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Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp

B&H # AVC1000 Mfr # C1000
You Pay: $8.19
Product Highlights
  • Zinc Steel Construction
  • 5/8" Stud

The Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp is used to mount a small to medium size light fixture from a drop ceiling frame. It terminates in a standard 5/8" Baby stud.

Construction Zinc steel
Dimensions 5/8" (16 mm) male spigot
Length: 3.75" (9.52 cm)
Weight 0.37 lb (0.17 kg)
Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AvengerC1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp
     
    4.8

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (22)
    • Reliable (19)
    • Easy to set up (17)
    • Consistent (12)
    • Easy to setup (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial lighting (14)
      • Photography (14)
      • Portraits (8)
      • Strobe lighting (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The best [$] spent in my studio!

      I needed 2 additional lights and did not want them on the ground on stands (due to space). I looked everywhere and asked every sales guy if there was a way to mount...Read complete review

      I needed 2 additional lights and did not want them on the ground on stands (due to space). I looked everywhere and asked every sales guy if there was a way to mount the lights from the ceiling. It seemed like a no brainer that there would be a way. I can't tell you how many sales people said there is no way to mount them. Finally I got a yes from this sales guy... he said sure you can... use "ceiling scissors". They are amazing and my studio doesn't look cluttered with a bunch of light boxes and stands. Additionally, I did not have the added expense of stands or light boxes. I ran the electrical through the drop ceiling back to the storage room. I will teather them for sure as I am a worry wart with little kids running around under the lights. It would be great if they came with a safety lock of some kind so they don't wiggle loose. Love B&H too!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You can take it apart for more uses

      I have 2 of these. They easily attach to drop ceilings somewhat securely. There's no built in saftey device so you need to use saftey line or chain if anyone is going to walk...Read complete review

      I have 2 of these. They easily attach to drop ceilings somewhat securely. There's no built in saftey device so you need to use saftey line or chain if anyone is going to walk under them. The scissor can be screwed off providing an extra stud to attach a light to a CStand knuckle.

      Reviewed by 32 customers

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      5.0

      helpful to have in the kit

      By Phantompwr

      from Cape Cod, MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting

        Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

        This is a handy little guy, and I ended up using it a few days after ordering. I wouldn't put too much weight on it, just for the sake of the drop ceiling itself, but it worked exactly the way I expected. Mine was a bit difficult to get open the first time, but after that it swung open and closed easily.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good if you're careful

        By Channel 70 Video Productions

        from Los Angeles/Asheville NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

          Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

          Great concept, but this should be mounted near an 'intersection' otherwise the frame piece will twist toward the load of the light. We use a 'just in case' piece of wire/cable/tie wrap and connect the light's body to a stringer inside the grid.

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          • No

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By cohangxom

          from san jose

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

          good Ceiling Scissor Clamp

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          5.0

          Great, cost effective solution

          By Matt

          from Cedar Falls, IA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

              Seems to be made of fairly sturdy material. Opens up and fits around the drop ceiling track, and then the post twists clockwise to tighten everything together. I hung a 5 lb fixture on this and it seems to be holding just fine. Price was definitely right.

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              • No

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              4.0

              A Bit Pricey, but heavy duty

              By ekgabriel

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting

                Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                Simple, but well made. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the price. If you need it...this is a great product!

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                • No

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                5.0

                A must have!

                By Multimedia CLE

                from Cleveland

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Drop Ceiling Locations
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                  Cheap, small, extremely useful!

                  Don't buy one, buy two or three, you'll use them!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  heavy duty quality

                  By marpo

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                    Does what it's suppose to do. Nice piece ...should have ordered two or three instead of just one.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great accessory for hanging lights

                    By Imageviwer

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                      On a location shoot I use these when I need to hang lights where there is not a lot of room and to keep the floor area free from light stands. They work great.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      You can take it apart for more uses

                      By Chris Santana

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                          I have 2 of these. They easily attach to drop ceilings somewhat securely. There's no built in saftey device so you need to use saftey line or chain if anyone is going to walk under them. The scissor can be screwed off providing an extra stud to attach a light to a CStand knuckle.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great clamps!

