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Light for video meetings and streaming – Sound & Vision

The world is open again, at least until further notice. But we will have to live with the video meetings. And it always pays to do something with its digital look. Good light is at least as important as a good camera if you want to avoid matte, dull colors and grainy image.

Logitech for Creators is a subdivision of Logitech that specializes in creating content creator equipment. They’re coming now Litra Glow, a streaming lamp with so-called TrueSoft technology. It is not entirely clear what the term means, but the lamp should have a CRI of 93, which is very good. CRI (Color Rendering Index) is an expression of the light source’s ability to mimic the color balance in sunlight, which has the value 100.

Logitech Litra Glow Back Control Panel
Brightness and color temperature can be adjusted on the back. (Photo: Logitech)

The lamp has a built-in diffuser that ensures a soft and shadow-free light. Using buttons on the back, you can adjust the brightness and color temperature – from warm cozy light to cold blue light.

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Logitech Litra Glow is 27 cm high including the holder. (Photo: Logitech)

Litra Glow can be mounted on top of the screen in the same way as a webcam. But it should preferably be a desktop screen of a certain size and weight, as it is quite large and heavy. With the attachment attached to the screen, the lamp measures 27 cm in height, where most of it hangs down behind the screen, and it weighs 177 grams. The lamp can be rotated and tilted in all directions, and it can be lifted another 10 cm in height.

If you want to play with the settings, the light can be adjusted via the Logitech G HUB software, where you can also set function buttons on the keyboard to select settings for light, webcam and microphone. Assuming all the parts are from Logitech, of course.

Keeps what it promises

Although the Logitech Litra Glow is intended for streamers, it works at least as well for ordinary office rats who only need to show their best side to meetings with colleagues, customers or family. I have had the opportunity to try the lamp, and it keeps its promise. The undersigned has not magically become a famous streamer – but he certainly looks a little more natural on screen.

A little clumsy

With its large mount, the lamp is a little difficult to get in place, and it feels a bit plastic-like, which it is. But for the price, there really is nothing to complain about. The lamp is powered and controlled via the USB port, so it takes up one of the far too few ports on the computer. It would have been advantageous if Logitech had placed an extra USB-C port on the back, so that one could connect the webcam and lamp with one cable, since they are already sitting side by side.

Price and availability

Logitech Litra Glow costs 771 kroner and can be purchased from July.

Without the lamp, the colors are duller, and side lights from the window interfere. (Photo: John Alex Hvidlykke. L&B)

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