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Inexpensive lighting for video conferencing / podcast

I've looked over dozens of videos, but couldn't find the Linus showed. I searched the forums here, no luck. Random google, Amazon & B&H photo searches found things a bit more pricey than I could justify. I'm hoping this is the right subforum for this question.

 

Linus showed a $20 or thereabouts circular light, like a boom light. I think I remember an arm for it too, but maybe it was just the disc shaped light itself.

 

I frequently engage in video conferences and my lighting is always terrible. I have three 27" monitors and when I have to view or bring anything up, my face dramatically changes color and just looks unprofessional. I think I need a strong light source, probably two so there aren't shadows, that overpower the light from my monitors.

 

Thoughts / recommendations?

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Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @4.0ghz, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 4x8gb Geil EVO 2866, Sapphire RX 6700XT  Nitro+, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 2tb rocket and 5tb Toshiba x300, 2x 6TB WD Black W10

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6 Ubuntu 20. LTS

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Spirt  (NAS) ASUS Z9PR-D12, 2x E5 2620V2, 8x4gb, 24 3tb HDD. F80 800gb cache, trueNAS, 2x12disk raid Z3 stripped

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List     SSD Tier List     How to get PC parts cheap    HP probook 445R G6 review      Buy my old RX 580

 

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This craftsman shop light might work just hook it to the side of your monitor and the webcam on the top of the monitor it works decently.  I have used one with with Logitech C922 it surely help a decent amount.  One more thing you could try is hang a good size hook on the wall behind the monitor and it hang about 6" to 15" above the monitor.    

 

https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Watt-Fluorescent-Light-Outlet/dp/B00166O1Y8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=craftsman+shop+light&qid=1589776070&sr=8-1

 

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