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Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit - includes: 3- 1000W Fan-Cooled Quartz-Halogen Flood Lights, Softboxes, Light Stands, Bulbs, Case - 3000 Total Watts (120VAC)

B&H # SAM311000 Mfr # M311000
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The Savage 3 Quartz Light 3000 Watt Kit provides economical, bright tungsten-halogen light with 24 x 32" (60 x 91 cm) softboxes, and light stands that rise to a height of 7' 10" (2.4 m). The included soft padded case stores all of the fixtures and the accessories.

This kit is ideal for portrait or product photography.

Fan Cooled
Each fixture is fan cooled, for safe continuous use with the softboxes.
Variable Power
Each fixture has a rheostat knob to dim the light emitted.
Softboxes
Each softbox has a silver inner reflector, detachable inner diffuser.
Light Stands
Each compact 4- section aluminum light stand rises to a height of nearly 8' (2.4 m).
Kit Case
Soft nylon case measures 28.5 x 8.5 x 13.3" and has interior compartments.
Rating Each Fixture: 1000 watts
Socket (Lampholder) G9.5, 2-pin ceramic base
Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Silver interior softboxes
Mounting 5/8" Baby
Yoke Not applicable
Cable 120VAC
Focusing Not applicable
Weight Each Fixture: Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions Each Fixture: Not specified by manufacturer
Kit in Case: 28.25 x 8.5 x 13.3" (71.7 x 22 x 34 cm).
Kit Weight 38 lbs (12.3 kg)
Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit - includes: 3- 1000W Fan-Cooled Quartz-Halogen Flood Lights, Softboxes, Light Stands, Bulbs, Case - 3000 Total Watts (120VAC)
  • 3 x Fan-Cooled 1000W Quartz Flood Lights
  • 3 x 7' 10" Light Stands
  • 3 x 24 x 36" Softboxes with Adapter Rings
  • 3 x 1000W Bulbs (MLG95C1000)
  • Kit Case
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Included Free

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    SavageVariable Power 3 Flood Light Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Attach securely (4)
    • Easy to setup (4)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (4)

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (8)
    • Indoors (7)
    • Photography (5)
    • Portraits (5)
    • General purpose (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Professional (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More Experienced

    I reviewed this item on 2/3/08 and will not repeat all of my earlier comments. I have taken well over 1500 photographs using this rig and transported it to several different sites...Read complete review

    I reviewed this item on 2/3/08 and will not repeat all of my earlier comments. I have taken well over 1500 photographs using this rig and transported it to several different sites - assembly and take down is a chore [an understatement] - I am now seriously looking for something more umbrella like to speed & ease this process the best I have spotted so far is the Lowel Rifa Ex but those are at a much higher price point. Hate the worthless instructions, like the lights but continue to desire a cool down fan only setting. Overall investment considered, this is a good set though I wish it offered an easier less stressful assembly and take down. The rods are under so much stress they have all bent some worse than others and I have been forced to staighten them. My set did not come with the paper backdrop but I have been using a Chromalloy background so that has not been an issue, [...]

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointing, yet functional

    These lights work. They do a great job for soft lighting. Everything good I read in these reviews is true. However, I also have a lowel light kit. Lowel is higher priced,...Read complete review

    These lights work. They do a great job for soft lighting. Everything good I read in these reviews is true. However, I also have a lowel light kit. Lowel is higher priced, but is higher quality so that is what I'm used to. This kit has a very flimsy bag that keeps nothing organized, and you have to assemble the soft boxes every time you use them. Nothing about the kit is high quality (including the stands), or convenient. BUT once they are up and put together, they light nicely. I guess I would rather pay more money for an easy fold up soft box, sturdy stands, and high quality bag.

    I would like to say, however, if you are in a studio where you would not be transporting this to different shoot locations, they may be much easier to deal with.

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    5.0

    works great

    By chuck

    from denison TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

        i use this light kit for testimonies and they work great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Fair price on decent lights

        By Non-Profit Video Guy

        from Jackson, MS

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy construction

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting

        Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

        I purchased this light kit to use in a corporate video production environment.

        After using the lights for three straight four-hour shoots I found the lights to be as advertised. There's nothing special about these lights but they do function well. The ability to dim them right on the fixture is a plus and the overall kit it nice a light to carry.

