The 10 Best Lighting Barn Doors

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This wiki has been updated 21 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Neewer Professional

2. Dazzne D80

3. Godox Fotoconic 7”

Editor's Notes

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.

4. WAC Lighting 801BD

5. J. Lumi Theater

6. LimoStudio 550W

7. Fotodiox Universal

8. Neewer Studio

9. Westcott 5561

10. Photo Master 320

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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