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Kino Flo4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4')
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (6)
    • Photography (3)
    • Portraits (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    You get what you pay for...

    By JV

    from San Juan Capistrano, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting

      Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

      There are cheaper lighting solutions. Kino flo's are expensive but still my favorites.

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      5.0

      4 Bank Kino Flo System

      By Moviemaker

      from Houston, Texas USA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

        I bought these to light my Green Screen and they do a terrific job~ Very bright and even lighting across the entire span of fabric. No way you can get this even light with open faced laights!

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        5.0

        One light to rule them all

        By Alan

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Interviews
            • Photography

            Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

            This is the industry standard staple. I see this unit on every single shoot I work on and thats for a good reason. It's light, easily positionable, can change color temp with different tubes, low power draw, runs cool...

            I could keep going on but basically its an awesome soft light that is useful in pretty much every scenario.

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            5.0

            Great piece of lighting gear!

            By Daniel McM

            from Morgantown, WV

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting

              Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

              We do a lot of corporate interviews and reality shows and this is an excellent tool to create a soft natural light, and can easily be balanced for day-light.

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              5.0

              Best Fluorescent light on the market

              By iloverpm

              from New York, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

                used for fashion lighting. it does not use a lot of electricity. no bad qualities.

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                5.0

                requested on every job..

                By atom

                from ny, ny

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting

                  Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

                  Most versatile fixture on set. Cool running with great light output. One of the most used fixtures on set...

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                  5.0

                  excellent light

                  By heath

                  from wilmington, nc

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

                      i have not used the cheaper knock-offs but the color temp is always right with these so i don't know if it would be worth the risk to use the others. this is especially true with super-compressed formats that don't allow for much color grading.

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                      5.0

                      Best light around.

                      By JR187

                      from San Diego, Ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting

                        Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

                        Ive used kino's on films, commercial work and they are excellent, the quality of light is great and the output is tremendous. you can't go wrong with these!

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        4' 4 Bank for Green Screen

                        By Jacmer

                        from Ann Arbor, MI

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio

                          Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

                          We purchased four Kino Flo 4' 4-Bank kits for use in a video and TV production studio. Best features: lots of smooth light for the power they draw. They stay cool, and you can change lamps for 3200K and 5500K color temps. They are a bit pricey however, which is why they rate a 4 our of 5.
                          Out of the box the instruments seem a bit lightweight and flimsy, but that makes them easy to hang and stand mount. They have held up well. We use them primarily for lighting our large green screen 50'x20', but we did need to purchase two more (6 total) to cover a screen that big. Still, the power they use is less than one of our 2K fresnels, and we can get the green to 80IRE on our Sony EX3 camera. The ballast is not DMX controllable on this model, but we usually run them up full anyway.
                          I would recommend them.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A great production tool

                          By dmoney

                          from Santa Cruz, CA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Kino Flo 4Bank 4' Fluorescent One Light System (4'):

                          Downside: It's large and can create problems in some cases, needs a C- stand with gobo. Upsides are huge. Low power consumption, low heat and a nice soft source. Has greater punch than a bare 1k equipped with a softbox and has variable light temperature versatility.
                          I do lighting for corporate and broadcast production. By carrying the 5500k and 3200k lamps, the Kino makes me look good through a lot of situations. With 5500k, I can shoot right along with daylight under a porch or in a heavily windowed room. If a location has very little or no daylight, I use 3200k lamps and can use bleeding daylight for a blue effect.
                          Because of the shape of the light, I can arrange it horizontally, vertically or diagonally as needed for the attributes of an interview subject. I can soften up a worn face and still get underneath the chin to avoid shadow. When on a rapid setup, the light often looks good if you just throw it up in a hurry with estimated guess.
                          Clients like it and feel they have royal treatment. Use the output settings and grid to alter the light intensity and spill. Get away with using your other lights in a room with limited AC circuits because the Kino uses so little power. Good for green screen illumination with no hotspots. Love it!

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