By the nature of the field, it’s not uncommon for ghost hunters to find themselves in total darkness. So it probably comes as no surprise that lighting is one of the most vital pieces of your paranormal investigation equipment.
Fortunately, at GhostStop, we offer an expansive catalog of diverse lighting solutions. From video lighting to flashlights, and from night vision to full spectrum, we provide what you need.
Add lighting to your camera gear for video and pictures of superior quality. Choose the right light to suit the environment and select the best counterpart to your camera. Use full spectrum and night vision for maximum visibility, or opt for red light to preserve your night vision.
The right paranormal lighting empowers you to navigate your surroundings safely. However, improving your vision isn’t the only advantage to this indispensable piece of kit.
When combined with a ghost hunting camera, lights enable you to capture better visuals. After all, no camera (for video or photos) can do its job properly without a suitable light source.
However, it’s also advisable that you maintain a solid understanding of the optimal usage of your lighting. The perfect match is like fitting the proper shoe to Cinderella: pairing the right light to your ghost hunting equipment can make all the difference in the paranormal world.
You’re better able to find the best paranormal lights for you after you identify the unique challenges of a typical investigation. There are questions that you can ask yourself to determine your needs, such as: do you work solo or as a member of a team?
Are the lights intended to improve your vision or the quality of visual recordings? Do you prefer to record from a point-of-view (POV) perspective, or do you mount static cameras around the investigation area?
A bright light might 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 requires a camera with the ability to “see” IR light.
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, we find that you can’t beat simplicity.
If you find yourself with the abrupt need for a reliable torch, the GhostStop Flashlight can be easily accessed from your pocket, belt, or equipment harness. Lightweight, economical, and bright, this flashlight is ideal for maximum visibility at a moment’s notice.
On the other hand, as we mentioned, your own natural night vision becomes impaired in sustained, visible light. 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, enabling you to free up a hand, and maintain better night visibility.
Infrared (IR) lights are a great way to capture anomalies that your eyes might miss in low-light conditions or complete darkness. IR lighting works in the infrared light range, which is picked up by cameras and other devices that are sensitive to IR.
When used for ghost hunting, IR lights can empower you to see things that would otherwise be undetectable to the unaided eye. Combine IR lighting & IR cameras with other ghost hunting tech, like red light, to boost the effectiveness of your paranormal investigations.
For example, opt for a red headlamp flashlight on your next ghost hunt in near-total darkness. That way, your IR camera-and-lighting rig captures potential phenomena, your red lamp provides visibility, and you never have to introduce harsh, conspicuous white light.
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, red colored light, and everything in between.
This makes it adaptable across a range of distinct 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.