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Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC)

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Product Highlights
  • 2- Cool-lite 5 Fluorescent Flood
  • 2- 24x24" Softboxes
  • Light Stands, Bulbs (120V AC)

The Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit offers a convenient yet economical method of modern studio lighting, suitable for use with conventional still, digital, or video cameras. It provides a soft uniform diffused light. It is ideal for portraits in a confined area or web based product photography, and can be combined with a light pod or pop up light tent. The Super Cool-lite 5 uses daylight balanced fluorescent lamps (included), equivalent to 500 watts of tungsten lighting per head for excellent quality results.

Five-way control switch on rear panel allows "dimming" of the power output
Noiseless operation and a cool output allows heat sensitive products to be photographed with ease.
Includes five 24 watt screw-in fluorescent bulbs that have a life expectancy of 6-8000 hours
Softboxes provide additional softening of the light for more pleasing portraits.
Input Voltage 110-120VAC,60Hz
Lamps 5- 24 Watt E26 Edison base
Ballast In bulbs
Mounting Baby (5/8") stand
Weight 32 lbs
Dimensions 18.5" (47 cm) diameter reflector x 13" (33 cm) D
Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC)
  • 2 x Super Cool-lite 5
  • 10 x 24 Watt screw-in fluorescent bulbs (INT033)
  • 2 x 15.5" Reflector
  • 2 x 24 x 24" Softboxes
  • 2 x Air Cushioned Stand - 8.0'
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    InterfitSuper Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC)
     
    4.3

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (23)
    • Good power output (16)
    • Good color value (13)
    • Long-lasting (13)
    • Lightweight (11)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (8)
    • Weak (4)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (35)
    • General purpose (22)
    • Low light (13)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Night time (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice lights[...]

    I recently purchased these lights to do some specialized table top photography of vintage timepieces. Prior to this I was using a pair of Lowell Pro Lights and shoot-through umbrellas. The difference is night...Read complete review

    I recently purchased these lights to do some specialized table top photography of vintage timepieces. Prior to this I was using a pair of Lowell Pro Lights and shoot-through umbrellas. The difference is night and day. These lights provide for a bluer tone (daylight balanced), and much softer reflections even when used close by objects. They have cut my shooting and editing time in half. One of the nice things about this kit is that it comes with the 10 lamps right out of the box.They are well made but the instructions are terrible. Luckily the softboxes are pretty easy to figure out. [...] The stands are lightweight but sturdy and it's a treat being able to work close to the lights without the heat. These lights do produce some heat but nowhere near what incandescent lights will put out. They are bright but no t terrifically so. Well suited for table top work and individual portraits.Bottom line, a good value for the money.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You get what you pay for

    These products are cheaply made, especially the lightboxes. In my kit, two different models of softbox were delivered. One, apparently newer is ok but the older one is totally unusable. The older...Read complete review

    These products are cheaply made, especially the lightboxes. In my kit, two different models of softbox were delivered. One, apparently newer is ok but the older one is totally unusable. The older model uses fiberglass rods to provide the structure of the softbox but they can't handle the tension and break easily. The newer box uses metal rods which perform as expected. Luckily they do come with another modifier which I used instead of the broken, older softbox.

    The lights themselves perform adequately and the stands are acceptable.

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    4.0

    Good product, poor instructions

    By Joe

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

        The product is very good, and if you know how to set it up, it probably won't be a problem for you. However, for a beginner like me, the instructions were nearly impossible to parse through. Maybe they could make a YouTube video that would help me understand how to put the product together.

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        5.0

        "My answer to proper lighting"

        By Alicia the Painter

        from Piercy, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Night Time

          Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

          I've been struggling with copy work (photographing paintings)for years...never satisfied with the lighting until this purchase. Nice soft even lighting and no heat from the bulbs.

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          5.0

          Great Light Kit - Been Using 3 Years

          By Chris G

          from West Chester, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Slight Quality Issues

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

            Are they a little fiddly? Yes. Are the stands the most sturdy? No. Do the soft boxes mount perfectly? No. As mentioned in some of the other comments, there are some quality issues. But even with the shortcomings, I still feel that these are WELL worth the money! I've been using them in both a video studio setting as well as in a high school video production classroom for the past 3+ years. Even with students handling them they are still going strong! If you're the least bit handy, I'd say ABSOLUTELY buy these. The value for the price is amazing and they definitely get the job done! I've worked with some similarly priced products that were SO frustrating. I'm very happy with these and will buy more as I need them. (BTW, Invest in some sand bags to keep them from tipping)

            I always use the soft boxes, and I've never folded them back up. I transport them off the stand, but assembled. If you need to disassemble to pack them, I might not recommend them...

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            2.0

            You get what you pay for

            By Clicks Web Design

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                These products are cheaply made, especially the lightboxes. In my kit, two different models of softbox were delivered. One, apparently newer is ok but the older one is totally unusable. The older model uses fiberglass rods to provide the structure of the softbox but they can't handle the tension and break easily. The newer box uses metal rods which perform as expected. Luckily they do come with another modifier which I used instead of the broken, older softbox.

