How To Get Proper Lighting for Skype

How To Get Proper Lighting for Skype


Skype boasts over 300 million users. The company has come a long way since launching in 2003 and subsequently being purchased for $8.5 billion by Microsoft in 2011.

Each day, Skype users are logging on to use the software application in a number of ways. Whether it’s catching up with an old friend, discussing school projects with a class mate, going over reports with a colleague or checking in with family during a trip abroad, the convenience and ease that Skype provides is unparalleled.

Skype has allowed businesses to become more virtual; each day companies are hiring employees to work remotely. Thanks to email and the ease of video conferences, there’s no longer a dire necessity to have all of your employees physically present in the office. Similarly, many companies are choosing to conduct job interviews during Skype. This saves companies money when it comes to job candidates who live in far away cities (or even countries!) because they no longer need to fly in their potential hires for interviews.

The best part about Skype is that it’s completely free to download, as well as free to use as long as both devices involved are connected to Wi-Fi. Users needing to call devices not connected to Wi-Fi can purchase very cost-effective monthly calling plans. On most occasions, using Skype to call international numbers costs less than using a regular cell phone international calling plan.

However, anyone that has video chatted on Skype understands how bad the lighting can often be. Overhead fluorescent lighting commonly found in offices can cast unsightly shadows, not making for a very pretty picture.

One thing that Skype doesn’t offer is a solution to these poor lighting conditions. That’s where the need for a Skype light comes into effect. Our handy, portable light can easily clip on to any device (laptop, ipad, cell phone, tablet) and provide studio-quality lighting. Whether you’re video chatting with your future boss, friend, or loved one, you want to make sure you look your best.

Developed by professional photographers who understand the importance of good lighting, Chatlight is affordable, easy to carry and simple to use.

Chatlight lets your best self shine through!