Hi! I’m Elyse from Synoply, your synopsis of everything to do with the video. In today’s video, I’m going to be telling you about how you can get a YouTube studio lighting setup for under $100.


If you’ve been following my channel, you may know that I’ve just set up my home at YouTube studio. I’ve been documenting the whole process. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you the lights that I end up purchasing and how I came to the decision to buy those particular lights. I was fortunate enough that we had some studio lights at our office that I was able to bring home and test out in my studio to see if they were good enough quality and if I could buy something similar to them. The great thing was that I had actually bought those original lights off eBay many, many years ago and had seen that that worked for a number of years and being totally fine, so I thought why don’t I see if I can find something similar to them on eBay now and see if they will be good for my YouTube studio.

Now, I was a bit indecisive I didn’t know whether or not I should rent or buy lights if you’ve watched some of my other videos you’ll know that I ended up making the decision to rent my studio camera. I went through the different options and like I said, I had these original lights that I tested out that were from eBay, so my first step was to see if I could find something similar to those. I was lucky enough that I was able to find a very similar set for about $73 including postage.

Now when I compared them to some other lights that you could rent from some different websites similar, lights were costing about $40 per month and I was like that just doesn’t really make sense. It makes so much more sense to buy them outright, but I guess being a purchase from eBay, some people can worry that the quality is not going to be good but I thought $74 that I’m paying through PayPal, if it’s really not a great quality, I can always just try and return them.

Thankfully, I think the quality is fantastic. I don’t know what you guys think. If you guys think that the quality is good, give this video a “like” so that I know that you’re happy with it, otherwise, I might consider changing it. I think the quality is great for $73. When you’re starting out on YouTube, it’s really more than sufficient for what you need.

I should say from the eBay buyer that I purchased, I will put the description the link. This is in no way sponsored. I do want to let you know that I think I ordered about Thursday and they were delivered by Monday, which is fantastic. There was one light bulb broken, which you would have seen if you watched my studio vlog, setting up my studio, which I’ll put in the description as well, but I let the company know and within hours they had responded to say that they would replace it. They ended up sending the same day two replacements even though I only asked for one. My interaction with the seller on eBay was all really positive. The quality of the light has been amazing. I think for a starter on YouTube $73—it’s more than you need.

The only negative thing that I did experience throughout the whole purchase process was that there were no instructions on how to set up the lights. And not being someone who’s really got a lot of experience with setting up lights, it took me quite a while to work out how to do it, but once I worked out one it was really quick to set up all three because I’ve got three lights. What I’m also going to do is a separate video for you guys on how to set up these lights if you decide that you want to purchase them to make it a bit easier for you.

Like I said, if you thought that this video was helpful, if you could give it a thumbs up, I’d really appreciate it. If you want to watch more videos about the video and creating the video, then definitely consider subscribing because I upload every Monday, Friday and sometimes some extra vlogs on Wednesdays. I hope to see you guys in my next video. Bye.