The Ozone Spot X46 solves this problem since it is shaped like a ring, with anchors to place your webcam or even a smartphone in the center so that the focus is directly towards you, making the lighting perfect and avoiding the generation of shadows. It does this using a total of 240 LED diodes They provide continuous, flicker-free lighting providing natural light that will shine directly on you without dazzling you. As if that weren’t enough, the device has the ability to change both the light intensity and the color temperature, allowing you to adjust the environment exactly to your needs at all times.
The Spot X46 kit includes a tripod Removable height adjustable, which will allow you to place the light source at the height and position you need. In addition, as the Spot X46 has a standard anchor with 1/4 screw, you can integrate it into your setup, dispensing with the tripod if you need it. And, as we’ll see later, the device has three other standard anchors where you can put both the included smartphone accessory and your webcam or just a lectern so you can read what you need live. He actually has a way out USB to charge the battery of your smartphone or tablet comfortably and thus not to run out of battery during your transmissions.
Finally, we must again emphasize the fact that the lighting is configurable: in the device itself we have two analog knobs, one that will allow us to change the intensity (up to 4000 lumens) and another that will allow us to modify the color temperature (from 2.700 to 6.500K). In addition, the device includes a remote control to be able to vary its settings from a distance without having to touch the device, ideal for changing the environment in the middle of a live broadcast.
Unpacking and external analysis
The Ozone Spot X46 comes packaged in a large, soft cardboard box, decked out in the brand’s usual black and red colors. On the front we find an image of the device with the make and model, while on the back we have a sketch with its parts and functions, as well as a table with technical specifications. On the sides we have no relevant information, only the Ozone logo and nothing else.
Opening the box from the top, the first thing we come across is the carrying case that is included, and inside which we will find the light ring itself and its accessories. This case has both a carrying handle and a shoulder strap so we can throw it over our shoulders, although in reality it weighs next to nothing. Also out of the box we have the tripod, which we will see shortly, and which unfortunately does not fit in the carrying case.
Let’s start, as always, by looking at the accessories that are included. In this case, we have a short instruction manual (or rather a quick guide to use, since this device is not complicated to use precisely), the external power supply, the smartphone holder and the remote control.
The external power supply works with an output of 26 volts at 2 amps, which means it has a maximum power of 52 watts.
Here you have the support for smartphones. It can be anchored to the Spot X46 with a standard 1/4 inch screw, the “arm” is movable so you can place it in any position you want (in fact it has a metal ball joint so you can rotate it and that, literally, we can place it in any position), and the holder has rubberized interior to prevent damage to the smartphone. Plus, it’s expandable to fit any size device.
Here is the remote control, very simple to use: we have an on and off button, a dedicated button to put it to the maximum and in ECO mode, a dial to modify both the intensity and the temperature, buttons to switch between cold and warm light and three memory buttons. The remote control requires two AAA batteries which are not included.
Before seeing the light ring itself, you have to see the tripod. Below you can see it in its folded position, taking up the minimum amount of space needed.
Once the legs are extended, we can see that in the anchoring area, where the Spot X46 will go on the 1/4 screw, we have three wheels that we can turn with our fingers and that will allow us to extend the height of the light-emitting tripod is almost at ceiling height.
Here you can see him standing; the minimum height of the tripod itself is 49 centimeters (with the light ring mounted it is much more, about 90 cm), and the maximum height it reaches is 1.90 meters (it reaches about 2 , 30 m with the ring mounted).
Now we are going to proceed to see the ring of light. It has considerable dimensions (the circumference has an outer diameter of 46 centimeters, while the interior is 32 cm), and it is quite light when held in the hands as it is practically all plastic, translucent on the part that will be illuminated and black behind and at the base.
You will have already noticed the Ozone logo on the lower internal part, where we also have not one but three 1/4 inch anchors to be able to screw in both the included smartphone holder as well as a webcam or microphone.
In the lower area we have the anchor, which serves both for the included tripod and for a setup you already have, as it uses a 1/4 ″ universal anchor. In addition, it has another wheel at the top that will allow us to vary the angle, thus being able to place it in any position we need.
As we said before, the back is opaque black plastic, and that is how it should be in order to be able to focus the light towards us and not everywhere.
In this rear area we also have the controls of the device: from left to right we have the analog dial to change the intensity of the light (to the left completely, we will turn off the device), the connector d power supply, a USB charging port (5V and 2A), and another analog dial to change the color temperature. Thanks to these commands, we won’t need to use the remote control if we don’t want to.
After seeing the light ring, we will proceed to its assembly and test its proper functioning.
Ozone Spot X46 test
The assembly of this light ring is very simple, and initially it is enough to loosen the manual nut in its lower area, insert it into the tripod screw, and then tighten it so that it is fixed and mounted.
Assembling the smartphone holder is just as easy, as it is simply slipped on.
With the holder mounted, we can put a smartphone in the position we prefer without any problem, because between the fact that its “arm” is movable and that it has a ball joint, the perfect position is guaranteed.
The Ozone Spot X46 has, as we said, the ability to vary both the intensity of the lighting and the color temperature; In the following gallery, you can see its lighting in the hottest and coldest extremes, in both cases with the room in semi-darkness (but not dark) and with the intensity at maximum.
Below you can see the lighting offered by the Spot X46 in a very bright room (a very large window with the blind fully raised and lots of light coming through the window).
And then the lighting that this device offers in a dark room, with the light off and the blind drawn.
Finally, below you can see the Ozone Spot X46 mounted on its tripod and pointed all the way down, which can be very useful for times when you want to show off products or record your hands while playing, for example. It is with the light at maximum intensity and with the color temperature at maximum towards the cold side.
In use, this Ozone light ring is very comfortable to use, because the ergonomic possibilities it offers us are almost limitless, allowing us to place the ring in any position, which allows us to focus on the place we want it to point at all times and in a certain way, very simple. In addition, allowing us to manage its commands both through the device itself and with the remote control is an added advantage that gives it greater versatility if possible.
The intensity of the light it offers is approximately 4000 lumens at a distance of one meter, more than enough to illuminate without space for shadows the face or nearby spaces that we want the camera to capture. The intensity is attenuated at greater distances, but at two meters or even at a greater distance it still has a very good intensity, so between that and we can place it almost where we want, we consider it as l one of the most versatile. luminous rings on the market. , although the hoop itself is quite large.
On the other hand, it should be noted that this light ring is designed for streaming more than anything because it is designed to anchor a smartphone, webcam or microphone (or all three at the same time) to its same body, which makes the lens In all cases, the camera is surrounded by light, but it does not “creep” at any point in the image. We can use it for other purposes, obviously, but its purpose is this one, streaming.
Conclusion and verdict
If you are used to live streams (or record videos for YouTube) with your webcam, if you are an influencer who records directly with your smartphone or if you just do a lot of video conferences and want to improve the quality of the image captured by the camera, we have no doubts that with the Ozone Spot X46 you will be able to significantly improve the lighting, which will allow you to concentrate on what you are doing without having to worry about appearing correctly on the camera.
Beyond its obvious usefulness, this light ring is one of the most versatile on the market, since thanks to its tripod and its standard 1/4 anchor, you can literally place it in any position, and thanks to its manual controls (both on the device as with the included remote), you can always select the lighting you need in the scene with little effort.
Without a doubt, it is a recommended product for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their live recordings or videoconferences, and especially since you can buy it at a fairly affordable price: it costs $ 59.90 in Versus Gamers. Therefore, we believe that this Ozone Spot X46 deserves our gold medal, as well as our recommendation for its excellent performance / price ratio.