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Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)

B&H # SMKT800 Mfr # 401434
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You Pay: $216.59
Product Highlights
  • 1250W Total
  • 2-500W 12" Lights, 1-250W 5.0" Light
  • Sockets, Mounts, Bulbs, Stands
  • Dimmer, Lighting Guide, Umbrellas

The Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)is an excellent choice for those who are newly interested in lighting or who are looking for a basic portrait or ecommerce setup. The kit provides 1250W of 3200K, tungsten-balanced light. The two 12" reflectors can be used as broad lights for products or old Hollywood-style portraits or shot through or bounced off of the two 32" translucent white umbrellas. A third 250W light in a 5" reflector is perfect for use as a hair, spot or background light. Each light has a dimmer too, so you won't have to be wrestling with the 3 included stands to obtain the right light intensity.

All of the lights feature medium screw base phenolic sockets with 10' 2-wire cords and 3/8" stand mounts. The reflectors are hand-spun and chemically etched to maximize light output. The exteriors have a photographic black, baked-on enamel finish.

Rating Max 500W
Total kit: 1250W
Socket (Lampholder) Phenolic socket
Reflector (Mirror) Chemically etched aluminum
Mounting 3/8" stand mount
Dimensions 26 x 13 x 13" (66 x 33 x 33 cm)
Kit Weight 18 lbs (8.1 kg)

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Smith-VictorKT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Carolyn

      from Nc

      Comments about Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V):

      Love them. Perfect for audition tapes!!

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      1.0

      Terrible Lighting Kit

      By Evie

      from Florida

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Fragile
        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V):

          This kit was hard to put together and then once together it was hard to keep it together. It is next to impossible to tighten the lights, so they are constantly falling down - especially when the umbrellas are attached. A light burnt out after one minute - despite shutting off lights whenever adjusting. Maybe this would work fine if you never needed to move your lights, but if you want them to be mobile at all a terrible kit, especially for the price tag.

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          3.0

          Buzzing noise

          By Film Chick

          from Kentucky

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Runs Hot
          • Too Diffused

          Best Uses

          • Low Light
          • Portraits

          Comments about Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V):

          I bought these lights because I thought they would be an inexpensive/ quick set up for a film I'm shooting. It's a lot of light for the price. I specifically bought this set because it included dimmers for each light. I don't know if the kit I got was faulty, but any time the dimmers are in between all the way on and all the way off, there is a distinct and loud buzzy noise. In addition, it is difficult to get the reflectors to stay in the position you want them to stay in. They are too heavy for the screws. No matter how tight they're screwed in they keep slipping.

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          4.0

          Good for beginners

          By Marilyn

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V):

          Easy to set up. Nice for those of us expanding on knowledge and experience. Light bulb burned out only after 1 use for approximately 30 minutes.
          Umbrella cheap.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Karen

          from California

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V):

            This a great starter light system. It was easy to assemble. Two of the lights burnt out shortly after I used them. I found out later not to move the lights when they are on. Turn them off first.

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