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Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC)

B&H # WEUL2K Mfr # 404
You Pay: $199.90
Product Highlights
  • 1000 Total Watts as Supplied
  • 2- 500W Floodlights
  • 2- 20 x 20" Softboxes
  • Stands
  • Coupon for Free Background Rental

This is the Westcott PhotoBasics uLite Kit. Create your own photo greeting card images with the 2 included 500 watt floodlights and 20 x 20" softboxes, supported by the 6.5' light stands.

Also included is a coupon good for one free rental of a 5 x 6' scenic background, redeemable through Westcott.

Free Background Rental
  • Why buy a background you'll probably only use once?
  • Over 100 Seasonal Backgrounds are available to choose from online
  • Larger size scenic backgrounds are available for rental from Westcott at a nominal fee
  • PhotoBasic Lights
    Easy to use flood lights include 500 watt bulbs and locking tilt-stand mounts
    Softboxes
  • Two 20 x 20" (50.8 x 50.8 cm) softboxes attach easily to each flood light, and collapse again for easy storage
  • Softboxes provide pleasing soft light for portraits
  • Stands
    Rise to a maximum of 6.5' (2.3 m)
    Rating Each Flood Light: 500 watts, 120VAC
    Socket (Lampholder) E26 Edison medium screw
    Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
    Reflector (Mirror) Silver interior surface of softboxes
    Mounting Each Flood Light: Standard Baby (5/8")
    Each softbox: Mounting ring
    Yoke Tilter bracket
    Cable 13' 120VAC
    Focusing Not applicable
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Kit Weight ~20 lbs (9kg)
    Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC)
  • 2 x Flood Light sockets, tilt brackets, power cords
  • 2 x 20 x 20" Silver interior softboxes, mounts
  • 2 x 7.5 Light Stands
  • 2 x 500W/120V Flood light bulbs
  • Coupon for Free Scenic Background Rental
  • Storage Box
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WestcottuLite Two Light Kit (120VAC)
     
    4.3

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Consistent (10)
    • Easy to setup (10)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Good power output (8)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (7)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (14)
    • Photography (12)
    • Artificial lighting (11)
    • Indoors (11)
    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great budget kit, Excellent value!

    I have some experience setting up lights on video shoots, and am just getting into doing it for myself in my photos.

    I use these lights for green-screen photos at conventions. ...Read complete review

    I have some experience setting up lights on video shoots, and am just getting into doing it for myself in my photos.

    I use these lights for green-screen photos at conventions. They work wonderfully for what they are. The stands are light but sturdy, and the internal springs in each section were a surprise but a welcome one.

    The lights themselves are pretty simple, which is good. However, they're maybe a little too simple. The tilt-knob felt like I could strip it if I overtightened it. It also felt like it might slip over time from having the weight of the soft box on it. For now it's holding fine though. Also, the softbox is done like an umbrella, and it's difficult to get it assembled.

    The diffusion does a great job, but since it velcros on the outside of the soft box, you can't use egg crate on it. It would also be nice to have a way to hold a gel closer to the bulb.

    Speaking of the bulbs, the ones that were included only have a 60hr lifespan. I don't know if that's normal for these types of bulbs, but once they go I would spring for something a little more robust.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Continous Light Source

    Use as portable light kit on location. So it needed to be light-weight, easily and quickly set up and taken down.

    Use as portable light kit on location. So it needed to be light-weight, easily and quickly set up and taken down.

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    5.0

    Lotta bang for the buck

    By FRISCO

    from St. Louis

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Nice For The Price
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

    Wow!, Lots of light in this package,also a backdrop,stands,bulbs,Ready set go! love it!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Higher quality

    By Josh

    from South California

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

    My employer had this same kit from several years ago and I recently decided to buy one for myself. To my surprise the new kits that are being made are higher quality than the old ones. The soft boxes now have vent flaps and feel like they're made from thicker material. The stands are quite nice too. These put off a lot of nice even light. They get hot. But that is expected. I use them for video.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great for Green Screen Videos

    By Start-up CEO w/o video expertise

    from Fresno, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

      On a start-up budget the staff at B&H helped us select these lights, coupled with the Interfit EZ-Lite 2-Light Kit, the JVC-HM150U camcorder, to help us upgrade our current production quality for our educational videos. The set up was simple and our video processing guy isn't complaining about the "yellow hue" anymore. Our final product can easily compete with the professional "green screen" studios now.

