Smith-Victor KT500U, 500 watt Photoflood Light Kit with Umbrellas

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About Smith-Victor KT500U

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.

The Smith-Victor KT500U is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors, Low light, Night time, Photography, Professional work and more.The Smith-Victor KT500U is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Professional among others.The Smith-Victor KT500U is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Smith-Victor KT500U: Good color value, Good power output and Long-lasting

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good color value (5),Good power output (4),Long-lasting (4),Durable (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (6),Indoors (6),Low light (5),Night time (4),Photography (4),Professional work (4),Outdoor events / games (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (4),Professional (4)

Smith-Victor KT500U Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.5

(based on 12 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great little kit

puts out a ton of light, especially if you get 500 watt bulbs. Only big con is bulbs burn out real fast

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap - No Instructions

I bought this product as a starter kit. It had no instructions, and too many parts to figure out on my own. I exchanged it (plus $7.00) for the Photo basics version. Wow, what a difference. It was way better made, and easy to assemble. Don't waste your money.

Reviewed by 12 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Smith Victor KT500U, 500 watt Photoflood

By

from Colorado  -  Pro Photographer

Lights burnt out in the first 5 minutes. Contacted Customer Service. They want a picture of the defective part so they know what I am talking about. (You would think they would know what a light bulb is.) I guess they want me to return the whole kit because they cant send two light bulbs. So wont be buying from Adoroma again. There are too many other sites selling the same items. Ask to speak to a manager but didnt get any response. Just a return adress tag.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great little kit

By

from Goshen, Indiana  -  Pro Photographer

puts out a ton of light, especially if you get 500 watt bulbs. Only big con is bulbs burn out real fast

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

You can get excellent results!

By

from Monterrey, Mexico

Get nice portraits perfomed indoors, using one or both lights at time. Umbrellas are a bit flimsy, but ok. Be carefull, after a while these lamps get hot. ;D

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap - No Instructions

By

from Malvern, PA  -  Casual Photographer

I bought this product as a starter kit. It had no instructions, and too many parts to figure out on my own. I exchanged it (plus $7.00) for the Photo basics version. Wow, what a difference. It was way better made, and easy to assemble. Don't waste your money.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good starter kit

By

from Park Forest, Il.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's a great starter kit for someone like me who is just starting to learn about light usage

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great when you need just a little extra

By

from Gunnison CO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I was shooting individual and team photos of hockey teams and the lighting in the rink was horrible! I bought these and they did just the trick. I needed something lightweight and portable, easy to setup, because I had little time to get out and arrange lighting on the ice. These were so easy to use. The bulb on one of the lights did blow pretty quickly but other than that these were a perfect inexpensive way to get better picture. Watch the white balance though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No instructions; cheap & defective

By

from Bend, OR  -  Professional

Set comes with no instructions and my set came with a defective clamp. Whole lamp assembly fell over-- not sturdy.

 
4.0

The price is right

By

from Tempe, AZ  -  Professional

The itself is really worth the money. The only problem is that the attachment of the light itslef to the stand is not secure. You can tighten it has hard as you want but half way through your shot it may losen. It's not going to fall off the stand of anything. But it pretty riskey forr being as high as it is.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice studio light setup

By

from Canton, OH  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

These studio lights create a great, flexible work area to shoot catalog pictures. They will also save lots of time by reducing the amount of color correcting needed when photos are taken with flourescent overhead lighting.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Stuff

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

At first I was holding off on buying lights, but after trying out a friends I was hooked. Great value for the price, and the light output was great. I couldn't believe how many angles I could put the lights in. Great Stuff. I would recommend this product to anyone starting out.

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Jim R  Help, What do I do? Do I point the floods with unbrella towards the subject. Or do I point the flood away from the subject into the unbrella. I did take some wonderful pics pointing yhe flood into thr unbrella all aiming at the subject? Jim
CHRIS F  Point and position the lights where ever you get the lighting you want. There is no set rule as to where the lights are to be placed. There are a million options, you can have one light close to the subject shooting through the umbrella and the second light away from the subject with light reflecting off the umbrella. Move the lights anywhere you like to get the effect you want.
Jim R  thanks very much.
Jim R  Help, What do I do? Do I point the floods with unbrella towards the subject. Or do I point the flood away from the subject into the unbrella. I did take some wonderful pics pointing yhe flood into thr unbrella all aiming at the subject? Jim
CHRIS F  Point and position the lights where ever you get the lighting you want. There is no set rule as to where the lights are to be placed. There are a million options, you can have one light close to the subject shooting through the umbrella and the second light away from the subject with light reflecting off the umbrella. Move the lights anywhere you like to get the effect you want.
Jim R  thanks very much.
Shopper  Can you also use this type of lighting for a youtube video?? or is it just for pics?
C ROSS D  Most of my work is video. I use this type of lighting for interior night scenes. It is continuous lighting and works well for video.
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