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Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case

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Product Highlights
  • 1450 Total Watts
  • Pro-, Omni-, Tota-lights with 120V Bulbs
  • Umbrellas, Barndoors, Flag
  • Gel Frame with Gels
  • Stands, Soft Case
  • 120-240VAC/12-30VDC

This is a Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case. This three-light kit combines Lowel's most popular tungsten-halogen fixtures with barndoors, an umbrella, gel frame, gels, flex arm, light stands and an LB-30 soft kit case.

With its high intensity #2 reflector and prismatic glass, the tiny focusable Pro-light is more efficient than a Fresnel of equal wattage, yet it gives an exquisite even light, with Fresnel-like shadow quality. It can be used as a low-level key or accent light, fill light (with diffusion), or backlight.

The wide focusing range of the Omni-light makes it a flexible key or backlight. Add diffusion or an umbrella, and it's a soft fill source.

Compact, rugged and versatile, the broad-throw Tota-light can be used with its umbrella or gel-frame and diffusion as a soft key, fill, or backlight. With its adjustable reflectors, it can be a smooth and even background light, or, point it toward the ceiling to raise the ambient (base) light level of a room. Tota-lights are also widely used for photographic copy work.

Although this kit comes supplied for 120V AC use, it may be fitted for use with other voltages, with the appropriate bulbs and plug adapters -- sold separately.

Swap the power cord and bulb and the Pro-light becomes a battery powered, hand-held light
Use the included barndoors, umbrellas and gels to alter the shape, quality and color for the light
The padded carry case protects the equipment during transport and storage and has moveable interior dividers
Rating Pro-light: 250 watts
Omni-light: 500 watts
Tota-light: 750 watts
Socket (Lampholder) Pro-light: Pro socket
Omni-light: 2-pin
Tota-light: Double-ended
Lens (Condenser) Pro-light: Prismatic glass
Omni-light, Tota-light: Not Applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Pro-light: High-intensity #2 reflector
Omni-light: Double parabolic peened reflector
Tota-light: Dual Gull Wing reflector doors
Mounting Fits any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable Detachable, 120VAC
Focusing Pro-light, Omni-light: Continuously variable
Tota-light: Not Applicable
Weight Pro-light: 2 lbs (.9 kg)
Omni-light: 2.6 lbs (1.9kg)
Tota-light: 2.25 lbs (1 kg)
Dimensions Pro-Light: 4.6 x 5 x 3.7" (11.7 x 12.7 x 9.4 cm)
Omni-Light: 8 x 5.5 x 3" (20 x 14 x 7.6 cm)
Tota-light: Size closed: 2 x 3 x 11" (5 x 7.6 x 27.9 cm)
Kit in Case: 23 x 10.5 x 6.75" (58.4 x 26.7 x 17.2 cm)
Kit Weight 22 lbs (10 kg)
Kit Dimensions 23.75 x 13.5 x 7" (60.3 x 34.3 x 17.8 cm)

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LowelDV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight kit (17)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Compatible (6)
  • Easy to setup (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (10)
    • Artificial lighting (9)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Exceptional quality, exceptional value

    The DV Creator 1 kit is wonderful. A good sampling of Lowel's products, it includes two powerful lights for one or two person interviews, and one great little hair light. It's much more...Read complete review

    The DV Creator 1 kit is wonderful. A good sampling of Lowel's products, it includes two powerful lights for one or two person interviews, and one great little hair light. It's much more than a starter kit; it's a great foundation for your lighting needs.

    The difference between starting with Lowel and starting with a less expensive kit can be daunting, but the Lowel package will grow with you as you expand your repertoire, while kits at half the price will have to be replaced completely.

    The quality of the kit is extraordinary. The stands are stable and easy to set up, the lights are clean and crisp, the light output is steady and consistent, and the case holds all the kit components -- a remarkable feat!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Solid Kit

    This is a solid light kit for starters offering key tools and amazing quality lights.

    I only wish the case was slightly larger. There is not a large enough dedicated space...Read complete review

    This is a solid light kit for starters offering key tools and amazing quality lights.

    I only wish the case was slightly larger. There is not a large enough dedicated space for gels and tough spun, and all three tripods with the umbrella start pushing the limit of what can fit comfortably in the case.

    I'm not impressed with zipper. I might have been better off with the hard case version of all this.

    Lights themselves deserve 4 stars, but paying extra for a kit and case that leaves some left to be desired, well, that loses a star.

