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Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC)

B&H # BELED500KB Mfr # LED500KB
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You Pay: $699.00
Product Highlights
  • 2- LED-500 LED Lights
  • 2- Light Stands
  • 2- Universal AC Adapters
  • 2-Universal Chargers
  • 2- Rechargeable Batteries
  • 6,500K Color Temperature
  • Dimmable

The Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC) is a great way for videographers on the run to light interviews, events or spot news. The super-bright 504 5.0mm LEDs produce an impressive 3,100 lux at 39" (1.0 m) with a color temperature of 6,500K, while drawing only 0.3 amps. The dimmable fixtures measure 12 x 11 x 1.37" allowing you to place them where other larger hot lights just can't go. And with their multi-voltage AC adapters, the LED-500s can go anywhere in the world where there's electricity. No electricity? No problem - this kit comes with 2 lead acid batteries that will keep you shooting for up to 2 hours. Besides the LED-500s and batteries, the kit also includes two removable filters, 6.0' light stands, 2 universal AC adapters, 2 multi-voltage chargers and 12V car accessory adapters for both lights.

For complete specs on some of the items included in this kit please click on the links below:

Universal Charger
MM-7NC Lead Acid Battery

Convenient carry handle on light
Two hour run time on a 5.0 hour charge with included MM-7NC batteries
Light stands with 74" maximum height
Light Source LED
Dimming 100 - 15%
Power Consumption 0.3A at full power
Power Requirements 12VDC via universal AC adapter (100-240VAC)
Dimensions 12 x 11 x 1.37" (30.5 x 28 x 3.5 cm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC)
  • 2 x LED-500 Light
  • 2 x Universal AC Adapter
  • 2 x Light Stand (74")
  • 2 x MM-7NC Starved Electrolyte Battery
  • 2 x ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A)
  • 2 x Removable Filter
  • 2 x 12V Car Accessory Adapter (Cigarette Lighter)
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BescorLED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC)
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Versatile (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (9)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Night photography (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Consistent Exposure

      I utilize this kit in tandem with a few smaller fill lights to shoot narrative film/cinema work. Absolutely pleased by the output on a budget. We were able to light an entire cafe...Read complete review

      I utilize this kit in tandem with a few smaller fill lights to shoot narrative film/cinema work. Absolutely pleased by the output on a budget. We were able to light an entire cafe with strategic placement.

      PROS:

      ** The adjustable/dimmable settings provide precisely what we need for intimate settings, up to larger spaces.

      ** The telescoping stands give us the ability to light high or low. We found that the lights eliminated any competition by existing overheard lighting.

      ** Brightness? At full output, the light will make your talent squint.

      ** Portability is a must for outdoor locations, and so far, we've gotten beautiful lighting for close to 1.5 hours of work on the battery kit.

      CONS: Definitely want to sand bag the stands so nobody bumps into these. I doubt they'd survive a fall because the bodies are plastic. That being said, if you can take care of your lights, you'll get your money's worth. Since LEDs are so expensive currently, I think the casings are of cheaper construction to keep the price from being too prohibitive. Again, it comes down to how well you care for your lights. If you have a bunch of clumsy people on your set, look out.

      OVER ALL: For small-scale productions, I recommend this kit. It's cut our shot setup time by 50-70%, and aided a small-budget production immensely.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor

      I bought this product for a photo/video shoot out of state. I was using a Nikon D800E for video and needed the light. The only thing that I thought was great about it...Read complete review

      I bought this product for a photo/video shoot out of state. I was using a Nikon D800E for video and needed the light. The only thing that I thought was great about it is that it is very easy to pack. That's about it.

      Prior to leaving I tuned in to B&H's video review of lighting products and saw how poorly they rated the lights against others. Had I seen that, I would have made another purchasing decision. I didn't.

      The lights threw little to no useable light on the subject. I kept looking at the dial, hoping there was more...but nope. I only turned them on once, turned them off and packed them back up. They are being returned today.

      One little nuisance, the battery pack has a tiny piece of string that holds the adapter plug to the side of the pack. That broke and immediately started to unravel as nylon cord will do. I had to snip and burn the end to prevent it from making a 40' pile of thread.

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      4.0

      Great portable lights!

      By Tom Antos

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

      I love everything about these lights. They are strong, light and very portable because of the batteries. What I don't like is the fact that you have to use their stands to mount the light and the light attachment on top of the stands is kinda cheap. Hasn't broken on me so far but then again I am very careful in how I handle my equipment. That's the only negative. Otherwise the stands are great!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Small and light but powerful

      By Tom Antos

      from NYC, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Standart Light Stand

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

      I love everything about these lights except one thing... the attachment from the light stands to the light. Its plastic and uses a 1/4inch tripod screw in the middle to attach the light. Not the best way to mount to the light stand. I wish they provided an adapter to a standard light stand on there. Other than that the lights are great!

      They're strong and super light and because they're thin and have nothing on the back of them but a smooth surface you can easy attach them to walls and ceilings using some gaffers tape.

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      • No

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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor

      By Mo Devlin

      from Dallas, PA

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

            I bought this product for a photo/video shoot out of state. I was using a Nikon D800E for video and needed the light. The only thing that I thought was great about it is that it is very easy to pack. That's about it.

