By the nature of the field, it’s not uncommon for ghost hunters to find themselves in total darkness. So it will probably come as no surprise that lighting is one of the most vital pieces of your paranormal investigation equipment.
When combined with a camera, not only will the right light help you to capture better visuals, but it will also help you to safely navigate your surroundings. No video or photo camera can do its job properly without a suitable light source but, of course, you have to know what you intend to use it for.
The perfect match is like fitting the proper shoe to Cinderella. The right camera with a suitable light can make all the difference in the world.
A bright light may be ideal for maximizing visibility for the naked eye, but it also ruins your night vision and may not be ideal for recording. Alternatively, an infrared light may produce better footage, but will require a camera with the ability to see IR light. Once you’ve identified your needs, you’ll be better able to find the best paranormal lights for you.
The best ghost hunting equipment for beginners will always include a pocket flashlight. More sophisticated gear may be required for complex or lengthy investigations but, often, you can’t beat simplicity.
When you find yourself in sudden need of a reliable torch, the GS Flashlight can be easily accessed from your pocket, belt, or other ghost adventures equipment. Lightweight, economical, and bright, this flashlight is ideal for maximum visibility at a moment’s notice.
On the other hand, as we mentioned, sustained, visible light impairs your own natural night vision. To prevent this yet still use visible light, we recommend a red light lamp.
Red light is perfect for ghost hunting because it causes minimal dilation of the pupils, thereby protecting your low-light vision. You can attach this light to any hot shoe, allowing you to free up a hand and maintain better night visibility.
As your paranormal investigations become more complex, you begin to see the need for multipurpose ghost hunting supplies. The Phasm Light, for example, provides full spectrum coverage, from infrared to ultraviolet and everything in between. This makes it adaptable across a range of applications. Furthermore, with a stunning blanket of light and versatility in mounting options, it functions as one of the best camera lights for ghost hunting.
Speaking of serving multiple purposes, our 360° Puck Infrared Light is ideal for maximizing functionality, efficiency, and mobility. Whether your ghost hunting equipment list includes multiple, individual cameras or one 360° Ghost Cam, the IR puck can provide full-coverage, infrared lighting.
Alternatively, this dual purpose light provides forward-facing, full-spectrum lighting, and it uses the Creepy Hollow mounting system for increased portability. This makes it ideal as a camera light for ghost hunting when in the IR or full-spectrum modes, and as a night vision lamp while in red light mode.
Ultimately, to find the best light for ghost hunting, you have to consider your needs and the intended applications. Simple solutions may work well now, but as you progress as a paranormal investigator, you’ll discover that your ghost hunting tools will need to progress with you.
At GhostStop, we’re more than a ghost hunter store, we’re ghost hunters with a passion for developing new solutions. We understand that the search for high quality ghost hunting equipment for sale can be exhausting. That’s why we started producing it ourselves. If you want to know more about the best gear to fit your specific needs, reach out to our team today.