Westcott 2-Light D5 Daylight Octabox Kit with Carry Case

Westcott 2-Light D5 Daylight Octabox Kit with Carry Case

Westcott 2-Light D5 Daylight Octabox Kit with Carry Case

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x Five Socket Lamp Heads
  • 10 x Daylight 27W Fluorescent Lamps
  • 2 x D5 Octabox: 32"
  • 2 x Light Stands: 6.5'
  • Carry Case
  • Built-In Stand/Umbrella Mount
  • Individual Lamp Switching
  • No Speed Ring Needed
  • CE and UL Certified
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Westcott D5 overview

  • 1Description

The 2-Light D5 Daylight Octabox Kit with Carry Case from Westcott is a comprehensive kit featuring two daylight balanced continuous light sources. Bundled with the two D5 5-socket light heads are the compatible power cords, ten 27-watt daylight fluorescent lamps, two durable 6' light stands, and two dedicated 32" Octabox softboxes that feature a reflective silver interior for maximized output and heat-resistant rods that mount exclusively to the D5’s built-in rod receptacles.

The D5 features 5 heat-resistant ceramic sockets for use with 5 daylight fluorescent lamps up to 50 watts 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 that control each lamp for enhanced control. Built on a tilter bracket, the Westcott Basics D5 is designed with a comfortable handle for easy positioning. The D5's tilter bracket fits on virtually all light stands and has a built-in umbrella receptacle. This 270W kit is effective for portraiture and its compact design allows for quick setup in home studios or small spaces.

  • D5 5-Socket Light Head

    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.

    Attributes
  • 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
  • D5 Octabox (32")

    Dedicated to the Westcott Basics D5 fluorescent light, this 32" Octabox is a versatile light modifier well-suited for use on a main or key light. Its octagonal shape and reflective silver interior produces a natural shape of soft, diffuse light along with rounded catch lights. Constructed from heat-resistant nylon, the front 1-stop diffuser is also removable and eight fiberglass assembly rods are included for quick, secure assembly.

  • Light Stand (6.5')

    This 6.5' Westcott Light Stand is usually sold as part of a Photo Basics or Spiderlite lighting kit.

    Black aluminum, with standard Baby (5/8") top
    Rises to a maximum height of 6.5' (1.9 m)
    UPC: 017967007508
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Lamp Head
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 8 x Assembly Rods
  • Removable Front Diffusion Panel
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • 10 x 27-Watt Daylight-Fluorescent Lamps
  • 2 x D5 Power Cords
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • D5 5-Socket Light Head
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 8.3 x 8.3"
  • D5 Octabox (32")
    Shape Octagon
    Interior Silver
    Requires Speed Ring No
    Maximum Wattage 250 W
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle No
    Material Fiberglass, Nylon
    Circular Dimensions : 32.0" / : 81.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.8 x 8.8 x 1.8"
  • Light Stand (6.5')
    Load Capacity 6.6 lb / 3 kg
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 6.5' / 1.9 m
    Minimum Working Height 29" / 73.5 cm
    Collapsed Height 29" / 73.5 cm
    Footprint Diameter 25" / 63.5 cm
    Accepts Wheels No
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.4 x 4.3 x 4.1"

Westcott D5 reviews

2-Light D5 Daylight Octabox Kit with Carry Case is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money I specialize in newborn portraits and do my shoots on location. It's less stressful for the parents & baby. Also I some in cultures the baby doesn't leave home for the first few months. Because of this portability was a major factor in choosing my lighting solution. I knew from past experience that strobes were a bad idea. The flashes startle the baby, and eventually it upsets them. For me the 10x 27W bulbs are good enough as I rarely need shutter speeds above 250th/sec @ ISO 100. If you're looking for over 500th/sec you will need to use 50W bulbs. If you do intend to travel with the kit be sure to buy a carrying case for your bulbs.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stands are worthless The light heads are well crafted and put out bright quality light. However the stands are too weak for the heavy lights. They actually bend forward like a kids fishing pole reeling in a shark. The lights can fall over very easily if they are bumped. It's a huge mismatch of quality heads with poor stands and an overall disappointment. I will have to buy new stands from another company. Bummer.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Recently bought this kit to experiment with shooting with lights. Really haven't used them a lot, however the results of when I have used them are better then expected. I like that there is a switch for each bulb. The catch light I get is excellent. The only issue I have is I wish the stands were a little bit more sturdy, however I would buy this set again.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all in one kit! Love using this kit in my home studio! It's perfect lighting and so convenient that you can control each bulb so you can control the amount of lighting you need.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No regrets. Very well-built beginner light kit! First let me say that I do not do a lot of studio type work. I was in need of updating my basic lighting set up and this Westcott kit fit my needs perfectly. The light heads are very well built and I love the ability to control each of the 5 light sockets individually. The inline switch is a nice option as well for times when I needed to leave the lights set up on location. With regards to the octaboxes, there is no speed ring, but they become very easy to set up after working with them once or twice. The carrying case is really solid and something I think should be included with every kit sold (regardless of Mfg). It carries everything this set up with extra room for a third or fourth light. That said, the only reason I did not give this kit 5 stars is because I wish the light stands were a little more heavy duty. I think they are decent stands, but when you extend them fully, you can see a significant bow in the vertical post when the light head and octabox are attached. I never felt they would tip over or break, but would be nice if they didn't bow so much. Beyond that, this is a very well built basic lighting set up that I would recommend for any beginner.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good quality of light, bad light stands The lighting kit puts out pretty good light. It's definitely bright, and I could film at f5.6 at around 6-10 feet @ ISO 400. The D5 head is actually pretty good. If it would take 3rd party modifiers, I would buy the head on it's own. Downsides, the lightstands are of sub-par quality. With the pole extended, the pole was bent. They don't have air shocks. I tried my speedlight stands, and my speedlight stands performed better than these light stands.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price, features, and lights I call these our Talent lights which I use to shoot interviews. All my LED's are now used for green screen etc.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stands are truly worthless Everything in this kit works great with the exception of the stands. The stands are totally inadequate to support the weight of the octabox lights, a safety hazard for sure. I just purchased a Promaster Deluxe Stand #LS-2, for $40, that works perfect for this light box head. Very disappointed with Wescott.
Date published: 2016-10-01
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