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Eiko ECT Lamp (500W/120V)

Eiko ECT Lamp (500W/120V)
Key Features
  • 13,650 Lumens
  • E26 base
  • 3,200K
The Eiko ECT Lamp (500W/120V) is a white interior-frosted bulb with an E26 (Edison) base and a color temperature of 3,200K. This photoflood is commonly used in photo, video or theatrical fixtures.
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Eiko ECT Overview

The Eiko ECT Lamp (500W/120V) is a white interior-frosted bulb with an E26 (Edison) base and a color temperature of 3,200K. This photoflood is commonly used in photo, video or theatrical fixtures.

UPC: 031293019806

Eiko ECT Specs

Bulb TypePS25
Base TypeE26
Filament TypeC-9
Possible Substitute ANSI CodeEBV-LN
Wattage500 W
Voltage120 V
Burning PositionAny
Color Temperature3200K
Bulb FinishFrost
Average Life60 Hours
Maximum Overall Length (MOL)6.85" / 174 mm
Maximum Overall Diameter (MOD)3.15" / 80 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.25 x 3.35 x 3.25"

Eiko ECT Reviews

Used to be my Go To light but Melting off Base

By Michael
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-24

I used to use these lights all the time with no issues. As of late, there have been melting off of the base and falling off. In the past, they used to just burn out and I'd replace them - no problem. Now, it's a potential fire hazard and I need to waste a potato removing the thread from the light fixture. I'm switching brands and see how that goes.

Eiko delivers more than 10000 lumens and it's a lot!

By Olivier
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

I really like those Eiko bulbs, I like continuous lighting and the 250W and 500W are perfect. Usually you don't need 500W, it's a lot, I'd rather go with several 250W multiplying the source, the modifiers, distances etc. The color rendition is incredible, bulbs are CRI100 (full visible spectrum) and you can really see difference compared to big CFL rated CRI90-95. Never move the bulbs while it's hot, they will break, not even a finger flick on the stand. If handled carefully you can expect a better lifetime than the 60 hours stated. You should try both 250W and 500W bulbs for your project. Check the max ratings of your lamp wires. Never overload them or they will burn.

Eiko ECT Lamp @ B&H

By Chih Ping
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-22

Picked up at the store with a great service! Bulbs work as god as I expected.

Bulb EXPLODED and could have taken out an eye!

By Leslie
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-11

Five minutes on and it exploded so loud it sounded like a gunshot , almost started a fire and chards of glass went everywhere! It could have damaged someone's eyes permanently. I am so upset! Just plain awful.

Now were talkin!

By Colin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-05

These are indeed about 500 watts and are indeed about 13,500 lumens and are indeed about 3200K and they are awesome! CRI does not get higher than these bulbs (100!) Perfect for my application. Best part if your furnace goes out, these will also heat your home, luckily I only need the blast of clean light for about 1/4 of a second per use, so the heat they give off does not bother me. I've been looking for this bulb for about 5 years and for reproduction photography they are the bomb!!

Really bright!

By Misael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-05

This light is really bright and adds a nice warm light to your subject. It tuns really hot be careful.

Wayne Payne @stagecharm

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-20

This is a powerful bulb. It illuminates the entire shooting area and great for three point lighting

Beautiful lighting

By Bryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-11

I used several of these bulbs in conjunction with unbleached muslin. It gave the most beautiful lighting. I highly recommend this light!!!

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Is there a good LED equivalent to this bulb?

Is there a good LED equivalent to this bulb?
Asked by: Steven
The answer really depends on what type of environment lighting already exists. Our team uses both LEDs and ECTs. We have found that there are many LEDs that offer similar candle power, but this particular bulb has a really warm color for skin tones in environments illuminated with fluorescent lighting. It counters the blue-ish hue LEDs and fluorescents create. So, we use it almost exclusively in these environments. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Rodric
Date published: 2020-10-19
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