Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC)

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Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC)

B&H # PHSL Mfr # FV-BSL3200
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You Pay: $189.95

The Photoflex StarLite QL is designed for use with a heat-resistant softbox. The (optional) long bulb extends directly into the center of the box, reflecting light evenly off all four sides. This maximizes both output and efficiency. The Starlite is a "flicker-free" light source, which provides a light quality that is soft, beautiful and natural looking, yet powerful enough for the demands of video or digital photography.

When sold as a single unit, the Starlite QL will accept an optional umbrella. If a heat-resistant softbox is to be used, a Starlite Connector (FV-BSLOCTOCON) is available separately. Lamps must also be purchased separately.

Although this fixture is supplied for use with 120 AC voltage, it can function with 220-240 voltage, with the appropriate optional bulb, and adapter plug -- available separately.

Cool Running
  • The housing is engineered to allow constant airflow through
    channels running along the entire length of the unit
  • Allows you to touch the fixture without wearing gloves
Multi Wattage, Multi Voltage Use
  • All Starlite bulbs are easily interchangeable and are
    available in 1000, 500 and 250 watts for 110-240 Volts AC
  • Plug adapters are available separately for use with other voltages
Mogul Base Socket
Recessed porcelain E39 Mogul screw base lampholder is certified for use world wide
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Rating 1000 watts maximum, 120-240VAC
Socket (Lampholder) E39 Mogul screw base
Lens (Condenser) Not Applicable
Reflector (Mirror) In optional umbrella or softbox
Mounting QL Quick Lock for accessories
Fits on any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable With 20A backlit inline switch, grounded 3-prong Edison plug
Focusing Not Applicable
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.1kg)
Dimensions 3.6 x 5" (9 x 12.7cm)
Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC)
  • Starlite AC Power Cable (120V)
  • Three Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Bulb not included

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    PhotoflexStarlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC)
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Attach securely (6)
    • Long-lasting (5)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (7)
      • Indoors (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (3), Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Starlight QL - Photoflex

      I have been using strobe flash for the past twenty years. However keeping in touch with the Photoflex advertisements and website I decided to try something new. I had one of the female models...Read complete review

      I have been using strobe flash for the past twenty years. However keeping in touch with the Photoflex advertisements and website I decided to try something new. I had one of the female models that I work with come to my studio and we started shooting. The light balance of the Starlight was amazing and simple to use but complicated delicate photography for the person that views the final product. It comes equipt with a lamp stand housing, all you need is your bulb of choice, and a adapter ring if needed.
      I would recommend this product to the novice as well as professional. B&H has the best price (as usual), and the promotion of free bulb kit from Photoflex is worth it's weight in money saving ventures for the studio budget.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Cheap but Useful

      I've been using these for years, mostly for interview lighting. I usually have 4 of them in my kit, and there are a lot of things I like about them. They're compact,...Read complete review

      I've been using these for years, mostly for interview lighting. I usually have 4 of them in my kit, and there are a lot of things I like about them. They're compact, efficient, and versatile. But, there are several things I don't like about them. The biggest problem is that they fall apart. The screws are constantly falling out. Once this happens to the internal screws, plan on replacing the unit--repair is tedious. Another problem--the power cord is extremely stiff and cheap. It has a decent switch, but it's stiff as a board. Who knows why they decided to skimp on this detail, but it makes using the light a little bit awkward. Summary: not perfect, cheaply made, but useful.

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      5.0

      great light

      By saraalise

      from Kansas City

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Night Time

      Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

      when they say 'hot light' they aren't kidding. this light does get warm but the color is beautiful and it is a lot of light!

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      4.0

      Very Useful

      By Jim

      from Midwest

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Simple

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Stiff power cables

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

      I've been using these for years. If you want a good, simple soft light source, these fit the bill. I usually use one as a key light for interviews, and another as a back light. I like their size and simplicity. Things I don't like: They fall apart. The screws are constantly loosening up. After about a year of traveling, they get pretty bad. Also, the power cord is very stiff. You wouldn't think this would be a big deal, but it is. It's made of the stiffest, cheapest plastic money can buy. Can't coil it decently. Why can't they use the cord Arri uses?

