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Cheap Lighting for Video

September 21, 2019

What is the best and cheapest lighting for
your YouTube videos that’s super easy to use and set up
We are going to talk about that in this video Hey what’s up Sean here talking about my favorite
cheap lighting for YouTube videos that looks incredible is very affordable and its very
easy to set up and hey ill post show notes and links and
other helpful information everything I talk about in this video in the YouTube description
so check it out there now let’s get into the video so lighting can make all the difference in
the world when it comes to your videos and as you can see here
this is a great looking shot with a few videos that I was shooting with my wife
but watch this as we take the lighting away even on a good quality camera with a good
lens the pop and the vibrancy of the shot drops
so of course you know that lighting is super important and can make the difference in your
video so what lights am I using for this video ?
let’s check them out so this is a neewer cn-160 LED light that
means 160 bulbs in it and to power it we use this npf 550 batteries
and those go right in it and I love this light because a couple things
first of all because I think it’s about 25 or less dollars just for this light
and it comes with a nice feature to test how much battery power you have these batteries
are able to pop in and out and you can add double AAs I believe if you get into an situation
emergency you cant charge up your battery you’ve got the ability to control brightness
which is pretty critical that’s that’s something where you could go
you know way too much and so you are able to soften it up
a little bit and then it comes with two different filters and so when im inside here using kinda
like warm color temperature house lighting then I can match and help filter this light
with that warmer filter so that you can get good light in your YouTube videos if you were outside and you want to do a fill
light or you are just combining helping out your window light you could just use something
that is more in that outdoors color temperature lighting
and then I recommend getting just a couple cheap photography lighting stands
its nice because if you get a stand you can screw it right on with the attachment on
the bottom and you can also adjust an angle the light just with this nice nob right here
to get that perfect lighting set up so again you could see that these lights can
create a very nice result just in a simple set up like this where you
can put them kinda on the left and the right if you were to get the two stands off of Amazon
a couple of the lights and then I like to buy extra batteries and chargers
you can get that all for right about a hundred or less dollars or if you buy a couple extra
batteries you bet about 125 and so you can pack this up quick and easy
and travel with them always get four batteries always have one charging and so your in a
situation where you have different color temperatures you can
do a lot of dynamic you know lighting situations they’re so small so they are gonna fit in
places this is just a great solution cheap quick easy then I also like to get pieces
like this that you can add on to the hot shoe of your camera
then you can mount the light just on your camera and go kind of hand held and have a
light that is available right on the camera so to sum it all up grab you neewer 160 these
the only another thing you could do is grab an extra light stand and an extra light and
you could go three point lighting meaning you put one behind the subject for what would
be like a hair light but you grab a couple of these grab I think
there’s a cowboy studio pack you can grab a couple of cheap light stands
get a couple extra batteries and chargers and then if you want you know some other pieces
like this so you could mount you know maybe a mic receiver or shock end
mic and your lighting on top of your camera you’d be good to go
so thanks so much for checking out this video let me know what you think and some of your
ideas for the cheapest and best lighting for YouTube videos in the comments
hit the like button and then remember to check out the description for extra information
links to all this stuff as well to other videos other resources and things like that we will
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  • Reply Chef Jelly March 8, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Just got the Neewer CN-216 LED Video Light, thanks for the info

  • Reply Jim the Frog March 12, 2017 at 12:50 am

    This really helped! All your videos have helped a lot!

  • Reply Kelsey Nicole March 27, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Cheap to me is like $20 not $100 lol still good tips though! I'm on to the next video..

  • Reply Riche Medley March 27, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Awesome!! Any videos on cheap microphones

  • Reply Sadityxbarbie March 31, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I feel this very helpful thank you so much

  • Reply TheShaikhAble April 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Is this better than soft box lights?

  • Reply Lodey April 12, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Is there no way to hook up that Neewer light to an outlet?

  • Reply Olena Bilan April 12, 2017 at 10:46 am

  • Reply T TheNotoriousJME April 18, 2017 at 9:07 am

    loving the videos brother 👊

  • Reply Dennis Snyder May 7, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    You are seriously helpful. Thank you.

  • Reply Bas van Heel Roseboom May 14, 2017 at 8:33 am

    klikt like for the wife! 😉

  • Reply Dax Mims May 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Great information!! Thanks.

  • Reply Amberlee poole June 3, 2017 at 6:51 am


  • Reply NekoBoyOfficial June 4, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Great demonstration and advice. Thanks!

  • Reply Parth shah June 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    all of your videos are only to promote amazon products

    im actual amazon is applying 3 times money for shipping and custom duty

  • Reply Color Elated June 23, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU! My lighting needs an upgrade but I cannot spend a fortune right now. Perfect!

  • Reply Charlotte Wisthuff June 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Will these lights work with any type of camera? I have a camcorder from canon rather than a DSLR camera.

