Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC)

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Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC)

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Product Highlights
  • Compact
  • Gull-Wing Pivoting Reflector
  • 360° Stay-Cool Tilt-Knob
  • Protective Wire Mesh Screen

Compact, rugged and versatile, the broad throw Lowel Tota-light can be used with an 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 is also widely used for photographic copy work.

When fitted with an EMD 750 watt 120 volt bulb (available separately), the Tota-Light will emit a beam of 41 footcandles, with the barndoors @ normal position, and 34 footcandles with the barndoors @ 180° position, from a distance of 10' (3m).

The Tota-Light is multi-voltage capable. A choice of bulbs, and plug adapters are available -- check the Accessories window of this item.

Compact Wide Floodlight
Its aperture measures only 4.5 x 11" (11.4 x 29.9 cm).
Full Rotation
Can be rotated a full 360° with the large, stay-cool, plastic adjustment knob
Multi-Wattage, Multi-Voltage
It uses bulbs from 750 to 300 watts with 120 voltage. It uses 800 watt bulbs for 220 volt use.
Adjustable Doors
Adjustable reflecting doors can illuminate four walls evenly from a corner or compensate for light fall-off from above or below.
Rating 750 Watts maximum, 120-240VAC
Socket (Lampholder) R7s, Double ended
Lens (Condenser) Not Applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Dual Gull Wing reflector doors
Mounting Fits any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable 16', with in-line switch, 120VAC Grounded Edison Plug
Focusing Not Applicable
Weight 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)
Dimensions Size closed: 2 x 3 x 11" (5 x 7.6 x 27.9 cm)
Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC)
  • T1-80 16' Power Cable
  • Protective Front Screen
  • 2 x Integral Gull Wing Adjustable Reflecting Doors
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Bulb not included

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    LowelTota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC)
     
    4.6

    (based on 103 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (64)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (71)
    • Durable (70)
    • Long-lasting (38)
    • Attach securely (32)
    • Good color value (31)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (45)
    • Too diffused (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (72)
    • General purpose (58)
    • Low light (35)
    • Night time (26)
    • Outdoor events / games (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (37), Semi-pro photographer (31), Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (70)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Generally good workhorse

    I use this in a Photoflex softbox with the Photoflex speed ring. Works good except BE SURE TO OPEN THE BARN DOORS ALL THE WAY. If you don't, it will heat up and...Read complete review

    I use this in a Photoflex softbox with the Photoflex speed ring. Works good except BE SURE TO OPEN THE BARN DOORS ALL THE WAY. If you don't, it will heat up and start warping the housing. Also, it is difficult to get the power connector plugged in because it's too close to the speed ring. That is a Photoflex issue, not Lowel. This light is also good for general bounce off a ceiling/wall, etc. Only negative is that the aluminum mount inside that holds the bulb could be a little heavier, as it tends to spread with the heat and pressure of the bulb pushing outward.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tota Light runs hot with rated bulb

    The Tota Light provides plenty of light. My only problem with the light came when I used a 750 watt bulb. The unit is rated for this bulb, but it immediately burned off...Read complete review

    The Tota Light provides plenty of light. My only problem with the light came when I used a 750 watt bulb. The unit is rated for this bulb, but it immediately burned off the lamp finish and stunk up the set. I now use a 500 watt bulb for this unit.

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    5.0

    Great Light

    By brian

    from wisconsin

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

    Have been using these lights for the last twenty years for video production. Invaluable, and durable considering they've lasted this long.

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    5.0

    It's Amazing

    By kisha

    from Little Rock, Arkansas

    Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

    This is my first time buying a professional light. This light is amazing and the price is reasonable

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    5.0

    Love these - workhorse lights

    By ltdphoto

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

      I use these in the studio, and have for 30 years, the ones from 30 years ago still work I'm just adding more. I was so pleased to see the exact same model is still being made! They are reliable and have many uses, put in softbox, use with umbrella, etc.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Light

      By Bob

      from NOLA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

      For event work the Tota lights work great. If what you need to do is fill a large space with light, then the Tota is for you. If you need to good control over the light then there are better choices. However, reception halls and dance floors, yeah this works great. Transport and setup is a breeze. I have four Totas in one small nylon case, along with light stands, umbrellas, and is easy to tote around.