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    5.0

    Great lighting kit!

    By quinnbUSA

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compatible
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight Kit

    Cons

    • Heat

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

    I use this kit for video interviews mainly and for accent lighting when I need it. I love how portable it is and how easy it is to setup and break down. It makes working in small places a breeze. I shoot alot of interviews in offices and your limited to space, this lighting kits is perfect for run and gun light set ups.

    My only complaint is how hot the lights get, but its not surprising. Be sure to let them cool before packing them back up. Ive melted a few bags before!

    Try and get the better bulbs if you can. They are better built and last longer in my opinion .

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    5.0

    From worklights to Prolights

    By Ilias - Baila Productions

    from Laval, QC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Bang For The Buck
    • Lightweight Kit
    • SOLID

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Instructional Video

      Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

      This is for those who use worklights and are looking to upgradeI did a bunch of instructional salsa videos with worklights and I got really good with them. They were cheap and could get away with a decent pictures. One of my friends told me: next step getting a pro kit.. I asked him why..cause for me halogens at $ or halogen at $ is still the same halogen so basically the same light...on top of it I would see: you wont go with worklights at a clients place... I didnt need to go to clients so that argument didnt carry any weight for me... My friend told me I would have more control... so I started my research.. read and looked at a bunch of forums and youtube vids... finally I decided to buy this kit... and he was right! here are the main pros to buy a kit for those who use worklights1. More control on the look and feel cause work lights throw their beam everywhere2. More control on the direction (almost the same as 1)3.So much light in such a little great carrying case4.Fast set up5.Impressed some of my interview peeps... they felt important... this is not a small thing;)6.the kit is more solid than it looks.. built to last7.Diffusion are a step up

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      4.0

      Versatile and Portable Quality

      By Jorge Hernandez

      from Mexico City

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight Kit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

        This is a really nice kit. When I got it I couldn't believe that everything fit in that bag but it certainly does and is not heavy at all. Assembling the equipment is fast and easy. Although I haven't had any problems with the stands, the built feels a little fragile.A great, versatile bundle for basic lighting setups at a fair price.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Starter Kit!

        By RJSantana

        from Puerto Rico

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight Kit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

          I use this kit for my short-films and documentaries. The variety of lighting is perfect for key lighting, fill light and background light. The kit has everything you need to start producing your movies.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Excellent Kit

          By Rusty

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compatible
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight Kit

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting

            Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

            I'm very pleased with this kit. As an owner of a video production company, this light kit is a MUST! It's simple and easy to use. I'm very happy with the build quality of the stands and lights. This purchase will definitely improve the quality of my work.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Extremely Versatile Light Kit

            By Pixel Bokeh

            from Seattle

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight Kit
            • Perfect For Interviews

            Cons

            • Simple Light Stands

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Video interviews

            Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

            We have been using this light kit extensively for single and double interviews. We also used it recently on a large scale product photography shoot. The omni is great for being able to bring up overall light level. The tota with the umbrella works well for getting a key light and highlights in the eyes. The ProLight makes an excellent hair or background light.
            The stands are good, but could be better. We use a heavier stand (purchased separately) for the omni just to be able to get it higher and have it be steady.
            The entire kit is easy to put away and the case is nice and compact for travel.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works like a charm

            By Steve B

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight Kit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

              I use the lights to augment the other tungsten light fixtures that I have.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome high-end low-price starter kit.

              By jbolt

              from Markham, ON, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight Kit
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Videography

                Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                Sturdy stands, quality lights, and all the accessories you need to get started (barndoors x 2, umbrella, gel holder, gels, softcase, lamps). The organization I work for will be using these for in-house video interviews and our early tests have produced great results. There's a ton of versatility in the three lights and combination of accessories, and the quality of the gear means that with good care you'll be using it for many years to come.

                For the price, you can't do better than this. Great kit!

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                5.0

                Good light kit

                By Joe

                from Valencia, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight Kit

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Interviews
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                  I have used this kit to light for interviews and a couple of photo shoots. The diverse set of lights is great. You will likely require additional extension cords, but otherwise it is a great kit. I have added a scissor clamp and a couple of clamps that I can attach the lights to make a very versatile inexpensive light kit.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Solid Product Great Price

                  By Ryan

                  from Newburgh, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compatible
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight Kit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Interview Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                    Useful compact lighting system, great for Interview lighting and photos. This is a great starter kit. You will need to get some black foil wrap and some more diffusion if you want to control the light more. Theses light are very good especially the tota light. Use gloves cause they will get quite hot. Over all a solid product!

