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Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings

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Product Highlights
  • Set of Two

The Lowel Scissor-Mount enables attachement of small lights and accessories to grid of drop-ceilings in offices and other areas. This is a set of two Scissor-Mounts.

Use Gridlock (CM-21) for the Pro-light.

Weight 9 oz. (250g).
Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    LowelCM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Reliable (13)
    • Easy to set up (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (11)
      • Photography (8)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Strobe lighting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Handy to have, easy to use

      Just a quick and easy way to put up some small lights, when there is a drop ceiling in the room. Would be a bit nicer if they were a bit easier to fit...Read complete review

      Just a quick and easy way to put up some small lights, when there is a drop ceiling in the room. Would be a bit nicer if they were a bit easier to fit over the intersections of the ceiling grid - there's more support there. You could use them to hang other things, like mics for example.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works on older drop ceilings

      I bought these so I could put up a back/hair light for interview videos, without having to carry a large boom stand. They work on thin drop ceilings, but in many corporate...Read complete review

      I bought these so I could put up a back/hair light for interview videos, without having to carry a large boom stand. They work on thin drop ceilings, but in many corporate office buildings now they have a thicker lattice (about 1/2 inch) and I can't figure any way to make these work. The stud can unscrew, so I may design my own. In any case, don't forget to buy safety cables.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By roledi

      from Rockwall, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

            These are great for hanging lite items on a suspended ceiling.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            A Must Have

            By TV Terry

            from Fort Myers, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography

              Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

              A completely necessary piece of gear that comes in so handy for more than just lighting. Of course it's great for hanging lights, but it's also good for many other uses like flying cables.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Simple/Perfect

              By BD

              from Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting

                Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                Perfect, easy, effective, inexpensive solution to a recurring issue with location shoots.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just What We Needed

                By Dan @ PACTV

                from Plymouth, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                  Needed to put together a small virtual set for one of our high school installations. Using this item along with the Reflectmedia pop up background and lite-ring has yielded some of the best looking chroma-key work I've ever done.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Solid product, attaches tightly

                  By Cygnux

                  from Greenville, SC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Backdrop
                    • Video Shoots

                    Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                    The only additional thing I'm adding when mounting heavy lights are tie wraps around the attachment arms only as an added level of security. With moving and manipulating overhead backlighting, I'm mostly concerned with accidentally loosening scissor mount and causing it to fall. Tie wraps add that extra level of protection to the video subject.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Solid and safe

                    By PoppArt Studios

                    from Milwaukee, WI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable
                    • Uses Safety Cables

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Video

                      Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                      I purchased several of these for video and photo shoots in various settings with dropped ceilings. The Scissor mounts lock securely on the grid, and have a ring for safety cables (which Lowel sells in 3-packs and I also use). I've hung Lowel Omni lights and a pin-spot from them, and I'm thrilled with the results. You can use regular plant-hook ceiling grid clips to manage the light cables.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great for Small spaces

                      By PM

                      from St. Louis

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great for small spaces
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                        we have a little studio, and these help us keep our lights off the floor so we have more room to move around!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Useful - a must have for studios

                        By mezmalz

                        from WashingtonDC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                            If you have a typical "office" or "classroom" drop-ceilings with a metal grid, this is the best tool to get your lights off the floor and to mount them. Gives your studio much more space to do filming. It's very useful - and please note that they come in pairs.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Product

                            By Douglas

                            from Asia Society Texas Center

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Green Room Lighting
                              • Webcasting

                              Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                              I am using them to hang LightTech flouresent lights. They work well.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Floor Saver

                              By Photo Paul

                              from Belton, MO

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                Mounting the strobe to our ceiling has made our small photo studio a lot more manageable. Before we would trip over the light stand when we needed to move around. Once we get our extension in it will be even nicer. Our light is currently a little high but it will be nicer with the extension. A little tough to get installed at first working around our built in ceiling lights, but once it was in it was very secure.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great lighting tool

                                By Friendly Dan

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Inexpensive
                                • Lightweight
                                • Low Profile
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                  Great for hanging lights from acoustical ceiling supports. The new rod helps when removing mount from ceiling. So much easier to use as a back light than a heavy clunky c-stand. One caution, make sure to look up during your idiot check at the end of your shoot. I've forgotten several of these by leaving them on the ceiling. That's why I'm reordering some now. Fortunately, they are cheap enough not to sweat it if you lose one. Best bang for the buck in my light kit.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  GREAT Drop Ceiling Mount!

                                  By JCR Photo

                                  from Poplar Bluff, MO

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                    Product is extremely well built and easy to use. Can't say anything bad about it at all.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Another must have.

                                    By ISTRICO

                                    from WASHINGTON DC

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting

                                      Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                      If you ever plan to shoot in an office building, buy this item, it is actually a two pack and they come in handy.

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      Works on older drop ceilings

                                      By Bill the corporate video guy

                                      from Central NJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Not universal

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                      I bought these so I could put up a back/hair light for interview videos, without having to carry a large boom stand. They work on thin drop ceilings, but in many corporate office buildings now they have a thicker lattice (about 1/2 inch) and I can't figure any way to make these work. The stud can unscrew, so I may design my own. In any case, don't forget to buy safety cables.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Good to have!

                                      By alcandil

                                      from Cossonay, Switzerland

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                        Always usefull for on-the-spot photography. Lightweight, compact and it can save the day.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Handy to have, easy to use

                                        By markbulla

                                        from Washington, DC

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy Setup
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                          • Strobe Lighting

                                          Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                          Just a quick and easy way to put up some small lights, when there is a drop ceiling in the room. Would be a bit nicer if they were a bit easier to fit over the intersections of the ceiling grid - there's more support there. You could use them to hang other things, like mics for example.

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great product for your grip kit

                                          By xlseeor

                                          from Jackson, MS

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Portable
                                          • Quick Setup

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Lowel CM-20 - Scissor-Mount for Drop-Ceilings:

                                              Indespinsable for hanging smallish lights from the ceiling especially when you don't have much room to back up and put a light stand. Tough and well made.

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