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Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC)

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Product Highlights

  • 2 Lights
  • 2 Light Stands
  • 2 Softboxes (20x20")
  • 120VAC

You Pay: $299.90

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The Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC) is a great way to start shooting studio-type photographs: the kit includes two standard Edison lamp base light fixtures, two 85W daylight-balanced fluorescent bulbs, two 6.5' light stands, two 20x20" softboxes, and an educational DVD to get you started. The fluorescent bulbs each have an approximate life of more than 8,000 hours and are 5500K daylight bulbs.

2 Lights and 2 daylight fluorescent bulbs
2 Light stands and 2 softboxes (20x20")
UPC: 017967004071
Packaging Info
Package Weight 12.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 17.0 x 5.0"
Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC)
  • 2 x uLite Constant Lights
  • 2 x 6' Light Stand
  • 2 x 85-Watt Fluorescent Lamps
  • 2 x 20x20" Soft Box
  • Educational DVD
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    WestcottErin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC)
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (8)
    • Attach securely (5)
    • Durable (5)
    • Good power output (5)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Weak (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (10)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Low light (5)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Money Well Spent

    I'm a photo enthusiast and family photographer, so I use this product to take photos of my family, friends, products, and food. This product is easy to assemble, transport, and store....Read complete review

    I'm a photo enthusiast and family photographer, so I use this product to take photos of my family, friends, products, and food. This product is easy to assemble, transport, and store. I haven't found anything bad to say about this product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Handle with care

    As primarily a natural light lifestyle portrait photographer, I don't often have the need for lighting equipment. So when my old lighting set-up needed to be replaced, I didn't want to spend a...Read complete review

    As primarily a natural light lifestyle portrait photographer, I don't often have the need for lighting equipment. So when my old lighting set-up needed to be replaced, I didn't want to spend a fortune to do so. I bought this kit and gave it a go.

    The positives:
    1. The lighting was VERY natural and the softboxes diffused it nicely.
    2. The equipment was very easy to put together and disasemble.
    3. The equipment DID stay cool to the touch (which is a great benefit for me since I work with a lot of kids), and the lightbulbs themselves cooled down really quickly.

    Now, the negatives:
    1. One of the light stands BROKE the first time I used it! I must have tightened one of the bolts just a BIT too much because the whole piece snapped off in my hands, making it impossible to raise that section of the light stand as necessary. (Note: I do NOT have super-strength or anything.)
    2. I wish this kit came with a carrying case of sorts, as it is a bit awkward to move around on its own. I attempted to put things back into the original box and use that since it had a handle, but the equipment FELL OUT THE BOTTOM when I lifted. I had to use packing tape to reinforce the bottom of the box to use it to safely store the equipment.
    3. The lights aren't very powerful. While I found the equipment GREAT for individuals and even two kids, the light fell off quite drastically when I attempted to take a group shot of 5 kids.

    Bottom line: if you want to try out contant lights for the first time, or need them occasionally for your work, I recommend giving these a go. Just be GENTLE when handling them. And if you work with lots of GROUP photos or want more high-key images, I recommend looking elsewhere.

    ADDITIONAL NOTE: I contacted B&H to let them know about the damage, and they offered to replace the piece with a comparable light stand. They also provided me with all the manufacturer's contact info in case I wanted to contact them directly.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Rab

    from RI

    Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

    Nice kit for the price. Also, quick and easy to set-up.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Deal for the Money

    By Pickles

    from Western Virginia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

      I'm using these lights to teach a high school photography class. They will not be used everyday so the quality meets our needs. They do produce very nice soft light, we use them for portraits and still life photos. These are by no means professional studio lights, but for occasional use they work just fine. A good value for the money.

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      • No

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      5.0

      awesomely portable

      By Art

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

        These lights are perfect for my small studio, and very handy for on location work such as weddings.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Value For The Price

        By Hockey Shark

        from Walnut Creek, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

        Great for a person in need of a very basic lighting kit. Easy to assemble, simple to use. Be very careful to go easy on the Light Stands. These are not heavy duty by any means, but if you take care, they work just fine.

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        • No

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Handle with care

        By the suitcase studio

        from orange county, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

        As primarily a natural light lifestyle portrait photographer, I don't often have the need for lighting equipment. So when my old lighting set-up needed to be replaced, I didn't want to spend a fortune to do so. I bought this kit and gave it a go.

