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Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC)

B&H # SMSV840K MFR # 401141
Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC)

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  • SV-840 Light
  • BP1-C Battery Pack and Charger

You Pay: $143.95

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The Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC) serves a dual purpose as an AC or DC on camera light. It comes standard with a variety of light controls, battery, charger and has a universal camera mount.

Standard Light Controls
This unit comes standard with 4 leaf barn doors, 5600 K dichroic filter and tilt function for ceiling bounce.
AC/DC Operation
The SV840 has the ability to operate on AC or DC power with a wide variety of lamp wattages.
Universal Shoe Mount
A universal shoe allows the light to be mounted to a female camera shoe or a 1/4-20 screw mount.
BP1-C Battery
This 12 VDC battery comes with a charger and is included in the kit.
UPC: 037733000366
Lamp Type 100 Watt, 12 VDC (JCD)
Mount Type Shoe mount or 1/4-20 screw type
Power Source 12 VDC from BP1-C Battery
120 VAC with optional lamp
Power Consumption 100 Watts
Power Connector 4-Pin XLR
Standard AC Plug with provided adapter
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.25 x 3.5 x 3.75"
10.79 x 8.89 x 9.92cm
Weight 1 lb
454 grams
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 8.5 x 8.2"
Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC)
  • Aluminum Light Housing
  • 100 Watt, 12 VDC Lamp
  • 4 Leaf Barn Doors
  • 5600 K Dichroic Filter
  • 4-Pin XLR Coiled
    DC Power Cable
  • 10 ft AC Adapter Cable
  • BP1-C Battery and Charger
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Smith-VictorSV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC)
     
    4.1

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (8)
    • Artificial lighting (4)
    • Photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile video light

    This is a compact but powerful video light. It is well constructed and built for abuse. But, some of the design features are lacking. I had expected to run this on batteries then...Read complete review

    This is a compact but powerful video light. It is well constructed and built for abuse. But, some of the design features are lacking. I had expected to run this on batteries then switch over to AC. This can be achieved, but not easily. The light comes with a 12v bulb. To switch to AC, the light has to cool off and the bulb physically replaced with a 125v bulb which could take as long as half an hour, depending on how hot the light is. I have no desire to see what happens if I forget to swap the bulb before plugging it into the AC. Additional bulbs must be purchased separately.

    It gets really hot with a 100watt bulb. I searched for compatible bulbs and found a 125v 35watt bulb better suited for an on-camera light. Because of the field of view, the light might be better left on a light stand.

    The battery is heavy, but comes wired with a standard cigarette lighter connector. If the battery is not being used for the light, it can be used for any other 12v device. It uses a common battery which is easily replaced. My only complaint is that there is no indicator lights or voltage meter. Thankfully, an automotive volt meter which can plug into a cigarette lighter will monitor the charging and current condition of the battery.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Product..

    I liked a lot this light, but the battery doesn´t last that longer, I thought that the battery life was better, but it last´s an hour with a...Read complete review

    I liked a lot this light, but the battery doesn´t last that longer, I thought that the battery life was better, but it last´s an hour with a 35w lamp, one thing that i like is that you can store the lamp in the same case with the battery.

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    4.0

    good tool

    By TAG Photography

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Short battery life

    Best Uses

    • Dramatic bridal portraits
    • Wedding receptions

    Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

    Well, I purchased 2 of these. My wife and I are wedding photographers and needed some portable light options for low light receptions, etc. These work well. Battery life is poor and it is a little bulky. Over all a good product. I have only used them 3 times though.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Disappointment

    By jim

    from atlanta

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

          used with canon vixia compact camcorder that is known for low-light issues. considered lowell ID light but could not justify twice the price. SV light is only marginally effective at 8 feet. glare requires 1/4-stop tough spun which further weakens coverage. gets hot quickly, barn doors allow considerable leakage, 5600K filter is poorly designed. cigarette lighter connection is not reliable. battery gives tolerable power. carrying bag has strap that is too short. on the whole, disappointed and will probably sell as soon as we finish this job

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          • No

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          5.0

          A professionals choice

          By camera guy

          from San Antonio, Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings

            Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

            Product is light weight and durable. The barn doors are wider than most units which provide greater submission of light direction. Filter is a plus for in door use. Battery pack fits comfortably over shoulder.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good Product

            By Donald

            from Maui, Hawaii

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings

              Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

              I have used this product for assisted lighting for weddings, It does a great job, it light weight and set up was easy.

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              4.0

              convenient to outdoor

              By Rilson

              from LA, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                the power is Unexpected strong, can continuous use more than 3 hours.

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                5.0

                Big results in little package

                By Photomac

                from Grand Blanc, MI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                  Light and easy to use, love the option of using either AC or DC power, works great at weddings and for capturing those dramic portraits.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect fill light!

                  By Money

                  from Union City, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                    Weddings, Home Video, and Pro.
                    Light Weigh.
                    Changing lamp from 12v to 120v not fun.

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                    4.0

                    good light

                    By video guy

                    from brooklyn, ny

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                      i use this light with my video equipment. on or off the camera it's great

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Versatile video light

                      By Henry

                      from Long Island, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Versatile
                      • Well constructed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Personal video
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                        This is a compact but powerful video light. It is well constructed and built for abuse. But, some of the design features are lacking. I had expected to run this on batteries then switch over to AC. This can be achieved, but not easily. The light comes with a 12v bulb. To switch to AC, the light has to cool off and the bulb physically replaced with a 125v bulb which could take as long as half an hour, depending on how hot the light is. I have no desire to see what happens if I forget to swap the bulb before plugging it into the AC. Additional bulbs must be purchased separately.

                        It gets really hot with a 100watt bulb. I searched for compatible bulbs and found a 125v 35watt bulb better suited for an on-camera light. Because of the field of view, the light might be better left on a light stand.

                        The battery is heavy, but comes wired with a standard cigarette lighter connector. If the battery is not being used for the light, it can be used for any other 12v device. It uses a common battery which is easily replaced. My only complaint is that there is no indicator lights or voltage meter. Thankfully, an automotive volt meter which can plug into a cigarette lighter will monitor the charging and current condition of the battery.

                        Share this review

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good Product..

                        By Albert

                        from Mexico

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Video
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                          I liked a lot this light, but the battery doesn´t last that longer, I thought that the battery life was better, but it last´s an hour with a 35w lamp, one thing that i like is that you can store the lamp in the same case with the battery.

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Great light at a good price

                          By Pete

                          from Oklahoma City, OK

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Even Light Source
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Runs Hot

                          Best Uses

                          • Birthdays
                          • Night Video
                          • Professional Work
                          • Special Events
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Smith-Victor SV840K AC/DC Video Light Kit and Charger (120V AC):

                          Works great at reunions and dances when they turn the lights down low. You sit can get the amount of light needed to continue shooting.

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