Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (500W/120V)

Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (500W/120V)

Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (500W/120V)

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The 500W maximum Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank was inspired by a working cinematographer and refined by Chimera's engineers. The innovative design offers flexible use: hang it, stand it up, lay it down, or put it on a stand with the Chimera #3860 stand adapter. The light can be shaped with the adjustable black/silver skirt, adding a glow where you desire a small to moderate area of soft accent light. This 120 VAC Chimera Birdcage stands approximately 14" (35.5 cm) tall.

Comes complete with a Mogul Base fixture for 500-watt lamps plus a screw-in adapter to allow the use of standard household lamps (stand adapter and lamp not included).
UPC: 845077018103
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Chimera Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (500W/120V)
  • Mogul Base Fixture with Handle and Baby (5/8") Mounting Stud
  • Diffusion Cover
  • Black/Silver Wrap Skirt
  • 8' (2.4 m) 120 VAC Power Cord with In-Line Switch
  • Mogul to E26 Screw Base Adapter
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Chimera 1810 specs

    Shape Cylindrical
    Compatibility Tungsten-halogen up to 500 W
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Not Applicable
    Accepts Grids No
    Requires Speed Ring 5/8" Baby mount
    Size 14 x 8.5" / 35.6 x 21.6 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.75 x 9.5 x 9.5"

    Chimera 1810 reviews

    Birdcage Lantern Light Bank (500W/120V) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from THESE ARE GREAT. Did a talking head shoot last week with one of these, a 300 watt Arri fresnel and a reflector. These come apart (though the instructions do not mention it) and compact down greatly. It will take you about 3 minutes to put it back together when it comes time for the shoot. Managed to fit the two mentioned lights and reflector in an Anvil briefcase. Sure beats dragging a big kit around. The flexibility of these lights make them desirable for the kit. Works great on their side as an uplight, placed on a counter top as a fill, or even a key. They do get a bit hot. They come with a 500 watt bulb, but I suggest trying something a bit smaller. They also are standard with a Mogul base, and the smaller base adapter is included. I will try a 250 watt next time, so I don't have to diffuse down as much. Also, try putting a piece of straw gel around them. Works great.
    Date published: 2008-09-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Versatile Lighting Small, lightweight, goes everywhere. Makes a nice Key Light, soft and amazing fill. Lights an entire room with the shade off. Very flexible and a constant in our lighting kit. Now my softbox stays home.
    Date published: 2008-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birdcage Lantern Light The unit creates a wonderful 3-5k halo rim/feather back-light. Also dubs as a wonderful pool/poker table light and for my most used feature - a miraculous low lamp (horror or extreme drama) ground lit masking of subject (front or behind). Everyone needs to have this one in their arsenal.
    Date published: 2011-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Flexible I used this on a 'low-ceiling' shoot. It lit two people sitting at a table; easy to direct the light using the black 'skirt' - nice, even light.
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful light This light comes in handy on set in all sorts of ways and takes different types of bulbs/Kelvin. I use it on every shoot, as it provides great soft fill light but can be used as a key as well.
    Date published: 2011-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shed some light! A delightful lantern giving me a great deal of control. From the 500W bulb to the removable bulb base allowing me to change wattages or even colors of the bulbs to the removable black wrap around flag - this lantern allows me to pick the brush and the palette when I am painting with light.
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little effect light Bought it for a specific use and I've put it on every job since.
    Date published: 2012-07-08
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