  • Reply DJ GaDgEt June 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

    this was great! exactly what i was looking for!! thank you for making an informational video that didn't have a lot of useless filler my only other comment would be I wish you had more shots with different filters to show the difference, but no big deal this video was great!!!

  • Reply GamingCentrum June 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Thoughts on the ring lights for video?

  • Reply Argama Gaming June 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I dont care if its cheap, i dont care if is easy, i only care if i can find it without ordering online..

  • Reply earl spoconakoszulka July 5, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Actually these LED lights are more expensive than softboxes in Poland :/

  • Reply DITV _Chicago July 9, 2017 at 2:38 am

    I have this same set up and I think it is the best and most affordable way to have cheap professional lighting

  • Reply Our Wedding Adventure July 11, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Great idea! Cannot wait to come to the States & buy these. 😀

  • Reply FitForABetterRide July 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Great video!! Thank you!
    I just bought 2 of the lights, the set of 2 light stands, pack of 2 batteries and the travel charger!
    I'm so excited to try them!!!! Just what I needed! Thank you again!

  • Reply Snippets of Stephie August 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I like the larger box type lights in your other video, but these are great because I'm limited on space to film and storage space. 🙂 I have them in my Amazon cart now.

  • Reply sarahleah hankes August 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!! You REALLY helped me.

  • Reply Two Hands and a Radio August 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I'm using an LED panel but I'm noticing flicker from the lights. Thoughts?

  • Reply Rbxy August 11, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Is it possible to have it too close? I am getting the Neewer cn-160 along with a mount for my monitor so it is near my webcam. Would turning down the brightness make it work when it is very close?

  • Reply Toy Action TV August 13, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Really great and affordable tips thank you and keep making videos

  • Reply Massah Patrick August 18, 2017 at 12:13 am

    What mic do you use… Like what can you get that will attach to the mount in the camera

  • Reply Jen DeAngelis August 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Soooo helpful thank you! Lighting is the bane of my existence currently lol

  • Reply mommey dearest September 2, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I need lighting for $10😂 lol can u make a budget series😆

  • Reply foodiefiz September 4, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Hey, I really like your videos and I'm learning a lot from them, thanks for that.
    I am starting to make cooking videos (like Tasty videos) in my small kitchen and I need some advice on lighting and camera. At the moment I'm using Samsung S6 smartphone camera (1080p 30fps) is basic camera so I need a decent FHD camera and 2 or 3 LED panels for continuous lighting, I'm on a low budget, please can you make any recommendations?

  • Reply Chris Hunt September 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm


  • Reply iCantStopDreaming October 12, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Great video. Thanks.

  • Reply dishycolleensite October 31, 2017 at 10:06 am


  • Reply Vikram Ramanathan December 7, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Thanks! Very helpful. Ordered these.

  • Reply 321 Jesse James February 13, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    How does this compare to the budget soft boxes you recommended?

  • Reply Zeek Street February 19, 2018 at 4:03 am

    LED are bad for the eyes

  • Reply Jimmy Lam March 10, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Does it come with batteries?

  • Reply gamey boy March 17, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Your so funny in this video

  • Reply gamey boy March 17, 2018 at 4:35 am

    But now you improved your body

  • Reply rayan estephan March 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Hey man, i live in a small house so i dont have much space, the lighting is creating a giant shadow on the wall, any suggestions?

  • Reply Solomon Kelahni March 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    She is so Beautiful….. ur wife

  • Reply Justin Lavoie April 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    since it takes Double A's you could get rechargeable double A's like the energizer ones with a big charging block for them as well. I dont know how expensive those batterys and chargers are but the energizers may be cheaper?

  • Reply Holly XO May 4, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Your wife is so cute. Have her in more videos! She's funny (at the end). I like how these lights look, especially for being so cost-effective. It seems like these are a great place to start with lighting and then they can be used later to light walls or hair when one can eventually move up to a ring light.

  • Reply Oil Nerd September 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I bought the lights and stands you linked to on Amazon. The lights are a different thread and won't mound on the stands. Now what?

  • Reply Winter Night October 30, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    This was highly educational. Thank you so much for sharing this information.

  • Reply LpsFilmClub December 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Are these lights good for close up things like stop motion animation?

  • Reply Olga Aru December 24, 2018 at 5:51 am

    amazing and helpful videos! thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Legion of Weirdos February 22, 2019 at 7:03 am

    HOLY CRAP! I'm so used to your newer videos… I came across this and didn't even recognize you for 20 seconds.

  • Reply HardnerPL May 8, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Guess we have a whole different definition of "cheap", but I guess I could have known that already when you said these lights are actually good quality…

  • Reply herson austria August 8, 2019 at 7:56 am

    High five to high five .

  • Reply Angela Barnes September 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Hi. Enjoyed the help but I didn't find anything with the Amazon link.

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