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Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight)

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Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight)

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Product Highlights

  • 4x 55W Biax Lamps
  • Side Panel and Wireless Dimming
  • 1,000W Hotlight Equivalent
  • 30 - 100% Dimming
  • Remote Controller
  • 4-Way Barndoors, CRI: 95
  • Flicker-free Electronic Ballast
  • 2 Yokes: Horizontal or Vertical Mounting
  • 10,000 Hour Lamp Life
  • Low Heat
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You Pay: $449.00

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The Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight) is a great choice for a studio fixture when high output, low running cost and soft light are priorities. The FL-220AWD uses four 55W fluorescent lamps to give you an impressive 1,000W hotlight equivalent. That's impressive enough, but it does it with minimal heat and a low power draw of only 193.5W. That means that you won't toast the talent while saving money both on kilowatt usage of the fixture and on AC costs that would have been needed when the hotlights you used turned your studio into a sauna. And with a lamp life of about 10,000 hours the FL-220AWD is practically maintenance free.

In situations where low light is required the built in 30 - 100% dimmer allows you to reduce power either on the unit's side panel or with the included wireless remote control. Beam control is provided by the built-in 4-way barndoors and the included diffusion cloth.

The fixture comes with 4 lamps and 2 yokes to offer you a choice of vertical or horizontal mounting, as well as a soft padded bag.

Fluorescents give naturally soft, even light. The included slide in diffuser provides an even softer light.
The FL-220AWD is perfect for studio or location work where power hungry incandescents can quickly overload available power. With just a fraction of the heat of incandescents you also avoid cooking your talent or constantly running air conditioning.
The FL-220AWD utilizes four 55W Biax lamps.
Lamps 55W Biax fluorescent x4
Rating 1,000W hot light equivalent (with all lamps on)
CRI 95
Color Temperature 5400K Daylight
Photometrics Lux feet: 3,500 @ 3.0' (0,91 m), 1,070 @ 6.0' (1.8 m), 523 @ 9.0' (2.7 m)
Lux meters: 2,920 @ 3.28' (1.0 m), 925 @ 6.5' (2.0 m), 456 @ 9.8' (3.0 m)
Frequency Range Ballast: 25kHz - 50kHz
Dimming Yes, dimming range: 30 - 100%, controller included
Wireless Frequency 315MHz, Signal strength: 0.4W
Wireless Range 19' (15 m)
Mounting 2 yokes provided: horizontal or vertical mount
Input Voltage 110-240VAC @ 50/60Hz
Power Draw 193.5W @116VAC @ 120VAC
Lamp Life 10,000 Hours
Ballast In fixture
Dimensions 24 x 13.4 x 2.0" (610 x 340 x 51 mm)
Weight 9.4 lb (4.3 kg)
Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight)
  • 4 x 55w 5400K Daylight Biax Fluorescent Lamps
  • Diffusion Cloth
  • Wireless Controller
  • Horizontal Mount
  • Vertical Mount
  • Soft Padded Bag
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    FlolightFL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight)
     
    4.2

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Excellent Kino Alternative

      By Chad

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

        Color and brightness is great. Small and durable. Great light for the price point.

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        4.0

        Love my new Flolight!

        By Leeann

        from Florida

        Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

        Very professional, and works perfectly with any room scenario. I must say, the film that goes over the light to lessen the brightness makes it that much nicer as far as a room tone goes. (Little frustrating at first to get on the light though) but overall, I'm pleased with my Flolight.

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        5.0

        My Go-To

        By Chris

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Interviews

          Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

          I use this light for every interview that I shoot, and I use it on almost every film or commercial that I work on. If you take the time to tighten the bolts on the doors, this light is very versatile. It has a metal body, which makes traveling with the light easy and protects the bulbs while in transit. The idea of the 2 different yokes is great, however I find that I never have enough time to change them out, so I just leave it horizontal. Overall I am VERY pleased with the build quality of this light.

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          3.0

          Nice light, not the best quality

          By Emily

          from Fort Worth

          Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

          I was excited to get this light and I put it together right when I got it. Worked good and I took some pictures with it, gives off a gear light. Then two of the bulbs just went out, after 5 mins of use. I think it's just too delicate.

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          3.0

          LOVE IT....when it works.

          By watkino

          from Midwest

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

          Use it in both studio and location applications. Easy to set up, excellent light quality, the remote dimmer is really cool. However, the unit is a cheaply made Chinese import. For desired operation functions, a series of tiny dip switches have to be manipulated. These switches are cheap and easy to damage. In one unit I recived, a dip toggle was non-functioning and the entire unit had to be returned. Very frustrating.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Glowing Sun!

          By MD

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Chroma Key
            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

            These things are BRIGHT! Beautiful even wash. No flicker. Decent dimming range. Remote is a little weird, but I haven't played too much with it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great fixture for the money

            By Stryker

            from Zebulon, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

            • Delicate Bulbs

            Best Uses

            • Video Fill Light
            • Video Key Light

            Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

            Key or fill, works for either. Very bright! Good color. The bulbs only light in pairs but the unit is dimming. The dimmer is nothing more than a remote servo, but it works good enough. The barn doors pack away over the bulbs and protect them. Very quiet when on too.

            I had one bulb broken during shipping. B&H is having some problems replacing it. I was told a new one would be shipped out a month ago...still have not seen it. I had to buy one just to use it at full brightness.

            Having to change the yoke to re-position is a pain, but nothing I can't live with.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Solid Fluo Light for Price

            By Chris Alexander

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

              I used this light for lighting interviews, as well as a key light for some narrative work. The casing is metal, so I feel very comfortable when transporting the light. Sometimes the bulbs can be hard to get in and out (I switch from daylight to tungsten often), so I do it carefully as not to break any of the bulbs. I've used Kino Flo lights a lot, and I have to say that I was very impressed with this light. It isn't as nice as a Kino Flo, but it works very well if you can't afford one.

              The yoke can be annoying, as you have to change it out to go from vertical to horizontal. I do miss that about the Kinos.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very good value for the price

              By Panshot

              from SW US

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Flolight FL-220AWD Fluorescent Video Light with Wireless Dimming (5400K Daylight):

                    Highly portable and very high output lights. Best use is for lighting people; provides a soft, cool light for key and fill. Units are durable and the barn doors close flat to protect the bulbs. The remote is actually very useful, especially if you're having to sit in for talent while also lighting. I purchased a pair of these from B&H and they came with padded cases that are oversized to fit the yokes as well. Two of thse with padded cases, yokes and accessories fit nicely in a Pelican 1650 case.

                    The downsides: The yokes are funky, you have to unscrew them from the pivot points to change from horizontal to vertical. You have to do some modifications if you want to hang these with a pipe hangar. The instruction sheet for enabling the dip switches for the remote is poorly written and not worth following. The diffusion attaches to the ends of the barn doors and it takes a bit of practice to get that right. Would have preferred larger diapers with draw strings for faster set up.

                    Overall, these lights are a very good value and work as well as the higher end name brand versions.

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