      We were previously using halogen shop lights and and a Sony HD Camcorder.

      *Did have to buy a duffle bag to store and transport the set.

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      4.0

      Two important points

      By QueensPopPhoto

      from NYC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

            These are my first soft boxes and I'm very happy with the quality of light they produce. (I used the bulbs that come with it). I am using them for studio video shoots. Two issues I wanted to point out which I thought could help others:

            I did not find it took much muscle to set up the boxes and I think that is because I put the 4 metal prongs into the fabric softbox corners Before pushing down and securing the center ring. Then, when pushing in the ring the prongs opened the box just like opening an umbrella. Unfortunately the photo directions show the ring in place before the fabric is attached !?! I could see how hard it would be to attach the box afterwards, like stretching a cover over an opened umbrella.

            Also, at first I could not get one of the softboxes to sit all the way down onto the top of it's tripod, and used it that way, but it didn't seem totally secure. I later learned that if you keep repositioning it and working it, it will eventually lower, and should end up flush for a better connection. (The rubber tips should stay on the tripods tops)

            The quality is acceptable for me, I don't feel like it will break super easily, although I am gentle with it, and realize it's a low cost kit. This type of bulb does get hot, and makes the subject hot, but I knew that. I like that down the line I can buy the adaptor to change bulb type if needed. Overall I would recommend this kit. Hope this was helpful. :-)

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            4.0

            silk diffuser screen was missing

            By George C

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

              point 1:when i opened the box it contained only one silk diffuser instead of two. i called westcott and they promptly shipped the missing diffuser to me. i received the diffuser about a week after contacting westcott plus or minus. i called them about 3 times in total and i would say their customer service was good. as good as it was however, i would have preferred to get the diffuser in the box to begin with.point 2: the included light bulbs are 500 watt incandescents with 60 hour life. i haven't even bothered trying them. they're included in the kit because they're cheap. once i got the kit i immediately ordered 50 watt eiko colormaster CFL bulbs, and they came about the same time as my diffuser. the 50W eiko colormaster are nice, and work with the shape of this soft box very well. with shipping the eiko bulbs added $50 ( or 25% ) to the cost of this kit for me.point 3:the included stands are very poor quality as you might expect. if i bought the softboxes separately without stands it would have cost exactly the same so i consider the stands free - and for that price they certainly are worth it. however the quality is really really bad it must be noted. point 4: the construction quality of the actual softbox is quite unremarkable and if you plan on opening and closing it often it will probably break. the cord and switch however are SUPERB as if they are from a $1,000 unit. the ratcheting hinge that allows you to aim it up or down is also quite good.point 5: the softbox performance is quite good. i like the light it produces. it made an immediate difference to my youtube vlog videos. even using the same regular light bulbs as before ( while waiting for eiko ) my face was lit much brighter and softer as compared to regular lights i was using - the difference was not subtle at all - it immediately looked much more professional.point 6:setting up the softbox requires a bit of force and can be a hassle but i guess that's life. given the amount of force required however you really wish the frame of the softbox was thicker.summary:all in all i highly recommend this product ! it is certainly not a high quality product, but for the money all you can really ask is for it to work - and it does ! by work i mean make a noticeable difference from regular lights and the difference is clear and immediately apparent.

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              4.0

              Good starter kit!

              By Shutterbug

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

              I use the light kit in my basement "studio" where there is very dull light on its own. It's really great for the price and does what I need it to do! For my first studio lighting kit and what I paid, I am quite happy with it!