                          By Jim

                          from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                              These little clamps are great for when you need to hang a little back light or splash.

                              They'll hold a 150w or 300w Arri or a Lowel Pro Light. I would put much more weight on them, though.

                              It would be nice if they made them an inch or two longer. That way, a hot light is just a bit further off of the ceiling tiles.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Quality and Price.

                              By KR

                              from NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                Great for the price, great quality.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                ceiling clamp

                                By Jim a worker for Jesus Christ

                                from MN

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                    This is a wonderful clamp to use to hang something from a drop ceiling. Easy to apply and easy to remove. I just wish it had a hook on the bottom to hang something from it easier.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    C1000 Scissor Clamp

                                    By JC

                                    from Indiana

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Architectural
                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                      Use: I have used the C1000 clamps for several applications, mostly for hagnging lighting or routing cable (DMX, A/C) along a suspended drop ceiling. Most recently I used 12 clamps to suspend a 65lb 14ft long piece of art, the C1000 clamps worked like a charm.

                                      Pros: These little things are great! Simple to use, just twist the "pin" to loosen the clamp and attach to a drop ceiling frame, twist the pin agian to tighten the clamp up. The best part is the clamp has standard 1/4-20 threads, so adapting this little thing to suit your specific needs is only limited by your imagination. I have suspended about 10lbs from one clamp with no problems. I am positive the clamp could sustain more, but afraid the ceiling would not.

                                      Cons: NONE!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Convenient to Hangs Strobes

                                      By Tom Suarez

                                      from Llano Texas

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Strobe Lighting

                                        Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                        I use these to hang strobes from suspended ceiling in studio with an umbrella adapter. Wish it was a little longer so you would not have to use adapter but it works fine.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        works fine

                                        By NoCo Erik

                                        from Northern Colorado

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                              Does what it does well. Those ceiling struts can hold a lot of weight, but make sure to use this on the LONG sections, not the shorter cross pieces.

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                                              4.0

                                              Large and in charge

                                              By the shooter

                                              from San Diego, CA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                                    These are a great bargain when compared to other prices for other brands on the internet. They are slightly large and feel sturdy. Only drawback is that they feel quite light which worries me to how much they can withstand but so far no problem.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    How did I do it without these?

                                                    By Buster

                                                    from Winston-Salem, NC

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Cheap small
                                                    • Consistent
                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Interviews
                                                      • Podeum lighting
                                                      • Stage Lighting

                                                      Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                                      Great for hanging lights overhead without having to use those anoying C-stands.
                                                      They are CHEAP (inexpensive)and take up NO space.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      A good ceiling clip

                                                      By Michael Straley

                                                      from Atlantic Beach FL

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Consistent
                                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Lighting clubs and runway

                                                        Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                                        I use this clip along with the C1005 to mount my lights and control my cables in the ceilings of the clubs and locations where I often shoot.

                                                        Both install easily and quickly and leave no damage behind when removed.

                                                        So I keep getting more of them and sometimes leave them in the ceilings of locations where I return frequently as they are pretty low cost - and I don't love to spend more time on the ladder than necessary.

                                                        Good quality, well made, seem dependable.

                                                        They and the ceiling rails do flex however - so I would suggest that you not hang large modifiers - my shoot through umbrellas are fine but my medium octabox is a bit strained.

                                                        I use a safety cable I made for all lights - consider this.

                                                        I would like to be able to purchase an inexpensive extention something that would add 12 inches to them - or a replacement that would just screw in to get the lights more horizontal in some cases.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Removable baby pin is great

                                                        By Chris Santana

                                                        from MD

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Consistent
                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Artificial Lighting
                                                          • Photography
                                                          • Portraits

                                                          Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                                          This is your typical scissor clamp without a wire hanger attachment. The scissor mechanism screws off, so if you need an extra baby pin to mount a light in a CStand knuckle it will do the trick. I wish the notch was deeper for safety, but the design is typical, just use a safety line.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Simple but effective

                                                          By arr

                                                          from Chicago, IL

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Strobe Lighting

                                                            Comments about Avenger C1000 Drop Ceiling Scissor Clamp:

                                                            You can't go wrong with this. Does what it says on the tin, is inexpensive and well made.

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