Impact Three-Light Mini-Boom Kit

Impact Three-Light Mini-Boom Kit

Impact Three-Light Mini-Boom Kit

B&H # IMFL1250MBK MFR # 401470
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Product Highlights

  • 1250 Total Watts
  • 1 x 5" and 2 x 12" Reflectors
  • Umbrellas, AC Stands
  • Mini-Boom Arm, Case
  • 120 VAC
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Impact FL1250 overview

  • 1Description

This is an Impact Three-Light Mini-Boom Kit built around the Impact 12" and 5" reflector units with a high-heat ceramic socket. Each light's wooden control handle stays cool, and each light has a cord with an in-line switch.

This unique kit includes umbrellas, a boom arm, air-cushioned light stands, and a case for transport and storage.

  • Floodlight Reflector - 12"

    Replacement Reflector for the Impact 12" Floodlight.
    Made of heavy-grade aluminum, are hand-spun and chemically etched to maximize the light output. Black painted exterior. The reflector mount size is 1 5/8".

    UPC: 847628012516
  • Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

    The Impact Porcelain Socket with Umbrella Mount (500W) is a cost-effective way to utilize a wide variety of E26 (Edison) based lamps for photo or video work. Options include simple household lamps as well as photoflood and quartz halogen bulbs. This highly versatile product has an adjustable metal mount with a 5/8" receiver for light stands and an 8mm umbrella receptacle. The Floodlight Socket tilts and locks in place at the desired angle by grasping the stay-cool wooden handle and releasing the locking knob. Lamps up to 500W won't melt the ceramic base which is impervious to heat. The socket also accepts screw-on reflectors of various sizes.

    High-heat ceramic socket won't melt like plastic sockets
    Supports 500W bulbs maximum
    Wooden control handle stays cool
    Accepts screw-on aluminum reflectors
    10' 3-prong AC power cord with inline switch
    Built-in adjustable umbrella mount
    UPC: 847628013636
  • Floodlight Reflector - 5"

    Replacement Reflector for the Impact 10" Floodlight.
    Made of heavy-grade aluminum, are hand-spun and chemically etched to maximize the light output. Black painted exterior.

    UPC: 847628012523
  • Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

    The Impact Porcelain Socket with Umbrella Mount (500W) is a cost-effective way to utilize a wide variety of E26 (Edison) based lamps for photo or video work. Options include simple household lamps as well as photoflood and quartz halogen bulbs. This highly versatile product has an adjustable metal mount with a 5/8" receiver for light stands and an 8mm umbrella receptacle. The Floodlight Socket tilts and locks in place at the desired angle by grasping the stay-cool wooden handle and releasing the locking knob. Lamps up to 500W won't melt the ceramic base which is impervious to heat. The socket also accepts screw-on reflectors of various sizes.

    High-heat ceramic socket won't melt like plastic sockets
    Supports 500W bulbs maximum
    Wooden control handle stays cool
    Accepts screw-on aluminum reflectors
    10' 3-prong AC power cord with inline switch
    Built-in adjustable umbrella mount
    UPC: 847628013636
  • Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')

    This aluminum 8' Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand is 4-section light support with sure-twist section locks.

    If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.

    Air Cushioned
    Protects equipment from impact damage.
    Compact Design
    Will fit easily into most location cases.
    Accepts Casters
  • Eases positioning of heavy lights
  • Available as accessories
  • White Translucent Umbrella (43")

    Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.

    Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.

    This Impact 43" White Translucent Umbrella is suggested for use in mid-length portraits for one or two persons.

    UPC: 847628013292
  • Mini Boom Arm - 5' 3"

    This Impact Mini Boom Arm is an aluminum lightweight boom arm with a 1 lb counterweight and swivel handle light stand mount. It can hold a small light fixture.

    UPC: 847628012059
  • Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")

    The black Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") from Impact makes transporting your lighting kit easy and secure. The bag is designed to hold three monolights along with their reflectors (such as Impact VC500LR), four stands, boom, umbrellas, cables and other support gear but can also be used to hold other lighting equipment instead. You'll have plenty of room to take along enough lighting gear for a portrait session - all packed in an organized and accessible way. A touch fastened divider tray separates the stands, boom and umbrellas from the lights preventing them from bumping together and causing scratches or damage. For additional smaller equipment such as cables and small accessories, there are three interior 10.5 x 8.0" zippered mesh pockets.

