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ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit

B&H # IKIB500KIT Mfr # IB500-KIT
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Product Highlights
  • Bi-Color 5,600/3,200 K (±300K)
  • 3-IB500 Fixtures with Stands & Bags
  • Fully Digital & Programmable Display
  • Energy Efficient & Portable

The ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit is the perfect solution for Tungsten to Daylight scenes. The IB500 kit comes complete with 3 fixtures, stands, and bags for your convenience. This kit provides solutions for you in the studio or the field.

The IB500 Dual-Color LED light from ikan is ideal for those who shoot under varied lighting conditions, and with the IB500 LED light there are no gels required. You simply need to dial in your desired color temperature via the IB500 LED light’s touch-screen digital readout and you can use it. This kit features variable daylight to tungsten color temperatures, built-in dimming, a touch-screen rear panel digital readout, remote control, integrated barn door intensifiers, AC / DC 12 to 14.4 V power range with pro battery options, and available light stands.

The IB500 kit gives you the power option of using the Anton Bauer or Sony V mount by using the ikan V17PBK-A/S professional battery mount system. This simple device mounts directly to the back of the IB500 LED light via the included VESA mount receiver slots. Once it’s installed, you’re in business.

The IBG-500-3L Light Kit Bag adequately fits 3 ID500 lights. It also features a mesh pocket for included accessories. However, the adjustable padded inserts can be configured to fit a video professional’s needs. Its strong, durable nylon design protects and secures each individual light in the bag and keeps them scratch free. This bag is equipped with dual zippers and a snap on strap for added security. Also, the IBG-500-3L bag’s non-skid rubber feet provide a stable foundation for the lights. The plastic-padded side handles and heavy-duty padded shoulder strap provide multiple transportation options for one’s convenience.

The ikan IBG-STND Stand Bag is designed to individually secure 3 ID500/ ID1000 stands eliminating nicks and scratches. It has a heavy-duty padded top strap that reinforces its durability for reliable storage and transportation. The IBG-STND bag gives a video professional the option to extract the stands from the top or side of the bag.

IBG500-3L 3 Light Kit Bag
  • Adjustable, heavy-duty padded shoulder strap and inserts
  • Mesh accessory compartment
  • Sturdy, breathable nylon material
  • Snap-on clip for added security
  • Durable dual zippers
  • Non-skid rubber feet
IBG-STND Stand Bag
  • Individual interior compartments for each stand
  • Opens from the top and side
  • Heavy-duty padded interior
  • Padded top strap
Operating Voltage 12 to 14.4 V
Brightness 3' (0.91 m) / 2,002 lux / 3,200 K
Color Temperature 3,200 to 5,600 K
Dimensions 13.8 x 7.5 x 2.8" (350.52 x 190.5 x 71.12 mm)
Weight 6.1 lb (2.77 kg)
ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit
  • 3 x IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light
  • 3 x Power Supply
  • 3 x Stand
  • IBG-STND Stand Bag
  • IBG-500-3L Light Kit Bag (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ikanIB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Good color value (7)
    • Good power output (6)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (8)
      • Indoors (8)
      • Low light (7)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Night time (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Ikan makes me say, I Can

      We purchased this set as a replacement for a traditional Lowell light kit. Let me cut to the chase. We've used the kit a few times and their case construction is pretty rugged,...Read complete review

      We purchased this set as a replacement for a traditional Lowell light kit. Let me cut to the chase. We've used the kit a few times and their case construction is pretty rugged, the barn doors are easily manueverable, the remotes are cool, the adjustments between color temp is smooth and we had the gold mount battery mount put on and it really is a solid system. The only thing I would have any complaints about is the power cable. It's not your traditional power cable, it's an annoying laptop type two stage power connection. The velcros are a bit annoying as well. But overall besides those small items I'm complaining about, the system rocks. I would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a smaller portable rugged intro to the LED lighting world.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Product with annoying caveats

      I use these lights to shoot promotional videos for my internet company, and I have to say they perform very well. I was expecting them to be bigger (I know, I should have...Read complete review

      I use these lights to shoot promotional videos for my internet company, and I have to say they perform very well. I was expecting them to be bigger (I know, I should have read the spec in more details right?) and if I have a difficulty with them it is in terms of their ability to spread light over a wide area - something that might be improved if they were bigger in size. In terms of intensity they are very bright, and the touch screen control of dimmer and color is very nice indeed. No need for gels and the like.The lights themselves seem well made and sturdy, but the stands are significantly below this standard. You get the impression that even the slightest over-tightening of the main locking screw would result in stripping of the thread. Once assembled they do the job, but they really need to be better.One thing I found incredibly annoying is the fact that the stands - even when reduced as much as possible - are a half inch too long to go through the zipper into the carrying bag. How hard can it be to measure a stand and have the opening in the case the right size? It's careless and unacceptable in my view on an item that costs over $[*]. This oversight results in a struggle to pack them away and will ultimately result in failure of the - again rather flimsy - case.Annoying.Overall, I am happy with the purchase, but if the accessories matched the lights in quality I would be even happier.

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      4.0

      Good Product Spoiled by Poor Accessories

      By Ash

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Low Heat

      Cons

      • Limited Spread
      • Poor Accessories
      • Too Focused

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

      I bought these lights to shoot corporate sales and instructional videos. I wanted that pure white over-exposed background, but while they are bright enough to achieve this in the center, their small size means that there is drop off toward the edge of the frame - even if I zoom in tightly. This can by overcome by post production editing, but for $1600 I expected more spread.

      The ability to change color without gels is great. I use two for the background and one with a warmer color for the presenter. The low heat from the LED's is a big plus.

