The Norman 5X consists of a twenty-two inch diameter reflector and reflective "saucer" that causes all the light to be reflected off of it's flat white reflective surface prior to reaching the subject. It produces a quality of light that is comparable to that of a soft box of similar size, and the shallow design of the 5X provides a compactness and control not found in soft boxes. It is great for portrait and commercial applications.
The 5X fits all Norman studio lampheads, including; LH500, LH500B, LH500B+, LH2000, LH2000B, LH2400, LH2400B, IL2500 Illuminator and the LH4000 Dual Cable High-Output Lamphead. It is also used with the discontinued LH4 and LH54 lampheads. Please note that the "Saucer" is designed so that it will accept the 150-watt quartz halogen modeling lamps. Fan cooling is not required in this situation.