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Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas

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Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas

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Product Highlights

  • 2 765-UM Quartz Lights, 600W Lamps
  • 1200 Total Watts
  • Stands
  • Toolbox Case

You Pay: $405.43

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One of Smith-Victor's most popular and affordable quartz halogen lights, the K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas is suitable for extended duration use. An integral umbrella port and universal 3/8" to 5/8" stand mount makes this a perfect light for a variety of applications.

Reflector Design
Designed with a high efficiency pebble-finish etched aluminum reflector to produce high quality light output with 30 degree beam spread
Multiple Use
Used for a range of applications such as portraiture, video interviewing and product stills
Rating Each Head: 600W maximum
Socket (Lampholder) Miniature 2-pin (G5.3)
Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Pebble-finish spun aluminum
Mounting Universal 3/8"-5/8"
Yoke Not applicable
Cable 10', 3-wire grounded with in-line switch
Focusing Not applicable
Weight Each Head: 1.12lb (0.5kg)
Dimensions Each Head: 6.75 x 6 x 6.25" (17.5 x 15.2 x 16cm)
Kit Weight 19.2lbs (8.7kg)
Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas
  • 2-765-UM 600 Watt quartz halogen lights
  • 2-DYH 600 watt quartz lamps
  • 2-Raven RS75 7'.6" aluminum light stands
  • 2-33" Small white umbrellas
  • 1-"Toolbox" carrying case
  • 1-"Imaging with Light" guide
  • 2-Year warranty
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    Smith-VictorK42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (4)
    • General purpose (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Good first buy

    By Preston P. Jackson

    from Charlottesville, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unsatisfactor Padding

    Best Uses

    • Photography

    Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

    I got this kit based on a review from an illustrator that I know and respect for I too am a illustrator. The work that I do requires good photo reference, and with that requisite comes the need for good lighting as well. Desk lamps can only get you so far.

    When it first arrived, I was glad that it was compact and yet roomy enough to carry the advertised lights, light stands, and umbrellas. The setup was fairly easy, I hardly needed to look at the directions. The light is powerful when lit, and the umbrellas diffuse it enough for your camera to work with. This is a great value for all the things you get, you're definitely paying more if you try to buy things separately with the same specs elsewhere. If you're on a budget and want to improve your lighting setup, this is your best bet.

    If there had to be improvements, I'd wish they had some form fitting padding for the lights to prevent possible breakage, rather than a generic egg-crate design that just lines the bottom.

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    5.0

    Great value, low cost

    By Lars

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Model shoots
      • Photographing artwork

      Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

      I was looking for a relatively low-cost set of lights I could use to photograph models and artwork. I bought these on a friend's recommendation and couldn't be happier. The telescoping stands take full advantage of the 11' ceilings in my studio, allowing for simulated daylight shots. I was surprised at how bright the lights are...It's like you've got control over the sun.

      The light they emit makes for very clean, crisp detail.

      The umbrellas allow for diffuse light or harder shadows, depending on the project, and they all pack into the heavy duty toolbox they ship in.

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      4.0

      Great light kit for the money!

      By Greenhat

      from Murfreesboro, TN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to set up
      • Easy to tear down

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

        Currently using this light kit for a home studio mainly to photograph friends and family. The mobility of the tool box case it came in is perfect. It quickly sets up and tears down. Very sturdy. Great purchase for the money.

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        5.0

        Great System!

        By Ronnie

        from Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Special Events

          Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

          Exactly what we needed. Great carrying case for transport. Very nice for the price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Runs hot and fast burnout

          By slipshot

          from philly philly

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

                The first time I used the light it only worked for about 7mins before the bulb burned out. Replacement bulbs not easy to find.

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                5.0

                Bu;y this product!

                By Economist

                from Jonesboro, AR

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight Kit

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

                  As an amateur portrait photographer I found the 42U Toolbox Tungsten Light Kit to be fantastic. It is light weight, easy to assemble, and provides all the light you could ever use. An unexpected surprise was the lighting instructions. Showing the various positions for setting up the lights and what the results would look like was a blessing for a beginner.

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                  4.0

                  Super Portable Lighting Solution

                  By Havasu Swede

                  from Lake Havasu City, AZ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short Lifespan

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

                  When I needed a super portable full length portrait set-up, these lights were the perfect fit. Easy to set up, numerous accessories and small footprint gives me the flexibility to shoot in smaller locales with minimum hassle.

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                  4.0

                  excellent starter portrait setup

                  By vick amateur photographer

                  from columbus, ohio

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Runs Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas:

                  this is the perfect starter setup for the amateur or a fledgling professional wanting to shoot professional quality portraits. I am just starting out and was able to produce some fabulous phots!

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