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Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC)

B&H # LORL500KY Mfr # LC-95LBZ
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Product Highlights
  • 500 Watt Softbox Light, 120V Bulbs
  • Stand, Soft LB40 Kit Case

This is a Lowel LC-55 Rifa EX Lite Kit. Creating beautiful soft key or fill doesn't have to be strenuous or time consuming. Compact, lightweight, and self-contained, the Rifa-lite EX uses a simple design approach as old as the umbrella to achieve its quick and easy setup and strike capabilities.

The EX series of Rifa Lites enables you to change out the fixture's socket, to make use of higher wattage halogen, more economical tungsten, or cooler running fluorescent bulbs.

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 State of the art, woven glass fabric, heat-resistant 21 x 21" (53 x 53cm) 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.
Light Stand
Rises to a maximum height of 7' (2.1 m).
Kit Case
The LB45 soft kit case has interior dividers and a shoulder strap.
Rating 500 Watts maximum
Socket (Lampholder) GY9.5 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, extension cable with 120V Grounded Edison plug
Focusing Not Applicable
Weight Rifa EX55: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Dimensions Rifa EX55: Collapsed length: 24" (61cm)
Kit in Case:
29.5 x 8 x 8.25" (75 x 21 x 21.6 cm)
Kit Weight 11 lbs (4.9 kg)
Lowel Rifa-Lite eX55 Tungsten Light Kit - consists of: Rifa-Lite 55, Light Stand, Bulb, LB45 Case - 500 Total Watts
  • LC55EX Rifa-Lite eX 500 Watt Softbox Light (120-240VAC)
  • EHC Lamp - 500W/120V
  • DT-33 KS Jr Light Stand - 7.6' (2.3m)
  • Lampak for DP Light
  • LB-40 Large Rifa Litebag
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Fixture
  • Five Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Stands
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Accessories
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LowelRifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC)
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Attaches securely (3)
    • Good color value (3)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (6)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Amazing product!

      By SkyDancer James

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

      I bought this after much deliberation and am so glad I went with the purchase. This thing is solid. And works amazingly well. It's easy to use (the instructions are a little complicated though) and incredibly versatile with the addition of a dimmer switch. I shoot mostly video interviews and combined with two smaller lights, this key light gives great coverage with a nice, warm glow. 500 watts is plenty for a small/medium sized space. I highly recommend Rifa.

      Customer service at B&H was sketchy at first (the telephone sales guy sounded grumpy and irritable), but once I told him that I was ready to purchase, he became more helpful. I received the products in a timely manner (to Vancouver, Canada) and everything was in good, working condition out of the box. Thank you B&H!

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      5.0

      Good source of light

      By Matthew

      from Madison, AL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

        It's not as powerful as I thought. I will need to purchase a second one. Good quality. Glad I went with Lowell and not a cheaper brand...

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        4.0

        Great lights, easy to transport!

        By Edithouse

        from Rio Rancho, NM

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

        Nice, soft light; quick set-up; even lighting. Takes considerable time to cool.

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        5.0

        Best Softbox for Professionals

        By Lacrosse Television

        from Baltimore, Maryland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

          This Lowel softbox kit comes with everything you need to get started, including the bulb. The EX designation allows you to swap out different types of bulbs according to your requirements. The stand is heavy duty. The light sets up quickly and easily. This product is designed for the professional on the go. Get this kit and you can say "Been there, lit that". lol

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          5.0

          Awesome for Interviews

          By Dave Knode

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to set up
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting
          • Quick Setup

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close range lighting
            • Indoors
            • Interviews

            Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

            This is one sweet kit.
            It's lightweight, easy to transport, and sets fast for a softbox.
            I would recommend the balance bar accessory or a sandbag because without the bar, the light is a bit front heavy. I would get a spare lamp or two right away. The kit includes a little padded hard container to keep them in. I also have the same kit with the hard case as well for air travel. This bag is very well made and would probably hold up in baggage, but I didn't want to take any chances. The bag seems almost large enough to squeeze two kits into. I haven't tried that yet. I use my kits for interview shots and in operating room environments because they conceal the lamp and don't leave spots in the surgeon's eyes if they glance at it.

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            5.0

            Great Small-area Illumination

            By 2ndBruce

            from McKinney, Texas

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Light-weight

            Cons

            • Small area only

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Small area illumination
            • Table-top demos

            Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

            The Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light is compact, light-weight and easy to set-up/strike (the kit is complete as is)...just the right thing for lighting a corner of an office to grab b-roll; for a one-person interview, or for table-top demonstration..love it!

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            4.0

            Excellent light kit

            By Braino

            from Vancouver, Canada

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Lowel Rifa-Lite EX55 Softbox Light Kit, LB40 Soft Case (120-240VAC):

                  This soft box is simple to set up and configure, it takes less than 60 seconds from start to finish. Get the kit with the stand and case for easy transport. You'll want several bulbs as well – the kit comes with a small plastic container (a bit flimsy but functional) for additional bulbs.

                  Good source of soft even lighting, you can use one as a keylight and another for rim lighting. While there are less expensive chimera kits available the build quality of the Lowel products is very good. The new kits have interchangeable heads so there's plenty of flexibility.

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