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Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC)

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Product Highlights
  • Umbrella Style Softbox Light
  • 16x16" (41x41cm) Front Diffuser
  • Changeable Socket

The Lowel Rifa-Lite EX44 is a compact self-contained 16 x 16", 250 watt collapsible, tungsten/halogen softlight. It uses the unique umbrella-like Rifa design which allows set-up in 60 seconds or less. Bathe almost anything, from talking heads to table-top stills in luxurious soft light.

Its quick change power cord easily converts for use with professional battery belts, allowing it to work at 12/14 and 30VDC, in addition to 120 and 230VAC. It's the perfect complement to today's compact, light sensitive, digital cameras and filmstocks.

Accessory eXchange lampheads allow use of daylight fluorescent lamps. Bulbs are available separately.

Adaptable Lamp Fixture
The Rifa EX accepts many different wattages and types of bulbs, when you purchase the appropriate socket adapter, available separately.
Front Diffusion
A woven glass fabric, heat-resistant 16 x 16" (41 x 41 cm) front diffuser provides sufficient illumination with soft shadows.
Easy Access
Easy access pockets on fabric shell allow clip-on gel attachment for correcting to daylight.
Rating 250 watts maximum, 120-230VAC/12VDC
Socket (Lampholder) 2-Pin
Lens (Condenser) Not Applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Silver softbox interior
Mounting Fits any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable 4' Captive cable, 16' 120VAC cable, Grounded Edison Plug
Focusing Not Applicable
Weight 2.1 lbs (1 kg)
Dimensions Collapsed length: 21" (53 cm)
Diffused Front: 16 x 16" (41 x 41 cm)
Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC)
  • 120V 16' Switched #18/3 AC Power Cord
  • Light Diffuser
  • Carrying Sleeve
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Bulb not included

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LowelLC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC)
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Attach securely (4)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (12)
      • General purpose (7)
      • Low light (4)
      • Night time (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Works well

      By Brett

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

      This arrived just in time as it turned out, because the Rifa I had had for years was dead when I took it out of its case. But this one works well, is simple to set up, and compact in the case.

      The overall design is a little flawed imo, since it's fairly delicate in a Lowell kit with a bunch of other sturdier pieces. But having the softbox in a portable kit is such a useful addition, its worth taking the extra care.

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      5.0

      Great light source and fast to set up!

      By Chele-John

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

      I often have to shoot quickly to meet network tv news deadlines. I need equipment which helps me achieve that goal all the time. This light head does just that!
      A quality light source which makes my product look professional! Packs small and easy to travel with too!

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      5.0

      Rifa, quick and easy

      By MAD LAD

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

          Quick and easy for fast paced breaking news and a great fill, back or rim light for film or video documentary interviews. Make sure you have extra lamps, when lamps are hot excessive jarring can blow them out.

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          5.0

          Nice set for the price.

          By Gio

          from Maine

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                The kit has everything I need in it for great head shots and lighting fill. Compact and easy to carry, I can fit two light setups in one bag.

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                5.0

                Portable and effective for interviews

                By Mel

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to set up
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                  I use this for documentaries when I'm likely carrying a lot of gear myself and need something quick and easy to set up for interviews. It makes a huge difference in terms of making your shoots look professional. The tiny bulb is very powerful.

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                  4.0

                  great soft light

                  By BluevoyageTV

                  from Savannah, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Fast set up
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Very soft

                  Cons

                  • No light control
                  • Runs Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Interview

                  Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                  Great soft light. Very soft shadows for interviews. I use this with a 500w ex55. Only down side is the control of the beam. Must use flags if you want to stop the spill from your subject.

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                  4.0

                  Great for Basic Interviews

                  By Berkeley Bob

                  from Berkeley, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Interviews

                    Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                    I'm not the best lighting guy by any stretch. I had to set up a video interview in a very small, cramped hotel room. Next to the window (indirect sunlight), I used this light as a primary source with a blue gel, backlit the corner with a table lamp, and put a reflector disk on the bed for fill. Worked out great, and my subjects were happy with how they looked. Their only comment is that it runs hot being underneath it, but it is tungsten.

