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 A soft circular light that has been used for decades. The French cinematographer, Phillip Rousselot brought them to the forefront in the motion picture industry. Many makers like Chimera have made their version more robust than paper lanterns that are not flame retardant.  It is perfect for soft top light, eye lights, lighting large party environments. You can add many different globes in the socket depending on what color temp and quality you prefer.

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