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Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC)

B&H # LOOL Mfr # O1-10
You Pay: $149.95
Product Highlights
  • 6:1 Focus Range
  • Pivoting Stay-Cool Handle
  • Protective Wire Mesh Screen

The wide focusing range of the Lowel Omni-Light makes it a flexible key or back-light. Add diffusion or an umbrella, and it's a soft fill source. Swap the power cord & lamp and it becomes a battery powered, hand-held light. Available with a host of accessories and built for heavy duty long life, the popular Omni is the perfect companion to the Tota.

When fitted with an FTK 500 watt bulb (available separately), this fixture will emit a beam of 75 footcandles @ full flood, and 475 footcandles @ full spot, from a distance of 10' (3 m).
Other bulbs, and plug adapters are available -- check the Accessories window of this item.

Reflector
Double parabolic peened reflector provides non-crossover beam for maximum efficiency and gel life.
Stay-Cool Handle
Allows the Omni-light to be adjusted easily, or hand-held, and folds for storage
Focus Lever
Has a focus range of 6:1 with #1 reflector and FTK Lamp
Multi-Wattage, Multi-Voltage
Uses 500, 420, and 300 watts at 120V.
Other bulbs are available for 230, 240 volts AC, and 12-30 watts DC.
Light Shapers Available
Barndoors, Scrims, Dirchroic Filter, Snoots, Gel Frame, and Flag are all available separately.
Rating 500 Watts maximum, 120-240VAC, 12-30VDC
Socket (Lampholder) GY9.5 Pre focus 2-pin ceramic
Lens (Condenser) Not Applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Double parabolic peened reflector, other reflectors available
Mounting Fits on any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable 16' #18/3 wire, in line switch, 120VAC Grounded Edison Plug
Focusing 6:1 Lever on side of unit
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.9 kg)
Dimensions 8 x 5.5 x 3" (20 x 14 x 7.6 cm)
Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC)
  • Protective Screen (Replacement)
  • T1-80 16' Power Cable
  • Large Cool Handle
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Bulb not included

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    LowelOmni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC)
     
    4.7

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (37)
    • Good power output (29)
    • Good color value (25)
    • Long-lasting (22)
    • Attach securely (20)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (15)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (34)
    • General purpose (25)
    • Night time (15)
    • Low light (14)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (19), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for close quarters

    To light a poetry reading in a New York apartment this was the perfect balance light for a soft fluorescent two-tube fixture that was the main 3/4 key. The Omni-light on the other...Read complete review

    To light a poetry reading in a New York apartment this was the perfect balance light for a soft fluorescent two-tube fixture that was the main 3/4 key. The Omni-light on the other side with a 300 watt bulb sucked not much juice and was soft enough at flood setting, closely barn-doored, to make the brunette shimmer and the blonde glisten, without making them sweat, throwing harsh shadows, or even requiring a back light. The Tota clamp on a bookcase brought the Omni close to the subject without the clutter of a light stand. Made even DV look good.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Case faulty

    The light/lights are great the case for the kit I bought is a large soft carry case . The zipper/s that both pull with one band never really close, I need to...Read complete review

    The light/lights are great the case for the kit I bought is a large soft carry case . The zipper/s that both pull with one band never really close, I need to send it back but keep retrying over and over until they actually close. Lowel has always made great lights but has the worst cases, hard or soft.

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    4.0

    Versatile bright light with soft fill

    By comacad

    from san anselmo, ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

      We use this in our media Academy for studio lighting

      Easy to setup
      Handle is great feature

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      5.0

      Great Versatile Light

      By A Photog's Story

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

      This thing is great as a fill light. Love to drop a gel frame and gel on it to spice up the background interviews. Definitely pick up an umbrella or diffuser because the light can be quite harsh if you want more natural lighting. Also, barn-doors are a nice addition for shaping the light and stopping it from bleeding depending on how you're using it. This thing gets HOT in a hurry, make sure to allow cool down time.

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      4.0

      Works well

      By M. Lawrence

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

        I purchased this light to use as background fill light. Works very well on sets where there is low light.

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        4.0

        It's a hot light!

        By Vidrip

        from Portland, OR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

            I use this as a professional videographer - mostly with interviews in situations where I can't maximize ambient light. I use it - more often than not - with an umbrella because the unfiltered light can be quite harsh. Also have a set of barn doors, which iI think are essential. The light's handle is very important and allow for some versatility as to how it's used - you could, for instance, take it of the pole. But a word of warning - this thing burns very hot very quickly - almost instant.y. So where gloves at all times and shut down when not in use. All in all, this is a good value product.

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            5.0

            All around workhorse

            By Gregb

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

              Sturdy, compact and easy to pack.

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              5.0

              Lowel Omni Light

              By scless

              from Wichita, KS.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Photojournalism
                • Portraits

                Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                This little light packs a lot of punch. It has a complete flood to hard focus range and is excellent as a key light or as part of a soft box kit. It is best suited in a small studio setting although it has a decent throw over distace. With the optional and recommended barndoors you get a very versatile light. Its design allows quick cooling and has a padded handlebar stlye handle for aiming.

