Smith-Victor KSB-500 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light Kit (120V)

Smith-Victor KSB-500 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light Kit (120V)

Smith-Victor KSB-500 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light Kit (120V)

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Smith-Victor KSB-500 overview

  • 1Description

The Smith-VictorKSB-500 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light Kit is an economical way to provide intense, soft, tungsten light. Use it for portraits or still-life setups. It includes 1- 500 watt flood light bulb, and 1 Raven black aluminum light stand that rises to a maximum height of 8 feet.

The SBL-1 fixture has an insulated Tilt-Handle, ratchet locking system, and 5/8" Baby mount.
Softbox fixture has a ceramic socket that accepts tungsten a flood light bulb, screw-in fluorescent bulb, or a screw-in slave flash.
Elastic collar on rear of softbox helps prevent light leaks.
UPC: 037733008881
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Smith-Victor KSB-500 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light Kit (120V)
  • SBL-2432 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light - 24 x 32" (120V AC) uuswbxfdfx
  • ECT Lamp - 500W/120V
  • RS8 Aluminum Light Stand (8')
  • "Imaging with Light" Guide
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Fixture and Stand
  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty on Softbox
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    Smith-Victor KSB-500 specs

    Rating 500 Watts
    Socket (Lampholder) E26 Edison Screw
    Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
    Reflector (Mirror) Silver softbox interior
    Mounting 5/8" Baby
    Yoke Not applicable
    Cable 15' 2- wire
    Focusing Not applicable
    Weight Each Fixture: 5 lb
    Dimensions Fixture: Not specified by manufacturer
    Softbox: 24 x 32 x 17" (61 x 81 x 43 cm)
    Kit Weight 30 lb (13.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 8.5 x 8.3"

    Smith-Victor KSB-500 reviews

    KSB-500 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light Kit (120V) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I went for this softbox because of the great price and the fact that it would work with the photoflood bulbs I already use. It is poorly made, but I decided to keep it anyway, because for the price it gets the job done. It is extremely difficult to put together and the instructions are useless. I couldn't do it myself -- I needed someone stronger to help me -- although it does get easier to assemble the more times you do it. Word to the wise -- the corner pockets referred to in the instructions are actually the edges where the velcro overlaps -- there is a small spot where the velcro is not sewn down all the way and this creates a pocket.
    Date published: 2009-03-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Idea This product is horrible. I wish I had never bought it. The instructions they send with it does not go with the product. It took me at least a hour to put together because of how the assemblage is. The pockets aren't even there. I had to cut the Velcro from the tarp to put the rods in. I'm not satisfied at all. Now that I've got it put together I'm never taking it apart. I would never recommend this product to anyone. The only good thing about this product is the stand. This has been the worst buy I've ever had.
    Date published: 2012-02-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple to use, great value for the money My kit was shipped without instructions. It was simple enough to figure out, but it did come with an extra piece of nylon fabric that fastened inside the softbox. Smith-Victor was easy to talk to, explaining that it was to be used with directional, halogen bulbs that are smaller than the included tungsten bulb. The stand is great and durable for the money.
    Date published: 2008-04-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Easy Assembly for Newbies I am not new to photography, but am fairly new to studio lighting. I purchased this item as an entry level introduction to continuous lighting and softboxes. As mentioned on some previous reviews, the instructions that accompanied the product are not for the product shipped. They were extremely difficult to understand. I was convinced I was going to break it as I attempted to assemble it. It was a true wrestling match...I finally won... I will mention that the 500 watt bulb throws off a lot of light, which is good, but also throws off a LOT of heat. So much so that I'm not comfortable yet using this with children. Do purchase a sandbag or other weight because it is extremely tipsy once assembled.
    Date published: 2011-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy & excellent results I bought two of these kits for training video shoots in a classroom/office setting. Assembly was simple (ingenious design), and the light is bright and diffuse. The included standard 500W bulbs burn hot (as expected), but there were no heat issues with the housing or diffusers, and the lights were on three to five hours at a time and up to eight hours in a day. Great buy, excellent results, especially for online video and green-screen lighting.
    Date published: 2009-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Economy Softbox 1 Light Kit (120V) by Sm This Light is perfect for video lighting in our studio for our on camera workshop. Make sure to buy a sand bag for it, because it is top heavy. Most of this type of lighting is. The price is right and it was hard to find the right price and the best product. Looks like I've found it.
    Date published: 2008-10-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blows out bulbs I just moved it slightly and the bulb broke. Bought a few more bulbs. Turned it on, bulb fried. Put in another, moved the stand as carefully as possible and the bulb burnt out. Set up some shop lamps inside the soft box, eureka! Problem solved. Except the fire hazard factor.
    Date published: 2011-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I defintely will buying another I am happy with my SV light.It is great for my portraiture. My photos are awesome when there is not enough natural light now. I am getting more in the near future.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
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