I am fortunate to have a desk in a north facing window, with plenty of natural light. It's perfect for daytime video calls, but I needed something for nights. My lamp on a box was not good enough!
What I wanted:
dimmable- so that I could adjust for different times of day
colour adjustable- from cool daylight to a warmer hue
diffuse - no shadows
height adjustable- low lights reflect in my glasses
compact- I have limited space
temporary- once COVID is over, I want to reclaim this room!
Lights designed for photography were bright and adjustable....but bulky and very expensive.
I would need one on either side, to keep the relection off my glasses.
A ring light was more afforable, but one on each side still took up a lot of my desk.
A clip on light was affordable and compact, but it reflected on my glasses terribly.
It wasn't bright enough when I moved it off to the side.
My Solution: Vanity Lights
These little lights are designed to stick onto a make-up mirror.
They are dimmable and colour adjustable.
They can be arranged in many configurations.
Best of all, they cost only $22 Canadian dollars.
I mounted them on a narrow board and hung them above eye level, so they wouldn't reflect on my glasses.
The result was dimmable, diffuse, colour adjustable light which takes up very little space!