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LowelEgo Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC)
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (27)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Good power output (24)
  • Durable (14)
  • Attach securely (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (37)
  • Low light (28)
  • Night time (26)
  • General purpose (10)
  • Food photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (9), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Natural Light Alternative

I purchased this setup after moving to an apartment that has terrible natural light, and coupled with the decreasing light of fall/winter, I was desperate for alternative. The Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent...Read complete review

I purchased this setup after moving to an apartment that has terrible natural light, and coupled with the decreasing light of fall/winter, I was desperate for alternative. The Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light has been a lifesaver for my food blog, and no one knows the difference but me! I do tend to cover the light with a thin, white cloth to help diffuse it a bit, but otherwise it's great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not enough

- only two bulbs, good as fill light only
- cannot control light output
- assembly based on bending paper and plastics into position, holds together by friction/resistance
- stand...Read complete review

- only two bulbs, good as fill light only
- cannot control light output
- assembly based on bending paper and plastics into position, holds together by friction/resistance
- stand not very secure, easy to tip over
- short power cord
- illumination spotty not even

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5.0

Exactly what I needed, at a great price

By Karen

from Minnesota

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light

    Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

    I was looking for something to supplement, and sometimes substitute for, natural light, for food photography, and this does the job perfectly. I have a small space to work in, and this works well that way -- it can sit on the table, or it can be attached to a lightstand, it's easily moveable and adjustable in terms of position. I was a bit wary of the assembly process. I did not find it too easy, I could have used an extra set of hands -- and I was worried about breaking the lights. But the instructions provided (they're inside the reflector -- I didn't see that at first, and found them on the website) were clear and easy to follow, although requires a bit of strength (it looks flimsy in the pictures, but it definitely is not!). It provides more light than I expected, which is great. There's a lot of light here for the price -- I'm even considering buying a second one. Very happy with this.

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    5.0

    A must for Food Photography

    By Cortybort

    from Bay Area, CA

    Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

    I absolutely love this light! it casts a great amount of filtered natural-looking light and the board makes it even brighter. You will still get a good amount of shadow in your pictures so if you don't like this, you may want to get a second light. I personally like the depth the shadow gives to the food. Remember to turn off all other light sources to get the best effect!

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Raymond

    from Orlando

    Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

    Great lighting. Easy to assemble and it got to my doorstep in just a few days which was amazing! Would definitely recommend this to product if you're thinking about getting lighting for photography.

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    4.0

    Very Useful for my Closeups!

    By Kats

    from Paso Robles

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

    I have been using my new Lowel light for close up food photography for my blog and it has been working great! I helps light my subject without glare and gives it a subtle artistic glow. I am still working on minimizing shadows and wonder if I need another light so I have one on each side.

    The set up was extremely easy and I did it in less than 5 minutes. Although it seems a bit awkward since it doesn't sit real sturdy, as long as you are careful not to bump it, it works just fine. Way better than the box light package that I was using prior.

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    5.0

    Changed my life

    By RD Foodie

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Food Photography
      • Low Light
      • Night Time

      Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

      I use ego digital imaging light for food photography. After more than a year chasing the light around my house and before a certain time a day, the Lowel changed my life. I can take photos whenever I need to now and they look like they were taken in natural daylight. No kidding. The light was fairly easy to put together. I say fairly because I was a little concerned that I'd break the bendable plastic inside the light as I was setting it up.

      The light is bigger than I thought it would be but that's one of the best features. The included light reflector is also a big bonus.

      If you're a food photographer, don't hesitate to get this light. It's worth it!

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      • No

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      3.0

      Good not Great

      By Nelsol

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

      I bought this product based on several recommendations from food photographers, and so far my overall experience is just ok.Pros:-Small and compact, takes up little space.-Portable.-Good light temperature.Cons:-Difficult to put together. I was worried I was going to break it when I was assembling it.-Pricey, for the build quality. At $, I was expecting a bit more.-Not enough light. If you're going for a moody look, it will be adequate. I ended up wrapping the reflector that comes in the box with foil to bounce more light.Conclusion:I would recommended this product if you're tight on space and are looking for "adequate" light. Just know that the build quality is a little lacking. I primarily plan on using this as a last resort, when I can't get my shots in during the golden hour.

