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Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')

B&H # IMLS8A Mfr # LS-8A
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Product Highlights
  • Four Sections
  • 5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Threaded Top

This aluminum Impact 8' Air-cushioned Light Stand is 4-section light support with sure-twist section locks.

If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.

Air Cushioned
Protects equipment from impact damage.
Compact Design
Will fit easily into most location cases.
Accepts Casters
  • Eases positioning of heavy lights
  • Available as accessories
  • Minimum Height 26.75 in (68 cm)
    Maximum Height 8 ft (2.4 M)
    Closed Length 27 in (68.5 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 3 ft (91.4 cm)
    Leg Tip 20mm
    Weight 2.4 lbs (1 kg)
    Maximum Load 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8 in stud with 1/4"-20 in threaded tip
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactAir-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
     
    4.4

    (based on 384 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (212)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (135)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (315)
    • Easy to set up (264)
    • Reliable (200)
    • Consistent (126)
    • Easy to setup (29)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (9)
    • Short lifespan (5)
    • Inconsistent output (3)
    • Too light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (213)
    • Portraits (212)
    • Artificial lighting (182)
    • Strobe lighting (141)
    • Weddings (78)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (313), Yes (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (125), Pro photographer (78), Photo enthusiast (76), Casual photographer (35), Photography student (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing and low price!

    At first, I was kind of skeptical about this light stand. Actually, when I received it and tested it. I was blow-en away about the quality. It is very good for the...Read complete review

    At first, I was kind of skeptical about this light stand. Actually, when I received it and tested it. I was blow-en away about the quality. It is very good for the price of this item. I used Ezybox 30" by Lastolite attach with my 580 EX II and pockwizard Flex TT5. I works like a charm. The only drawback is a air-cushion, you can't fold it quick if you on to go, but it does protect your gears if you forgot to tighten it. Other then that, no compliments.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't Expect much

    This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The...Read complete review

    This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The supposed 5/8" baby pin on top seemed small so my light when mounted had a little play. Make sure you bag this one, the floor spread isn't very big. Overall a very cheap stand that will work with small lights.

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    5.0

    Great Stand

    By Blue J

    from Spokane Valley, Washington

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

      All of my stands have worked wonderfully, and the air cushioned support has helped in making these stands feel that can handle any weight.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Better than expected

      By JRod

      from Saratoga Springs, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

        Works very well supporting a 24x24 softbox, as long as I use additional weight on its base. No different than any other standard light stand.

        Bought as part of a quickbox kit, and it exceeded my expectations.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Marcia

        By Camera nut

        from Michigan

        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

        The air-cushioned light stand is very light and fold compactly. It is everything the site says. Shipping was fast too! Would highly recommend this Str for all your camera needs!

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        5.0

        Great quality for the price

        By luclonde

        from omnable@

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

          This is my first set of air-shock light stands and I find the idea to be genius. I use these for everything from ARRI lights to backdrop stands and flag/scrim holders.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sturdy support

          By Kristi

          from Connecticut

          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

          The Impact Air-cushioned light stand is lightweight yet sturdy. It holds the Impact lighting head beautifully and adjusts to a height of 8 feet. This light stand folds up to a convenient, compact size for travel and the height adjustment is very smooth and easy to do. I am very pleased with this item and would buy it again.

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          4.0

          Good stand for the money

          By GS

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

            This stand was included as part of a bundle with the SpectroLED Bi-Color light. It works a s advertised and is a great addition to a casual user.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great for the price

            By JoshB

            from Lincoln NE

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  for the cost you can't beat this stand. its solid enough for most uses and still very small and light

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                  4.0

                  Decent Product in a fix

                  By Chadly

                  from Steubenville, Ohio

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Base Build Quality
                  • Sandbag Helpful

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because while I have never had one fall over on me, it has come very close. it is sturdy for being one of the base models of Impace Air Cushioned light stands, but I have already ordered an Impact 9.5' Heavy Duty Air Cushioned Light Stand just to see how much better it is. If you use a sandbag with this 8' model, I don't think you'll have a problem. The Air Cushion "fail-safe" works perfectly with my Impact VSD160's. I've never had a problem with the stand crashing down. These are decent for beginners, but if you're taking some time to decide, go for an Impact Heavy Duty model in my opinion. As far as my recommendation goes, I would recommend these to a casual photographer on the market with a very low budget, but not to anyone who is going to be doing a lot of work with them. Go a step above.

