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About Flashpoint

For limited time only, save 17.50% on the Flashpoint 500 LED Dimmable AC Light dropping from 199.95 to 164.95 and Shipping is free! . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

The Flashpoint 500 LED light is a flexible tool for your video and still photography needs. Designed to run on AC, the 500 daylight balanced LEDs are controlled in two groups allowing you to fine tune the light output to whatever your needs may be. The built in barn doors allows you to flag or spill light wherever you need.
Mounts on light stand or and 5/8 stud
This model does not take V mount batteries.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (8),Compact (5),Highly compatible (4),Lightweight (4)
Best Uses:
In the studio (7),Complex projects (3),Home movies (3),Independent films (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Business owner (4),Enthusiast (4),Experienced (3),Professional artist (3)

Flashpoint Features

  • 5300-5900 K (Kelvin) Color Temperature
  • Two-Way Switch turns on all 500 bulbs or 250 bulbs
  • Works 110V and 220-240 Volt
  • Uses 500 Ultra Bright LED's (5mm Bulbs)
  • 4 Barndoors for Directional Lighting
  • Removable Yoke with tilt bracket
  • 13' Long Power Cord
  • Lightweight - Only 6 Pounds
  • Power output 42W
  • Will also work off 16volt or a battery pack with XLR connection

Flashpoint Specifications

Dimensions
35 cm X 19 cm X 7 cm / 14" X 7½" X 2 ¾"
Temperature
5200-5800K

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.1

(based on 14 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice for the money

I have had mine for few weeks and so far so good - I love the fact it runs on 110v or 220v so one can take around the world - I thought this model came with a battery as well as I seen a video from Flashpoint with the heading of the same model but I think there is another model that has the battery option as well - will look into that as well as it would be nice to have few with the option to take outside as well - Seems well made and I was happy that the light strength was what the sales rep...

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I have had mine for few weeks and so far so good - I love the fact it runs on 110v or 220v so one can take around the world - I thought this model came with a battery as well as I seen a video from Flashpoint with the heading of the same model but I think there is another model that has the battery option as well - will look into that as well as it would be nice to have few with the option to take outside as well - Seems well made and I was happy that the light strength was what the sales rep explained - Now days good cameras can handle ISO at 400-800 quite well so this light provides good enough light - I have not tried with gels yet so cannot comment on where the ISO needs to be but suspect that given the distance is not to far and with ISO 800 it should be fine. These lights are cold which is nice on a warm days when AC is having a struggle to keep up and of course last lot longer - I know there are more expensive brands with few more features but I wanted to test out LED before invisting big time - So far I think for most typical portrait shoots and product shoots these will work out fine. So I am quite satisfied - Note that these do not come with a stand but Adoroma has some good priced air shook stands at a good price - also Flashpoint makes a unit that supports a battery to make these lights really portible. Light is not heavy so easy to move around - I think more studios will move to LED as they are now maturing and getting more powerful as it is always much easier to shoot where can see what you will get as far as lighting - so not so much need to runaround and meter various parts of the portrait

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Returned...shoddy build

Disappointed with this. The dimmer knobs are covered with a cheap, thin metal that is not firmly attached to the plastic underneath.They spin farther on top of their mounting than they should and are easily removed. The panel works by dimming one side at a time. Right out of the box one side would not dim, it was either on or off. within a matter of minutes it wouldn't turn on. I disconnected the power and tried again. This time the same half panel would not turn off. Disconnect power one mor...

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Disappointed with this. The dimmer knobs are covered with a cheap, thin metal that is not firmly attached to the plastic underneath.They spin farther on top of their mounting than they should and are easily removed. The panel works by dimming one side at a time. Right out of the box one side would not dim, it was either on or off. within a matter of minutes it wouldn't turn on. I disconnected the power and tried again. This time the same half panel would not turn off. Disconnect power one more time and now it doesn't come on again. I think these led panels are a good idea but a different brand with a better build needs to be found. Also, the "Y" yoke mount did not come with rubber washers or spacers so the unit could not be properly mounted. I had to use faucet washers just to assemble the thing. Shoddy build, incomplete parts in box, and untrustworthy electronics...I returned this the same day.

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
1.0

Poor Color, does not mix well.

By

from Canada  -  Professional Musician

I purchased these in January and am surprised by the number of positive reviews on these lights. I have used them on a number of occasions for interview setups, mixing with daylight, daylight balanced bulbs, tungsten etc and they produce the worst colors I've ever seen. I feel like a hack with the results I'm getting. Mixing lights shouldn't be that big of an issue but these are nowhere near daylight balanced at all. The results have been a gross green color emitting from the daylight setting and it requires extensive post production to salvage the clips. It's to a point where I won't even use these lights anymore and have resorted to renting again while I try to sell these lights for whatever I can get. I wish I had a color meter to provide you with some actual numbers but I'm sure some "real pro" dps would find similar results after using these. It's too bad the internet is basically saturated with positive reviews for these cheaps lights because they are anything but professional unless you are lighting only with these lights. You do get what you pay for....oh yeah, the stands are trash as well. I've had to rip the heads apart because the screw in the cheap hot shoe pressed against the head and wouldn't allow for it to be tightened. If reviews are worth anything, please heed my advice and spend the extra 400-500 more and get a decent kit. This is the worst purchase I've made in my 10 years in the industry.