    The bag is made from soft, padded water-resistant nylon and contains six movable touch fastened interior dividers (6 large, 2 small) that will permit you to configure the bag to accommodate the gear you need that day. The Light Kit Bag is carried by its two 2" wide overlapping top carry handles that can easily be extended into dual shoulder straps. The contents are accessed via dual zippers that when placed together will accept a user-supplied lock. For even more protection, the bottom of the bag contains three rubber feet for when the bag is placed on the ground. And the bag folds down to a quarter of its height for convenient storage and easy setup. Whether for storage or transport, the Impact Light Kit Bag will serve both pro or amateur well.

    The soft padded carry case is designed to hold three monolights with reflectors, four light stands, umbrellas, cables and other accessories
    The interior has six movable, touch fastened dividers that permit you to configure the bag to suit your needs; dividers consist of six large and two smaller styles
    2" (5.1 cm) wide overlapping dual carry handles that convert to a shoulder strap
    Interior has three zippered 10.5 x 8.0" mesh pockets (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
    Touch fastened protective nylon tray separates light stands and umbrellas from monolights
    Water-resistant padded nylon construction
    Folds down to less then 4" for convenient storage and easy setup
    Dual zippered opening; accepts user-supplied lock
    UPC: 847628030619
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Swivel mount
  • Counterweight
  • Dual Carry Handles that Convert to Shoulder Straps
  • Touch Fastened Divider Tray
  • 6 x Touch Fastened Dividers
  • One-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • One-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Includes Free

Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Floodlight Reflector - 12"
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 11.0 x 4.0"
  • Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)
    Rating 500 W
    Socket (Lampholder) Ceramic E26 (Edison)
    Mount 5/8" (16 mm) receiver for light stand
    Tilting action with locking knob
    8 mm (standard) umbrella receptacle with locking knob
    Cable 10' / 3.0 m
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.8 x 4.2"
  • Floodlight Reflector - 5"
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 5.8 x 5.0"
  • Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)
    Rating 500 W
    Socket (Lampholder) Ceramic E26 (Edison)
    Mount 5/8" (16 mm) receiver for light stand
    Tilting action with locking knob
    8 mm (standard) umbrella receptacle with locking knob
    Cable 10' / 3.0 m
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.8 x 4.2"
  • Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
    Minimum Height 26.75 in (68 cm)
    Maximum Height 8 ft (2.4 M)
    Closed Length 27 in (68.5 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 3 ft (91.4 cm)
    Leg Tip 20mm
    Weight 2.4 lbs (1 kg)
    Maximum Load 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8 in stud with 1/4"-20 in threaded tip
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 3.8 x 3.5"
  • White Translucent Umbrella (43")
    Size 43.0" / 109.2 cm
    Interior White (Translucent)
    Shaft Diameter 8 mm
    Folded Size L: 28.3" / L: 71.8 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 2.0 x 1.5"
  • Mini Boom Arm - 5' 3"
    Extended Length 5.3 ft (1.6 m)
    Closed Length 35" (89 cm)
    Weight 2.25 lb (1.1 kg)
    Maximum Load 1.75 lb (.8 kg)
    Attachment Size 5/8 in male stud with 1/4-20 in screw thread
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 8.0 x 3.5"
  • Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")
    Material Soft, padded, water-resistant nylon exterior
    Type of Closure Dual zippers that will accept user-supplied lock
    Exterior Dimensions 34.5 x 14 x 13" (87.6 x 35.6 x 33 cm)
    Interior Dimensions 34 x 13.5 x 12" (86.4 x 34.3 x 30.5 cm)
    Folded Dimensions 3.5 x 34.5 x 13ʺ (9 × 87.6 × 33 cm)
    Carrying/Transport Options Overlapping, 2.0" (5.1 cm) wide dual carry handles that readily convert to shoulder straps
    Weight 5.75 lb (2.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 14.0 x 12.5"

