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

(based on 514 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (280)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (401)
  • Easy to set up (344)
  • Reliable (250)
  • Consistent (152)
  • Easy to setup (29)

Cons

  • Unreliable (12)
  • Short lifespan (8)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Inconsistent output (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Best Uses

  • Photography (272)
  • Portraits (265)
  • Artificial lighting (239)
  • Strobe lighting (171)
  • Weddings (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (157), Pro photographer (116), Photo enthusiast (94), Casual photographer (42), Photography student (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (401), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than anticipated.

When I received the light stands, I was surprised how well they are constructed. Easy to adjust and attach light source. Also adapted for using umbrella.

When I received the light stands, I was surprised how well they are constructed. Easy to adjust and attach light source. Also adapted for using umbrella.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

8' - Barely

When they say 8', that means hyper extended - even the base. I don't like using stands this way because I have seen the plastic collars break when the sections are hyper extended. ...Read complete review

When they say 8', that means hyper extended - even the base. I don't like using stands this way because I have seen the plastic collars break when the sections are hyper extended. If you want to comfortably use it at 8' get the next larger size.

They are, however, very compact. The closed up length is 26".

Reviewed by 514 customers

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5.0

So far so good.

By JYS

from Urbana, IL

Verified Buyer

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

I bought them because I needed new light stands and so far they have been great for me.

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4.0

As expected

By AB3 Shaun

from Hillsboro, OR

Verified Buyer

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

I use this product to hold my Aputure Amaran 3 point lighting setup. The stands work as advertised. For the price, they are a bargain. They are lightweight and easy to use. The Amaran HR672 kit are very lightweight lights, so these stands hold the lights well and no concerns of tipping or collapsing. If lights were heavier, I'd be concerned. The stands do feel "cheap," but guess what? They are!

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5.0

Worth every penny!

By Joe

from Chicago

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

This light stand is well built. This is my first air-cushion stand I am happy with my purchase. I will be getting a second one. Not only is priced right, but it gives me confidence that it will not fall apart while using it. I would recommend using a sandbag if you use it outdoors.

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5.0

Solid stand

By DDP

from Edgewood,WA

Verified Buyer

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

Lightweight and solid. A much more sturdy build than my other small stands that came with my various light kits.

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5.0

Worked great

By ALL PRODUCTIONS.COM

from Southern California

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Stage Lighting

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

    We used these stands primarily for Lowel omni lights. They worked great and were light weight. Sandbags are a must with these stands.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Quality stand

    By GRPINAZ

    from Phoenix, Arizona

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits

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

      It functions normally, perfectly for the purpose intended.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Very flimsy

      By CynthiaBah

      from California

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

      It's too light weight to hold anything heavy so don't expect anything sturdy when u purchase this. Guess the price says it all...

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      2.0

      Size may not be as described!

      By BD

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Variable Length

      Best Uses

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

        The stand itself is lightweight (I use them for air travel), and sturdy. My only gripe is that the size you get may not be as described. I've ordered five of these over the last year and the first set of three were indeed 27" when closed, and looked like the one pictured. The last two I have received were actually over 29" and had the bottom center section extend about 2.5" (see picture). Since I travel with these, the size is a big deal. Not happy that there is a variance in length.

        As for the stand itself, don't expect anything heavy duty. Others have described it as being for light-weight items, and I'd agree. I'm not putting a heavy fixture on these (1x1 LED panels) so they work for me. They are air cushioned, but that's not a big deal since they're probably not going to support a boom pole or anything heavy duty. All in all, if they came as described I'd probably give them at least 4 stars for what I use them for...light weight, small, and decent support.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Lightweight Light Stand

        By Dru-P

        from Fairbanks, AK

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Feels Wonky

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Weddings

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

        I was shocked when I picked it up, I previously worked for a news studio with very heavy light stands. I never felt great about carrying a ridiculously heavy bag of light stands to a shoot, so I was happy when I got this stand. However it did feel a little cheap when I first started using it, like it could break. This stand has been working great for me

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        • No

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        5.0

        Solid, well priced stand

        By Bobby

        from Astoria

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

        Bought this to increase my lighting options for studio and on-location work. Well made, sturdy, but light and fairly compact. There are smaller and lighter stands that extend just as much as this, but cost significantly more. For this pricepoint, this is perfect.

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        5.0

        Great value for the price

        By Tailgunnersam

        from Chicago

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

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

          Light weight but sturdy

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Can't complain for free

          By SoloSheff

          from USA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

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

            I need it to hold lights, and it holds lights. Received as an add on to my order. Yup, it's a stand alright.

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            4.0

            Perfect for what I need it for

            By Mike

            from Texas

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

            It could be a little more sturdy, otherwise it's exactly what I need.

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            4.0

            Light weight. Easy to Use

            By Random Clip

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

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

              This is pretty straight forward. It is sturdy and holds lights. Set up is pretty easy as well.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great

              By G

              from Spokane

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

              Durable and lightweight. Cannot beat the price.

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              5.0

              Works fine

              By Bob

              from Santa Clara, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

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

                  Works fine for location jobs.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Sturdy piece of equipment

                  By AWall

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings

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

                    My go to light stand is the Cheetah Stand because you can pick it up and ran with it without having to adjust the bolts, however, I was searching for a more affordable stand that will remain stationary during the event that I am shooting at the end of the month. This seems like a good, sturdy solution that does the job. One thing to note, the little bolts that you have to screw to tighten the stand fall off when loosed. That's kind of annoying and that is why this item did not get the full 5 starts.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Safety insurance with air cushioning

                    By Morphius

                    from Santa Clara, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

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

                      Compared to similarly priced light stands +/- a few dollars, the Impact light stand is the same aluminum 4 section light duty, made in China stands as the others. The Impact stand is bit cheaper and has air cushioning. Having other non air cushioned stands, this is a bit of insurance for the inevitable mishap.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good enough

                      By Matt

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography

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

                        I use these types of stands for my smaller LED lights. They are light but sturdy. If you setup/tear-down a lot, then expect to replace these once every couple of years.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8') by Impact

                        By Ken

                        from Daytona Beach, FL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        This stand is adequate but has a smaller footprint than anticipated. Would buy something less likely to fall next time.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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