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LowelEgo Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC)
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (6)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (18)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Durable (8)
  • Attach securely (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (25)
    • Low light (16)
    • Night time (16)
    • General purpose (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    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

    Great for food photography

    By Andrea

    from Boston, MA

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

    Has really improved the quality of my food photography for those times when you don't have the option of natural light.

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    5.0

    So worth it!

    By mtrompler

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time

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

      I hesitated to purchase this, but I'm so glad I did. It has really made it much easier to take better pictures…with the added benefit of not being dependent on the time of day and weather as much.

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      4.0

      good

      By sharee

      from texas

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Night Time

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

        was somewhat tricky to put together.. but it helps to produce wonderful pictures...

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        • No

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        5.0

        I'm Impressed!

        By Nicole

        from California

        About Me Semi-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 bought this product for nighttime food photography. It works great! Just the one Ego light and a reflector work for my needs. I highly recommend!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great for indoor food photography

          By food blogger

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time

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

            I absolutely love my Ego light. I have been using it for food photography now that it gets dark so early, and I have been really pleased with the results.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Natural Light Alternative

            By A Simple Pantry

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Harsh Color

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time

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

            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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            • No

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            5.0

            Super light for food photography

            By Chef Impersonator

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

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

              Bought this on the advice of food bloggers at @ and it's amazing. It's the perfect light source for my food photography. It's small. It's portable. And it allows me to shoot food in my home at anytime. Thanks!

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              5.0

              Great light for food blogging!

              By Food Blogger

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time

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

                I bought this light because I've been struggling with taking food photos for my blog in the darker fall/winter months. I've purchased other lights before and this one is definitely my favorite! It's the perfect size so it's easy to move if I need to rearrange during a shoot and the light actually looks natural. Of course, nothing can compare to the beauty of natural light, but this one definitely comes close! I would definitely recommend this to fellow food bloggers! :)

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                4.0

                Works great!

                By Lindsay

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

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

                I'm using this light for food photos and so far it has been great. I put a white sheet over it to diffuse a little more since I'm setting it up right next to the food.

                I've seen a lot of reviews claiming it comes with one broken light bulb. I also thought I had a broken bulb, but for some reason it just takes one of them longer to warm up than the other. Turn it on a few minutes before you want to use it and it will be ready to go!

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                5.0

                An excellent light for product photos

                By Adam

                from Kenosha, WI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Night Time
                  • Product photography

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

                  How I use the product:I use the product to photograph food and products such as hand-made cards in a studio setting.Things that are great:High-quality, bright light that does a great job of simulating soft daylight.Things that aren't so great:The self-assembly is a bit of a pain.I would definitely recommend this product, and already have. If I lost it, I'd replace it, no questions asked, in fact, I'm looking forward to purchasing a second as a fill light.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for what I need...get 2.

                  By FoodDude

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

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

                    I got one of these for a food photo shoot. My only regret is that I should have gotten 2 of them. One for each side of the food, so you don't get shadows. Yes, it comes with a white reflector card, but that isn't really enough. Anyway, I came back to the site to order another one, so I figured I would write a quick review and include a photo that I took using the light.

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                    4.0

                    Excellent light for food photography

                    By karinatwork

                    from British Columbia, Canada

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Powerful
                    • Small footprint

                    Cons

                    • Runs Hot

                    Best Uses

                    • Food Photography
                    • Indoors

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

                    It's a very good light for food photography. I don't need more than one. It comes with a simple corrugated plastic reflector, and that does the trick. Yes, it's expensive, but it's also very well made. I don't think it's flimsy, and I certainly wouldn't be able to make myself one that's as good as this one. I recommend it.The only minor point is that the lamps will take a few minutes to be at their brightest. Initially I thought one of the bulbs was broken, but it needed 5 minutes to warm up. Maybe a note in the instruction about this would be good. I noticed some other reviewer had the same issue and he too was under the assumption the light was broken.

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                    5.0

                    Great for table top lighting or w/stand

                    By leaflowers

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Delicate

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Night Time
                    • Table Top Food Photos

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

                    Ego lights are easy to set up, and offer a nice alternative when natural light is not available, or for use as a fill light. We carry two of these in a bin, because they need protection and don't break down. This makes them portable for our needs.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Meh

                    By Porter

                    from Sacramento, CA

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

                    Picked up one of these units on a blog recommendation, actually. I liked the results that the blogger showed. I hate to say, however, that the design is fairly shoddy, which makes the price a little outlandish. The tiny rubber stoppers inside, meant to hold the unit together, constantly pop off. One of the two bulbs that came with the unit seems to be working at half-power. The assembly is a little maddening as well. For what it is and it's size, I'm not sure why it doesn't come already assembled so it could be shored up and tightened to hold together in a more permanent fashion. Diffusion and color temp is good however. Brightness is fairly ok, but like I said, I received a dim bulb that I need to replace.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent for food blogging

                    By Josh

                    from Boston

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time

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

                      - For taking photos for my blog at night
                      - it allows for day time like photos
                      - not easy to store and could potentially get dirty because its so white

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Great product but not perfect

                      By Aimee

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I bought this light to use for food photography in my home. The light was easy to set up and the instructions were clear, but I was disappointed with the brightness of the bulbs and the color of the light.

                            This is a good "starter" product, but is not perfect.

                            PROS: Easy set-up, lightweight, easily portable, great for a novice photographer

                            CONS: Color of light was too blue, and light is not bright enough to use alone, unless you want moody night-time lighting.

                            I am still planning to keep this product but think I will eventually want a more elaborate set-up, or additional lights to support this light.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for my needs

                            By Lynn

                            from Louisville, KY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I needed a diffused white light for table-top photography of tiny objects ( jewelry, coins, etc.)This is perfect for my needs. It provides a strong light with no glare or hot spots. To avoid shadows, I use a very small table-top reading light on the oposite side, but if you don't mind a small, light shadow, it's fine used alone or with the included white card for a weak fill light. I highly recommend it.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Light for product shots

                                  By Ducati GP

                                  from Oceanside, Ca

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Assembly is involved

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits

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

                                  I really like this light. I mostly use it to light up short video clips I put on YouTube. the reflector that comes with it is great fill. It was somewhat difficult to put together because I felt like I was going to break it since you have to bend and unfold certain parts. Just take your time and don't force it. Otherwise it's great and I recommend it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Exactly what I needed!

                                  By Nadia

                                  from Norman, OK

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Food Photography
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time

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

                                    Aside from the awkward assembly of this product, it is wonderful!! I use it for my food photography when there is no window light available, and it certainly does the job well. I've also used it for portraits in a pinch. The pictures come out great!

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                                    5.0

                                    Turning average into fabulous

                                    By webcam

                                    from Boston, MA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Night Time

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

                                      The entire experience is designed to be easy. [...] Lowel has done a great job of packaging the Ego as the illustrations on the box and the related directions made it a snap to assemble the light from box open to fabulous light in under 5-minutes. The only improvement I would suggest is to offer a box to store it in so you don't have to take it apart to cart it around.

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