Smith-Victor KSB-1250 3-Light 1250 Watt Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini Boom (120V)

Smith-Victor KSB-1250 3-Light 1250 Watt Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini Boom (120V)

Smith-Victor KSB-1250 3-Light 1250 Watt Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini Boom (120V)

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  • 1,250 Total Watts (120V AC)
  • 2- SBL2436, 1- SBL1024 Softbox
  • Light Stands, Boom Arm, Bulbs

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Smith-Victor KSB-1250 overview

  • 1Description

The Smith-Victor KSB-1250 3-Light 1250 Watt Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini Boom is an economical way to provide intense, soft, tungsten light. Use it for portraits or still-life setups. It includes 2- 500 watt and 1- 250 watt flood light bulbs, 3- Raven black aluminum light stands that rise to a maximum height of 8 feet, and the Smith Victor MB110 Mini Boom Arm.

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.
The Mini Boom Arm allows overhead lighting. It extends to a maximum length of 5.3 ft (1.6 m).
UPC: 037730089043
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Smith-Victor KSB-1250 3-Light 1250 Watt Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini Boom (120V)
  • 2 x SBL-2432 500 Watt Economy SoftBox Light - 24 x 32" (120V AC) zxqtbqvfysfctyas
  • SBL-1236 250 Watt Economy SoftBox Light (12 x 36")
  • 2 x ECT Lamp - 500W/120V
  • ECA Lamp - 250W/120V
  • 3 x RS8 Aluminum Light Stand (8')
  • MB110 2-Section Lightweight Boom
  • "Imaging with Light" Guide
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Fixtures and Stands
  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty on Softboxes
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    • 1Description

    Smith-Victor KSB-1250 specs

    Rating SB2436: 500 Watts SB1024: 250 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 SB2436 Softbox: 24 x 32 x 17" (61 x 81 x 43 cm)
    SB1024 Softbox: 10 x 24 x 15" (25.4 x 61 x 38 cm)
    Kit Weight 43 lb (19.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 38.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 13.0 x 11.0"

    Smith-Victor KSB-1250 reviews

    KSB-1250 3-Light 1250 Watt Economy SoftBox Kit with Mini Boom (120V) is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Flood lights and Good throw I ordered these lights for another studio and began testing them when they came in.The packaging is great. The bag is quite nice and well taken care of. Bravo Smith and Victor for packaging.As for the lights themselves. The bulbs do make it a bit amateurish, but once you get the softboxes on them, they look great. The softboxes can be a bit of a hassle if you are not use to the wire setup softboxes. I recommend keeping them this way after building, hassle to take apart and put together if you are on a gig. The power switch is little plasticy and dinky, but it works for easy on and off.These lights are great for flood lighting. Whether you are doing green-screen or just need to light the background, these work wonders. And have a very good long light throw as well. Quite happy for the price you pay for these. Definitely not bad for flood lighting.
    Date published: 2013-02-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Be Prepared Unless you're really familiar with Soft Boxes and their overall concept and design, do NOT expect a very helpful response from Smith Victor's website or any instructions as to how to assemble them because there AREN'T any.... After an hour of wrestling and getting popped in the face, and after it became a two-person operation, we finally figured it out: pull the black softbox over the metal light base, then attach the steel rods to the white cloth fabric corners *FIRST* (look for little raises stitching notches in the corners of the fabric to slide the steel rods into. Then slide the steel rod into the metal light base. Repeat this process DIAGONALLY across the white fabric and then repeat two more times for the other diagonal.... Expect to take at least 10-15 minutes per light.. PROS: Big light box throws very nice soft light. Easy to figure out AFTER wrestling with it... CONS: Lack of support and instructions for the product. The tall hair light WILL cause your light to teeter ... be prepared in advance to get you some weights so that the light doesn't crash down onto your subject. Lack of case is really bad too as there are three pieces for each light -- making it very encumbering to move from location to location. BOTTOM LINE: For Softboxes that are cheap - this does really well. Just be prepared for additional setup time that you might not need from other lighting kits. Last note: During use,.. DO NOT REPOSITION LIGHTS FOR SHOOT WHILE THE LIGHTS ARE ON!!! Turn light off. Move the light to the new spot that you want it, then turn the light back on. If you move the light, (even gently) the softbox bounces, and it blows the bulb. You'll need more bulbs to finish shoot.
    Date published: 2009-02-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great starter kit! I bought this as a general purpose lighting option. It's my first and I am pleased with it. The lights provide great, clean light. Everything is very light weight. This is good for travel, but be careful that the lights don't tip over. Balance them well. Also the smaller light got so hot it burned through one of the diffusion cloths. That might be my error for not observing them more carefully. I'd buy another set for sure!
    Date published: 2008-08-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Economy Soft-boxes The lights are easy to use and I haven't had any issues with them. They provide a nice even light on my subjects for in studio portraits. The soft-boxes were a little hard to put on but with some help you can get them on. With the boom, I suggest that you have one of the legs on the stand right under the light or it will start to fall and also an extra weight for the other side would help balance it out. The cords on the lights are a little short but other then that they work great and are easy to maneuver.
    Date published: 2010-07-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Missing some small pieces The product works fine, but there were some missing parts. Screws were missing from the stand, also one of the lights blew the first time I turned the light on.
    Date published: 2010-03-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Economy Light Kit Great, low cost lighting kit. We occasionally use (once or twice a week) for industry large electronics pictures. The set up wasn't too difficult having read reviews and having a second person on hand to help. Buy extra light bulbs. We broke one in the first week. Turn off the lights when moving them to save the bulbs. We also store the bulbs separate from the softbox to help preserve them. Great light, works well. Overall a great economy kit.
    Date published: 2009-09-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor quality, Bad design If your light doesn't blow out immediately after turning it on, or you don't break any poorly constructed parts while assembling the kit; you will surely hurt yourself or anything around you while trying to disassemble any/all of the lights. The rods that attach to the base of the light are either too stiff, or not willing to pull out after use. There is NO notch on the base to unhinge one rod, releasing tension on the others. I had to jam all of them down to nearly 90 degrees, and even then they would not pull out. They're now permanently warped after one use. I was left with one working light for my set, since two bulbs blew out immediately. The one that did work, could not use the interior diffuser, since it clearly would light it on fire. The placement in the softbox for the interior diffuser makes it rest directly on the bulb, which is a terrible design, and incredibly unsafe.
    Date published: 2015-05-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product I had never used a softbox kit before this purchase. After 6 minutes of trial and error I figured out how to assemble the lights. They were really easy after the first one. I felt that they provided the right lightiing but, would opt for a brighter bulb. I don't know what I did but, the first bulb blew out. I would definately bring extra bulbs to a shoot. Overall a good kit.
    Date published: 2009-02-11
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