Thrifty Kits are designed to fulfill basic lighting requirements at an exceptionally affordable price. Each Thrifty Kit has hand spun reflectors made of high strength aluminum with chemically atched interiors for maximum light dispersion. The outer finish is photographic black baked on enamel. The Raven RS6 telescopes to 6' and the Raven RS8 telescopes to 8'. Each Thrifty Kit comes with a photoflood lamps, sockets and cordsets, and the Imaging with Light Guide.
Reviewed by 4 customers
Product came with bad socket and it blew out the bulb. Adorama sent replacement socket and new bulb in a very short time. Customer service rep was friendly and helpful. We will definitely shop at Adorama again.
The umbrella bracket was tight, I had trouble inserting the umbrella into the bracket. It finally went thru after applying WD40. With the umbrella installed the reflector will tend to dip if you move the light around.
First time ever using any type of lighting--this was ok for the price paid--not saying that you get what you pay for (that has a negative overtone)the real weak points is that its flimsy at the top-when yo try to aim the light at an object it tends to lose its grip and slowly lower itself-the bulb is good though-just make sure your surroundings do not absorb the light (i shot in a room with yellow walls and the light was absorbed by the walls-making it harder to shoot). you can see examples of some of these photos soon at [@] portrature (the lady smoking a cigar)
ability to instantly see lighting "results" without having to take test shots makes supposedly old fashioned hot lights ideal for "portable" use