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DIY Light Ring Offers Continuous Photography/Video Illumination on the Cheap

If you’re looking for a cheap, lightweight, and effective light ring for your photography/video needs, this wreath support turned light ring is a great DIY project.

Ring lighting is a very flattering light but rings lights are usually expensive, bulky, or both. In this tutorial we see how to craft a ring light for under $25 that is lightweight, inexpensive, and less bulky than other DIY builds that rely on larger frames and actual light bulb fixtures.

The WreathLight [via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/14/11

Comments (2)

  1. Poet

    Evidently LED’s weren’t considered in say a rope light used on the same frame. Surprise more durable and cooler to the touch. Oh and zip ties could attach it fairly quickly.

  2. Joel loukus

    Leds do not produce enough lumen.

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