                    Used it again the next day on location for another interview (at her place of work in the middle of her day). The light is fast to set-up and break down.

                    It's portable and durable. I use a Manfrotti 6-foot Nano Stand. I put it all in my bag with my clothes for a three-day trip and checked it in at the airport.

                    BTW, a guy at B&H helped me put this setup together. Thanks, guys. The bottom line is, I want another Rifa.

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                    4.0

                    Quick rig - lightweight

                    By Per

                    from sweden

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality of light
                    • Quick Setup
                    • Reasonably priced

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Interviews
                      • Night Time

                      Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                      This is the ultimate "on-the-go" light source. I needed a soft light, easily rigged and easy to travel with. This is it.
                      Also a good price.

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                      5.0

                      Great Fill Light

                      By Super 8

                      from Knoxville, TN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                            This is one of my favorite lights from Lowel. For such a small light it cast a beautiful even light. It is a very easy light to look directly at and I have never received any complaints about how hot it is, or whether it was too bright. Great little light!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very good product

                            By JOYCE

                            from Dayton, OH

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lighting is great

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                              We use this product to video our church service. It has made a big difference in the picture. It's clearer and a much better view on our tapes.

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                              4.0

                              An Excellent Soft "Key"

                              By Dallas Shooter

                              from Dallas Texas

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                                Just finished my first shoot with the Rifa LC-44 using a 250w bulb. The setup was simple and quick and the softbox cast a super smooth almost omni type of light. I was shooting interviews for a DOC and also had a couple DV Prolights. These are great kits and I will be getting a couple more.

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                                5.0

                                excellent light

                                By Michael

                                from New York

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                                  Excellent light for studio work and photography but not ideal for film.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  you get what you pay for

                                  By Chaddy

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                                    Professional producer for non-profit films.
                                    I've bought cheaper soft kits because of budget, but you truly get what you pay for. This kit has been a great addition to my lighting tool kit.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great for indoor interviews!

                                    By Henrik

                                    from Sweden

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                                      This is really simple and fast to setup on a light stand. I use it as a key light on the manfrotto 001b stand and the 235W GLF bulb.
                                      Recently I've also bought the 40 degree egg crate for this, and that's HIGHLY recommended since the egg crate really reduces the spill light behind and beside the interview person. You want the light on the person, NOT on the walls behind him/her.
                                      Place a Lowel pro-light behind the person as a hair/shoulder light and the person really pops out of the background!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great for Portable Shooting Kit

                                      By Three MInute

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use

                                        Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                                        I now have six of these Rifa-Lite EX44s which I use in studio and on-site video shoots in an operation that produces daily video news reports. The light weight, compact size, near-instant setup time and durability of these units make them particularly good for our portable shooting kit. Their extremely low heat output and diffused light make them very effective for up-close interviews.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great, versatile soft light.

                                        By Ron

                                        from San Francisco

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Maybe limited lifetime

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Interviews indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Night Time
                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Lowel LC-44EX Rifa-Lite EX44 Softbox Light (120-230VAC/12VDC):

                                        I am an ENG photographer, and I love the way this light works during a TV interview with a woman. Soft, portable, easy to tote. I like the interchangeable fixture sockets, too. I use it with a 250W CGA, but am thinking about using a 125 FSA for nighttime live shots outdoors. Mostly, I use this indoors for interviews. Great design, light weight. Does what it should. I use an OMNI or VIP light, diffused, as a key, and this as a fill. If I have room or the time, a vip with a snoot or barned off for a back light, and I am done. Of course, in ENG work, usually I only have the time for one light, in which case I use a VIP as a high front key, softened. I really like this light when I have the time to set up some nice lighting. Without the egg crate, ($150 +), you can't control it, but no need to, most of the time. I am not using it in a studio. For TV News, we take what we can get in any given situation!

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