        The positives:
        1. The lighting was VERY natural and the softboxes diffused it nicely.
        2. The equipment was very easy to put together and disasemble.
        3. The equipment DID stay cool to the touch (which is a great benefit for me since I work with a lot of kids), and the lightbulbs themselves cooled down really quickly.

        Now, the negatives:
        1. One of the light stands BROKE the first time I used it! I must have tightened one of the bolts just a BIT too much because the whole piece snapped off in my hands, making it impossible to raise that section of the light stand as necessary. (Note: I do NOT have super-strength or anything.)
        2. I wish this kit came with a carrying case of sorts, as it is a bit awkward to move around on its own. I attempted to put things back into the original box and use that since it had a handle, but the equipment FELL OUT THE BOTTOM when I lifted. I had to use packing tape to reinforce the bottom of the box to use it to safely store the equipment.
        3. The lights aren't very powerful. While I found the equipment GREAT for individuals and even two kids, the light fell off quite drastically when I attempted to take a group shot of 5 kids.

        Bottom line: if you want to try out contant lights for the first time, or need them occasionally for your work, I recommend giving these a go. Just be GENTLE when handling them. And if you work with lots of GROUP photos or want more high-key images, I recommend looking elsewhere.

        ADDITIONAL NOTE: I contacted B&H to let them know about the damage, and they offered to replace the piece with a comparable light stand. They also provided me with all the manufacturer's contact info in case I wanted to contact them directly.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Erin Manning Lighting kit from B&H

        By Luke

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Even Light Source

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Birthdays
          • Professional Work

          Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

          Purchased for my home video studio, this Erin Manning lighting kit was easy to set up and easy to use. Both strong and light-weight, I would certainly recommend this item for anyone setting up a small office studio.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great set

          By ktina

          from johnson, vt

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy set up
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light

            Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

            I bought these lights to do indoor portraits. It's very easy to set up and take down. The quality of the lights is better than I expected and the educational dvd was very informative. It was nice to see them in use since I have never used studio lights. The only reason for the missing star was that it came to me missing a part. I contacted B&H and the manufacturer sent it right out to me.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Weak. Light stands are not good.

            By Poly Woly

            from Rockville, MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

              I ended up up returning this. The light stands are very cheaply built. Maybe I'm just too used to using Manfrottos but I found these light stands too difficult to open (I ended up jamming my fingers a few times). The quality of the lights is good but I found it to be too weak for studio photography.

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              • No

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great lights!

              By Neilnwl

              from Rosedale, NY

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Even Light Source
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Work

                Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                Great addition for a low-budget studio.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By dcarter

                from paterson nj

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Too Diffused

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light

                Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                Perfect for beginners and semi-pro

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                • No

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                4.0

                GREAT basic lights

                By MAC

                from NYC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                  Simple effective CU lighting for interviews.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Perfect for interviews

                  By Jersey Joey

                  from nyc

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Interviews

                  Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                  I use these lights for mostly interviews. I just used it for an awesom hip hop cypher session. Very easy to set up. Not super bright tho.
                  For the price excellent!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Scott

                  from Amhest ,Wisconsin

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

                    Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                    This is a good product for the price. Very easy to assemble. Works great. The only negative aspect is it does not have a case, that would have been nice.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Versatile,easy to assemble

                    By Michelle,glass fusing artist

                    from Serena, il

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

                      Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                      The light kit works great. It is easy to assemble and the stand is variable. The bulb has a true color.

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Money Well Spent

                      By MsElle

                      from Brandon, Mississippi

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                        I'm a photo enthusiast and family photographer, so I use this product to take photos of my family, friends, products, and food. This product is easy to assemble, transport, and store. I haven't found anything bad to say about this product.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This a great product for the price

                        By MsElle

                        from Brandon, Mississippi

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Westcott Erin Manning Home Studio Lighting Kit (120VAC):

                          I used this product to take photos of my daughter indoors without the harsh camera flash. I assembled the lighting system in twenty minute after watching the educational video. For the price I think the system is great to take photos of your family. The lamps are very bright, cool to the touch, and safe to use around small children.

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                          • No

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