4 tips of using zoom lights: how to make you look better in Zoom Calls

Editor by tong jing 01/04/2022

all kinds of application about lihting for video calls

      Working from home has become increasingly popular since the start of the pandemic. Thus, lighting for matters like video conferencing has seen an explosive demand. zoom  lights has always allowed people to be more confident and better prepared to showcase their abilities; so better lighting equals more productivity. However, there are common problems that plague people when using lighting for video conferencings, such as insecurities relating to the face as well as eyestrain among others.

       As an engineer, I often analyze the comments and questions about lighting  for video conferencings on YouTube. To summarize and to get a better understanding about the demand of customers, in order to develop suitable products. In a survey of over 100 questions conducted among YouTube customers, I have summarized the 7 main concerns held when it comes to using lighting; specifically, the single ring light.

       This article summaries the frequently asked questions and how to solve them.

 top 7 problem about  lighting for video calls

  1. If zoom lights is directly positioned in front of the face, this may cause a glare for people with glasses or cast shadows on the eyes.
  2. Zoom lights may cause eye fatigue especially during extended video conferences which may cause the eye to be weary, irritated and sensitive from looking at the computer screen
  3. The lighting for Zoom calls are often inconvenient to move. 
  4. Many desktops and PCs have poor quality to no cameras, so cellphone cameras are preferable.
  5. Due to laptop screens being relatively thin, the resolution of the laptop cameras cannot keep up with that of the mobile phone.
  6. Since the laptops are often placed on desktops/flat surfaces; the laptop camera becomes low, causing the viewing angle to make the user’s face appear larger and focuses more on the chin and the mouth rather than the eyes. Customers had to prop up their notebooks with objects such as books.
  7. Most lightings for Zoom video calls are often large in size or are not flexible enough to be storage convenient which results in them taking up too much space on the desktop. 
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shadows in the eyes
glare on the glasses

        Above are the 7 common problems that users meet during Zoom video calls.

         For point 1 and 2, the common solution is to turn up the Zoom lights and let the ring light come down from above. In this, the glare disappears as the face is no longer in front of the webcam lightings, therefore leaving eyes normal and not tired.

       See the pictures below (this is only a solution for a single lamp, not the most suitable method). 

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3D
webcam lighting
result

     This is Hepburn’s main shooting method.

    Another method is placing the Zoom lights directly in front of the body illuminating the key attractive areas of the face and casting shadows below the face.  

    Side fill lights will be required causing an increase in the budget.

    Taking these questions into consideration, it is evident that we all need the features of our Zoom lights to not only focus on lighting, brightness adjustment and color temperature selection but to have more features. According to the customers some of the requirements of a Zoom lighting should include:

      7 Solutions to the top most asked questions about using Zoom lights

        1 The height of the light can be adjusted so that the lighting for video conferencing can suit people of all different heights. As well as it will be able to illuminate the face from a 45-degree angle; from the top eliminating glare and eye strain. (Solution to the first and second problem above)

       2 Portable. (Solution to the third question)。

      3  When not in use, the Zoom light can be easily stored so that it does not take up space on the desktop. (Solution to the seventh question)

       4  The Zoom light allows for the mobile phone to be fixed for video conferencing (solution to the fourth, fifth and sixth problems above).

       Lighting for Zoom meetings should have the four characteristics; which are it needs to be retractable, portable, foldable, and fixed.

     Therefore, according to these four characteristics, our company has designed suitable lighting products.

     First, there are the telescopic rods that can be adjusted to height to solve eye fatigue and eye glare.

      Second, the lighting for  zoom calls can be folded and is convenient to carry.  

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lighting for zoom calls
store in folder

    Third, the lighting for video conferencings is foldable and easy to store in any document folder.

    The mobile phone can be fixed on the ring light. Thus, it is the perfect solution to lower definition computer webcams and laptops.

   Lighting for video conferencings also solves lighting issues where areas of the face like the chin and mouth looking bigger than in reality due to the lower position of laptops cameras.

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       It is not only a table lamp, but also a makeup lamp。

   conclusion: so it   is  the  best  zoom  light:

      So it is the best zoom  light: retractable, portable, foldable, and fixed.

      thank you for supports of partner ACKIMA!

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