Quickly create a beautiful soft color-accurate two-light setup by picking up this Impact LED Studio Kit from B&H. It features two simple porcelain sockets that will accept nearly any Edison base bulb up to 500W and have a stay-cool handle/stand mount that lets them easily fit onto the two included 8' air-cushioned light stands. These sockets are designed to accept umbrellas, such as the two 33" white translucent umbrellas bundled here, as well as optional screw-on reflectors, enabling users to take control over their lighting. To complete the setup, this kit features two 30W LED Studio Lamps that offer a high CRI of 90 for color accurate imaging and a daylight-balanced color temperature of 5500K. These bulbs will create a soft, flattering light and will save energy compared to tungsten offerings.
Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)
The Impact Porcelain Socket with Umbrella Mount (500W) is a cost-effective way to utilize a wide variety of E26 (Edison) based lamps for photo or video work. Options include simple household lamps as well as photoflood, quartz halogen bulbs, and LED bulbs. This highly versatile product has an adjustable metal mount with a 5/8" receiver for light stands and an 8mm umbrella receptacle. The Floodlight Socket tilts and locks in place at the desired angle by grasping the stay-cool wooden handle and releasing the locking knob. Lamps up to 500W won't melt the ceramic base which is impervious to heat. The socket also accepts screw-on reflectors of various sizes.
Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
This aluminum Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand rises to a height of 8' and folds down to 29.6". The stand has sure-twist section locks and 4 sections and will support up to 8 lb.
If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.
Savage LED Studio Lamp (30W, 120V)
Often used in lighting kits, the 5500K daylight-balanced 30W, 120V Savage LED Studio Lamp is a fan-cooled, tri-band technology LED light source with an E26 Edison base and a high CRI of 90 for accurate color rendition. Like all LED sources of this type it runs cool and consumes very little current. The 30W LED lamp is the equivalent of a 250W tungsten flood lamp. Included with the lamp are an amber filter, a blue filter, and a wireless remote control.
Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (33")
Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.
Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.
This Impact 33" White Translucent Umbrella is suggested for use in head-and-shoulders portraits for one or two persons.