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              4.0

              BASIC, GOOD VALUE

              By SNAPORAZ

              from NYC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • POWERFUL PLASTIC ODOR

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

              QUICK, EASY KIT. VERY BASIC BUT GOOD VALUE

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good bang for the buck

              By Mvpshots.com

              from ny, ny

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light

                Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                I didn't use ther bulbs that the kit came with, since I needed CFL's. But the kit did what I needed it to do, it's sturdy, easy to set up and break down. No complaints so far.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Easy and they work

                By MS2foto

                from Riverside, Ca

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Runs Hot

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                I use them to light my green screen. They work well for the price.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good product

                By Heidi J

                from Draper UT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                      Good product for the price. Very easy to setup! I have been using them in my home studio. I'm new to the business so I didn't have a huge budget these were a perfect fit!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      It's a great starter kit and more

                      By Myra B, Triple S Threat Media

                      from Alabama

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Night Time
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                      I have a mobile photography studio that I set up at special events and night clubs. This kit has a small foot print which is great for the space I usually have to work in. The included floodlights were a bit warm for my usual 10x10 work area, so I bought some 300 watt compact florescent bulbs from the local home improvement store. That did the trick!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very good deal overall

                      By Horse Archer

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time

                        Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                        Overall, I was very pleased with the product. It is not top of the line, but our lighting needs are not very demanding (independent documentaries and web/commercial video work) and this serves well. Set up is pretty straight forward (fast once you do it a couple times) and the kit is remarkably light and sturdy for the price. Much better than our old set up which was a pain to put together, hard to fit in small spaces and unreliable.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Extremely Happy with these lights

                        By ShowMe Media

                        from Santa Barbara

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy setup
                        • Even coverage
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • green screen
                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                          I'm a videographer and I don't use lights all that often, so I was looking for something that would get the job done without breaking the bank. These lights are the real deal for me. The quality is good. Setup is easy - no instructions necessary. They seem like they would travel well too. I'm totally happy with these.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC) by Westcott

                          By Jesse

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                I have used it once and my initial evaluation is that you get a lot of bang for your buck.
                                Good lighting and compact to put away.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Phenomenal Product - Easy to use!

                                By Hal from Windows of Opportunity

                                from Queens, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                  I used this product for a professional portrait photo shoot in a space that was not lit well and tight to fit into. This product was easy to assemble and maneuver. I reccomend it for both amateur and professional photographers.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Love these lights

                                  By Jeremy the Baer

                                  from Memphis, TN

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Well built quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Size

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                  I use this product when shooting still subjects for my website. It is an awesome Kit and was so very easy to assemble. I only wish they were slightly larger, but overall i am so happy!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  GOOD KIT FOR THE MONEY!!

                                  By kromine

                                  from DAYTON, OHIO

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                    I am a photography student that needed to purchase some lightboxes for my class...I set up a small studio in my home and they work great. There are better ones out there but i am on a limited budget and for the money they are great. They are a little flimsy but to be honest i expected worse. They do the job i need them to at this time...I hopes this is helpful!!

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                                    4.0

                                    works well

                                    By SHP

                                    from North Carolina

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy Setup
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                      Set up was fast and easy. It lights up my SMALL studio space well but the catchlights are not as big as I would like them to be. The 50" softbox would have been a better choice for me.

                                      For someone just starting out though, this would be the way to go.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great start

                                      By Mdr

                                      from Louisville ky

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                        Great affordable set up for first time lighting package

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Good light kit for the money

                                        By J Snapper

                                        from Raleigh, NC

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                        • Fragile bulbs
                                        • HOT

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting
                                        • Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Westcott uLite Two Light Kit (120VAC):

                                        Nice light for indoor portraits if you are on a budget and don't want to spring for strobes or something cooler. They are very bright and provide lots of diffused light, however, one of the bulbs didn't work, so they are sending another at no cost to me. The softboxes are a little tricky to open up, but will probably get easier with practice. The stands are nice and sturdy, and extend to over 6' tall. I will probably need something to carry them in eventually. Overall, I think they will work well for some nice indoor portraits or product photography.

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                                        • Yes

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