Using Logitech’s Litra Glow, creating YouTube-quality lighting is as simple as it can be

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In terms of workplace lighting, the Logitech Litra Glow is a simple option. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo – If you want to seem better on camera, you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive equipment. In retrospect, I wish I had something like the Logitech Litra Glow while I was putting up my ideal workplace lighting setup. After a lot of experimenting, it took me a few years to settle on my present setup for video chats and live streaming. Even yet, having a tripod set up in the open when I’m just sitting at my desk and taking phone calls might seem a little excessive at times.

As a part of Logitech for Creators, the Litra Glow may be found among companies like Blue Microphones (which makes the super popular Yeti podcasting mic). For those of us who work from home (still? forever?) and are sick of looking like trolls, the Litra Glow will come in handy.

The Litra Glow appeals to me because to its tiny carbon impact. If you don’t have a dedicated tripod or location on your desk where you can prop it up, this is the camera for you. Like Logitech’s companion cameras, it may be mounted on any display. Also, the tripod is included in the price of $60. Despite the higher price, Logitech has managed to make YouTube-level illumination affordable and user-friendly.

Quick and Easy Setup

Like Logitech’s cameras, the Litra Glow may be hung anywhere. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Litra Glow is an excellently-supported, frameless selfie light that’s easy to use. With its TrueSoft technology, Logitech says that it can offer enough light for all skin tones. Built-in monitor mount with 4-inch vertical telescoping and 2-inch horizontal extension is offered. Additionally, the top of the lamp is swivelable in all directions, allowing you to adjust the light’s position to meet your specific illumination requirements. Instead, you may flip the gimbal around and screw it into a tripod instead of the monitor’s mount.

A USB-C to USB-A cable of 5 feet is included with the Litra Glow for connecting to your computer. However, you’ll still need a USB 3.0 port in order to power it up.

The Litra Glow’s adjustable mounting system. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

When it comes to Logitech products, they’re known for their ease of use. Just connect it in and power it from the back, and you’re done. If you’re in a need, you could definitely pick one up and start using it for video chat minutes later. If you don’t wish to utilize the Logitech G Hub software, the Litra Glow’s temperature and brightness controls may be found on the back of the lamp (on either side of its power button).

If you’ve ever used a Logitech product before, the G Hub software won’t be unfamiliar to you. Screenshot: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

If you’re looking for even more flexibility, you may go inside the Logitech G Hub software. The maximum brightness setting is 250 lumens. A full-spectrum range of 2700K to 6500K is available for the Litra Glow’s color temperature.

Using Logitech’s software temperature settings might make it easier to work with a variety of lighting conditions. For those who want a custom setup, they may store it in the app.

I’d like to take a moment to alert you about Logitech’s strange software fragmentation among its many devices. Every time I try to locate it, I’m met with three separate Logitech icons on my Start menu, which makes sense since each program is designed for a certain set of Logitech mice. Logitech for Creators or G Hub-enabled gadgets are your best option if you don’t want to be disturbed by them.

Luminous Ambiance

If you don’t want to concentrate on lighting yourself, you may light up your Mew with a subtle glow. Photo: Florence Ion

A round Neewer selfie light that I purchased from Amazon replaced my previous Dazzne D50 after many years of usage. The Neewer had begun to flicker ever so slightly, which was causing me migraines. Sometimes I couldn’t even make it through a live webcast without passing out.

Dazzne, on the other hand, doesn’t have any of those drawbacks, although it does take up a lot of room and requires an outlet to light up my face on camera. When I need to free up some room, I can toss the Litra Glow into a drawer since it’s so much smaller and easier to handle.

In order to test the Litra Glow’s capabilities, I closed my curtains and turned off my room’s ambient illumination after receiving it from Logitech. To me, the whitest light seemed like a flashlight screaming in my face while the warmer light made the result look like it was in an old-timey environment at full brightness. Between 4500 and 5000 kilohertz on the spectrum slider, the optimum illumination was found.

Litra Glow could be superfluous if you are already facing a window that is well-lit while doing a conference call or recording yourself. A bright day will cause me to seem washed out on camera, I discovered. However, if you’re seeking to bring a little of warmth to your atmosphere on a cloudy day, this might be a useful tool.

The buttons on the rear of the Litra Glow make it simple to make rapid modifications without having to use any additional software. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

Although I use it to add a little glow to my images, the Lume Cube’s user interface is not my cup of tea. When I need to take a picture, the last thing I want to deal with is the hold-to-turn-on process and needing to hold the temperature slider. In terms of color temperature and brightness, I like the Litra Glow’s push-button access.

As a consequence, I began taking more shots of my Tamagotchi collection with the Litra Glow. To combat the repetitious doldrums of our still-in-a-pandemic lives, a lightweight, adjustable selfie light like the Litra Glow could be precisely what you need.