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General Brand Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')

B&H # GBLSAC8 Mfr # LS8A
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You Pay: $34.95
Product Highlights
  • Four Sections
  • 5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Threaded Top

This aluminum Impact 8' Air-cushioned Light Stand is 4-section light support with sure-twist section locks.

If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.

Air Cushioned
Protects equipment from impact damage.
Compact Design
Will fit easily into most location cases.
Accepts Casters
  • Eases positioning of heavy lights
  • Available as accessories
  • Minimum Height 26.75 in (68 cm)
    Maximum Height 8 ft (2.4 M)
    Closed Length 27 in (68.5 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 3 ft (91.4 cm)
    Leg Tip 20mm
    Weight 2.4 lbs (1 kg)
    Maximum Load 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8 in stud with 1/4"-20 in threaded tip
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned Yes
    General Brand Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactAir-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
     
    4.4

    (based on 350 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (188)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (128)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (291)
    • Easy to set up (242)
    • Reliable (186)
    • Consistent (116)
    • Easy to setup (29)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (9)
    • Short lifespan (5)
    • Inconsistent output (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (197)
    • Photography (196)
    • Artificial lighting (166)
    • Strobe lighting (132)
    • Weddings (70)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (288), Yes (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (116), Pro photographer (70), Photo enthusiast (69), Casual photographer (34), Photography student (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing and low price!

    At first, I was kind of skeptical about this light stand. Actually, when I received it and tested it. I was blow-en away about the quality. It is very good for the...Read complete review

    At first, I was kind of skeptical about this light stand. Actually, when I received it and tested it. I was blow-en away about the quality. It is very good for the price of this item. I used Ezybox 30" by Lastolite attach with my 580 EX II and pockwizard Flex TT5. I works like a charm. The only drawback is a air-cushion, you can't fold it quick if you on to go, but it does protect your gears if you forgot to tighten it. Other then that, no compliments.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't Expect much

    This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The...Read complete review

    This stand is about what I expected for the price. I will only use this for small lights (anything smaller than a 1K). The construction is aluminum, with cheap plastic knobs. The supposed 5/8" baby pin on top seemed small so my light when mounted had a little play. Make sure you bag this one, the floor spread isn't very big. Overall a very cheap stand that will work with small lights.

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    4.0

    A light but sturdy stand

    By Sonja McG

    from Yorktown, VA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

      I use this stand to carry my speedlight when I'm doing a photo session that involves a lot of walking to different areas of the beach or town. I use a Canon 600 EX-RT light and the medium Flashbender. It collapes to a manageable size. I store and carry it in a folding chair case so traveling is easy. I will be trying it with the speedlights at a wedding reception in the future.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Not Bad for the Price

      By Topher

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

        I use this to hold a Speedlight and 32" umbrella. I wouldn't try to put much more than that on this stand though...at least not without a sand bag or two. The stand itself is well-built, and the air-cushioning is great. The only possible down side is maybe the screws. They feel a bit flimsy and I'm not sure they'll hold up over time, but for the price, you really can't complain.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very easy to travel with!

        By David L

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

          This is a fantastic light weight stand. Easy to transport and folds up really small. The only issue is if you don't let the legs out wide enough to make sure it is sturdy. Assuming your lighting setup isn't super heavy this will work just fine! But I am not sure if I would trust it around some strong winds.

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          • No

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          4.0

          awesome quality for your buck

          By Images On the FLy

          from British Columbia, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting
            • Weddings

            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

            They are great little stands for the price. I like the air-cushioned system. Great buy!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Sturdy light stand

            By Alyssa

            from Jackson, MI

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

              I was under the impression that this light stand was the same as my other light stands, but was pleasantly surprised to have accidentally ordered the wrong brand. The knobs are very easy to tighten in comparison to the others I currently have. The air-cushion works very well. Very happy with this purchase. The only reason I don't give it a 5-star rating is because I'm sure something 3x the price would be better. Why spend all that money when this one gets the job done well and keeps bucks in your pocket?

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great stand for the price

              By Braineack

              from Chantilly, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Weddings

                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                These stands came coupled with my Impact 160 watt/sec monolights I recently purchased. They are a good sturdy stand with a wide stance, seem well built, and can handle the weight of a monolight and 30x40" softbox.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice stand

                By Abena

                from Chicago

                Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                The stand came as part of the lighting kit. Nice stand and nice kit.

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                4.0

                Good value

                By Menegaz

                from Cranford, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  This kit is great but I should have purchased the light at the same time.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Dinky

                  By Blinding Color

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Dinky
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Light Duty
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                  It's dinky. Do not use it outside or to any shoot that's critical. For lighting indoors, it's fine as long as you only using a smallish umbrella or a smallish softbox with a shoe mount flash. It probably won't get much use, but it does what it's supposed to.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT QUALITY LIGHTSTAND

                  By Helloshirosan

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                    I was recommended this light stand from a B and H Photo costumer service rep. Very sturdy light stand. The build quality is great and all of the hinges and clamps are of high quality. I use this light stand with my Diva Super Nova Ring light from the DVE Store for my videos. The stand is holds the ring light no problem.

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                    4.0

                    Impact air cushioned stand

                    By RickS

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                      I like the air cushion feature especially with the monolight attached. The stand came with the necessary top parts so the monolight slips right on. Stand is pretty sturdy with a monolight and soft box attached.

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                      5.0

                      It is light, collapses to a small size,

                      By Harold

                      from Burnsville MN,

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        I use this to photograph table objects and outdoor flowers.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        OK for light indoor use

                        By Phil

                        from Baltimore

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice height

                        Cons

                        • Not very stable

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        I use these stands for portrait photography. They are quick and easy to set up. They are also a nice height and they are inexpensive. The base isn't very wide or sturdy, so they feel a little unsteady at full height. I only use these stands occasionally and I would recommend them for that type of use. I would never use these outdoors. If I used stands more often I would buy something that was more stable.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good Light Stands

                        By Jimmy

                        from Visalia, California

                        Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                        The light stands were exactly what I needed for my speed lights. Easy to set up and were stable.

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                        4.0

                        Works great.

                        By David

                        from Sarasota, Fl

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                          Easy to set up. Sturdy.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great stand for money

                          By Poppy

                          from Mauldin, SC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                            came with softbox as package.
                            Great value

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Just Okay

                            By GlennOfStuart

                            from Stuart, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                              It's a you get what you pay for world. These nothing overly wrong with this stand but it's clearly not high quality.

                              I use it at the beach as a disposable.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good Product

                              By Lee Lee

                              from Houston

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  Use to hold flash equipment

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Lightstand

                                  By Shelley

                                  from Carrollton, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Needs Sandbag

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  I purchased this with the Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24) Kit .........As long as the softbox is pointing over a leg that is pointing forward, then I feel that the stand is steady. It would be hard for me to carry a heavy sandbag to go with it, but it is recommended. Easy to open and collapse.

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                                  • No

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                                  2.0

                                  Little unimpressive

                                  By lisa the photographer videographer

                                  from boston, mass

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Lifespan

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8'):

                                  Stands are a bit flimsy and I don't really expect them to last a long time. I bought these with a light kit, so they are fine. The little plastic plugs on the bottom fall out for no reason, so I will call bh to get some extras to have on hand.

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