So I live stream on Twitch mainly, although I have started to stream to my YouTube channel as well.
It's something I enjoy doing even though I don't have tens of thousands of followers like some other live streamers. I do make some money from Twitch at the moment, but it's pretty negligible at the moment. This is also why I've been pretty conservative in regards to equipment (for now), although my microphone isn't too bad (Blue Yeti) and a couple years ago, I treated myself to a Stream Deck.
When it comes to cameras and lighting though, I can't justify breaking the bank, at least for now where I am in my live streaming career. Up until last Saturday, I was live streaming using two super cheap ring lights. One clipped to my cupboard above my desk, and one on the left side of my desk. They've done a good job up until now.
I can't remember where I came across the Logitech Litra Glow, but I read up on it and it received amazing reviews. I had a gift card to Best Buy Canada, so I decided to purchase it.
It's the start of the year, but I'm pretty certain this will be one of my best purchases for the year.
There's not much to the light in a good way. It sits on you monitor and you can adjust the height as well as change the angle of the light,
On the rear of the Litra Glow are physical buttons to turn it on, change brightness or change the colour temperature.
The light was already amazing, but once I installed the software for the Litra Glow, I was blown away how well and easy it worked.
First off you can turn it on and off using the software which is nice so that I don't have to fumble around behind my monitor.
Tweaking the temperature of the light is super easy as well. You can adjust it manually or choose a preset.
I've currently been enjoying the Cozy Daylight preset.
You can also preview your camera to adjust the lighting.
You can also set the resolution of the preview
This was a really nice upgrade for me, and again, I know there are better lights out there, but for 80$ CAD + taxes, this is a really great budget light for streaming/meetings that you should consider.