                The lights themselves perform adequately and the stands are acceptable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Lights

                By BCP

                from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Runs Hot

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                  Lights well, work great, heavy-duty but it takes a careful hand to assemble. Great bang for the buck. Highly recommended. I like that fact that you can control each light separately.

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                  5.0

                  Love these lights

                  By Photobob

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                    For the money these lights are great. The company is a great company to deal with. I dropped and broke one of the stand attachments (for lack of a better term) and they were great about replacing it.

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                    1.0

                    Crash and Burn

                    By Lodestar

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                    Looks good, performs terribly. The first kit burned out the first time I turned it on. I exchanged it for a replacement kit, and the second kit also burned out. It is a shame that this nicely designed kit is so poorly constructed. Light stands are also rather flimsy. I wasted many cab fares transporting this kit dealing with the replacement and ultimate return.

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                    5.0

                    Nice Gear

                    By sonoran22

                    from Tempe, AZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Little Excessive Heat
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Very good value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Photographing Fine Art
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                      I have already photographed my Fine Art (oils & watercolors)with this lighting and this lighting gear performed very well. I feel that this gear is a very good value for the price. Here's a tip for additional stability - Never force anything with any camera gear including this lighting. Then, slide the main center tube all the way down to the ground so that the (3) leg spreaders and main tube base are flat on the ground. You might give up a bit in overall height, but gain substantially better stability.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Value - Exactly as Expected

                      By sonoran22

                      from Tempe, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Sturdy For Studio Work

                      Cons

                      • All Softboxes Are A Pain
                      • Softboxes Are Hard To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Photographing Fine Art
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                      I am using these lighting units to photograph my Fine Art at Giclee quality - Sculpture, Oils, Watercolors & Drawings. This is a very difficult task even for the best of photographers. The tripods are just fine, plenty sturdy for studio work. The lighting heads appear to be well machined, with good control switches and a light master switch. The power chords are of the correct wire size with ground, good length and strong receptacle/plug ends. They plug solidly into the lighting head socket. The reflectors mount well onto the units and may be used with or without their own diffusers, which are included. Or, easily removed and the softbox diffusers installed. The softboxes take a few more steps to install. All 10 lamps arrived well packed unbroken, and all work. The entire shipment was very well packed and arrived exactly on time with absolutely no damage. I am very happy with this purchase. This lighting is exactly as described and an excellent value. So, I give these lighting units and B&H - 5 stars.

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                      5.0

                      Fine Set of Lights

                      By leem

                      from Gaithersburg

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Convenient
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                        These lights are working out fine. Setting up the first softbox took some trial-n-error because the directions need some editing; some steps referred to photos for clarification that were either incorrect or non-sense. The reflector went on easier, however, nowhere do the directions explain that while the two shorter thumb screws fit snugly into the ring, they do not "bolt" the reflector onto the ring - only the longer thumb screw can actually grip and hold the reflector. Once past those two issues, setup is normal.The bulb packaging mentions that you are to "grasp the plastic base when screwing" but doesn't explain why nor is it emphasized. I believe this is because the spiral tubing is mechanically weak and small side pressure on the spiral can render the bulb inoperative. If you screw the bulbs by holding/turning only the plastic base, you will be fine.The fixtures operate normally as you'd expect. However, since we cannot quickly change between softbox and reflector, I suggest an engineering change to mount the reflector on the base and not the ring (although the lamps would still have to be removed). Just a suggestion. This won't be a problem if you are going to settle on one or the other.Finally, I wouldn't compare these lights with incandescents or quartz units you may have - they're different. Just set the camera for these lights and go for it. tghey will perform just fine!

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                        4.0

                        Excellent Value

                        By Bobby W

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Runs cool

                        Cons

                        • No carry bag

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Portraits
                        • Product photography

                        Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                        I bought this two-light kit several weeks ago and it has performed perfectly well. I'm using it for food photography and it provides the even lighting necessary for my work. I like the feature for dimming the softbox by turning off each lamp individually. It provides excellent, even lighting at distances up to about 6-8 feet away. I use the lights much closer to my subjects though. I had reservations about assembly difficulty after reading some reviews. However, the lights are very easy to assemble once you figure out the proper method, which just takes a few minutes. I was surprised that there are two configurations possible for each light; it comes with two reflectors that you can opt to mount on the light head, or they can be used as a softbox as shown in the product photo. The light stands, although not the highest professional grade, are quite sturdy and are much stronger than stands on typical introductory lighting kits. The stands have long extensions and can support the lights close to eight feet high. The lowest height they can be lowered to is about three and a half feet. Overall, this is a very good softbox kit and I was impressed with the quality. Certainly, if you're doing rigorous commercial work, you'll want a more robust system. But this is a durable and reliable setup for most applications and I highly recommend it.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for close, talking heads.

