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Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture

B&H # IMFRC22 MFR # FRC-22
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Product Highlights

  • 2x Daylight Balanced 55W Lamps
  • Flicker Free
  • Built-in Textured Reflective Barndoors
  • Air-Induction Cooling
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Multi Voltage 110-220VAC, 50/60Hz
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You Pay: $169.95

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The Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture is an economical light source that combines an efficient reflector with built-in hammered aluminum reflective barndoors to give you a fixture capable of an impressive output equivalent to a 500W hot light. However, unlike tungsten lights, the FRC-22 has a very low power draw and emits very little heat, meaning reduced operational costs and minimal potential harm to your set or talent. Additionally, with lamp life up to 8,000 hours the FRC-22 is virtually maintenance-free.

The FRC-22 comes with the fixture, lamps, power cord, flexible gooseneck stand mount with 5/8" receiver and a padded carrying bag to transport or store it all.

The FRC-22 is a muti voltage fixture that can be used anywhere in the world with 110-220V, 50/60Hz. An optional plug adapter will be needed for outlets outside of the U.S.

Cool-running daylight-balanced fluorescent light
Flicker-free lighting
Built-in fused circuit protection
Padded carrying case
UPC: 847628567597
Construction Aluminum
Input Voltage 110-220VAC @ 50/60Hz
Lamps 2x Twin-tube 55W daylight balanced fluorescent
Lamp Life Up to 8,000 hrs.
CRI >90
Base 2G11
Ballast Built-in
Mounting 5/8" (16 mm)
Power Requirements 110-220VAC
Amperage 1.1A
Dimensions 22.25 x 7.0 x 3.25" (56.5 x 17.8 x 8.25 cm)
Weight 3.75 lb (1.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 9.0 x 5.0"
Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture
  • Light Fixture
  • 2 x Twin-tube 4-Pin 55W Daylight Fluorescent Bulbs
  • AC Power Cord
  • Flexible Light Stand Adapter
  • 2 x Spare Fuses (20 mm)
  • Soft Padded Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ImpactREADY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture
     
    4.1

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (26)
    • Good color value (17)
    • Good power output (12)
    • Attaches securely (9)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (8)
    • Weak (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (23)
    • General purpose (13)
    • Low light (10)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Night time (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Value! Gets the job done!

    Purchased the lights for a quick corporate video set up, client was concert about bringing heavy equipment to top level executive office. showed up on to set with the Ready Cool Lights and client...Read complete review

    Purchased the lights for a quick corporate video set up, client was concert about bringing heavy equipment to top level executive office. showed up on to set with the Ready Cool Lights and client was more calm by knowing that the equipment we use was light and compact, not to mention they loved the results of the production.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Inexpensive & Light But Barndoor Issues

    If you mount them horizontally as shown, the top barndoor will not stay in place unless it's standing straight up as in the photo. The hinges are very flimsy. If you mount them...Read complete review

    If you mount them horizontally as shown, the top barndoor will not stay in place unless it's standing straight up as in the photo. The hinges are very flimsy. If you mount them vertically, this won't be an issue.

    Other than the barndoor issue, it's a very lightweight, inexpensive fixture that gets the job done. I use two of them to light my greenscreen.

    The case that's included is designed for Impact's 4 lamp version so it's way bigger than the fixture but works if you roll up the excess material. Kind of cheesy to not have a version for the 2 lamp fixture.

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    5.0

    Great lightweight lights

    By KyleF

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Outdoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

      For the price and size these lights put off great light to give a nice overall fill or great for interviews on a budget.

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      5.0

      Excellent lightning

      By misty

      from Arlington, Texas

      Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

      impact ready cool 2 lamp fluorescent fixture is a good product. I have used other products but could get what I need until I tried this. Perfect and excellent light for movie making

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      4.0

      Small, portable constant light

      By STP Images

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits
      • Videography

      Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

      Great for videography, but I have also used it for fill light on headshots. Easily transportable in the included carry cases. Not terribly durable, so handle the lights with care. Also does not have a light power adjustment, so if you need more or less light, you need to move it closer or further from the subject.