Impact FL1250 reviews

Three-Light Mini-Boom Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 156.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good starting 3 light kit for first kit I use this kit on video shoots for interviews, it allows me to set up a basic 3 light set up. I recommend using the pro light with barndoors for hair light & a c-stand with grip arm for background cucoloris if you have the cash, the lights do run hot so buy a pair of insulated gloves to use when removing the bulbs after use & I recommend buying dimmer switches for all three lights I paid 9.95 for 1 dimmer switch + 1.95 for 3 prong adapter If you intend on using this kit in a small space even using 250wt bulbs is too much light, the dimmer switches allow some control over this problem
Date published: 2011-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the price This is a nice light set for the money. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it came with no instructions. Perhaps it is intuitive for professionals who are used to working with lights, but for beginners like me, the lack of instructions was a bit frustrating. I was able to figure it out, although I don't like the connector that holds the mini boom on the light stand. It is either too snug or too loose and adjusting is a pain. That could definitely use a re-design. The carry case could be just a tad bit bigger so that re-packing is a bit easier. Overall, I'm satisfied with this purchase, it's perfect for my first set of lights.
Date published: 2011-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Affordable I recieved this product for Christmas originally from my husband. I was just beginning to launch my photographic business and needed an inexpensive and easy to use kit. Right off the bat I was asked to take pictures of a guest speaker for our school with sponsor tables... It was so nice to be able to set up so easily and not have to adjust lighting or change positions. the 2 lights with the umbrellas were the perfect amount of light and looked very professional. I am using a second kit now (purchased an identical one to the original) and love it just as much. Great value if you want simple, easy to use yet professional lighting.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent mobile light kit I'm a videographer usually involved in small, intimate shoots, and I needed a cheap (affordable) lighting kit. This one fits the bill pretty well. It's everything you think it would be: Compact, lightweight, easy to handle. The lighting mounts are wooden, so always cool to the touch, which is nice. My main complaint is that the tripods and boom are somewhat flimsy; using the lighting boom produces visible bending in the shaft of the tripod. I worry about the endurance of the metal under that kind of stress, and it probably wouldn't last very long if kept under those conditions. That being said, it's definitely worth the price. A good starter kit.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Beginner Set Up This is a good continuous light kit for the beginner. The included lamps provide a Kelvin rating for proper white balance. The umbrellas help soften the light. The stands are air cushioned to reduce the chance of breaking your lamps. My only complaint is with the inline switch power cords. 2 of the 3 switches burned out with two weeks. I had debated about returning them for replacements but ultimately decided against it. I was able to solve the problem by turning lights on/off through a power strip. That said, for the cost of this kit, I have been very happy with the results.
Date published: 2009-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the money You get what it tells you. The case it great, the lights work. You have to completely disassemble the lights to fit them in the case, which takes time and offers more opportunity to break the bulbs.Every review I saw stated that this was good for home studio, and not easy to move, so I knew that coming in. Not super durable, but again, for the money, it's great. The stands are the same as what comes with a Tota. I like this kit. It saved me a lot of money and does the job. I don't mind the assembly because I'm not doing it every day. For a REAL pro, maybe not the kit for you. For a semi-pro, definitely a good buy.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the cheap price After reading the reviews and hearing about how the lights often burn out I decided to purchase extra bulbs. It was a good decision. After 5 minutes the 250W bulb burnt out, I replaced it and the spare also burnt out. One of the 500W lasted a whole 20 minutes before burning out. While this kit seemed like a good idea at the time, it was not worth the price. Lesson learned, I am returning it.
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice !! Very Nice product! The light kit arrived in just a few days after I ordered. All the parts were there and teh quality is up to par as well. The only thing I can complain about is that there are no instructions. But, it is pretty straight forward, and after a quick internet search for directions, they are easy to set. Also, the kit does not come with lighy bulbs. I purchased 3 as back-ups, but had to use those. One of them blew out after the first 5 uses. I contacted B&H and they replaced the faulty bulb and shipped it with my order of 3 more as back-ups. Overall....nice kit lights and seem to do the trick.
Date published: 2013-02-19
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