Impact READY COOL Fluorescent 5-Light Kit

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Impact READY COOL Fluorescent 5-Light Kit
Key Features
  • 1 x READY COOL 2 Lamp Fixture
  • 4 x READY COOL 4 Lamp Fixtures
  • 5 x Air-Cushioned Light Stands (10')
  • 18 x Daylight Fluorescent Lamps
The Impact 5 Fluorescent Light Kit was put together by B&H to offer image makers a complete lighting kit for a mid-sized studio or small production on location. The kit includes 4 READY COOL 4 Lamp Fluorescent Fixtures with 2/4 lamp switching and 1 READY COOL 2 Light Fixture. Each light comes complete with built-in barndoors, daylight-balanced lamps, a 10' air-cushioned light stand, and an individual padded carry case.
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The Impact 5 Fluorescent Light Kit was put together by B&H to offer image makers a complete lighting kit for a mid-sized studio or small production on location. The kit includes 4 READY COOL 4 Lamp Fluorescent Fixtures with 2/4 lamp switching and 1 READY COOL 2 Light Fixture. Each light comes complete with built-in barndoors, daylight-balanced lamps, a 10' air-cushioned light stand, and an individual padded carry case.

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Can I use traditional Fluorescent bulbs in this fixture? Or are they a particular type?
Asked by: Anonymous
Technically, if you found a bulb with similar specifications (twin tube, 55 watts or less, 2G11 base, built-in ballast, 5/8 mounting, and 120V), it would be compatible. However, using non-photographic bulbs can cause issues in regards to both photography and video, as bulbs not made for photography tend to be made for light output without concentrating on color, and the color the light outputs can be hard to compensate or color-correct for. Also, the ballast may not be designed for steady output, and you would have to worry about flicker rates, especially in regards to video. The hertz at which filcker occurs can cause unusual lighting effects when recording video and may also have inconsistent color output, and you would have to choose a shutter speed that would reduce this phenomenon.In summary, yes, it is possible if you find a bulb of similar specifications, but I perosnally recommend using photographic bulbs with a high CRI rating for photographic/video needs.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2019-04-06

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Which diffusion/gels are best for this light? B&H recommends the 12x12 Pro Gel Diffusion kits, but this light measures 22.25 wide, which doesn't seem like enough to cover the entire area of the light.
Asked by: Mark W.
I found Rosco gel sheets that are approx 22x22. They're just a tad narrow but work fine. Of course they're taller but you can trim them down or route them around the shutters and tape them down which is what I did. Sorry I can't tell you the number of the gels.
Answered by: Misty K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the light output? (yes, I know, 4x55W, but how bright is that?)Industry standard Lumens at 1M. Or, if that's not available, what f/stop do you get with ISO 100, 1/40th (or closest), and 1M from light bank? Thanks.
Asked by: Erik
Ours are about 20-25 feet off the back of our pod cast set, and work very well even with only three for all our set lighting. We chose them due to their lower power as they don't cause problems with one of our hosts who is allergic to high amounts of light. We found they work well on smaller size sets (in our case a talk show large table with large amount of back ground stuff) but still not to harsh to cause problems with my employee. (Maybe not the answer you were looking for but hopfully a little helpful)
Answered by: Denver G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Would I be able to use the compact fluorescent Kino-Flo lamps with this fixture? Specifically the green ones?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it can use these lamps that have a 2G11 base connector.This is a link for the Kino Flo with that connection, http://bhpho.to/1m61pPa
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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If shooting at 1/160 and ISO 100 what aperture would be possible with all 4 light fluorescent tubes, and only 2 tubes? And can you just use two in the unit instead of all 4?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately we would not be able to provide you with the aperture information based on your ISO setting and preferred shutterspeed without being present at your photo shoot. It would require one to do a meter reading on the subject in relation to their position amongst the lights. The meter readings would be different at any given distance due to light fall off. The light does offer the option of just running two of the bulbs for lower light shots.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can these lights be controlled via dmx?
Asked by: Casey W.
Unfortunately no
Answered by: YAQOOB A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How do I hang these lights and softboxes from the ceiling?
Asked by: Eduardo C.
Yes, they are very lightweight and I mounted then using L bracket I bought at Ace Hardware.
Answered by: Jeff A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the lumen level?
Asked by: Gerald R.
I notice that the page does not list a lumen level which does not bode well for comparison shopping. I can only say the the light has prodigious output for a relatively small fixture as I do not have the ability to measure the lumen output.
Answered by: richard l.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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