        On the negative side, the stands seem a little light-weight and flimsy and I wish the legs extended farther for greater stability. When fully extended, the lights do sway a good bit. The soft boxes are fine but I've already managed to snap one of the elastic loops in the soft box.

        All in all - good value for the money.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Powerful, variable, good.

        By Barrett

        from Ft Collins, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Variable Lighting

        Cons

        • Soft Box Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Indie Filming

        Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

        I use my lighting for film production and they work great. They do heat up a lot and are a bit confusing to assemble the first time but overall pretty simple to set up, store and transport. The fans are not too loud but could be picked up if shooting a very quiet scene. I was able to run them for 45 minutes straight without turning them off. Overall, great buy and I'm excited to use them more.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lightweight and professional

        By Fernando C

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

            If you don't want to raise your budget to get a Arri or Kinoflo, this is the kit. Excellent quality and very resistant material.

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            5.0

            Best Bang for The Buck!

            By Ty

            from Fullerton, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

              I absolutely think these lights are an incredible value... I use them for in-home portraits & location floods. I hate the thought of losing or damaging expensive equipment, but these do the same job as units three times the price, without me having to worry about damaging them! The padded carrying case with shoulder strap and handles is an added bonus hardly mentioned in the product description, but certainly worth mentioning here.
              These lamps are heavily constructed and the casing of each flood is very durable. They do get VERY Hot and I think the unit could have been better insulated at manufacture, but whatever.
              Are there better floods? Certainly.
              Are there better floods in this price range? Absolutely not.
              These lamps are a real winner!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit

              By Mark B

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                  Nice design and well built for the money. It is a nice plus to have variable power output in a simple quartz array.

                  The only drawback I've seen is the color temperature warms a bit on lower output, so you have to experiment a bit with the camera settings.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Value Light set!

                  By Kristi Langer

                  from Des Moines IA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Hard to set up

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                  This light set is better than I had expected from the description. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is adapatable for umbrella lighting as well as softbox lighting!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Lights! Especially for the money!

                  By Happy Money Saving Customer

                  from Agoura Hills, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting

                    Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                    Even though I am saying they are "Great Lights", I give it 4 stars JUST because the stands are very "cheap", BUT for the money and if you are resposible with your lights, these lights should last you for a LONG time. We've been using them for green screen videography and they have been working great, our studio is very small, so to be able to control the density of the light is wonderful. I definately recommend these lights for small ongoing projects.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Scott - these are great, Scott!

                    By jeff the creative guy.

                    from Independence, MO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy Setup
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Video Shooting

                      Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                      We've been working on building up our video equipment for a small studio that we're adding on to our church, and these have been great for photo shoots and video shoots. We've used them for chroma keying, and just standard lighting for videos and they perform wonderfully. Our new guys really like the adjustment dial on the back and they're light-weight and good quality! Thanks B&H for helping us get started!

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                      4.0

                      Great lights. but fans are noisy

                      By Wulfman

                      from Ashland, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Flexible lighting
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult initial set up
                      • Noisy fans

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                      I bought these lights for indoor video production because I liked the variable power feature. It's great that you can adjust the light's intensity. but the "deadly quiet" fans are anything but. The whirring noise overwhelms any nat sound you plan to pick up on your camera's internal microphone. Definitely need to use wireless lavs or a boom mic around these lights. Otherwise, the lights work as advertised and are a good value.

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                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good for photography, not for video

                      By John

                      from Virginia Beach

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography

                        Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                        From a lighting perspective this product is excellent. Fans are extremely noisy and make it almost impossible to use for video production (unless placed extremely far from any mic's.)

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Disappointing, yet functional

                        By silverskylark

                        from Peachtree City, GA

                        Pros

                        • Nice lighting

                        Cons

                        • Horrible bag
                        • Not easy setup

                        Best Uses

                        • Videography

                        Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                        These lights work. They do a great job for soft lighting. Everything good I read in these reviews is true. However, I also have a lowel light kit. Lowel is higher priced, but is higher quality so that is what I'm used to. This kit has a very flimsy bag that keeps nothing organized, and you have to assemble the soft boxes every time you use them. Nothing about the kit is high quality (including the stands), or convenient. BUT once they are up and put together, they light nicely. I guess I would rather pay more money for an easy fold up soft box, sturdy stands, and high quality bag.

