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Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox (9 Lamps)

Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox (9 Lamps)
Key Features
  • 9 x 28W Lamps
  • Ideal for Portraiture and Events
  • For Still Photo or Video
  • Daylight Balance: 5000-5500K
The Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox (9 Lamps) is a great choice for the photographer or videographer seeking a broad, flattering light source with unique fall-off characteristics for portraiture, fashion, or events.
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  • This product contains mercury. Consult your local environment authorities for regulations regarding how to properly dispose of products containing mercury.
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Impact Octacool-9 Overview

The Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox (9 Lamps) is a great choice for the photographer or videographer seeking a broad, flattering light source with unique fall-off characteristics for portraiture, fashion, or events.

Octagonal-shaped light sources have long had a reputation as the preferred portrait-shooter's light source. The shape offers an especially large surface area which produces wrap-around light, which envelopes the subject while creating natural-looking catchlights in the eyes.

Each daylight-balanced 28W lamp outputs 1400 lumens of light measured at 3.3 feet for a 9-lamp total of 12,600 lumens. Five switches on the rear of the fixture allow individual control of the lamps allowing 1 - 9 of them to be switched on or off, varying the output in 1400 lumen increments. The head's standard 5/8" receiver mounts to a huge variety of light stands and gripware with 5/8" studs.

The included Octabox has a removable inner baffle and front face allowing even greater flexibility from hard to ultra-soft light. The light head also comes with a removable aluminum reflector for a bright, contrasty lighting option.

Includes a 29.5˝ Octabox that provides a soft, uniform, diffused light
Noiseless operation allows clear audio for video productions
Cool output allows heat-sensitive subjects to be safely photographed up close
28W screw-in fluorescent lamps with a life expectancy of 6000-8000 hours
Rear switches allow you to select to have only one bulb on, all bulbs on, or any number of bulbs in between
UPC: 847628012219

Impact Octacool-9 Specs

Light Fixture
Included Lamps9 x 28 W
Color Temperature5000 to 5500K
Cooling SystemNone
Base TypeE26
Fixture Dimensions9 x 9" / 29 x 29 cm
Fixture Mount5/8" Stud
Yoke MountNone
Power SourceInternal Ballast
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz at 3.5 A
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.5 x 18 x 9.8"

Impact Octacool-9 Reviews

Great Light!

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I ordered this thinking I can always use another light. I have two 7 CFL bulb lights and I just needed a bit more light from time to time. This light is more versatile since it has more switches and more number-of- bulb-on options (my 7 bulb lights have 3 on, 4 on or 7 on) while this 9 bulb light has any option from 1-9 on! And it cost less than my 7 bulb lights. Very pleased.

Great Service from Impact!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-19

Light works great.  Box arrived with 2 bulbs broken.  There was a card with Impacts contact info, s I called.  They shipped me two replacement bulbs that day.   Might be a bit bulky to travel with...but I use for studio lighting, so I couldnt ask for more.  Inexpensive and effective.

Wonderful light for my small studio

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-20

This light provides sufficient lumens for both still photography and video. No cooling fans means no interfering noise. With or without the internal baffle this is perfect. My only wish is for an egg crate baffle to fit the octagonal box. I may splurge and get a slightly larger octabox with baffle for one of the two lights I use.

Its a force to be reckoned with

By munene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-20

We have 4 of these to cover church stage that is about 40ft wide. They are on T-bar stands (2 each) on the sides, 13ft high, looking down. We badly needed lighting to make video sense as there were other lights behind the subject for other purposes like deco, and sunlight from the side that would leave the subject in the dark, and give us a horrible picture. With these on, and blinds closed, the pic is perfect. Even looking directly at them, its bright but not blinding as a can light. The lights are anywhere from 20-30ft from subject and therefore do not wash stuff out. We pack and unpack them each time and we picked this one especially for portability. The suggested bag by impact is perfect. A little big tho. The middle bulb sticks out over the wide circular edge of the reflective hood. We did not want want to remove the bulbs with each setup, so we took the bigger packing foam and trimmed 1/4 inch from the edges, then cut out a little circle in the middle, then put in the case. We place the light inside with the bulbs down, confident that the middle bulb will not be bumped.

Great light quality, a couple significant problems

By Brian
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-08

A lot to like about this light: great quality main light for portraits or video interviews, inexpensive, easy output adjustment. But, a couple big problems: forget folding the soft box up to take it on location, just too big a hassle. And on my light the stand mount, which is suppose to ratchet to several different vertical angles, just didn't work. The whole light just hangs down limply on the stand with no way to control the angle. Apparently low price means poor quality control.

Great lighting for office studio

By Zeckrin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-26

Bought this for my small office studio as a key-light. Lighting works great and diffuses well. Stand is very sturdy and perfect for the box. Two bulbs came broken but B&H shipped me out 2 new ones right away no questions asked. Awesome service!

Great light

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-28

I used the light for some still photos of my kids and it worked great. I love that I don't need a flash and a flash trigger and a flash light meter. Very ecumenical. Tight package

Excellent Product & Value

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-11

I have used these lights for a little under three years in a home-studio for product photography. They have held up extremely well having moved across the country twice, though as others have noted are a little cumbersome to assemble. The stand holds the weight very securely and is adjustable, though the minimum height is about 40 and it would be helpful if it were lower. The lights do put off a little heat when using Fluorescent bulbs, in my studio which is about 15'x25' it heats up in about an hour of shooting. The previous studio was 10'x10' (Yikes!) and is was a sauna. Very nice quality of light and being able to swap bulbs, albeit 18 at a time, is excellent. The external diffuser that attaches to the outside is better than the small clip-in one and I think the quality of light is better using just the one. Overall I highly recommend this product!

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