Good lighting that enhances the subject is an essential element of production for streamers and video creators in general. logitech (under the brand name Logitech for Creators) has just released a new lighting device made for streamers called liter brightness, and says the product is able to provide a “natural, radiant look on all skin tones”.
Litra Glow offers a glare-free light that should be gentle on the eyes and safe for all-day streaming. It also features Logitech’s TrueSoft technology, which promises cinematic color accuracy and allows for a soft, flattering light that can apparently make streamers look less tired.
It remains to be seen whether it can truly provide a “radiant” look on all skin tones. Different skin tones require different approaches to lighting in video – using the same lighting for white actors, for example, made black actors look grayish or barely visible during poorly lit scenes in movies and shows for a long time. One of the creators Logitech was able to talk about Litra Glow, however, is black visual artist and photographer Aundre Larrow, who once shared tips on how to photograph darker skin tones in an article he wrote to Adobe. Larrow said of Litra Glow:
“The lighting looked natural. It looks good on my skin and works for people of different skin tones without looking washed out. The warm to cool is super accurate and I found the light strong and soft enough to use alone.”
Ring lights and streamer lights have become much more popular thanks to the rise of game streaming services like Twitch, but also to provide lighting for creators on YouTube and TikTok. Elgato already offers Ring Light and Key Light for streamers, but they are much more expensive than Logitech’s new device.
Logitech designed Litra Glow to be plug-and-play, and streamers can choose from five presets with different brightness and color temperature. If they want to customize it even more, they can adjust these settings themselves. They can also connect it to Logitech’s G HUB software to create their own presets and assign them to the G keys on a Logitech G keyboard or mouse. The Litra Glow will come with a monitor stand that has adjustable height, tilt, and swivel. when it starts shipping sometime this month. It will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia and selected European countries at Logitech’s website and from amazon, adores and other retailers for $60.
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