Joby Beamo Studio Deluxe Lighting Kit review

Light up your life - or your face at least - with this budget home studio lighting kit

Joby Beamo Studio LED light
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This entry-level home studio lighting kit can elevate the production values of your ‘talking head’ video presentations by adding some basic ‘two-point’ key and fill ‘modeling’ light that helps give your face a more three-dimensional look. The diffuse key light also reduces wrinkles by removing harsh shadows, so it should flatter your face as well as adding a sparkle to your eyes.


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    Soft and strong key light source

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    Color temperature adjustments

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    12-color background lighting

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    Tilt-able lights and flexible smartphone mount


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    No internal battery so lights require tethering via USB cable

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We’re all accustomed to seeing badly lit faces chatting via webcams, especially since the global pandemic locked us in front of the baleful glare emitted by our laptops and PCs. Mainstream TV still features experts being interviewed via webcam in gloomy bedrooms or offices, lit by the available light of unflattering overhead bulbs.

 One way to elevate the production values of your video presentations is to add a couple of light sources to your home studio. Joby produces a wide range of LED lights, from ring lights such as the Beamo Ring Light 12'' to cube lights like the Joby Beamo

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Product ContentsKey light with 180cm/5.9' cable, table stand, phone mount, flexible arm, background light & 120cm/3.9' USB power cable
Weight1.8 Kg
Brightness Lux@0.5MKey Light: 650 ±10%, Background Light:90 (Red color) ±10%
LumensKey Light: 350 ±10% ; Background Light: 55 (Red color) ±10%
Power USB Powered: 5V/2A Power Supply Required (Not Included)
Beam angle120 °
Key Light Color Temperature3200K±10% ; 6500K±10% ; 5600K ±10%
Dimmable10 Steps
MaterialStainless steel, ABS Plastic, TPE

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.