      They are simple, durable, and have a lot of punch and best of all they are inexpensive.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great Light

      By Meg

      from Norwalk, CT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

      I use this light when doing film shoots for work, and I am very satisfied. It does get pretty hot, but that's to be expected. It puts out a lot of light, and is very easy to transport and assemble/disassemble. I recommend it!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Work great

      By Gregsonfilm

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot
      • Too Diffused

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

        I've used and owned a few of these before, so I knew exactly what I was buying. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few minor improvements over the last one I bought ~10 years ago. Notably, the new ones have a molded guard around the cable switch to lessen a chance of being flicked on/off. Other wise, these are bright and made of good quality materials. Warning - they DO get hot!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Powerful light

        By Andrey P

        from Sacramento CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

        I purchased this light to use on the weddings in very dark rooms. And yes it ADDS a lot of light! Now actual light is VERY bright so DO NOT point it directly to anyone's face, but rather point it to the wall so it can bounce back. I will have to say that it's defiantly better to shoot with this light rather than without, however I'm not too exited about it's color. I'm NOT blown away with actual skin tones color when this light is on. Some people love it for me it's ok but not great. May-be I'll change my opinion later on when I'll figure out different post production settings. Another big negative thing about this light is that it get's really hot if you touch this light box you'll burn your self, it get's really hot so keep that in mind and if kids are running next to this light when it's on a stand.. it's not good. But so far on my last 2 weddings I walked in to very dark rooms on wedding day and this light defiantly made room better, it didn't make it perfect but better.

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        4.0

        It's a bight light

        By Jon

        from Germantown

        Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

        I like this light but it's tough as nails to get the bulb in. Once it's in it's bright as the Sun.

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        5.0

        Wonderful Light

        By Granny Franny

        from Cambridge, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

        I do a lot of table top work and these lights are ideal. I have much flexibility and the whole set up is easy to use and portable. Very well made.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lots of light in a small package

        By Ken Bennett

        from North Carolina

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

        We bought this for shooting photos at a social media photo booth at various events. We need continuous light because many photos are made with cell phones, so a large studio flash would not work. All the events are held in convention and conference spaces, and the available light is invariably tungsten spots coming from high overhead. We use the Tota_light with an umbrella to fill in the shadows from the ambient spots. It works very well for this.

        Pros: small, lightweight, easy to set up, puts out a fair amount of light even from an umbrella.

        Cons: fixed power output, and this light gets VERY hot after awhile. It needs to cool down for at least thirty minutes before packing it away after an event.

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        5.0

        Quality Product

        By Artman

        from Seattle, Washington

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

          I purchased two Tota Lights to take digital images of flat artwork. First: The lights were packed very well by B & H and arrived in good condition as they had a long trip from New York to Seattle. They are very sturdy, well made and easy to use. Each light includes a long very high quality power cord with on off switch on the cord. They produce a lot of light instantly. Note: You can find photography instructions on Youtube for using your Tota Lights. Some are very useful.

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          5.0

          A bright light in a tight space

          By Justanotherclue

          from Newtown, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Portraits

          Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

          I typically use these for back light but they are excellent you need a bright dimmable light in a tight space. The gel frame is a nice ad-on but before I go one, I would carefully rig the light with cloths pins. With an umbrella, this light gets even more versatile. My only caution is, this is tungsten so it gets hot.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Can't miss

          By RWPhoto

          from New Orleans

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

          Throws a lot of light. Perfect for area lighting (e.g. dance floor, rooms). Small, light weight, inexpensive, durable and well made. Cords are thick and made to last. Lowel has a good selection of modifiers and accessories.

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          5.0

          Lots of light in a small package.

          By FR ImageMagic

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Low Light

          Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

          A lot of light in a small package.
          Lightweight and packs small for travel,
          I use them for video.

          When size and weight matters , they can't be beat.

          They do run hot, and draw about 7 amps.

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          • No

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          5.0

          The best hot light in the business

          By Gregb

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

            For flexibility, packability and sturdiness, the Tota-light cannot be bested. Great accessories, compact and foolproof.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great little light

            By Tomasz

            from New Jersey

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

              This light is small, compact, bright and great for traveling. I use this along with my Arri-Kit (1 650, 1 300, 2 150's) for the times I need a little extra. At 750W-it's just enough to help out and not take up too much space. Definitely invest in gloves when dealing with this light or lights in general because it really does get super hot. If you consider all the pros, plus the price, I think this is a fantastic light. Cheers.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By Dengozo

              from Bayamon Puerto Rico

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

                This light is excellent for video and Photography.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Lowel quality!

                By Pamplemousse

                from Aspen, CO.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Runs Hot

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light

                Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

                A reliable, well made light source...Great new protected toggle light switch!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Lowel Tota Lamp

                By Robbin the makeup artist

                from Ft. Lauderdale, fl

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Runs Hot

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

                I'm a makeup artist. I bought my first lamp from B&H in 2005. It's been very reliable and it's compact to carry. The only drawback is it gets hot. The staff at B&H are very knowledgable and efficient. I recently ordered a new one. B&H is a professional and reputable company that I would highly recommend.

                RJ

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Cheap and Lots of Light

                By Josh the Student

                from Tempe, AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Runs Hot

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Lowel Tota-Light Tungsten Flood Light (120-240VAC):

                I have used the light for short film projects indoors. I have only used the light twice, but it through a lot of light. We used an umbrella to help diffuse the light more. I think getting a diffuser umbrella was a good purchase. The bad part of the light is that it is difficult to put bulbs in and the protective screen that goes around the bulb can burn. I wound up taking the screen off. It look as though it was bent to much, but an easy fix to bend back out. I really liked the light and would buy one again. It does run really hot.

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