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      4.0

      Made for softboxes

      By Pierre-Yves

      from Trois-Rivières, QC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

      Excellent ligth to use in softboxes/octodomes, it is small, well built and does not get to hot even with a 1000W bulb. For the price of the unit you can't go wrong. The handle set the tilt angle and stay in place once locked (even with a 36x48" softbox). Only one downside the bulbs are a bit pricy.

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      3.0

      Cheap but Useful

      By Jim

      from St Paul, MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

        I've been using these for years, mostly for interview lighting. I usually have 4 of them in my kit, and there are a lot of things I like about them. They're compact, efficient, and versatile. But, there are several things I don't like about them. The biggest problem is that they fall apart. The screws are constantly falling out. Once this happens to the internal screws, plan on replacing the unit--repair is tedious. Another problem--the power cord is extremely stiff and cheap. It has a decent switch, but it's stiff as a board. Who knows why they decided to skimp on this detail, but it makes using the light a little bit awkward. Summary: not perfect, cheaply made, but useful.

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        5.0

        Awesome light and color!

        By Daisyliv

        from Eagle, Idaho

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

          The light output from this (when used with an appropriate softbox) is awesome! It does not get too hot, and my camera can "read" the color temperature of this light perfectly. Since I started using this, I no longer have to "color correct" my portraits. I love it! The long shape really does make for great light output.

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          5.0

          Versitile, well-built

          By mfoto

          from cincinnati

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

            A great light for the money, lightweight, compact and takes a variety of bulbs from tungsten to florescent and can be easily fitted with softboxes.
            Quality construction and fittings.

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            4.0

            Quality Fixture

            By EB

            from WI - USA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors

            Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

            Pros:
            Easy to set-up and use
            Wide range of accessories
            Compact Flourescent lamps available
            Sturdy construction
            Good value for price

            Cons:
            Very hot when used with incandescent lamps
            Less mobile than a good flash

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            4.0

            Great Modular Lamp

            By Dale

            from Lewis Center, OH

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

                I am mostly pleased with this lamp. It works, is well constructed, and does not feel flimsy or cheap. The only thing I don't like about it is that the power switch is on the cord, and the cord has a proprietary connector that attaches to the lamp. This is a shameless attempt at vendor lock-in. It would have been better had they used a standard commodity cord and placed the switch on the lamp itself. Otherwise, I like this lamp. Surprisingly, it does not get very hot when using the 1000 watt bulb.

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                5.0

                Starlight QL - Photoflex

                By Keith Capsuto Photography

                from Oxnard, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Keith Capsuto
                  • Low Light
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

                  I have been using strobe flash for the past twenty years. However keeping in touch with the Photoflex advertisements and website I decided to try something new. I had one of the female models that I work with come to my studio and we started shooting. The light balance of the Starlight was amazing and simple to use but complicated delicate photography for the person that views the final product. It comes equipt with a lamp stand housing, all you need is your bulb of choice, and a adapter ring if needed.
                  I would recommend this product to the novice as well as professional. B&H has the best price (as usual), and the promotion of free bulb kit from Photoflex is worth it's weight in money saving ventures for the studio budget.

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Photoshop Starlite QL Tungsten Light

                  By ByronSanto

                  from New Orleans LA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time

                    Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

                    This is my 4th Starlite QL Tungsten Light head and I'm planning on purchasing two more in the near future. What more can I say, great quality at a great price

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                    5.0

                    Starlite QL Tungsten Light

                    By Skip

                    from Springfield, OR

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Photoflex Starlite QL Tungsten Light Fixture without Bulb (120-240VAC):

                      I use this product with the Photoflex Octodome. The lighthead is well made, and the addition of handle makes it even more usable than previous models, which I have also used. I love shooting digital with tungsten light, and this is an easy to use, professional-quality unit that works very well. However, do not use it with softboxes designed for strobe. You must use softboxes made with heat-resistant fabric.

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