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                  4.0

                  A bit stiff

                  By Carol Sheppard Photography

                  from Bellingham, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                    This is a reasonably-priced stand and was included as part of a kit. I am finding it a bit stiff when opening out, which is causing me some grief, but it can probably be addressed easily. It only affects the stand-part. I just wish manufacturers would realize that we don't all have upper-body strength.

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                    5.0

                    Very good

                    By Barbus

                    from Harrisburg

                    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                    Very light and easy for set up

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                    5.0

                    Great light stand

                    By Danielle

                    from Cherry Hill, NJ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                      Love that it's lightweight and easy to move around. Very simple to use as well.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Stronger than they feel

                      By Jason

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Tough To Set Up

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        These stands feel a bit cheap and flimsy, but they hold their own. They can feel a bit stiff to raise and collapse due to what I'm guessing is the air-cushioning, but the advantage to that is that it won't slam down when you are collapsing.

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                        5.0

                        Works well

                        By CB

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography

                          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                          This works well. They are wobbly if you extend them all the way up and have heavier lights on them. But for what they are, they work great.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Smooth and Light

                          By chART

                          from Philadelphia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                            A bargain if you don't abuse your equipment. The aircushioned operation doesn't hinder, it adds control to your adjustments. They are lightweight construction. Don't throw heavy equipment on top of them while traveling.

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                            2.0

                            Meh... not the worst, nor the best

                            By philm

                            from Southwest WI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • No Good At Full Height
                            • Too Lightweight

                            Best Uses

                            • Anything Light-duty
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                            I was in a bind and needed two stands in a hurry. I did not have time to do much research. These were to replace two stands that I've had over thirty years (and they held up under heavy use all those years) that came with my Speedotron studio flash system. I ordered these as a stop gap solution. Way too light-weight for my needs. Not strong enough to support flash heads with small soft boxes attached. Forget about taking them to their full eight foot height, they will tip over for sure.
                            I'll keep them as spares, but will be purchasing stands with enough strength for my needs.
                            I only gave them two stars because they did not work for me. On the plus side, they are fairly well made but there is no way I would expect thirty years out of them.
                            If you want light weight stands, these will serve your purposes. Pass on these if you are looking for anything more substantial.

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                            5.0

                            great price, great value

                            By Greg

                            from NJ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                works extremely well as part of a speedlight/umbrella setup

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                                4.0

                                nice stand

                                By shootist

                                from usa

                                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                Well built, reasonably stable, excellent value

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                                5.0

                                Light weight and compact

                                By NHKen

                                from North Woodstock, NH

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  Folds up small due to the 4 sections. Light weight and strong for its size. Came with the QucikBox Softbox (24x24) and it's a good match. Add qflash and I have a nice remote studio quality light that I can use just about anywhere. Keep within its weight limit and add a sand bag to keep it up right and it will do the job.

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                                  5.0

                                  VERSITILE

                                  By Lawyer/lecturer with a PA system

                                  from Dallas

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                        I use this with a thread adapter (from B&H) to change it to a microphone stand, but not for a mic. It holds a Beheringer 805 PA speaker/amp (which has mic stand threads), which weighs 7.5#, the spec's max load for this stand. It extends to 8' but for stability, I set it above the crowd's heads around 7' with sufficient long throw sound. I use a hard shell standard piece of rolling luggage for a PA, Hi Res 5000 lumen video projector, cables, extension cords, a computer/lectern stand with mic thread plate mounted on it, a lightweight projector stand, two more of these stands for hi-power MR16LED spotlights - all under 50# to avoid airline's baggage fees. It all snugly fits in the 26-1/2# tall interior of the luggage. In my prior system I used converted portable music stands, but they tipped the scales way over 50#. A condenser mic helps hold down weight too. I got tired of paying venues to rent all this stuff with questionable reliability, and don't like paying airlines for luggage.

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                                        3.0

                                        Flimsy

                                        By Soli Lama

                                        from Charlotte, NC

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Too light

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                          I sent these back because I was going to use them for the flolight Fl lights that I had bought. Once I got the light on the stand I was waaaaaay too nervouse that it would tip over. I traded up for the 9' stands and it's absolutely worth the extra couple of bucks.

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