Lamp
  • Diffuser With Strap
  • AC Power Cord
  • Padded Carry Case
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Stellar Lighting SystemsCEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (8)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Good color value (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (8)
      • Portraits (6)
      • General purpose (4)
      • Low light (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      light is perfect! but diffuser too small

      The light is everything i hoped for.......but, the diffuser that came with it does not fit. And i cant find one that fits this product.

      The light is everything i hoped for.......but, the diffuser that came with it does not fit. And i cant find one that fits this product.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not bad, but a few bugs

      Very bright, dimmable flourotube is great in pinch. Easy to set up, light weight, comes in carrying case. A couple of issues - the pivot mounting head for your stand is very...Read complete review

      Very bright, dimmable flourotube is great in pinch. Easy to set up, light weight, comes in carrying case. A couple of issues - the pivot mounting head for your stand is very sticky. In fact, the first ring light of this model I received from B&H was completely fused in a upward position and I had to send it back. Also, it comes with a diffusion cover that is about 2 sizes too small. Impossible to get it on. I've had to cut out diffusion and tape it to ring light which looks a little unkempt, but at least it works.

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      4.0

      Great Light - Odd Mount

      By JP in BP

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Weak Mount

      Best Uses

        Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

        Overall, the quality of the light produced is very nice, so I'm happy with this purchase. It will be a great addition to my video lighting kit. However, the mount is rather confusing - like others have noted, it doesn't work well with standard light stand mounting ends and the fit isn't quite right. I'm not confident in the security of the mount and since the bottom is all one piece, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to alter it. Not sure why making the mount standard like any other lighting fixture was so difficult? Even the included mounting pin doesn't appear to fit securely. The power of the light and dimming option is great, but I have to knock off 1 star for the mount.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Catch Lights

        By James O.

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Catch Lights
        • inexpensive

        Cons

        • Little Loose On Stand

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

        I really like the quality of light from this product. I have been wanting a ring light for awhile and this is great and affordable. I did a shoot with it and it went great. The only issue for me is I find that the adapter that attaches to a light stand is not a perfect fit. At least on the light stands I use. Its a little loose and if knocked slightly the ring light will alter in position and almost look like it might fall off, although it won't. I have to find a light stand or something to keep it a little more securly attached in place.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best Packaging and Shipping available

        By Pankobunny

        from Toronto, Ontario

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

          A number of distributors carry the Stellar Ring Light but we chose B&H because it received the most positive reviews especially in packaging and shipping. B&H was also recommended by our favorite photo shop in Toronto; Vistek. We weren't disappointed. The unit was packaged well in a box within a larger box filled with inflated plastic bubbles. You could have thrown the unit off the truck and it would escaped harm! Excellent job! And to top it off, it was shipped from New York to our home in Toronto, Canada in 3 days including clearing customs. Well done guys.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome Tool!

          By Fit Dude Food

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                Very easy to use, I had a video up in minutes!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                You need a ring light

                By Dr. Robert

                from Chesapeake, VA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Includes Great Case
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Diffuser Installation

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                  Women love these catch lights! Great product at a very reasonable price. Dimmer doesn't seem to work until it warms up.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Gorgeous results at a reasonable price

                  By DanWuTV

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                    This is indeed a great ring light to consider if you're looking into having one in your arsenal. It's one of the most affordable ones and produces fantastic results. I recently got it from BHphoto and I'm very satisfied with it. Comes with a case but not a stand, so you're gonna have to get one separately. It's got a nice kick to it on full power and with the dimmer, you're able to easily control your light output. It comes with a diffuser but I'll tell you this right now. It's a nightmare to put that sucker on. I've read other reviews saying that it doesn't fit. It does. It just takes a lot of patience and strategy. The first night I got it, I gave up on it. I woke up with a fresh attitude to tackle it. I finally got it all the way around. It fits extremely snug around it. I didn't tear it so I know it was made for it. Am I ever going to remove the diffusion? Probably not lol.I'm a professional photographer and I've used it for several shoots. I got creative and used it as a back light several times as well. Comes with an extra ring bulb as well. Definitely a great buy.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    light is perfect! but diffuser too small

                    By headshot1

                    from new york, ny

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                          The light is everything i hoped for.......but, the diffuser that came with it does not fit. And i cant find one that fits this product.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I love this light!

                          By Jenkins

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                            I love how well this light emulates sunlight. It is also soft and really helps fill in shadows on peoples faces. As I push to make my videos have a more natural look, this light is an amazing tool!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Nice!

                            By Kmusic

                            from Florida

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • NONE

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time

                            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                            I use it for professional video and photo shoots and it works great amazing quality professional look brand new now defects very well packaged B&H is the place to shop online package delivered with no damage love it!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            AMAZING CATCH LIGHT

                            By TUR Photography

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Weak

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                            I saw this being used by Lindsay Adler. But she was using the 12" one. This is amazing for headshots. You really get amazing catch light.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Not bad, but a few bugs

                            By da cuz

                            from Montreal

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Accessories Need Work

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                            Very bright, dimmable flourotube is great in pinch. Easy to set up, light weight, comes in carrying case. A couple of issues - the pivot mounting head for your stand is very sticky. In fact, the first ring light of this model I received from B&H was completely fused in a upward position and I had to send it back. Also, it comes with a diffusion cover that is about 2 sizes too small. Impossible to get it on. I've had to cut out diffusion and tape it to ring light which looks a little unkempt, but at least it works.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Cool Light Source

                            By Photodave

                            from Gainesville, GA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems CEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer:

                              Excellent light source for the money. Fabulous light for head shots!

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                              • No

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