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

B&H # STCELR18C Mfr # CEL-R18C
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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
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    Stellar Lighting SystemsCEL-R18C 18" Fluorescent Ring Light with Dimmer
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Good power output (6)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Durable (3)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (6)
      • Portraits (5)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Awesome Tool!

      By Fit Dude Food

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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            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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            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.

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              • Yes

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              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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                4.0

                light is perfect! but diffuser too small

                By headshot1

                from new york, ny

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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                      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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                      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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                        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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                        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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                        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.

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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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