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LowelEgo Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light (120VAC)
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (0)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (11)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Attach securely (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (14)
    • Low light (9)
    • Night time (8)
    • General purpose (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for...

    These lights are great for a number of reasons. First of all, they are inexpensive and easy to assemble. The quality of the light they produce is soft and easy on the eye. ...Read complete review

    These lights are great for a number of reasons. First of all, they are inexpensive and easy to assemble. The quality of the light they produce is soft and easy on the eye. The amount of light they produce, while not brilliant seems adequate for digital photography even at ISO 100. I purchased these for a few reasons. I had to do a color test in the studio of a number of dilutions of a beverage. The color temperature of the lights were perfect for the client to see a line up of clear glasses and make some decisions on the brewing of the beverage for photography.
    Secondly, there are times that I do not want to set up lights for a quick shot of something-these eliminate sync cords, flash packs, etc- down and dirty, but with a good soft quality light.
    I recommend them for everyone from entry level shooters to the studio pro who just needs a quick light that still looks good.

    VS

    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 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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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect for my needs

            By Lynn

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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              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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                  • No

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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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                    • No

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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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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      not enough

                      By kphoto

                      from USA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            - 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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice, soft light

                            By Jacquie

                            from Baltimore

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

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

                              This is a nice, inexpensive soft light for videography & photography. We are using it for video in a small room, so it's important that it not get hot. The color is quite blue, not warm. The thread on the bottom of a light is a standard camera/tripod mount, which is fine if you're a camera person, but caused my husband problems for a while because he kept trying to mount it on a mic stand and didn't have the connectors.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great lighting for a good price.

                              By jag light seeker

                              from west paterson, nj

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time

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

                                A handy light for photos and talking head videos.

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                                5.0

                                Great for macro work.

                                By Bob

                                from Orlando, Fl.

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to set up
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Nice flat lighting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

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

                                  I use this for food photography. I need a cool light source that can move in close and can be easily used on a table top. This is the light. I almost always use the reflector board that comes with it. It gives a nice flat light that is great for food and small product photography.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice, even light for indoor photos

                                  By Jenn S.

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors

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

                                    I use this light for indoor photos for my food blog. My kitchen has zero natural light, and the Ego light provides consistent, even lighting for staged shots. I also mounted it on a tabletop tripod which is nice for changing the lighting effects slightly for each shoot.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for food photography

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Medford, MA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                    • Tricky to assemble

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

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

                                    I use it for food photography, mostly to put on my blog. It provides a nice even light, and the reflector is easy to maneuver to get the lighting I want. I didn't even realize it had a tripod mount...that makes it even more useful. I just keep it parked on a tripod near the table where I shoot, and it's always ready. It puts out enough light that I can handhold at 400 ISO with big apertures.

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                                    5.0

                                    Easy to Use, Consistent Performance

                                    By Erika

                                    from Orlando, FL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Night Time

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

                                      This is my second purchase of an Ego light. I use them for quick and easy food photography, and they're perfect for that task. They're quite easy to set up, and I just pull them out every time I need to snap a quick recipe shot. The ability to put them on light stands is also a huge plus.

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                                      5.0

                                      Easy to use and gives nice even light.

                                      By Sharon

                                      from Altadena, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Small spaces
                                        • Small table top set ups

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

                                        I was looking for a simple lighting set up that would work in my small studio set up and would be very mobile. I bought 2 of these lights. They give nice even daylight, are so easy to use, they use little electricity and stay cool. I love the fact that they have a tripod mount. When mounted on a tripod I can not only tilt the light in any direction but also use as an overhead light by tilting 90 degrees so the light is above the table.

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                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for...

                                        By Pro in Philly

                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Low Light

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

                                          These lights are great for a number of reasons. First of all, they are inexpensive and easy to assemble. The quality of the light they produce is soft and easy on the eye. The amount of light they produce, while not brilliant seems adequate for digital photography even at ISO 100. I purchased these for a few reasons. I had to do a color test in the studio of a number of dilutions of a beverage. The color temperature of the lights were perfect for the client to see a line up of clear glasses and make some decisions on the brewing of the beverage for photography.
                                          Secondly, there are times that I do not want to set up lights for a quick shot of something-these eliminate sync cords, flash packs, etc- down and dirty, but with a good soft quality light.
                                          I recommend them for everyone from entry level shooters to the studio pro who just needs a quick light that still looks good.

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By Ben

                                          from Muscatine, IA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Simple assembly

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Low Light
                                            • Night Time
                                            • Tabeltop

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

                                            Takes a few minutes to assemble. Clever design. Takes great pictures. I am using it for tabletop / food photography.

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                                            5.0

                                            great asset

                                            By pindaro

                                            from fl

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Good Color Value
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use

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

                                              simple and powerful

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                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great for simple lighting situations

                                              By lcw

                                              from Orlando, FL

                                              About Me Casual user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    I wanted a simple lighting solution for non-professional food photography and this fits the bill perfectly. Naturally, it doesn't take the place of a professional lighting system, but it produces some terrific results without a lot of fuss and elaborate setup.

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