Smith-Victor MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC)

Smith-Victor MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC)

Smith-Victor MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC)

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Smith-Victor MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC)

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Product Highlights

  • Boom Extends From 36 to 64"
  • 8' Light Stand
  • 250W Bulb
  • 120 VAC
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The Smith-Victor MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC) features a 250W flood light, a 10' 2-wire cord, a carrying case, and a lighting guide. The single light stand in the kit is 8' tall and the boom extends from 36 to 64". The reflectors are hand-spun and chemically etched to maximize light output. The exteriors have a photographic black, baked-on enamel finish. The insulated handles allow for heat-free adjustment while in use. This kit is ideal for providing a hair light for models and/or portraits, and it's supplied with 120 VAC power.

Even Spread
Produces an even, 50-degree beam angle
Reflector
The reflectors are made of heavy-grade aluminum, and are hand-spun and chemically etched to maximize the light output
New Knob
A new, comfortable, easy-to-tighten angle adjustment knob with heat-free handles
UPC: 037733002827
In the Box
Smith-Victor MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC)
  • 5" Reflector
  • Socket and Cord Set with Stand Mount
  • Mini Boom (MB110)
  • Raven RS8 8' Light Stand
  • ECA 250W Photoflood Lamp
  • Corrugated Carrying Case
  • "Imaging with Light" Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Smith-Victor MB500 specs

    Rating Max 500 W
    Socket (Lampholder) Phenolic socket
    Reflector (Mirror) Chemically etched aluminum
    Mounting 3/8" stand mount
    Kit Weight 8 lb / 3.62 kg
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    Package Weight 11.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 8.5 x 8.5"

    Smith-Victor MB500 reviews

    MB500 1-Light 250W Mini Boom Hair Light Kit (120 VAC) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice equipment, low price. I use hot lights for all my still photography and, of course video. For many years strobes were my choice for stills but I like the quality of light hot lights provide over strobes. About seven years ago I photographed a model using a medium format film camera and a 500 watt SV hot light. She was signed to Ford Models from one of the photographs from that session and I became a hot light devotee. I have many 12 SV reflectors with different wattages of bulbs. This mini-boom kit allows a smaller light spread, ideal for many of my lighting situations. It is compact, lightweight but sturdy and comes with a nice padded zippered carrying bag. The boom arm and angle adjustment knob are sturdy yet lightweight. I plan to buy another one or two soon.
    Date published: 2014-11-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Unit gets extremely hot. A sandbag is necessary to keep from tipping when adjusting boom for all needs.
    Date published: 2009-12-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, not great For use in my small, home studio, this setup is perfectly adequate. The swivel mechanism for the lamp head is effective, but not ideal. The knob that secures the lamp head to the boom arm is the same knob you need to loosen and tighten to adjust and lock the lamp position, which makes it pretty easy for the lamp to completely fall off if not careful. Also, the switch to turn the light on and off is located on the bulb connector. That means, unless you're 8 feet tall, you have to turn the switch on BEFORE you adjust the height of the lamp, and you have to bring the lamp all the way back down to your height to turn it off. Overall however, sturdy boom arm with counter weight, and I would recommend it if you just need something to get you by for a while.
    Date published: 2016-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value lighting I use this light occasionally in a lab environment. It met my needs of a light duty, compact, inexpensive workspace lighting for product photos. It is a bit tippy, so weight the base for more stability. Be careful, as the 250W bulb gets hot.
    Date published: 2010-02-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to do the job Good kit although weights need to be used when fully extended. The defuser I also purchased works well.
    Date published: 2010-08-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Light - Good Value for the Money Pretty good light, but with the following drawbacks: My kit came with no instructions - I figured it out eventually, but it wasn't simple, especially since I'm new to this. I'm still not quite sure if I have the boom arm attached correctly - but people with more experience with this kind of equipment may find assembly to be no problem. Attaching the swivel head/reflector/light fixture to the boom arm was especially intimidating thanks to all the little unmarked pieces and no earthly idea how they were supposed to go together. But eventually, through trial and error, I figured it out. My biggest frustration is the size and shape of the reflector does not allow for CFL bulbs; I use CFLs in my other lights because they run cool and I prefer the color temp over tungsten lamps. Before purchasing this kit I checked with B&H to see if a CFL would be compatible and was assured it would be - in their defense, the bulb would work in the fixture if the reflector was wider. I also wish I could control the light output or that the kit came with some sort of diffuser, but I guess you get what you pay for! I would recommend this product to a friend only after explaining the above concerns.
    Date published: 2012-03-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I had in mind I purchased this as a hair light. It generates way too much light over too broad an area to be an effective hair light with out modification. By using a grid, a snoot, cinefoil or other inexpensive coping strategies it can be made to work. I thought the directions that came with it were unnecessarily vague, for instance, this is not a photo of what the completed device looks like.
    Date published: 2010-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light for Displaying Item I bought this boom light kit to display a product at a trade show and it really helped shed light, literally, on the product displayed. If you get a wider cone to splay the light out with, you can illuminate a whole room for interviews and other occasions where light needs to be distributed. Overall a great buy.
    Date published: 2010-10-20
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