Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)

Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)

Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)

B&H # SMKT800 MFR # 401434
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Product Highlights

  • 1250W Total
  • 2 x 500W 12" Lights, 1 x 250W 5.0" Light
  • Sockets, Mounts, Bulbs, Stands
  • Dimmer, Lighting Guide, Umbrellas
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The Smith-Victor KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V)is a great choice for those who are newly interested in lighting or who are looking for a basic portrait or ecommerce setup. The kit provides 1250W of 3200K, tungsten-balanced light. The two 12" reflectors can be used as broad lights for products or old Hollywood-style portraits or shot through or bounced off of the two 32" translucent white umbrellas. A third 250W light with a 5" reflector is perfect for use as a hair, spot, or background light. Each light has a dimmer too, so you won't have to be wrestling with the three included stands to obtain the right light intensity.

All of the lights feature medium screw base phenolic sockets with 10' 2-wire cords and 3/8" stand mounts. The reflectors are hand-spun and chemically etched to maximize light output. The exteriors have a photographic black, baked-on enamel finish.

UPC: 037733002230
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Smith-Victor KT800U specs

Rating Max 500 W
Total Kit: 1250 W
Socket (Lampholder) Phenolic socket
Reflector (Mirror) Chemically etched aluminum
Mounting 3/8" stand mount
Dimensions 26 x 13 x 13" / 66 x 33 x 33 cm
Kit Weight 18 lb / 8.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 17.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 12.7 x 12.2"

Smith-Victor KT800U reviews

KT800U 3-Light 1250W Thrifty Advanced Kit with Umbrellas & Dimmers (120V) is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Buzzing noise I bought these lights because I thought they would be an inexpensive/ quick set up for a film I'm shooting. It's a lot of light for the price. I specifically bought this set because it included dimmers for each light. I don't know if the kit I got was faulty, but any time the dimmers are in between all the way on and all the way off, there is a distinct and loud buzzy noise. In addition, it is difficult to get the reflectors to stay in the position you want them to stay in. They are too heavy for the screws. No matter how tight they're screwed in they keep slipping.
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again. This a great starter light system. It was easy to assemble. Two of the lights burnt out shortly after I used them. I found out later not to move the lights when they are on. Turn them off first.
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Lighting Kit This kit was hard to put together and then once together it was hard to keep it together. It is next to impossible to tighten the lights, so they are constantly falling down - especially when the umbrellas are attached. A light burnt out after one minute - despite shutting off lights whenever adjusting. Maybe this would work fine if you never needed to move your lights, but if you want them to be mobile at all a terrible kit, especially for the price tag.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Love them. Perfect for audition tapes!!
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for beginners Easy to set up. Nice for those of us expanding on knowledge and experience. Light bulb burned out only after 1 use for approximately 30 minutes. Umbrella cheap.
Date published: 2011-12-24
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