                        I would like to say, however, if you are in a studio where you would not be transporting this to different shoot locations, they may be much easier to deal with.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        GREAT Set!

                        By JMeiz

                        from Oklahoma City, OK

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Great Value
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Bag Wears Easily

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Portraits
                        • Video Interviews

                        Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                        I bought this set as I needed some portable lights for several on location video shoots I had coming up. They worked GREAT! The variable setting for the strength of the light is fantastic, and the set-up is not bad either. They do get hot so you have to account for that when tearing down, but they are cool enough to touch after I pack up my other equipment. The one draw back I have experienced thus far (it's minor) is the bag easily wears on the bottom. However, the lights have been fantastic. For the value, you can't beat this product.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By JLemes

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                          I use it to film events like wedding and parties,
                          Its fearly easy to put it together once you get the hang.

                          Great value
                          Great Light output.
                          Easy to carry.

                          The only thing I don't like is that the bulb has to be removed every time you take apart.
                          Make sure you use a sand bag if you have set up high.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          [...] great product

                          By 57Nomad

                          from san diego ca

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Night Time
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                              [...]The gear, by the way, a set of lights and soft boxes work perfectly. I knew lighting was important but these made a world of difference. Incredible difference. The kit requires minimal assembly and performs the moment you plug them in. I could find nothing to complain about at all, I love it.

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                              4.0

                              More Experienced

                              By Phil

                              from SoCal

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Good value

                              Cons

                              • Assembly Disassembly
                              • Instructions
                              • Runs Hot

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                              I reviewed this item on 2/3/08 and will not repeat all of my earlier comments. I have taken well over 1500 photographs using this rig and transported it to several different sites - assembly and take down is a chore [an understatement] - I am now seriously looking for something more umbrella like to speed & ease this process the best I have spotted so far is the Lowel Rifa Ex but those are at a much higher price point. Hate the worthless instructions, like the lights but continue to desire a cool down fan only setting. Overall investment considered, this is a good set though I wish it offered an easier less stressful assembly and take down. The rods are under so much stress they have all bent some worse than others and I have been forced to staighten them. My set did not come with the paper backdrop but I have been using a Chromalloy background so that has not been an issue, [...]

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Economic vs quality?

                              By iTiger

                              from Sweden

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to rig

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy
                              • Noisy
                              • Runs Hot

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Small studio

                              Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                              We used this kit in a small studio for instructionalvideos. The lights run hot, got a flimsy feeling and the light stands squeaked and creaked as we rigged the lights, and no matter how hard we tightened the screws it still was a little bit to lose to feel fully secured. The softboxes was not easy to assembly with the speedrings, and the softboxes felt a bit too flaggy. They leaked light and the vent flaps had to stay open to let the hot air out to avoid a burning smell. A good thing is that the heads are small and easy to place in a small studio and that you can dim the lights. 3000w sounds like much light, but we had to add some more fill lights to make it look natural.

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                              5.0

                              Great product, great price!

                              By Kelvin

                              from Tennessee

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                                We use this product for interviews/green screen work and they work wonderfully! Simple to set up, easy to use.

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                                4.0

                                Great For Simple shots!

                                By BMT

                                from Jacksonville, Florida

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                                  I am the media director for a megachurch and we do a lot of different media shoots. I found the kit to be very useful and easy to use.

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Couldn't agree more. OUTSTANDING..!!!

                                  By AngelMarioPHOTO

                                  from Miami, FL

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Portable
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Harder to bend the rods
                                  • Runs Hot

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Low Light

                                  Comments about Savage Variable Power 3 Flood Light Kit:

                                  I'm a commercial photographer working mostly with food and products for some nationwide brands. For the price this SAVAGE kit goes beyond expectations. My dear reader, you won't regret to get it. I must give a piece of advice, use it better for digital photography, thus you can control via computer the WHITE BALANCE. Tugsten/Quartz lighs working at 3200-3500 K are very yellowish, therefore you need a lot of control to balance'em towards neutral balance, other than that, what a great KIT. You will have some hard time setting the softboxes with the rods and the speed rings since the so called "INSTRUCTION MANUAL" shall not be a big help. You will need to figure it out by your self how to deal with the initial assembly. The only sad thing from this kit is the lack of accessories. You need to try and try to see which things you can attach to the light heads. Other than that, you WON'T regret this purchase.

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