Lowel ViP Pro-Light (120 VAC / 12 VDC)

Lowel ViP Pro-Light (120 VAC / 12 VDC)

Lowel ViP Pro-Light (120 VAC / 12 VDC)

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Product Highlights

  • Focus Flood Halogen Light
  • Optional 100 to 250W Lamps
  • DC Capable
  • 6:1 Focusing Range
  • Prismatic Glass
  • On-Board Power Switch
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Lowel Pro-Light Overview

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With its high intensity #2 reflector and prismatic glass, the tiny, focusable Lowel ViP Pro-Light is more efficient than a mini-Fresnel of equal wattage, yet it gives an exquisite, even light, with Fresnel-like shadow quality. It can be used as a low-level key or accent light, fill light (with diffusion), or backlight.

In addition to a wide variety of customizing accessories, its versatility can be increased by switching its 12' AC cable for an optional DC adapter cable and swapping its bulb for use as a camera-top fixture. Other bulbs, and plug adapters are available. When fitted with an FVL 200 watt bulb (available separately), the Pro-Light will emit a beam of 23 footcandles at full flood and 143 footcandles at full spot from a distance of 10' (3 m). With a GCC 100W lamp at 12 VDC: 12 footcandles in flood and 58 footcandles in spot.

Focus Flood
  • Change the setting from "spot" to "flood" position or anywhere in between by turning knob on side of unit.
  • Has a focus range of 6:1 with optional lamp.
  • Easy Access
    The front end comes off for easy access for no-tool lamp change.
    Multi-Use Source
    Substituting the prismatic glass for the optional clear glass turns light into a non-focusing, high intensity spotlight, for long throw situations.
    Choose your bulb for 120 VAC or 12 or 30 VDC.
    UPC: 084127400967
    In the Box
    Lowel ViP Pro-Light (120 VAC / 12 VDC)
  • Integral Prismatic Glass
  • 120 VAC Detachable Power Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Note: Bulb not included

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    Lowel Pro-Light Specs

    Light Fixture
    Bulb Type 1 x G5.3
    Max Bulb Wattage 250 W
    Focusable Yes
    Umbrella Mount Yes
    AC Input Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 12 VDC
    Mounting 5/8" Receiver (via Fixture)
    Cable Length 16' / 4.9 m
    Inline Switch None
    Dimensions 4.6 x 5 x 3.7" / 11.7 x 12.7 x 9.4 cm
    Weight 2 lb / 907 g
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    Package Weight 2.945 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 5.45 x 5.35"