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                5.0

                The Perfect Field Light

                By MJ

                from Washington DC

                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
                • Portraits

                Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                Yes, LEDs are cool and energy efficient. But when you want to get creative in the field, and "paint with light," there's nothing quite as versatile as a bag of Omnis.The brilliantly designed barn doors let you shape just the right beam; adding gels is fast and easy using a couple of wooden clothespins. I like the way the silver umbrella reflector slips right in, and turns a floodlight into a soft source. Not quite as pretty as a soft box, but it's quick and gets the job done.Old school? Maybe. But Omnis are still the most used brush in this painter's box...

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                4.0

                Great light!

                By J Thiessen

                from BC, Canada

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                  Bought this light as a three piece with another Omni 500 and a Tota. Couldn't be happier! Great build quality, great features.

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                  3.0

                  Case faulty

                  By solo

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                    The light/lights are great the case for the kit I bought is a large soft carry case . The zipper/s that both pull with one band never really close, I need to send it back but keep retrying over and over until they actually close. Lowel has always made great lights but has the worst cases, hard or soft.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Multiple use for experience freelancers

                    By Fredward Dwayne

                    from Richmond, VA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Runs Hot

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Night Time
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                    500 watts is a good amount of light and good exposure for shooting at an ISO of 100 on a DSLR. And, if you have three of them, all the better. If you have black foil, a light like this can easily be diminished to the amount of light of a pro with a little more umph. The attached handle is very handy. The gel frame connector is also good for diffusion, and of course gels. It is a small and light-weight light. It is an all-around good light. The fact that it is hot as expected, so get some cowhide gloves.

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                    5.0

                    Industry Icon For Decades Still Delivers

                    By Chip

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None i can think of

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                    Small, rugged and precise, the Lowell Omni delivers in big way with many options. Scrimmed, barn-doors, Chimera, you always know what you can expect and the performance you can count on.

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                    5.0

                    Nice Light At An Attractive Price Point

                    By BIG ROD

                    from New York City

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Flexible Set-ups
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                      I bought the Lowel Omni light (2 of these) as part of the Lowel Interview Three-Light Kit (w/Soft Case); do a search for "B&H # LOOTK". My particular focus of use will be for independent filmmaking and photography work as well.

                      I'm very satisifed with the Omni's quality build at this price-point and its variable light output depending on which bulb you use up to 500 watts.

                      There's a host of accessories I use with it such as the half and full scrims, a glass diffuser to soften the light and a Westcott 36" x 48" softbox (for HOT LIGHTS up to 1000 watts).

                      I especially recommend the Chimera Speed Ring [B&H # CHSRLOL] if you plan on using a softbox. I bought the Westcott speed ring (to go with my Westcott softbox) and then returned it because I had to use a phillips screwdriver to loosen the brackets; that's not really qool when you're out and about in the field and need to set-up and break-down equipment quickly and efficiently.

                      On the otherhand, the Chimera Speed Ring is totally tool-less by loosening and tightening the two brackets with the brass thumbscrews. Any softbox can be rotated on the Omni light in a full 360° motion so you can easily get your softbox in a landscape or portrait orientation at any time.

                      Of SPECIAL NOTE, you may have to tighten the Omni's (light) stand fitting only if you're using a heavier sized 36" x 48" softbox (with an egg crate/grid) because the Omni light is supporting all the weight with the Chimera speed ring and softbox attached. I used 11mm and 13mm wrenches to tighen the stand fitting nuts.

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                      5.0

                      Good solid light

                      By KanadaKen

                      from Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                      As my first pro-light I am excited using this in my first shoot. Test shots look great. I'm using this as a key light and back light for video.

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                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By Doublem25

                      from Buffalo, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                      Used in a media room to give some fill to a subject standing at a podium. Mounted the light to the ceiling using scissor clamps. Light weight light and effective for this use.

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                      4.0

                      great light

                      By matthew

                      from St paul, MN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time

                        Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                        I love this light it dose an awesome job. This is the only one in my total kit that didn't come with a set of barn doors. Other than that it has been a great light.

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                        4.0

                        No barn Doors!

                        By sword

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Runs Hot

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                        No barn Doors!

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                        4.0

                        Good little light

                        By B-Man

                        from Northern California

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                            Does its job.

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                            5.0

                            Great little light

                            By teach

                            from Clearwater Florida

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                              I bought this light to be used in a small studio located in a school. It is a great little light for student use and with barndoors the light can be well focused.

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                              5.0

                              Good Light

                              By kidminkurt

                              from Huntington Beach, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Even light
                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                              • Runs Hot

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                              Compact and versatile. We use it for video. With diffusion, light is very even. Perfect for lighting a subject from 6-12 feet.

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                              5.0

                              Great lighting equipment

                              By ni

                              from middletown ct

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                              • Runs Hot

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Lowel Omni-Light 500 Watt Focus Flood Light (120-240VAC/12-30VDC):

                              Have worked with these for years and they are great.

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