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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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