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

(based on 9 reviews)

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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)
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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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                        • No

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