How to Choose a Selfie Light

Did you know the word ‘selfie’ was incorporated into the dictionary in 2013? But people have indeed been taking pictures of themselves long before that. Today, a selfie light or a ring light is one of the most popular accessories that has taken the beauty industry by storm. Gumtree outlines the following tips to choose the right one for you:

  1.     For beauty blogging, the bigger the photo lighting, the better the selfie. The author of the book ‘How to Take the Best Selfies’, Sarah Sloboda recommends big, diffused surfaces and collapsible reflectors to up your selfie game. Other options include longer cylindrical lampshades that provide the right amount of light as well as go with the aesthetics of your home.
  2.     The most popular selfie light sizes used by beauty bloggers across the world are 12, 14 and 18-inches. The 12-inch selfie light is suitable for headshots, while the 14 and 18-inch lights provide greater flexibility.
  3.     Find a selfie light with a dimmer as it gives you greater control over the amount of light used in your pictures. If your light does not have a dimmer, you may need to move it forward or backward to adjust how much light it casts.
  4.     If you are a serious blogger looking to adjust the colour temperature, invest in a selfie light that can do the trick.
  5.     Ring or selfie lights can also come with rotatable or flexible heads that allow you to position them at any angle you need. This can be useful for shots where the subject is lying down.

Now that you know how to choose the perfect ring or selfie light, browse through Gumtree’s range here. Here are some of our most popular ones:

  1.     5-in-1 LED Ringlight Set
  2.     Ring Floodlight Cam
  3.     Insta Series Ring Light, Phone Holder & Desk Clamp for Vlogging
  4.     Insta Series Home Vlogging Kit with Microphone Holder & Ring Light
  5.     Selfie Portable LED Camera Phone Photography Ring Light Enhancing Photo


Now that you have the knowledge, it is time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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