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      1.0

      Beware

      By bilco5

      from chicagoland

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Poor Construction Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

          I returned these right away. They are very low quality. Despite excellent packaging, one unit was DOA on arrival, and I think it left the factory that way. I don't mind low cost gear, and accept that sometimes the quality might not be as good as the originals that these knock off, but I wouldn't feel safe bringing these to a shoot nor would I feel confident that they would perform reliably. That's how cheap the construction is.

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          5.0

          Surprised on how great..

          By Eddie

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

            When i first got them, i though, they look smaller than the pic, i probably over spend, but for the independent video/film maker, they are beyond amazing, incredible power.

            Can't wait to get another kit

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            5.0

            Great Value! Gets the job done!

            By Carcan Studios

            from Miami, Fl.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not dimmable

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light

            Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

            Purchased the lights for a quick corporate video set up, client was concert about bringing heavy equipment to top level executive office. showed up on to set with the Ready Cool Lights and client was more calm by knowing that the equipment we use was light and compact, not to mention they loved the results of the production.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Very good value

            By virtualmedia

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Good Value For
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Power Cord Attachement

            Best Uses

            • Location shoots
            • Studio

            Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

            Have used this on a few shoots, overall very good. This comes w/the 5.6K bulbs, we also purchased the 3.2K bulbs & works great.
            The reason I gave this 4 stars & not 5 stars is- 1. the power cord connection to the light tends to work loose & can fall out easily.
            2. when changing the florescent tubes, namely removing the plastic retaining bracket, is a royal pain to get off and snap back into place

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            3.0

            Solid light for a good price

            By Derek in the other Hollywood

            from Hollywood, Florida

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • inexpensive
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

              This is a solid flourescent light for a good price. Not as versatile with other brands that have dimming but those cost 2-3X more.It's a good light for lighting without harsh shadows. Keep in mind these are not dimmable so you should have a selection of large ND gels on hand to cut the intensity if needed. Also, lamps that came with it are daylight balanced so you will either need to buy 3.2K bulbs for shooting indoors or some CTO. The only weak link I see is the mounting system. It is a bendable post not unlike some mic stands you see which is attached to the fixture with two very small phillips head screws. I don't see this as a long-term solution but time will tell. I may keep thses as dedicated lights for lighting a greenscreen. All-in-all a very reasonably priced flourescent conitinuous lighting system.

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              4.0

              Very good for the price; Gooseneck & Case Conundrum

              By Eric Wylie

              from Cedar Rapids, IA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Efficient
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Build Quality

              Best Uses

              • Chroma Key
              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

              I purchased these lights primarily to light an 8 foot wide green screen, which they do well and evenly.

              But, I think these will become a go-to for interview lighting. They are easy to set up and bright. I purchased 21" x 24" diffussion gel sheets to clip on to the barn doors with industry standard "natural fiber tension fasteners" (spring clothes pins). I have a sheet of full diffusion, half diffusion, and CTO for each light.

              Build quality is lacking a bit in places. I'm particularly worried about the two small screws that attach the gooseneck arm to the fixture (which you install yourself). The gooseneck is the only way you have available to mount the light to a stand. Adjustments to the gooseneck, made carefully, have been fine so far. Set-up and re-packed 4 times to date.

              The large bag that came with each light cannot hold the light AND the stand. I ordered the pair, so I was able to put two lights in one bag and two stands and misc. in the second bag. If you only get one, you won't have this option. The soft carry bags are not a good long-term solution. I'll be getting some kind of hard case for these in the future, as I'm concerned about the gooseneck to light connection getting bumped/broken with the goosenecks sticking out all of the time.

