Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas

Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas

Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas

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Product Highlights

  • 2 765-UM Quartz Lights, 600W Lamps
  • 1200 Total Watts
  • Stands
  • Toolbox Case
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One of Smith-Victor's most popular and affordable quartz halogen lights, the K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas is suitable for extended duration use. An integral umbrella port and universal 3/8" to 5/8" stand mount makes this a perfect light for a variety of applications.

Reflector Design
Designed with a high efficiency pebble-finish etched aluminum reflector to produce high quality light output with 30 degree beam spread
Multiple Use
Used for a range of applications such as portraiture, video interviewing and product stills
UPC: 037733001738
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Smith-Victor K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas
  • 2-765-UM 600 Watt quartz halogen lights
  • 2-DYH 600 watt quartz lamps
  • 2-Raven RS75 7'.6" aluminum light stands
  • 2-33" Small white umbrellas
  • 1-"Toolbox" carrying case
  • 1-"Imaging with Light" guide
  • 2-Year warranty
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    Smith-Victor K42U specs

    Rating Each Head: 600W maximum
    Socket (Lampholder) Miniature 2-pin (G5.3)
    Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
    Reflector (Mirror) Pebble-finish spun aluminum
    Mounting Universal 3/8"-5/8"
    Yoke Not applicable
    Cable 10', 3-wire grounded with in-line switch
    Focusing Not applicable
    Weight Each Head: 1.12lb (0.5kg)
    Dimensions Each Head: 6.75 x 6 x 6.25" (17.5 x 15.2 x 16cm)
    Kit Weight 19.2lbs (8.7kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 11.0 x 10.0"

    Smith-Victor K42U reviews

    K42-U 2-Light 1200 Watt Toolbox Kit with Umbrellas is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs hot and fast burnout The first time I used the light it only worked for about 7mins before the bulb burned out. Replacement bulbs not easy to find.
    Date published: 2011-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, low cost I was looking for a relatively low-cost set of lights I could use to photograph models and artwork. I bought these on a friend's recommendation and couldn't be happier. The telescoping stands take full advantage of the 11' ceilings in my studio, allowing for simulated daylight shots. I was surprised at how bright the lights are...It's like you've got control over the sun. The light they emit makes for very clean, crisp detail. The umbrellas allow for diffuse light or harder shadows, depending on the project, and they all pack into the heavy duty toolbox they ship in.
    Date published: 2012-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great light kit for the money! Currently using this light kit for a home studio mainly to photograph friends and family. The mobility of the tool box case it came in is perfect. It quickly sets up and tears down. Very sturdy. Great purchase for the money.
    Date published: 2011-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent starter portrait setup this is the perfect starter setup for the amateur or a fledgling professional wanting to shoot professional quality portraits. I am just starting out and was able to produce some fabulous phots!
    Date published: 2008-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bu;y this product! As an amateur portrait photographer I found the 42U Toolbox Tungsten Light Kit to be fantastic. It is light weight, easy to assemble, and provides all the light you could ever use. An unexpected surprise was the lighting instructions. Showing the various positions for setting up the lights and what the results would look like was a blessing for a beginner.
    Date published: 2010-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good first buy I got this kit based on a review from an illustrator that I know and respect for I too am a illustrator. The work that I do requires good photo reference, and with that requisite comes the need for good lighting as well. Desk lamps can only get you so far. When it first arrived, I was glad that it was compact and yet roomy enough to carry the advertised lights, light stands, and umbrellas. The setup was fairly easy, I hardly needed to look at the directions. The light is powerful when lit, and the umbrellas diffuse it enough for your camera to work with. This is a great value for all the things you get, you're definitely paying more if you try to buy things separately with the same specs elsewhere. If you're on a budget and want to improve your lighting setup, this is your best bet. If there had to be improvements, I'd wish they had some form fitting padding for the lights to prevent possible breakage, rather than a generic egg-crate design that just lines the bottom.
    Date published: 2012-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Portable Lighting Solution When I needed a super portable full length portrait set-up, these lights were the perfect fit. Easy to set up, numerous accessories and small footprint gives me the flexibility to shoot in smaller locales with minimum hassle.
    Date published: 2008-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great System! Exactly what we needed. Great carrying case for transport. Very nice for the price.
    Date published: 2011-05-26
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