Westcott D5 5-Socket Light Head

Westcott D5 5-Socket Light Head

Westcott D5 5-Socket Light Head

B&H # WED5 MFR # 480
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Product Highlights

  • A Switch for Each Lamp
  • Edison Base Sockets
  • Inline Power Switch
  • UL and CE Certified for Safety
  • Built-in D5 Softbox Receptacles
  • Umbrella Receptacle and Tilter Bracket
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The Westcott Basics D5 5-Socket Lamp Head is a continuous light source that features 5 heat-resistant ceramic sockets for use with 5 compact fluorescent lamps up to 85W each. The D5 is housed in a durable yet lightweight nylon head and is both CE and UL certified for safety. This housing features 5 power switches - one for each lamp, for the ultimate in output control.

The D5 has an in-line power switch and a comfortable handle for effortless positioning. The fixture's tilter bracket fits on virtually all light stands and has a built-in umbrella receptacle. Optional modifiers such as a 24 x 32" Softbox, 32" Octabox, and 16 x 40" Stripbank are available, all of which come standard with a 1-stop diffusion panel. These modifiers mount quickly into the D5's rod holes and are available in a variety of kits.

  • Continuous light source
  • Ceramic sockets
  • UL and CE certified for safety
  • Compact and lightweight housing
  • 5 Switches control individual lamps
  • Inline cord switch
  • Built-in D5 rod receptacles
  • Standard umbrella receptacle and tilter bracket
  • Also available in kits
  • UPC: 817967008167
    In the Box
    Westcott D5 5-Socket Light Head
  • Lamp Head
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Westcott D5 specs

    Material Ceramic socket, nylon body
    Input Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Lamps Optional compact fluorescent
    Cooling Passive
    Flicker Correction Flicker-free
    Maximum Wattage 85 W each socket
    Mounting 5/8" (16 mm) Receiver
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 8.3 x 8.3"

    Westcott D5 reviews

    D5 5-Socket Light Head is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations This was a last minute purchase after a session to photograph a newborn was shifted from the studio to the client's home that I hadn't previously visited and I needed a portable, constant light option to boost available daylight. I loved the individual switches to control output. The head itself is light but rather bulky once the bulbs are screwed in but got the job done for a very reasonable price. It's a shame it doesn't work with the Westcott modifiers I already own but it exceeded my expectations for an entry level product.
    Date published: 2016-03-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase This item is very straight forward easy to use. No frills and little to go wrong with it. Just put in what ever bulbs you need for your purpose and go. Light weight and seems durable. My only problem is that one of the ones I received had the head turned in a T position instead of an X. So if you put a bulb in the bottom you couldn't use the umbrella hole, I simply unscrewed the face plate and reinstalled it at an 1/8th of a turn.
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I plan to use this for still life photography as well as portraits. The five switches are great for modifying the light.
    Date published: 2016-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, slow delivery I love the D5 5-socket light. I use it with an octagonal 32 softbox. I'm not so pleased with the fact that the product was listed as special delivery but was back-ordered from Westcott. It was not possible to get an actual delivery date, but then pleasantly it did arrive within the originally anticipated window. The product specs are also inconsistent from Westcott, which lists that you can use up to 50W bulbs in each of the sockets on their web site, but the product insert says up to 85W. After back and forth with B&H as well as Westcott customer service, I was able to confirm that you CAN safely use up to 85W bulbs - as long as they are fluerescent and not halogen. Overall, it's a good product, and my experience would have been a 5-star if (1) the product were available sooner with a clear delivery date and (2) if the product specifications were clear and consistent about which bulbs were appropriate for the light head.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product As advertised no bulbs no stand just a socket head used for umbrellas & softboxes , I had hard time searching for socket light head that has umbrella port and I finally found it. The results were excellent thanks to B&H and the amazing products from westcott
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked for only one day! It worked well just for one day! Unfortunately once I tried it I got rid of original packaging so I can't return it because A couple days later when I tried to use it it wouldn't work! So disappointed...
    Date published: 2016-05-15
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