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WestcottSpiderlite TD6 (110VAC)
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (4)
  • Low light (4)
  • Portraits (4)
  • Night time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Used with Chimera Lantern

By Scott

from NY area

Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 (110VAC):

Was looking for a non-tungsten solution. The unit uses a standard type speed-ring built in so the lantern works perfect. It has 6 Edison sockets which is overkill with these fast cameras today. I use 3 Westcott 50w fluorescent daylight bulbs, 6 would be for lighting a large area. The bulbs each put out 200w equivalent tungsten. There are 3 switches controlling 2 sockets each. So you have option to switch off to your needs.
Only draw back is its not the lightest thing when all rigged up. I was looking for an LED solution but no LED bulbs out yet that are color correct. I use it with an Avenger boom arm.

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4.0

Great light, great customer service

By Nutmeg

from Florida

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 (110VAC):

    Bought this as a 2 pack kit, one was DOA but B&H's customer service sent me a new one asap without making me return the entire kit.

    Used the light a few times so far, color is a great match to sunlight, easy to mix with natural light without color conflict. Runs cool so works great without heating up my studio. Love that it has a kill switch on the cord so if I put the light overhead or high up I don't have to bring it down or get on a ladder to change.

    My one and only complaint is that I wish we had control over all the bulbs separately. There are only 3 switches on the back controlling 6 bulbs. Sometimes I only need a tiny bit of light and it would be nice to control one bulb at a time.

    Overall, super great light with lots of power. I would definitely recommend for video, portrait, and product photography.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great setup

    By RedStorm2214

    from Mission Texas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Delicate Housing

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Portraits

    Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 (110VAC):

    I've used the ice light and thought this would be a nice compliment to what we're doing. With this we're able to produce quality video and even light someone in real time.

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    • No

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    5.0

    excellent quality

    By jwheat

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 (110VAC):

      I've used a set of spiderlites for years and they are very durable, run cool, and create amazing studio and on-location images in daylight balance. hightly recommend these for continuous light!

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      5.0

      Better than window light!

      By Kristina

      from Adrian, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 (110VAC):

        The window in my appartment does not do a great job for newborn photos because of an overhang, and there is a 2 hour pocket of window when I can do my sessions. This has changed my photography for newborns!

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        3.0

        Spiderlite

        By Steve t

        from Wilmington nc

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • No Leak Until Burn Holes

        Cons

        • Burn Holes In Sides Slim

        Best Uses

          Comments about Westcott Spiderlite TD6 (110VAC):

          Light back is great. Slim chimeras 12" x 50" got holes burned in the sides after two weeks of use with westcott 150w halogen bulbs. All four of them have holes on each side.Sides of these chimeras are too close to bulbs.

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          • No

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