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Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank - 500 Watts Maximum (120VAC)

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Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V)

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The Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank was inspired by a working cinematographer and refined by Chimera's engineers. The innovative design offers flexible use - hang it, stand it up, lay it down, or put it on a stand with the Chimera #3860 stand adapter. The light can be shaped with the adjustable black/silver skirt, adding a glow where you desire a small to moderate area of soft accent light. This 120VAC Chimera Birdcage stands approximately 14" (35.5 cm) tall.

Comes complete with a Mogul Base fixture for 500-watt lamps plus a screw-in adapter to allow the use of standard household lamps (Stand Adapter and Lamp not included).
Size 14 x 8.5" (35.6 x 21.6 cm) (H x Diameter)
Shape Cylindrical
Compatibility Tungsten-Halogen up to 500 Watts
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Not Applicable
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring 5/8" Baby Mount
Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank - 500 Watts Maximum (120VAC)
  • Mogul Base Fixture with Handle and Baby (5/8") Mounting Stud
  • Diffusion Cover
  • Black/Silver Wrap Skirt
  • 8' (2.4 m) 120VAC Power Cord with In-Line Switch
  • Mogul to E26 Screw Base Adapter
  • Five Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ChimeraBirdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V)
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Attach securely (4)
    • Good color value (4)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
      • General purpose (3)
      • Low light (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Very Flexible

      By Take 45

      from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V):

        I used this on a 'low-ceiling' shoot. It lit two people sitting at a table; easy to direct the light using the black 'skirt' - nice, even light.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great little effect light

        By Mike

        from greensboro, nc

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

        • Stud should be longer

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V):

        Bought it for a specific use and I've put it on every job since.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very useful light

        By Deborah

        from Studio City, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V):

            This light comes in handy on set in all sorts of ways and takes different types of bulbs/Kelvin. I use it on every shoot, as it provides great soft fill light but can be used as a key as well.

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            5.0

            Birdcage Lantern Light

            By Wink

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Case needed

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V):

            The unit creates a wonderful 3-5k halo rim/feather back-light. Also dubs as a wonderful pool/poker table light and for my most used feature - a miraculous low lamp (horror or extreme drama) ground lit masking of subject (front or behind). Everyone needs to have this one in their arsenal.

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            5.0

            THESE ARE GREAT.

            By Joe at Front Page Productions

            from Wayne, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V):

              Did a talking head shoot last week with one of these, a 300 watt Arri fresnel and a reflector. These come apart (though the instructions do not mention it) and compact down greatly. It will take you about 3 minutes to put it back together when it comes time for the shoot. Managed to fit the two mentioned lights and reflector in an Anvil briefcase. Sure beats dragging a big kit around.

              The flexibility of these lights make them desirable for the kit. Works great on their side as an uplight, placed on a counter top as a fill, or even a key. They do get a bit hot. They come with a 500 watt bulb, but I suggest trying something a bit smaller. They also are standard with a Mogul base, and the smaller base adapter is included. I will try a 250 watt next time, so I don't have to diffuse down as much. Also, try putting a piece of straw gel around them. Works great.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Brilliant Versatile Lighting

              By Pinky

              from Sacramentyo, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Time
                • Special Events

                Comments about Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (120V):

                Small, lightweight, goes everywhere. Makes a nice Key Light, soft and amazing fill. Lights an entire room with the shade off. Very flexible and a constant in our lighting kit. Now my softbox stays home.

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