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Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC)

B&H # WEPB500Y Mfr # 500Y
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Product Highlights
  • Reflector

The Westcott Photo Basics Yellow Flood Light provides easy-to-use lighting for many applications. This unit is usually sold as part of a kit: Click here

Simple, easy-to-use flood light; it has a receptacle for an umbrella
Rating 500 watts, 120VAC
Socket (Lampholder) E26 Edison medium screw
Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Standard
Mounting Standard Baby (5/8")
Yoke Tilter bracket
Cable Removable 13' 120VAC
Focusing Not applicable
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC)
  • Reflector
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Bulb not included

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    WestcottPB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC)
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (7)
      • Portraits (4)
      • General purpose (3)
      • Low light (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Nice constant light source

      By Anymouse73

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bowens Compatible
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

        I use this as a backlight. The body appears to be well built of study plastic. The reflector uses a Bowens compatible connection.

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        5.0

        Great light, especially for the price

        By nbye

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

          So far, this little light has been great! At this price, you can't beat it. I'm planning to get another.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Decent cheap lighting

          By rayngraphics

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Runs Hot
          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

          These are a great, cheap solution for lighting, but they are not capable of handling the rated 500 watt max. The front of the lamp is screwed into the plastic body which melted with 500 watt lamps in the middle of a shoot. I had a westcott strip bank attached and after about 20 minutes, the weight of the softbox pulled the front out from the screw mounts. I bought a replacement and now only use a 250 watt bulb.

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          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By LMSavannah

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good value
          • Lightweight
          • Umbrella Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

            Good Value. Works as advertised. Maybe a little larger then it needs to be. I like the reflector.

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            • No

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            2.0

            you get what you pay for

            By David

            from Long Beach CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Very cheap

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Harsh Color
            • Poor Quility
            • Tensioners Are Not Secure

            Best Uses

            • Additional Backlights

            Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

            I understand why these are being closed out. Had I payed full price for this item, I would have probably never purchased another Westcott product again. This is a poorly constructed cheaply made light yet they do work and for the price they were extremely helpful the project I bought them for.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very nice product & value

            By Lex Madera

            from Virginia, Austria, Ukraine

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

              I bought these to flesh out my constant lighting array. I bought three to start with and added another three. You can't beat these for the money. They seem well constructed and have had no problems with moderate use thus far. My only druther would be that they had a rheostat/dimmer to make finer light adjustments. An inline device would probably work fine. I recommend.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great little Light

              By Ron

              from Southern California

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

                Used this as a hair light with my strobes, works great, easy to use, and adding attachments are a breeze. The only issue is that the umbrella is a little hard to work with when using the reflector. The hole on the tilter bracket is too close. That is the only reason I gave it a 4 star rating

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                4.0

                Works as advertised

                By Jbanks

                from Ann Arbor, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

                  Biggest plus for this light was the price, which was my reason for the 4 stars. Quality is good and performance is acceptable. Only real complaint is that the reflector is too big to allow an umbrella to fit properly in the built in mount.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice & Bright

                  By SD

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Runs Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Westcott PB500 Photo Basics 500 Watt Yellow Flood Light (120VAC):

                  This light provides excellent lighting for my sessions.

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                  • No

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