Published on September 16, 2020

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As we usher in a new season this month, one thing is clear: Remote work is here to stay. Our focus is shifting from temporary adaptations (we’re looking at you, dining table–turned–office) to long-term ones. Yes, it’s time to buy that standing desk and, according to Kim Kardashian West, invest in good video call lighting. This week the reality star shared her setup on Instagram and called out the “best lighting for my Zoom sessions” as L3’s ZoomLite. 

In the midst of product launches and the announcement that Keeping Up With the Kardashians is ending, West has also been studying to become a lawyer. And we all know how seriously she takes her reflection. So if she says the ZoomLite reigns supreme, we believe her.

The $60 gadget clips on to the top of your computer screen for “professional Hollywood lighting” and takes up zero desk space. It offers three options: warm white light (ideal for nighttime and windowless rooms), blue light (for outside or brightly lit interiors), and natural white light (for everyday situations). And unlike many styles we’ve seen, this one’s tubular design doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. It even comes with additional clips for thicker or case-covered screens. Plug it in to your computer’s USB port and…voilà! Professional-grade lighting wherever you are. (The “clean up my appearance” setting on Zoom doesn’t hurt either.) 

If you’d rather keep your laptop unhindered, there are plenty of picks to choose from, including a budget-friendly $24 clip-on desk light from Amazon; Article’s design-forward table lamp; a daylight-stimulating floor fixture; and, if you want to splurge, a shadowless high-tech ring light with adjustable intensity. The next time you get a compliment during a Zoom meeting, you have West to thank.

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