      The accessories are bad. The stands are flimsy and the threads on the locking screws feel as if they will fail with even the most careful use. Also, it is quite inexcusable in 2014 to supply carrying cases for the stands that have a zipped opening a half inch TOO SMALL for the stands. It's only a matter of time before the zippers fail and it is really annoying when storing them away.

      All in all then, a really nice product let down by completely avoidable design and quality issues in the accessories.

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      3.0

      Great Product with annoying caveats

      By Guitarista53

      from Orlando FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Poor Stands And Cases

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

      I use these lights to shoot promotional videos for my internet company, and I have to say they perform very well. I was expecting them to be bigger (I know, I should have read the spec in more details right?) and if I have a difficulty with them it is in terms of their ability to spread light over a wide area - something that might be improved if they were bigger in size. In terms of intensity they are very bright, and the touch screen control of dimmer and color is very nice indeed. No need for gels and the like.The lights themselves seem well made and sturdy, but the stands are significantly below this standard. You get the impression that even the slightest over-tightening of the main locking screw would result in stripping of the thread. Once assembled they do the job, but they really need to be better.One thing I found incredibly annoying is the fact that the stands - even when reduced as much as possible - are a half inch too long to go through the zipper into the carrying bag. How hard can it be to measure a stand and have the opening in the case the right size? It's careless and unacceptable in my view on an item that costs over $[*]. This oversight results in a struggle to pack them away and will ultimately result in failure of the - again rather flimsy - case.Annoying.Overall, I am happy with the purchase, but if the accessories matched the lights in quality I would be even happier.

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      5.0

      ALL you need in a 3-Point Lighting Sys

      By Kevin of HW

      from Northford, CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Flexibility
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Only A 3-light Solution

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

      This package was the PERFECT solution for our in-house video projects. The ease of set-up, and the flexibility and breadth of control makes anyone look like a lighting pro. Great starting point for a green-screen studio set-up as well. ALL intermediate lighting needs in one VERY affordable package ... Yes, I "Kan" ...

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      5.0

      Like the Lights on a UFO

      By GregB

      from Tyrone, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

        These things are BRIGHT. They're like the headlights on a UFO spacecraft... and with their compact, contemporary design with LED bulbs and the awesome touchscreen on the back, they're the most space-aged lights I've ever seen. These things are sturdy. - And the stands have internal shock absorbers so if the hieght get's adjusted suddenly/unexpectedly, the heavy lights on top won't feel a thing.

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        4.0

        Great Flexibility

        By Redrho97

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time

          Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

          This light kit paired with the ikan PBK-A-X Pro Battery Adapter Kit with XLR P-Tap is a great investment. Not only does the light kit save set up time, but it allows for great flexibility in how and where we can shoot. The fact the lights don't heat up makes them very easy to handle. The ability to change the color and the dimmer allows for great flexibility in lighting your shots.

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          4.0

          Nice Kit

          By Jared H

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Loud Beeping

          Best Uses

          • Studio shooting
          • Video

          Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

          I use these for shooting tabletop demos/tutorial videos. They provide more than enough light and I love being able to adjust the brightness and color temp right on the lights. Sometimes I need to shoot at a different location than my studio and these are easy to transport and much more rugged than the fluorescent lights I was using before.

          There are a couple things that I don't care for. First is the power cords/ac adapter which is kind of odd for this set up. Second is the beeping. Every time you adjust the color temp, brightness or turn it on, it has an annoying, loud beep. Lastly, when I first started using the lights it seemed to take a long time for them to get to the correct brightness and color temp (although I don't seem to have this problem anymore).

          These minor complaints shouldn't deter you from purchasing this light kit, though. It's a solid set up for the price with some great features. The light it gives off is pretty powerful for the size and the attached barn doors are very useful as well. I haven't had to use the remotes yet since I usually have help and I generally shoot in a small studio but I can see them being useful in the future. If you need lights for interviews or other small set ups, it's definitely worth the money.

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          4.0

          High quality lights

          By praetoriansentry

          from Cambridge, MA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

            The lights are really high quality. I couldn't be happier. The stands don't feel quite as high quality, but they are sturdy.

            The main downside was the quality of the bag for the stands. The bag had a 3 or 4 inch tear in one of the seams at the end. I just taped it together for the time being, but it was a little disappointing.

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            5.0

            Great kit that travels well

            By The Video Doctor

            from Bryan, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Portraits

              Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

              I use this product for interview style videos. The daylight and indoor balance gives me the option of warming light, or matching daylight without having to use gels and filters. Nice and simple. Also the Chimera option fits nicely to the barn doors.

              The lights can be arranged vertical or horizontal and the wireless remote is nice, though once everything is set, I don't use those much.

              These also have the added benefit of being able to be converted to battery, but the long cords that come with the lights, and their low power consumption works great for my uses.

              I've used floro bulbs before and they are constantly breaking. This led system is more durable and travels well which is a huge plus for what I do.

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              4.0

              Great kit!

              By Gasser76

              from Illinois

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Portraits

                Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

                4 stars because the remotes control all of the lights at once. I could not find any way to link a remote to a specific light. Otherwise they work great and are well made. Picture shows two cases but the lights and stands come packed in one case.

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                4.0

                Ikan makes me say, I Can

                By RoGaz

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                • Weak

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about ikan IB500-KIT 3-Piece Light Kit:

                We purchased this set as a replacement for a traditional Lowell light kit. Let me cut to the chase. We've used the kit a few times and their case construction is pretty rugged, the barn doors are easily manueverable, the remotes are cool, the adjustments between color temp is smooth and we had the gold mount battery mount put on and it really is a solid system. The only thing I would have any complaints about is the power cable. It's not your traditional power cable, it's an annoying laptop type two stage power connection. The velcros are a bit annoying as well. But overall besides those small items I'm complaining about, the system rocks. I would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a smaller portable rugged intro to the LED lighting world.

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