The Best Lighting Kits for Streaming for Twitch and YouTube
If you’re just getting into streaming, you’ve probably already learned that upgrading from your laptop’s stock webcam to a dedicated webcam can dramatically enhance the quality of your video. Likewise, you might have even moved to a standalone streaming microphone. But don’t overlook a critical ingredient: Lighting.
Setting up lighting might feel excessive or decadent, especially if you are not a professional streamer, but the reality is that lighting can be an essential tool for having a successful broadcast. Lighting can make you look more professional and increase your engagement with your audience. But don’t think you need to spend a lot of money on lighting, either. You might need just one or two lights — like a desktop unit that provides a key light and perhaps a secondary fill light. Don’t be intimidated: They’re easy to set up and a little experimentation will have you making great-looking video in no time.
Here are some excellent lighting kits for streaming, and scroll down to the end of the article for tips on understanding these different lighting units and how to shop for them.