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Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC)

B&H # IMVA902 Mfr # VA-902
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You Pay: $119.95
Product Highlights
  • 90 Total Watts, Fluorescent Bulbs
  • 13' Reflector, Diffuser

The Impact VA902 Three Lamp Cool Light is an economical fluorescent head that draws only 90 Watts, yet delivers 4,500 lumens, and is 5500°K daylight balanced without the need for color conversion filters.

The included 13" reflector provides a wide, even spread of light, and a diffusion panel (also included) can optionally be used for even softer portrait lighting.

The head angle is easily adjusted with its convenient positioning handle and tilting 5/8" light stand mount.
It includes a 13' detachable grounded power cord.
Input Voltage 120VAC
Lamps 3- 30 Watts, E26 Base, included
Ballast In each bulb
Mounting 5/8" Baby Mount
Weight 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC)
  • 3 x Spiral Fluorescent Lamp - 27/30 Watts/120 Volts
  • Diffusion Panel
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactVA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC)
     
    4.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (9)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Attaches securely (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (11)
      • General purpose (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

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      5.0

      Solidly built

      By LFPScott

      from Lambertville, NJ

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

        I'm using the light for product photography, going between location shots and inside studio shots.

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        5.0

        Great value lighting

        By Doc

        from Meredith, NH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

          This light is easy to assemble and mount on the Impact air-cushioned light stand that I bought with it. I also use the available diffuser sock to soften the light a bit. Using it in studio for video production (interviews) and am very satisfied. The product is solid and was packaged well; it arrived promptly as usual from B&H.

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          4.0

          Very good for the price!

          By base camp photo

          from Greenfield, MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Products

            Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

            I bought these to teach artists how to photograph their art work. They won't own strobes and these are perfect. Very bright and easy to feather the light. The light is very clean and balanced. A good value. Easy to set up and use. Encourage sandbags - the stands are light.Cool to touch too! Good starter kit or for someone who does not want to use strobes.

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            4.0

            very basic unit

            By tony

            from miami, fl

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to change bulbs
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No Accessories
            • No Light Controls

            Best Uses

            • Fill light
            • General Use
            • Indoors

            Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

            I use it to fill light. Very basic

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            4.0

            Nice Buy - Would have given it a 5 Star

            By Green Pixel

            from Naperville, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

              I have always expected and received the best from B&H, the product arrived on time, unfortunately screws were missing, B&H sent me a pre-paid return shipping label for me to return the product and they said they will ship me a new one instead. Very knowledgeable sales associates helped me through this process. It would be even nice if this product had a dimmer built in. Overall, a very good buy.

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              5.0

              great lights

              By Pascale Thomas

              from Elk Grove, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                nice light set. compact and easy to assemble

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                5.0

                Excellent light

                By Peter

                from Virginia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                    Excellent all over floodlight. Well made, heavy construction. Solid switch and cord.

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                    5.0

                    Great buy

                    By Paparic

                    from Phila, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                      Wasy to setup...Shopping for a beauty lamp and found this to use. Great deal for the price.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Light Kit

                      By Jim W.

                      from Boston, MA.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                          This VA902 light kit consists of 2 heads and 2 stands, 6 CF bulbs and 2 diffusers. The stands' air-cushion feature works well and prevents my fingers from getting pinched when lowering the sections of the stands. The lights seem bluish to the eye but provide well-balanced color when using the "Daylight" color temperature setting on a Canon 5Dii. The included diffusers work great for softening the light. These are not the brightest lights in the world, but work well for photographing small products on a background with the lights positioned about 2-3 feet away. I can use the stands set up on the floor, or set them on a table top with the stand sections all in their lowered position. The tightening handles and knobs work reasonably well, but there is a slight amount of play in the heads relative to where they attached to the stand, even when the knob is tightened hard. This is not at all a problem, however. The heads are surprisingly heavy but give the sense they are built well and are not a problem to move around. The large handle on the back of the heads are very convenient for aiming and carrying. There is an on-off switch on the back of the heads, also a convenience. The power cord is very thick and detachable, again very convenient. Should one want less light, one of the 3 bulbs could be unscrewed. When lights are on for a long period, they do heat up somewhat but do not get really hot like incandescent bulbs. This is a great value set up for light work for in-house product shots; it's not pro-grade, but in no way is it flimsy. I am very pleased with it.

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                          4.0

                          Low cost portable lights

                          By Rondo

                          from New Boston Mich...

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                          No Brainer Back Light or Subject Light.
                          Good Suppliment to the 5 bulb Bigger version.
                          The stands that come with these work well with this size Lamp.
                          The reflectors are very light weight ( ding easy ). Other than all that. Good bang for the Buck !

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                          4.0

                          Good value. One quibble

                          By NOE

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Color Value
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                          General lighting.

                          As others have observed, the clamping mechanism is a bit flimsy for a lamp this size. It is serviceable and I have experienced no problems. However, a few cents more to use heave gauge steel would benefit the product.

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                          5.0

                          VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light

                          By PhotoCrossAction

                          from Redding, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Color Value
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                            Great addition to my studio for a background or hair light.
                            It would be nice to see barn doors or a snoot for this light.

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                            5.0

                            A great, cool, versatile lamp!

                            By Dowland's Lute

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Uses minimal power

                            Cons

                            • Stiff fuse door

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Video shoot

                            Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                            I just used two of these lamps for a video shoot in a very hot venue; they emitted almost no heat, were light and easy to move, were quiet, and functioned well as a main light source, as fill, and as hair lights. The price is very reasonable and includes three fluorescent bulbs. The lamps fit onto standard impact stands (not included) and come with two replacement fuses, but be aware that a fuse is already in the unit. It's somewhat hard to open the little drawer to get to the fuse (should you ever need to replace it), but you probably won't have to do this any time soon. An excellent buy.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Value

                            By atsphoto

                            from S Florida

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Weak angle adjustment

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                            Very good light output, and well balanced color temp. I especially like the "computer power cord plug" on the light body which allows one to use the very long supplied cord or a shorter cord from an old computer. The supplied diffuser elimates hot spots for my applications. The adjustable angle clamp is a bit undersize and should be more robust for the size of the lamp assembly. I do product photography in a studio setting.

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                            5.0

                            Bright and Compact

                            By HiMike

                            from Honolulu, HI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Impact VA902 Three Lamp Fluorescent Cool Light (120VAC):

                            Surprisingly small in spite of three bulbs. The bulbs supplied are tall and skinny. The spacing is tight since the bulbs do not fan out. The central threaded rod to hold the plastic diffuser disk (which blocks just the center area, the ends of the bulbs, with a white plastic diffuser), takes up what little room there is between the lights. Finding bulbs of decent high rating that fit may be a problem. But works great with the tall skinny ones supplied.

                            Only one switch so it is all or nothing unlike a five or nine bulb where you can adjust output by switching on and off bulbs. Heavy like all CFL fixtures but not as front heavy and tipsy as some. The small size makes this a useful light for tight places with much better output than any single CFL fixture could provide. Compared to a five bulb 18 inch it looks almost tiny.

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