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Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp

B&H # SYECT Mfr # 11560
You Pay: $4.95
Product Highlights
  • Medium Base
  • 13,650 Lumens
  • PS25/5 Shape

The Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp is a photoflood bulb suitable for floodlight, darkroom & projectors. It has an approximate lifespan of 60 hours.

Code ECT
Application Floodlight, darkroom, projector
Watts 500
Volts 120
Color Temperature 3200°K
Average Life Hours 60
Approx. Lumens 13,650
Base Type E26 Medium screw base
Shape PS25/5

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Sylvania / OsramECT (500W/120V) Lamp
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Runs hot (7)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (10)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Low light (6)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Night time (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Effective use indoors

Bought these bulbs to replace 250w bulbs that had burned out. I use them inside for table tops and other projects. They work effective using a light box for filter. The bulbs themself...Read complete review

Bought these bulbs to replace 250w bulbs that had burned out. I use them inside for table tops and other projects. They work effective using a light box for filter. The bulbs themself are impressive, however when they were shipped, there wasn't any wrapping around the open end of the sleeve. One out of the three I purchased was broken. Always buy an extra...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Bright, Very Hot, Very Short Life

Using these for my 25 year old Smith-Victor A120 light fixtures, trying to get some mileage out of these old things, but it's an uphill battle. No matter what the packaging says, these...Read complete review

Using these for my 25 year old Smith-Victor A120 light fixtures, trying to get some mileage out of these old things, but it's an uphill battle. No matter what the packaging says, these things burn out in no more than 8 hours. Just ask the tech team at B & H, and they'll confirm it.Also, the 6-pack of bulbs cost twice as much as buying them individually. I ordered the 6-pack not realizing this, and only 5 worked upon arrival. The first replacement and the second replacement from B & H were both DOA. I called B & H back and we both agreed it was a lost cause. I'm forgetting the A120 fixtures now, and moving on. Bought FloLight kit for soft lights and getting an Arri kit for hot lights. Maybe I'll use the S-V oldies sometime, but not as a front line fixture. As far as the bulbs are concerned, I'd say don't bet your life on them. And, besides, who's got the time and resources to count the hours of useage on these things? Suppose they blow out in the middle of a shoot? What then? My advice: fugettaboutit.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

ECT Lamp

By photobug

from Craftsbury VT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

    All 4 I ordered worked fine.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    What light!

    By Zeek

    from New York, New york

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors

    Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

    Such a great light. I used it to light for a film and it made it all lit up and I love it. I love how great it is. How bright it is. Wow!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    It is good, really powerful

    By Manch07

    from Baja California, Mexico

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Runs Hot
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors

    Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

    It is really delicate, but also is really cool.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Brighter than I thought!

    By Hunter

    from Blacksburg, VA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

      Thing brings in a TON of light.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Effective use indoors

      By Ron

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

      Bought these bulbs to replace 250w bulbs that had burned out. I use them inside for table tops and other projects. They work effective using a light box for filter. The bulbs themself are impressive, however when they were shipped, there wasn't any wrapping around the open end of the sleeve. One out of the three I purchased was broken. Always buy an extra...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      1.0

      I worked for 2 seconds

      By roswell's

      from ventura

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • No Good At All

        Best Uses

        • Trash

        Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

        It did not work it last about 2 seconds

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good light/ bad packing

        By Oliveplants

        from Huntsville Ar.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

          This a good light but it come in a sorry packaging. I move from place to place taking picture so a bulb that I can reuse is important.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Gets hot too quick

          By Rajaperi

          from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Harsh Color
            • Runs Hot
            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time

            Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

            these lights get hotter too soon and they also die too fast. colour is not the best colour if you want to portraits but for regular lights, this is good.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            Very Bright, Very Hot, Very Short Life

            By Old Bull

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Burns Out Less Than 8 Hrs
            • Does Not Ship Well
            • Runs Hot
            • Very Fragile Filament

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

            Using these for my 25 year old Smith-Victor A120 light fixtures, trying to get some mileage out of these old things, but it's an uphill battle. No matter what the packaging says, these things burn out in no more than 8 hours. Just ask the tech team at B & H, and they'll confirm it.Also, the 6-pack of bulbs cost twice as much as buying them individually. I ordered the 6-pack not realizing this, and only 5 worked upon arrival. The first replacement and the second replacement from B & H were both DOA. I called B & H back and we both agreed it was a lost cause. I'm forgetting the A120 fixtures now, and moving on. Bought FloLight kit for soft lights and getting an Arri kit for hot lights. Maybe I'll use the S-V oldies sometime, but not as a front line fixture. As far as the bulbs are concerned, I'd say don't bet your life on them. And, besides, who's got the time and resources to count the hours of useage on these things? Suppose they blow out in the middle of a shoot? What then? My advice: fugettaboutit.

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Good Quality

            By Q

            from Tennessee

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

            They last and they are very bright and affordable. Great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great lights

            By Hinich

            from Richmond, KY

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

              Awesome just what I needed!

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              • No

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              3.0

              Bubs get the work done

              By KelBel

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

              For the price, you really can't complain. But here's my nitpick: these are good bulbs when they work. I buy a bunch at a time because a lot of them are going to blow, some will all ready be broken. B&H's stock of these vary. The last shipment of bulbs was excellent. But my recent batch of these bulbs were just fair. They don't like to screw in and that takes some time. But for the price, they are a good bulb when you get them to work.

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              • No

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              5.0

              These are the best!

              By berthasmom

              from Birmingham, AL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sylvania / Osram ECT (500W/120V) Lamp:

                We use these for all of our video and photo production and they seem to be the best we have found!

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                • No

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