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

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good color value (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (7)
    • Portraits (5)
    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    light is perfect! but diffuser too small

    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.

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad, but a few bugs

    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...Read complete review

    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

    Best Packaging and Shipping available

    By Pankobunny

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

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

      A number of distributors carry the Stellar Ring Light but we chose B&H because it received the most positive reviews especially in packaging and shipping. B&H was also recommended by our favorite photo shop in Toronto; Vistek. We weren't disappointed. The unit was packaged well in a box within a larger box filled with inflated plastic bubbles. You could have thrown the unit off the truck and it would escaped harm! Excellent job! And to top it off, it was shipped from New York to our home in Toronto, Canada in 3 days including clearing customs. Well done guys.

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      • No

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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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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                        • No

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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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