                        By Multimedia Producer

                        from Santa Clara, CA

                        Pros

                        • inexpensive
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                        I've had these lights for almost six months now and they have not disappointed me. I use them specifically for simple, talking head video shoots at my company building. The only drawbacks to this type of fluorescent lighting is that wide shots are basically impossible to light. This kit needs to be pretty close to your subject in order to get proper lighting. I also keep this kit in one place so I haven't had to travel with it, i could see that being more damaging to the product.
                        But for what i need and how i use it this has been an absolutely brilliant purchase. Especially for the price!

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                        5.0

                        Excellent kit at a great price

                        By Mr Conclusion

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                        I use this in product photography for an eCommerce website.

                        The kit arrived well-packed and well-documented.

                        One thing that surprised me, since I hadn't understood it from the product description, is that parts are included to assemble the lights with either [a] a pebbled aluminum parabolic reflector (with or without diffuser) or [b] with softboxes on speedrings. I am using the softboxes but experimented with the aluminum reflectors. They throw a more powerful light but I needed up-close and diffuse.

                        I have no complaints about the bulbs. Like any compact fluorescents, they need a few minutes to come up to full output, but it's always faster than I can set up the rest of my gear so this is a non-issue. Eventually the fixtures get slightly warm but nothing uncomfortable to handle or damaging to materials. Results are good with auto white balance, and nearly perfect on manual white balance.

                        The stands aren't as sturdy as truly professional kits, but I could replace these stands four times before spending that much money!

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                        5.0

                        Versatile First Light Kit

                        By kvideo

                        from Fairfax, VA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Harder to Move

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                        This is my first light kit, so I don't have anything to compare it with. I've also only had the lights for a little over a week, so these are initial impressions.

                        In using the lights to film an interview this past weekend, I was very satisfied. The lights are versatile, giving me the option of either soft boxes or more focused light (although I've only used the soft boxes so far).

                        I found myself adjusting the number of lights all the time depending on the time of day and general lightness of the room, so was glad I went with lights that had this feature as opposed to some of the other inexpensive light kits.

                        I had no trouble moving the lights around the house after assembly, although they'd be a bit cumbersome due to the size of the soft boxes to move to onsite locations.

                        The lights feel very sturdy. The assembly instructions weren't the clearest, but the pictures helped and it was very simple once we realized what we were supposed to do.

                        So far, I'm very happy.

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                        5.0

                        Nice Kit!

                        By Emily

                        from Irving, TX

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                          Absolute beginner setting up a little video production studio in order to shoot some "talking head" footage and promotional videos for website. After lots and lots of online shopping finally chose this kit and am very happy with it.

                          Set up was easy - hardest part was assembling the softboxes, but the instructions were pretty good and I conquered it in the end. Equipment looks and feels sturdy and professional.

                          I love that I can individually control each bulb, and also that I have the choice of using either the included reflectors or the softboxes. The lamps run cool - great advantage of CFLs - and the color temp seems good to me. There is a slight buzzing noise when the lamps are switched on, but not enough to affect audio.

                          I have only used the lights a few times so far, but overall I am very pleased.

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Twins J & J

                          from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                            -using it for in-house photography studio
                            -great product - I now don't need to use flash for newborn photography
                            -I like that you can use 1-5 bulbs, depending how bright you want the light
                            -stays nice and cool

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                            3.0

                            Unhappy at first, but they grew on me.

                            By LivInAwe Productions

                            from Pinckney, MI

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy
                              • Hard to set up
                              • Poor mounts

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                              I'm a videographer and photographer. I was a little upset that they seemed flimsy, the scoops don't mount on the tripods correctly, and the reflectors are difficult to set up. Then I considered the price. I was going to return them. The light is good. The set is cheap by comparison. So...I kept them. We'll see if I grow to hate the decision.

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                              1.0

                              FLIMSY...pay attention to the review

                              By LivInAwe

                              from Pinckney, MI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • None

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy
                              • Pieces missing

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Never need to move

                              Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                              I can't tell you how disappointed I was with the manufacturing of this product. The concept is great. The follow through...don't buy.

                              As I read from other reviews I might experience some problems, bulbs that don't work. That wasn't enough. Reflectors that don't seat because the screws provided aren't engineered correctly. Vinyl reflectors that take NASA to set up correctly. Pieces missing. Tripods that don't secure. It reminds me of the stuff I send to my septic tank.

                              I don't know. Maybe I'm brash. I'm extremely disappointed B&H would sell this inferior product. However, I realize there are people like me who need a cost efficient method. It's not on B&H, they're just trying to fill a need.

                              I gave it one star. The light I got was good once I combined the two kit's to get one light that worked. Yea...piece of...

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                              5.0

                              Excellent product!

                              By Palo Alto Video Guy

                              from Palo Alto, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                                I am a professional video producer and find these to not only be good quality, but also so wonderfully portable for interviews and other situations where there are tight space restrictions. The variable light control is wonderful.

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                                4.0

                                Efficient General Purpose Lighting

                                By du Bois

                                from New Canaan, CT

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use

                                  Comments about Interfit Super Cool-lite 5 Two Light Kit (120V AC):

                                  To be used for general photography and video. Bought initially to photograph art work but will be used in a broader capacity for video fill light etc. Like that each bulb is switched. Overall very happy with purchase.

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