The 10 Best Lighting Barn Doors
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in February of 2019. When you’re taking photos, shooting videos, or displaying pieces of artwork, a set of hinged barn doors can help you achieve the optimal lighting effect. They attach to a lamp or reflector and can be adjusted to control the shape of the beam. Our list includes choices that come with colored filters, honeycomb grids, LED panels, and more, so you’re sure to find the right one for your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
May 03, 2019:
The right set of barn doors can shape your lighting for the best results in your photographs and videos. We were sure to include a healthy variety in our list, whether you’re looking for just the doors, or for a kit that includes lamps, filters, grids, stands, and more. The Neewer 10093764 and Westcott 5561 are each for use with specific brands of portable lights that are popular with photographers and filmmakers. Both are easy to attach without any tools, and conveniently lightweight.
Several sets that also include the lighting made our list. The Neewer Studio and Dazzne D80 both feature LED panels and power adapters. If you’re looking for a fluorescent lamp, consider the LimoStudio 550W, which is a simple, yet durable, option featuring four bright tubes.
If you’re looking for a set that comes with color gel inserts, there are plenty of these on the market. Two that stand out include the Fotodiox Universal Kit, which is designed for a wide array of lamp models (just select from the drop down), and the Fodox Fotoconic, which also comes with a reflector.