              I have not had any issues with the barn doors that others previously reported -- mine are stiff, yet adjustable. They must have made some adjustments since mine were manufactured.

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              5.0

              Light and Bright

              By Jasper MN

              from Inver Grove Heights

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                My first major lighting purchase. I like the light weight and the flexibility of settings in which I can use the two that I bought. Still experimenting with them, but like them and the matching Impact light stands.

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                5.0

                Great for lighting, recommended

                By Alexander Zamora

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                  Special to study photographs with lighting

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Not bad

                  By groovieknave

                  from Albuquerque

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                  Not amazing, but it is light in a compact package. It isn't a flickering mess and it works.

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                  5.0

                  So so

                  By KJ

                  from Nashville

                  Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                  Did not exude as much light as I'd hoped. Should have purchased the three panel BUT it is very nice. The barn door reflectors and nice bag that comes with it make this one very simple piece of equipment to take on the go

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                  5.0

                  lights are great

                  By judy

                  from north hollywood

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                      i have then in my casting/acting studio and they are wonderful

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                      5.0

                      EXCELLENT!

                      By Larry

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                        When shooting in the Studio setting, I've primarily used large umbrellas with big bulbs. I needed lights that used less space and that would give me enough light to keep my ISO levels super low. I wasn't in the position to buy the big, expensive, Kino-Flos....so these seemed like a great option until I'm able to upgrade. THESE LIGHTS ARE FANTASTIC. I've really only been using two of them and the amount of light they each put out is crazy - anymore and the models would be squinting. Actually, I did an Actor Headshot session yesterday with just one of them - you don't need to soften the light if the subject is in the right place and the shutters definitely help a little in directing where the light falls. Would being able to adjust the brightness be helpful? Of COURSE, but I'd imagine that kind of capability would slap on a couple hundred bucks more...They're super lightweight but the stands aren't heavy duty so do yourself a favor and get a couple sandbags to secure them.

                        Great product for the cost. The bulbs were fine - I'm wondering what the difference will be if I upgraded to Kino-Flo bulbs like others here have.

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                        4.0

                        A good, low-cost package

                        By TX_Tar_heel

                        from Seguin, TX

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                          I use these mainly in a video studio setup, sometimes on location. They perform well, the color is accurate and consistent, and the output is good. The light stands work nicely and are quiet stable. Overall, a good product.

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                          4.0

                          Very Easy Setup and Takedown

                          By jlo322

                          from Cairo GA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Weak

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                          My company bought five of these lights to use in a video studio at our office. They are very easy to set up and we were up and running in less than 30 minutes. They come with very nice cases so when we do outside shoots, these will be very easy to break down and take with us. The lights were not quite as bright as I thought they would be but with proper placement, they work just fine.

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                          2.0

                          Cheap but Cheap Light

                          By Daveworx

                          from Plainview, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Low Cost

                          Cons

                          • Barn Doors Do Not Hold
                          • Flimsy
                          • Poor Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                          The light output is great. Would be more useful if you could switch each of the bulbs indpendently.

                          Mounting is sub-bar with the included gooseneck. Should have had a mouning spud or 5/8" female receptacle.

                          Barn doors do not stay in place when mounted horizontally (others have stated this). We use wood clothespins to help hold them in place.

                          Light is somewhat harsh, but simple frost diffusion is all that's needed.

                          Lightwieght is a plus, but the housing quality and constrction is not impressive.

                          Worst part is that we've blown bulbs after only a few hours of use and had to replace the entire light fixture several times with Impact. We own 5 of these.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By chuck

                          from texas

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                            works well

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                            5.0

                            Excellent, even output

                            By luclonde

                            from Petaluma, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Impact READY COOL 2 Lamp Fluorescent Fixture:

                              I bought these to light a 20ft green screen in a small studio and the quality of the even lighting necessary is beautiful and 100% what I needed. The gooseneck mounting is unbelievably useful and holds the weight of the lamp fixture perfectly.

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