            Prior to leaving I tuned in to B&H's video review of lighting products and saw how poorly they rated the lights against others. Had I seen that, I would have made another purchasing decision. I didn't.

            The lights threw little to no useable light on the subject. I kept looking at the dial, hoping there was more...but nope. I only turned them on once, turned them off and packed them back up. They are being returned today.

            One little nuisance, the battery pack has a tiny piece of string that holds the adapter plug to the side of the pack. That broke and immediately started to unravel as nylon cord will do. I had to snip and burn the end to prevent it from making a 40' pile of thread.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Consistent Exposure

            By TRLawrence

            from San Luis Obispo, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

              I utilize this kit in tandem with a few smaller fill lights to shoot narrative film/cinema work. Absolutely pleased by the output on a budget. We were able to light an entire cafe with strategic placement.

              PROS:

              ** The adjustable/dimmable settings provide precisely what we need for intimate settings, up to larger spaces.

              ** The telescoping stands give us the ability to light high or low. We found that the lights eliminated any competition by existing overheard lighting.

              ** Brightness? At full output, the light will make your talent squint.

              ** Portability is a must for outdoor locations, and so far, we've gotten beautiful lighting for close to 1.5 hours of work on the battery kit.

              CONS: Definitely want to sand bag the stands so nobody bumps into these. I doubt they'd survive a fall because the bodies are plastic. That being said, if you can take care of your lights, you'll get your money's worth. Since LEDs are so expensive currently, I think the casings are of cheaper construction to keep the price from being too prohibitive. Again, it comes down to how well you care for your lights. If you have a bunch of clumsy people on your set, look out.

              OVER ALL: For small-scale productions, I recommend this kit. It's cut our shot setup time by 50-70%, and aided a small-budget production immensely.

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              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I like

              By Gag

              from Mexico

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

              I like because are very easy to use and carry, but I don´t like the construction loock fragile

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              • No

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              5.0

              Super-lightweight, Couldn't be easier

              By Brandon

              from Newport, RI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

                These LEDs are perfect for any setup including high frame rates. These two lights alone with perfectly light up your 240fps shots with no flicker. The lights break down in seconds and each have a handle at the top for easy carrying.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Useful for science/ product shots

                By LynneKL

                from Billerica, MA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

                  I use this lighting system to take pictures of samples in a dark laboratory. Others borrow the lights to use in different labs as well. I like the lights themselves, but I also like how easy they are to pack up and move to a different location. I haven't used the battery packs yet, so can't comment on that, but so far really pleased with the quality of the images I have been getting using these lights. One thing i have found that I don't like so much is that the lights screw off of the stand. It would be more convenient to have a quick release. It would also be nice if there were durable cases for the lights - i saved the cardboard packaging to transport the lights from lab to lab.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Highly Recommend Buying These Lights!

                  By Jon

                  from Seattle, Washington

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

                    I bought these lights recently to use in film/music video shoots. I couldn't be happier with the result. They are extremely lightweight, do not get hot because they are LEDs, are easy to set up and break down. For half of a recent shoot I used the plug in wall, for the other half I used the battery packs where outlets were limited. The result was the same for both, the lights just as bright with the batteries, etc. The lights have a dimming feature that is also extremely useful. I highly recommend purchasing these lights.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just what we were looking for!

                    By chilkev

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

                      This is a much needed piece of equipment required to complete our existing field lighting kit. It truly enhanced the production of the program segments in the field. We are very satified and easy to operate and use.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good light for price

                      By Wilky Black - Hayzen's Productions

                      from Greensboro, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice For Price
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Cheap Feeling
                      • Mount To Stand

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

                      I like the fact they are battery powered as an option. The dimmers work great, the light stands and attachment are not typical. You do have screw in the light to the stand, it's not a quick release. however, once your intitial set-up is done for each shoot, you can colapse the tripod and carry the light attached to the tripod by the handle. I was concerned about the light temp being more of a blue/purple or green hue, but it has a nice white balance. For the price it's a nice kit, but once i can afford to upgrade to something nicer i will and these will become back-ups.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Simply Put, These Lights Are Awesome!

                      By Nicholas the multimedia/motorcycle guy

                      from Dallas, Texas (most of the time)

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful Output
                      • Suprising

                      Cons

                      • Tripod Mounting

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Videography

                      Comments about Bescor LED-500KB 2 Light Studio Battery Kit (100-240VAC):

                      We often do video and photography in remote locations, and these are the perfect lights for almost any occassion. The light board units are very light weight, but not flimsy. The dimmers give you the ability to apply the perfect amount of light on your subject with ease. Also, the amount of light output is amazing... most people squint at full blast. The tripods are sturdy and made of quality materials. The batteries and chargers are a little bulky, but nothing you cannot manage with a small soft-sided case.The only thing that I was not immediately in love with was the stand connection. They use a standard tripod screw instead of the easy-mounts that are typically associated with professional lighting kits. They are sturdy once on the pod or hung from truss, but it is not fun haivng to twist them on and off. There's probably and adapter I can get to make this more convenient. Lastly, a case option would have been nice, but I made it work with an existing case since the package was so compact.

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