 
2.0

Fair to good light

By

from Chicago  -  Experienced

Used on a couple of shoots -- did produce a reasonable amount of light. General build quality marginal -- has some broken components inside that rattle alarmingly. Mount is not so hot -- cannot tighten main clamp enough because it runs into u-mount.

 
5.0

Very nice for the money

By

from san diego,ca  -  Professional Artist

I have had mine for few weeks and so far so good - I love the fact it runs on 110v or 220v so one can take around the world - I thought this model came with a battery as well as I seen a video from Flashpoint with the heading of the same model but I think there is another model that has the battery option as well - will look into that as well as it would be nice to have few with the option to take outside as well - Seems well made and I was happy that the light strength was what the sales rep explained - Now days good cameras can handle ISO at 400-800 quite well so this light provides good enough light - I have not tried with gels yet so cannot comment on where the ISO needs to be but suspect that given the distance is not to far and with ISO 800 it should be fine. These lights are cold which is nice on a warm days when AC is having a struggle to keep up and of course last lot longer - I know there are more expensive brands with few more features but I wanted to test out LED before invisting big time - So far I think for most typical portrait shoots and product shoots these will work out fine. So I am quite satisfied - Note that these do not come with a stand but Adoroma has some good priced air shook stands at a good price - also Flashpoint makes a unit that supports a battery to make these lights really portible. Light is not heavy so easy to move around - I think more studios will move to LED as they are now maturing and getting more powerful as it is always much easier to shoot where can see what you will get as far as lighting - so not so much need to runaround and meter various parts of the portrait

 
5.0

Great Lighting Option

By

from Hollywood, CA  -  Business Owner

Sturdy, well bit. Barndoors are a great bonus for lighting options as well as protective to the lights. Wish there was a bag option for this kit, I would definitely buy it. I definitely recommend buying the unit specific Flashpoint Stand for this light board as it is a little top heavy. Used two 5lb sandbags for safety.

 
5.0

EXCELLENT PRODUICT - GREAT BUY!

By

from JACKSON, GA  -  Hobbyist

THIS IS A PERFECT LIGHT FOR A SMALL STUDIO. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND SOME NEGATIVE COMMENTS SAYING IT IS FLIMSY. ON THE CONTRARY, I FOUND IT TO BE QUITE RUGGED AND VERSITILE TO USE. I LOVE THE COOL LED LIGHTS AND THE 5500K COLOR. IT IS SO BRIGHT I USUALLY USE IT ON REDUCED POWER. WITH A LITTLE TINKERING I WAS ABLE TO ADAPT IT TO AN OLD UNUSED TRIPOD.

 
5.0

Cool LED studio light

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Hobbyist

Product works exactly as advertised, right out of the box. Nothing to configure, plug it in and it works. So far, have used it about 3 hours, and not having hot lights to work with is great. This is a lightweight product, so it will not stand up to rough use, but for studio work or home use, it is perfect.

 
4.0

Better than I thought after reading revi

By

from Chicago Area, Illinois  -  Business Owner

The first one I got did not work. Only half the lights lit up. I contacted Adorama an dthey were great about returning it and sending me another, which worked well. I like the dimmer. I can set the light I want. Each channel can be adjusted or both. Nice.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but where is the bracket?

By

from Rhode Island  -  Business Owner

The light was fine, and I did not experience some of the problems other reviewers found with the functionality. However, the light arrived without the mounting bracket. Talked to Adorama rep and was told that a replacement bracket would be shipped to me after 30 days. That was 4 months ago. Where is the bracket? -- Had to build my own to use the light, but really disappointed with Customer Service.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible Quality -- So many problems

By

from San Diego  -  Professional Artist

I was excited about these lights. I bought two. Turns out these lights were meant as Kracker Jack prizes and not professional lights. BEWARE OF THESE ISSUES. 1) One light didn't turn on upon arrival. I exchanged it. 2) The light that was sent as a replacement never turned off and couldn't even dimm once plugged in. So I exchanged it. 3) Both lights have faulty connections. I've had these lights turn off many times while filming (just from a heavy bass drum!!!) 4) THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT POWER CABLES YOU CAN BUY!!! I had an artist pack my cable up with his keyboard on accident and I can't even order a new one. WORST QUALITY IVE EVER EXPERIENCED.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

misled

By

from Florence, Oregon  -  Hobbyist

The product itself is great. Flashpoint makes a good product at a fair price. The problem is with Adorama not honoring its advertising. Their full page ad in Popular Photography stated that a light stand was included. It wasn't. When I called about it I was given two different stories by the two people I talked to. Bottom line was that no way were they going to include a light stand. That is one of the problems with online purchases. Buyer beware.

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Paul B  are light stands inlcuded or do you have to buy them seperately ?
Luciano C  Separate. The light comes with a bracket for the stand but the stand is not included.
manuel n  can I attach to video camera or has to be a tripod?
KYLE C  This light is WAY to big to fit on a camera and definitely needs a proper full size light stand. Look closer to it's dimensions.
rick r  does this item come with a power cord. the "What's included" section does not show one but the "Featured" section describes a 13 foot cord?
GARY M  All cords are included
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