Logitech Reveals Its Litra Glow LED Video Streaming Light – Forbes
Logitech’s new Litra Glow video lighting system is easy to use and can be controlled by Logitech’s G … [+]
Mark Anthony Reyes
Video lights are all the rage right now. It seems that almost everyone appearing at a video meeting has bought themselves a cheap ring light. These lights are very popular and vary considerably in quality. They also produce the trademark circular catchlight in a user’s eyes which can look a bit harsh and be a little off-putting if turned up too bright.
The lighting market is hot right now and now keyboard and mouse maker Logitech is stepping into the fray with its new Litra Glow, a video light designed to create a flattering light source with a range of brightness settings and color temperatures that can match a wide diversity of skin tones.
The Logitech Litra Glow is a purpose-built LED light from Logitech designed for vloggers, streamers and anyone who uses video chat packages like Zoom and Microsoft Teams when keeping in touch with colleagues. The Litra Glow has been designed to solve the challenges of harsh shadows and eye fatigue created by long hours spent streaming video under artificial lighting.
Logitech’s TrueSoft technology producers a soft and flattering light source which offers cinematic … [+]
To make the light of the Litra Glow as effective as possible, Logitech invented something that it calls TrueSoft. This technology uses a balanced and full-spectrum light source with cinematic color accuracy. Cheaper LED lights may use a narrower spectrum of light or a refresh rate that could clash with the camera or webcam being used.
Unlike a ring light, the Litra Glow has a frameless diffuser that radiates a wide and soft light that is far more flattering than the harshness created by a ring source and it also eliminates harsh shadows no matter what the Litra Glow’s power settings. As well as being flattering, Logitech says it has concentrated on making the light source safe for day-long use and it has been cleared for even the strictest UL testing guidelines suggested for all-day streaming.
One of the bugbears when using video lighting is getting the correct height and direction of the light source. The Litra Glow has a three-way monitor mount offering adjustable height, tilt and rotation for creating the ideal lighting effect. There’s even a regular tripod thread for mounting the light on a tripod or lighting stand.
There are controls on the rear of the Logitech Litra Glow for adjusting brightness levels and color … [+]
The killer feature is the way that the Litra Glow can be controlled using Logitech’s G-Hub software. Not only can Logitech’s G-Hub software provide controls and settings for more than one Litra Glow, but it can also store presets at various brightness levels and color temperature settings. With the software, the user can switch instantly between various lighting setups at the press of a button. It’s even possible to program light changes into mouse click, a keyboard button or even headset controls so the light can …….