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Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC)

B&H # ININT332 MFR # INT332
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You Pay: $384.95
Product Highlights
  • 330 Total Fluorescent Watts
  • 1320 Comparable Tungsten Watts
  • 6- 55W Fluorescent Tubes
  • Integral Barndoors
  • Softbox Diffuser

The Interfit Cooltubz 6 Fluorescent Fixture provides near-daylight balanced light. This fixture is cool-running, making it ideal for photographing people or food. The light emitted is flicker-free, which also makes it ideal for video applications.

Each included 55 Watt Osram Deluxe fluorescent tube puts out the equivalent of 220 watts of tungsten light. Dimming is achieved with the use of 3 rear panel switches which each control a pair of tubes. The advantage of switch-dimming over dial dimming, is that there is no color shift towards magenta using switches.

Landscape or Portrait Position
The Baby (5/8") stand clamp on the Cooltubz 6 can be rotated to use the head in portrait mode
Integral Barndoors
Control, and slightly intensify the spread of the light
Softbox
Use the included silver reflector corners and the drawstring softbox diffuser cap to fashion a softbox for the front of the Cooltubz 6
Input Voltage 120V AC, 60Hz
Lamps 6- 55W Osram Deluxe 5000°K ±400°K
Ballast Integral
Mounting Rotating Baby (5/8") receptor
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC)
  • 6 x 55W Osram Delux Fluorescent Tubes
  • 6 x Silver Reflector Corners
  • Softbox Cover
  • Carry Case
  • 120VAC Power Cable
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    InterfitCooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC)
     
    3.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          4.0

          Better than you'd expect

          By shamer

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Not Rental House Build

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC):

          Most important thing? Quality of light and this unit has that.Sometimes you have the luxury of working with production situations where you have a budget for full grip & electric department equipped with industry standard Kinos, tungsten and HMI. This unit would look out of place in that scenario. It's not built to rental house standards and you shouldn't expect it to be at this price.Where it does excel is for people like myself that find themselves wanting to spend their money in other places like camera & lenses and leave the serious lighting gear purchases to their gaffer friends and rental houses.Personally, I was looking for a unit that would give me a large, diffused light source, had a lot of punch when I needed it but could also be dialed back when necessary. Most importantly, it needed to have a high quality of light and be switchable between daylight and tungsten. When I purchased one of these over a year ago, I figured it would fill the gap for awhile until I decided to invest in something more robust. I was coming from a background of using a Kino Flo 3 light Diva kit (1 four bank and 2 two bank, dimmable) for many years and what impressed me right off the bat was how much kick this unit had with all 6 banks firing. On its first job, I used it as a key light in broad daylight with the sun as the back light diffused through a silk. Gave fabulous light.Is it built like the high end gear? NO. But I will say that after a year of rugged use and getting tossed around with the rest of my gear with nothing but the semi-flimsy padded bag it came with, it still works as well as day one. The barn doors are still on it and functioning like they did when it arrived (though I added some thread lock to all the bolts before its first use), the buttons controlling the banks still work, the diffusion panel still looks and functions great and the stand mount has never failed. It lost a screw or two from the back which I've replaced when I noticed their absence, but that's it. The worst thing about it is the raised eyebrows I get from hired hands now again but when the job is done what counts to me is what gets recorded to camera and as long as a piece of gear doesn't let me down on site, allowed me to produce good content and was affordable, I don't see a reason to knock it. If my clients want better, I can hire a gaffer with a truck - which is the first thing I try to work into every budget - but even then, you won't find a unit with these specs and dimensions on any 1 ton. In my opinion, it actually fills a gap that exists when it comes to size & output in this genre of lights. It's soft box size is roughly 40"x40" but with a depth of less than a foot and has output range from 110 to 330 watts (roughly 450 to 1300 watts equivalent). Good luck finding a unit with those specs in our industry.This thing has easily been on over a hundred jobs in the past 14 months and paid for itself many times over. This thing can give monstrous light or be subtle (and still be large source) and it's diffusion works better than Kino's "floziers" that leak light all over the place, squeeze the barn doors close or fall off in the middle of shoots. If you're working with a tight budget and on the fence about this instrument, I'd say go for it...

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          4.0

          Versatile and Transportable

          By Rusty

          from Dallas Fort Worth

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC):

              Just returned from a trade show. We did video interviews on the show floor with this light on a rolling lightstand listed below. This lamp is affordable, took a beating, (it got knocked over once in the studio and survived, not a recommended practice) and provides a lot of diffuse white light. A second rig is on the wishlist. Keep a phillips screw driver in the bag, the screws holding the reflectors get lose from time to time.

              The ID bracket on my Cooltubz 4 was undersize and did not fit properly on a light stand peg. I have access to machine shop tooling and fixed the problem with a ream.

              This lamp is transportable. The reflection flaps fold over the lamps and protect them. It comes with a carry case that has pockets for the reflector corners and lost of room for extension cords. It is a small package when folded up. Remove the bottom bracket when transporting or it will put a hole in the carry bag.

              As others have mentioned, its light and the build quality is reflected in the price. It is functional and a great value. It runs cool and does not require a lot of power to provide a lot of illumination.

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              1.0

              Be Careful you get what you pay for

              By Joe

              from Fairfax, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Price

              Cons

              • Dangerous
              • Poor design

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC):

              The price is great, almost too good to be true. I do not recommend this fixture, if you can't afford anything else then get it but if you're on the fence about buying it because of it's cheap cost DONT. It's very cheaply made and the plastic locks for keeping in the bulbs fit on so tight they've already cracked two bulbs. I already lost $40 because of the design while replacing bulbs. The mount is very top heavy and the locking mechanism is not secure. It's not a good sign when you walk away from setting up a light and are trying to avoid tipping it over. Again to me, it's not worth the low price.

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              3.0

              Works, but cheap construction

              By jtsquared

              from Greenville, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC):

                  I converted my entire studio to 55K fluorescent lighting and this kit was an inexpensive alternative to Kino-Flo lights because it would still accept the Kino Flo bulbs. However, the unit is really flimsy. I feel like it's going to fall off the stand and that the barn doors are going to rip off. It's unbalanced and top heavy. Also, I busted two of my Kino Flo bulbs trying to lock them into this unit with the cheap plastic locks. Works, but be careful with it.

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                  2.0

                  Good and Bad

                  By joepix

                  from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short Lifespan
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC):

                  The light quality is nice. Very bright and even. Nice efficient design. But the unit's stand mount is very flimsy. Also, the rivets that hold the barn doors to the unit are inadequate. The barnvdoors broke off immediately the first time I turned it on [...]Not sure if I'm ordering another. I like the quality of its light but fear the weak design points will cause problems later. Too bad. It could really be a great light. I would order several if not for the flimsy mount and inadequate rivets.

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                  4.0

                  Great Product Great Price

                  By Caffeinated Films

                  from Terre Haute, IN

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Video production

                  Comments about Interfit Cooltubz 6 Dimmable Fluorescent Light Panel (120 V AC):

                  I am used to carrying around 5 or 6 lights, but this one is almost good enough by itself. Very bright, yet dimmable via switches. With the softbox on it becomes diffuse enough to light both a subject and a backdrop. I didn't realize this, but it comes with a very nice, durable soft carrying case.
                  Just 2 things to think about: the mounting bracket that mounts the light to a stand seems a little flimsy for the weight of the light - no problems yet, but we'll see. Also, this will not mount on an economy stand - you need either a very heavy duty light stand or a C-Stand. I'm using the C-Stand and it is rock solid.

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