• This lighting system comes with 3 flicker-free fluorescent, spiral bulbs. These bulbs are similar to the energy saver bulbs; they differ in that they are rated at 5500 degrees Kelvin; that is they are daylight balanced. Each 85 watt in fluorescents translates into 425 watts of light output.
These long lasting cool lights emit very little heat and can stay on all day long without a problem.
The Flashpoint Kit can be used with Digital Cameras or Camcorders and is great for shooting portraits, or still life.
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Solid Bargain Lighting Kit
I purchased this kit to begin to experiment with lighting concepts for portraits. The quality of the stands was surprising for the price, since this is a typical place to skimp. The lights are solid and provide sufficient brightness. The umbrellas are of good quality and attach well and are easily adjustable. The case is of good quality and very useful. The only drawback is the size and fragility of the bulbs. It's worth keeping the styrofoam packing and boxes for storage. All-in-all a very ...View full Review
I purchased this kit to begin to experiment with lighting concepts for portraits. The quality of the stands was surprising for the price, since this is a typical place to skimp. The lights are solid and provide sufficient brightness. The umbrellas are of good quality and attach well and are easily adjustable. The case is of good quality and very useful. The only drawback is the size and fragility of the bulbs. It's worth keeping the styrofoam packing and boxes for storage. All-in-all a very good value.
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Not very useful
Good if you want light to go everywhere. it needs a reflector. The light output is also very weak. It needs to be very close to your subject.
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Love this product and is very dependable. Trust APC.
This is a great set of lights that is portable and easy to set up. It is sold complete, with everything you need for most portrait lighting situations. My kit arrived with a defective part but thanks to Adorama's excellent technical support, they sent me a replacement immediately! You will need some extension cords and a power strip but otherwise this is a complete and functional setup!
I am pleased with the quality of this product. It's not top notch pro-grade stuff but the price isn't pro level either. I'm an amateur photographer and for the occasional portrait job this more than meets my needs. It's a very good starter setup.
I needed a set of lights for a multi-family shoot and didn't want to use flash to avoid the chance of blinks with so many people. I looked at several places for a reasonably priced set of lighting and finally decided on this set from Adorama based on previous reviews. The lights arrived in a timely manner and packed well in its own carrying bag, which by the way has room for a few extra pieces and is built well. Setup was as easy as one would expect given and my two biggest concerns were quickly alleviated; how sturdy the stands and how bright the lights. The stands were steady even fully extended on a solid surface. The three lights were sufficient to shoot a group of 19 in a makeshift studio garage as the only lighting (no natural or other lighting available). I used both umbrellas as well which were sufficient. I am very pleased with this set and look forward to maybe adding one more for side lighting. Highly recommended set enhanced by great service from Adorama!.
Good for portraits and smalL group pics. So convenient to pack & carry in the case which comes with it.
I just started my own studio and wanted something not too expensive but should do the job. And that's exactly what this is doing.
We use the light set for on location newborns and baby portraits. I use diffusion umbrellas to soften the light. Works very well. Lights run cool and are not expensive to have several backups.
After receiving these lights I experimented with them on multiple subjects... The output is great for babies and the heat is minimal. But when used for a simple one person portrait.. They are not so good.
This is a great surge protector and provides the most protection for the money.
I used this kit to light product shots for my company. I shot photos and video in an industrial facility, and I needed to shut off the overhead lights in the bay I was in, because they were more powerful than this kit, and the color temperature was different. With that being said, this kit is sturdy, and worked well in the dark environment. It makes a great starter kit, and is well worth the price.