    Lowel Pro-Light Reviews

    ViP Pro-Light (120 VAC / 12 VDC) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 106.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight light The perfect travel companion for indoor video shoots. It's not terribly powerful but it's very light and small and easy to use. The temperature isn't too bad so you can use it in small rooms without making it uncomfortably warm for your subject. Works ok to fill in the shadows when being used with daylight, but I'd recommend getting something a bit more powerful for a main light if you'll be shooting in dark locations. I've also used it for wedding video by hiding it behind a pillar to bounce off the ceiling during the bridal party entrances. I was able to get myself an extra stop of light.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lighting on a budget I'm on a tight budget, but I needed some solid lights. I stumbled upon these, and I am very satisfied. They're nice and bright with a 250 watt bulb (at least for me and my small productions, large productions that need lights to fill entire studios will obviously want to look elsewhere), and the ability to focus between flood and spot modes is great for that extra bit of choice. They feel nice and sturdy as well! Just be careful, when they're on for a long time they get hot. Just turn them off and let them cool before you move them and you'll be fine. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2008-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Light! I really love these lights. They are great for those videographers that shoot on location and have a ton of stuff to carry and set up. The quality of light is similar to an Arri Fresnel. Not bad. They don't have a lot of power and wont throw long, but in interviews and intimate rooms these work great as a key and/ or fill. In larger shoots we use them as a hair & background light. The only complaint I have is that many of these lights have a manufacture defect. Several of the lights came defective. The necks would not hold or stay in an upright position; they would slump down. This one was a replacement. makes you wonder how long these are going to last and why is it so difficult to receive a properly manufactured product.
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this little guy! I recently purchased this Lowel Pro-Light for a photography assignment (still life shot). I also purchased the matching 4 leaf barndoors. With the barndoors fitted on this little guy, I have to say it is the cutest light I have seen :) It looks like a mini version of the Hollywood style fresnels. I know, that doesn't say much about its benefits. With a 125watt bulb (purchased locally) it was more than powerful enough for my needs. I believe this unit can handle up to 250 watts, but I would seriously worry about the heat that wattage would produce (see below). The ability to focus the light with the knob is also great. As far as build quality, I really have no concerns. I don't plan on using this light in outdoor/damp environments (nor should you if you are using the AC version of this light). *HEAT: I will warn you though.. the housing of the light does get hot, and I did almost burn myself a few times when trying to adjust the light angle with the light powered on. How else are you supposed to visualize where the light throw is if the light is not on? Lowel should have incorporated a handle into the housing which extends over the power switch on the rear of the unit. This way a user could grab the handle to reposition the light if necessary, rather than worry about where on the housing to grab the light. I rate this light 4 stars because of the heat/burn risk mentioned above. If this light incorporated a handle, I would have given it 5 stars!
    Date published: 2010-03-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from When it works, it's great I have two of these guys and the light quality is great. Gives a nice punch or diffused fill and can tuck them anywhere for those little splashes or pools of light. Love the light quality and versatility. BUT, they are FRAGILE! It takes very little to damage the bulb, I've taken them carefully-padded and packed right out of the case and had to swap bulbs (which is easy, thankfully). Any little bump in moving them or ding and I hold my breath. By contrast, my mimi-Mole lights could be dropped down the stairs and the bulb still might make it. Great light quality, but be very careful in handling them when traveling! I also echo other reviewers in wishing the on/off switch was in-line with the cable rather than on the unit itself.
    Date published: 2013-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice quality of light Got this light to do interviews and I think I'm going to buy another. The quality of light is very nice. I got the barn doors as well and they saved me on a job recently where I was in a tight location to interview and I was able to use them to feather the light as my key. Otherwise, my 250w bulb would have been way to bright. The only downsides to this light are the fact that it's a hot light (and I mean hot), and therefore always a little more dangerous. And, it would really be nice to have a dimming switch, which is sold separately. For the price though, it's a great compact little light!
    Date published: 2013-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do Not Leave Home Without It! I have two of these great little lamps. At first I bought one to act as a highlight for the backgrounds of interview shots, but quickly came to realize that it was perfect to use as the key or fill. Now I have a pair of them, with a couple of umbrellas, and I find that 75% of my interview work can be adequately lit. This is great for me as I always have to setup and break down very fast, often with back-to-back shooting commitments that require travel in between. There are times when I arrive at a shoot to have the subject waiting there for me. It is easy to chat to them while quickly setting up these little lights, shoot the interview, and then let them go while breaking down. The lights cool very quickly, the focusing mechanism is smooth and really allows me to control the light, and the barn doors are well made. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2010-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must-have for every videographer We have three of these--use them mostly as a hairlight (backlight) or kicker for interviews and studio work. Focus/flood feature is great--usually don't need a dimmer to control the light intensity. Nice accessories easy to attach (barndoors, softboxes, etc.) Easy lamp changing--long bulb life (only 250W). Lightweight--excellent for use with a boom. Good construction. Only complaint I have is the power cord could be more robust--tends to pull out from the lamp and fray. Small detail---excellent light overall.
    Date published: 2010-08-18
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    where is the link to the Lowel ViP Pro-Light (120VAC/12VDC) optional DC adapter cable?
    Asked by: Kemi
    The Lowel Power Cable for Pro-light- 1' B&H # LOC4PIPL in addition to using a lamp like Impact GCC Lamp (100W/12V) B&H # IMGCC, would allow for 12V battery operation on the Lowel Pro Light.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this come with barn doors or do you have to buy them elsewhere?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No it's doesn't and I wouldn't buy this light the bulbs are tooo cheap and the built is also cheap. I own one and had to replace the bulb like 4 times and then the light died on me.
    Answered by: Gerardo M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I'm a wedding photographer wanting to use this light to illuminate the bride and groom as they leave their reception. I like the idea of it being plugged into a AC outlet instead of the 4 pin battery connection so I can use it in multiple places. My questions is will the white lightning mini vega bond work as a power source. Does anyone know if that battery will power this light? Thank you!
    Asked by: Matthew Y.
    I have used it with the vegabond, works fine ...for about 10 min ? (I also use an Impact dimmer, so light is not at full power)
    Answered by: Nathan G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    How much heat does this unit put off, and how hot does the bulb housing get?
    Asked by: Vince R.
    The 125 watt bulb makes working with this light much easier. But if you just put the light in a place where you don't have to be fiddling very much with it, the 250 watt bulb is very good.
    Answered by: David K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Would this light be effective as a background light to use with a cucoloris for light patterns?
    Asked by: Kim W.
    The Lowell gives off a wide light (it is a flood) which would be hard to use for patterns. It is also extremely hot. You can use color gels in front, but being so bright it is not ideal for what you want to do.
    Answered by: peter d.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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