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

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

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  • Set of Two

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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.

UPC: 841274001429
Weight 9 oz. (250g).
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.827 x 3.858 x 0.945"
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

    No 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.

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    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

    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.

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      • 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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                    (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.

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                      • 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.

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                                • 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.

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                                  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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