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                    4.0

                    Great Beginner Kit

                    By TC Shooter

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Flexible
                    • Lightweight Kit

                    Cons

                    • Short Lifespan
                    • Tripod legs break

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                    The kit is compact and ready for travel. The three diverse lights offer flexibility for lighting semi-large rooms too intimate portraits. But you must remember it is not for detail lighting. Its a kit for general lighting situations. The added accessories are a plus and the price is right.

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                    4.0

                    Great Light Kit - Great Price

                    By Shane

                    from San Francisco Bay Area

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight Kit

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                        We use this product for our video production. We are using the lights for interviews and so far they've worked out great. Good, solid product. Make sure to get sandbags though to weight them down because they can tip over as they are top heavy.

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                        5.0

                        Great kit for the money

                        By RickM

                        from Rifton, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                          I use this kit for filming interviews and product videos. Very happy with the flexibility of it.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          All good

                          By jb

                          from old westbury, ny

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                          Nicely packaged. Everything worked.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Flexible, Interview, Small Light Kit

                          By John C Stark

                          from San Antonio, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compatible
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight Kit

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portable
                            • Video

                            Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                            Needed a simple, flexible, portable light kit to video tape one and two person interviews.

                            Great
                            1) Flexible, a lot of options in lighting materials
                            2) Everything fits into a small and light case.
                            3) Kit includes everything you need to get started.

                            Not so great
                            1) I had a bulb go out within 5 minutes of turning a light fixture on. I barely touched the light and it was gone. I've since order two sets of replacement bulbs for all the lights.
                            2) Instructions didn't completely explain how to use some of the accessories.
                            3) Lights do put out a lot of light so it can get hot really quick if you set-up in a small location.

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                            3.0

                            Solid Kit

                            By Tom Wells

                            from Syracuse, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Setup
                            • Lightweight Kit

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                                This is a solid light kit for starters offering key tools and amazing quality lights.

                                I only wish the case was slightly larger. There is not a large enough dedicated space for gels and tough spun, and all three tripods with the umbrella start pushing the limit of what can fit comfortably in the case.

                                I'm not impressed with zipper. I might have been better off with the hard case version of all this.

                                Lights themselves deserve 4 stars, but paying extra for a kit and case that leaves some left to be desired, well, that loses a star.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great multi purpose kit

                                By scapsinger

                                from Dacula, GA

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lightweight Kit
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • Small case

                                Best Uses

                                • General videography

                                Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                                This kit is so versatile and compact you can bring it along on any size production and always find great ways to use.

                                I am a corporate and event videographer and have used this to light interviews, demos, commercials and weddings.

                                Between the 3 lights, you have a sampling of multiple light styles for all production situations.

                                The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the case is not quite right for this kit. It fits all the pieces, but it's extremely snug and will sometimes leave you cramming things back into place after a shoot. A slightly larger case would be better for this kit.

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                                4.0

                                Great value

                                By The Hawk

                                from Garden CIty, MI

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compatible
                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lightweight Kit
                                • Long Sync Chord

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                                  I'm an indy filmaker.
                                  What's great about it....
                                  This set gives great coverage and versatility in an amazingly portable packsge.
                                  What's not so great....
                                  haven't found anything yet.

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                                  5.0

                                  Rock Solid

                                  By James

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Lightweight Kit

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                                    This light kit is constituted of 3 complimentary lights that will suit any videographer with the perfect equipment for on-the-go interview shooting. I was happily surprised with the small size and light weight of the whole kit. I've only owned the system for a few weeks, but from the several interviews I've already shot, this setup is a winner.

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                                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Exceptional quality, exceptional value

                                    By Dana Love

                                    from Chesterfield, VA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Lowel DV Creator 1 Kit, LB-30 Case:

                                      The DV Creator 1 kit is wonderful. A good sampling of Lowel's products, it includes two powerful lights for one or two person interviews, and one great little hair light. It's much more than a starter kit; it's a great foundation for your lighting needs.

                                      The difference between starting with Lowel and starting with a less expensive kit can be daunting, but the Lowel package will grow with you as you expand your repertoire, while kits at half the price will have to be replaced completely.

                                      The quality of the kit is extraordinary. The stands are stable and easy to set up, the lights are clean and crisp, the light output is steady and consistent, and the case holds all the kit components -- a remarkable feat!

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