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Cheap Ring Light Made for $20 Using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Caleb Barrett wanted a simple ring light to play around with, so he built himself one for just $20 using built himself a makeshift ring light using eight cheap compact fluorescent light bulbs. The lights are pretty dim and have a horrible color rendering index, but are fun to play around with if you’re just looking for something to experiment with.

Here’s a sample photograph Barrett snapped using his ring light:

Image credits: Photographs by Caleb Barrett and used with permission