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      5.0

      Love this light

      By Shelley

      from Heber UT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time

        Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

        I use this for small evening projects when I've already lost the daylight

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Artificial Light for Photography

        By Carol Hart Seattle

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time

          Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

          This light is super easy to assemble - just a couple parts and no tools required! Comes with two daylight balanced fluorescent lights. I have recommended this light to several colleagues to use for small table top photography.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Light is exactly what we needed

          By New to this

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

            Mainly lighting food and drink. Improves pictures 100%

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            exactly what i was looking for

            By dilinda

            from florida, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

              I am so happy with tho kit, my apartment is too dark... and i was looking for a light that would help me with and easy to carry around.... I am looking for to do objects and food photography... the results are incredible!!!!
              The only think... was a little bit hard to put together... i was afraid to break it.

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              5.0

              Amazing kit

              By Diana

              from Florida

              Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

              I have been looking for a light like this it's been a while... I am so happy with the result! It's on point!!! But I found a little hard to put together... I was so afraid to break it. Otherwise is an amazing kit, light and can be use in the tripod too.

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              4.0

              Tabletop Photography

              By Allaine

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

              I've had this product for a few weeks now and have been experimenting with my tabletop photography (items and food). It's been excellent so far! The light is quite bright, so I also use a diffuser to soften the shadows in my images. The reflector is extremely helpful. It appears to be flimsy because of what it's made of, but the set-up is easy and the product gets the job done. My only issue with it was that one of the bulbs would not work until I screwed it in to a table lamp and then back into the product. I'm not sure if this a glitch that everyone experiences, but I would recommend screwing the "broken" bulb into an appliance and messing with it before screwing it back into the Ego light. Mine works just fine now.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Good product

              By Jim the Runner

              from San Jose, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

              This is a great light when starting to experiment with indoor lighting.

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              • No

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              5.0

              LOVE this product!

              By CK

              from Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Too Focused

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Portraits

              Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

              The lighting is amazing for food photography. Definitely getting my money's worth, love it and use it all the time!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love this light

              By Cat

              from Florida

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time

                Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

                Use mostly for food photography and it works wonderfully. Great as a main source of light or for a boost of vibrancy.

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                5.0

                Worth every penny

                By Msbeth

                from Dayton

                Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

                I have loved using this light that I don't know how I got along without it. Not difficult to set up but at first glance I thought it was cheaply made. NOT the case. It's very durable and has nice features that could have easily been overlooked.

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                5.0

                Talking Head Video & Much More

                By MediaOnQ

                from Fargo, ND

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

                  Many of us often use FaceTime or GoToMeeting video conferencing, and webcams are not the most generous when it comes to how we look. These lights can dramatically improve the quality that your internal webcam or HD webcam can produce. They are also great for talking head or instructional video. The bulbs that ship with this kit have a high CRI output of >91 making them easy to use with professional cameras. Overall, I find myself using them as a quick talking head set up on my conference calls, or as accent practicals for my studio work.

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                  3.0

                  simple and functional, but cheaply made

                  By toot sweet

                  from traverse city, mi

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

                  This light is easy to set up and easy to use. It provides great light, especially for my use of food photography. I was a little disappointed by the quality of the light for the price... it seems like one would get more for $[$]!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Foodie

                  from Teaneck

                  Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

                  Definitely concidering buying another, love it!

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                  4.0

                  Love it!

                  By Ting

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Runs Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Lowel Ego Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC):

                  Love this light! It works great and is super powerful yet lightweight and portable. It has taken my food photography to the next next next level for sure. Only criticism I have is that it tends to get hot quickly, but otherwise it's perfect!

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