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

B&H # SYECT Mfr # 11560
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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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (10)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good color value (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Long-lasting (5)

Cons

  • Runs hot (8)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (11)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Low light (6)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Night time (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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 16 customers

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4.0

Dependable bulb

By jakatak

from Nashville, TN

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Runs Hot

Best Uses

  • Indoors

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

These bulbs last longer than other no name brands. Go with this and you will have time for photography or filming and not waste time changing bulbs. I use them to film the Cooking With Jack channel on youtube.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Very bright

By Andy

from Negaunee

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

Received in perfect condition and prompt delivery. Couldn't be happier with b&h.

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1.0

Popped with first strike

By Isaac

from Canada

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Both bulbs burst when they were turned on. They were brand new - and installed carefully.

        I would not buy these again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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