Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

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Product Highlights

  • For Bulbs up to 500W
  • E26 (Edison) Base
  • Inline Switch
  • Stay-Cool Handle
  • Ceramic Socket
  • Built-In Umbrella Mount
  • Compatible with Screw-On Reflectors
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Impact SP-UM overview

  • 1Description

The Impact Porcelain Socket with Umbrella Mount (500W) is a cost-effective way to utilize a wide variety of E26 (Edison) based lamps for photo or video work. Options include simple household lamps as well as photoflood and quartz halogen bulbs. This highly versatile product has an adjustable metal mount with a 5/8" receiver for light stands and an 8mm umbrella receptacle. The Floodlight Socket tilts and locks in place at the desired angle by grasping the stay-cool wooden handle and releasing the locking knob. Lamps up to 500W won't melt the ceramic base which is impervious to heat. The socket also accepts screw-on reflectors of various sizes.

High-heat ceramic socket won't melt like plastic sockets
Supports 500W bulbs maximum
Wooden control handle stays cool
Accepts screw-on aluminum reflectors
10' 3-prong AC power cord with inline switch
Built-in adjustable umbrella mount
UPC: 847628013636
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Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Impact SP-UM specs

    Rating 500 W
    Socket (Lampholder) Ceramic E26 (Edison)
    Mount 5/8" (16 mm) receiver for light stand
    Tilting action with locking knob
    8 mm (standard) umbrella receptacle with locking knob
    Cable 10' / 3.0 m
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.625 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.05 x 5.85 x 4.15"

    Impact SP-UM reviews

    Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 83.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for the price I purchased two of these sockets with the appropriate 500w bulbs and two 12 reflectors. The sockets worked as to be expected, keeping a solid, steady flow of light for hours. The wood handle on the back of the socket is fantastic for keeping the piece cool and non-conductive. The stand mount works very well with just about any tripod stand that has a small receiver. The only problem I had with these is that the recommended bulbs stick out further than the reflector covers, which allows for burn hazards because of how hot the bulbs get. Otherwise, if a soft box was used, a smaller bulb, or a larger housing, then this problem would be alleviated. I will definitely purchase more of these when required.
    Date published: 2015-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved Design Much better than the previous inexpensive Impact version. The cord is three feet longer and the lock up on the tilt quite a bit better. Also it is now all metal and porcelain with a metal spacer that allows reflector to be mounted with the throat at two depths. I am mostly interested in Compact Florescent conversions and this is very good for that. The CFLs have heavy ballasts when large wattage and it puts a lot of strain on the locking mechanism. There is a 55 watt trumpet head bulb available which cranks out 3600 lumens at 5000 K. It fits nicely in the 12 inch reflector for this socket. With the spacer on the outside pushing the reflector forward the big bulb sticks out just a bit and the flattish spiraled out design of the trumpet format fills the reflector effectively. It gives a very broad light that is somewhat soft.
    Date published: 2012-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly useful I read some pretty negative comments on here about how hard these were to set-up. I really didn't think it was that difficult at all. There is a ring around the socket, you losen the ring, put on the reflector apropriate for the bulb you want for example a Floodlight Reflector - 12 for a 500w or Floodlight Reflector - 5 for a 250w and then screw the ring back in place to hold the reflector on. If you have umbrellas, do yourself a favor & line up the hole in the reflector with the bottom (try to see the stand's post through the hole). The big wooden knob is awesome for eay movement and doesn't seem to get very hot at all.
    Date published: 2012-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dump your clip lights Dump those awful clip lights and get these. As you can see in the product picture, these fit any light stand and are far more secure. Also these come with a 1 spacer - mount reflector, put spacer in place, put lock ring in place and tighten -- very good design. And the porcelain socket means you can use those huge, continuous light daylight bulbs you might have lying around ... 'cause as you know, those get really hot. Better use would be daylight fluorescent or strobe flash bulbs, both of which are good light sources.
    Date published: 2015-03-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok socket with mount for price, but it is really flimsy I bought several of them back in 2012 when I needed some continuous light sources for studio shoot that. This product is actually not too bad if you get light that fit.I had paired with Eiko CFL light for indoor shooting purpose, and it had been worked ok for lot of occasion.If you buy Impact - Floodlight Reflector - 10, then you are good to go doing small table top shooting or other shooting that requires continuous lightingBut this product is not without problem, hit or miss depend on light bulb you got.1. This product while it is stated it is E26 compatible, but not all E26 bulb worked. It does works well with Eiko Light bulb or different variety , but same cant not be said to other brand variety.2. Socket while it is using Porcelain for external, it use very thin aluminum internal for contact. It is flimsy at the best, and if you try to get some E26 bulb socket with poor contact turn on by tightening it, you will break it...Because internal aluminum is thin and flimsy, You will tear off internal socket and that will pretty much ruin socket on single twist. $ clip on socket you buy at local hardware store got far better durability than that.3. Because it is pretty much rely upon very thin aluminum that tear easily, its pin that fasten internal socket wiring are also very flimsy as well. it will get loosen after repeated change of light bulb, and if you use some of E26 bulb that this particular socket does not like, it will come loose very quickly.This is good entry level lighting and I like metal construction and porcelain usage on socket. So, I was pretty disappointed at shoddy work on internal socket contact part that probably save fraction of cents per units for manufacture to reduce cost but it became major liability for its product. Hope more recent copy had corrected this issue. If durability and short life span of units are not issue, and you need quick inexpensive way to get additional continuous lighting system set up, this is actually decent choice.It is also ok choice to starting point for people who want to experiment continuous lighting, so I still recommend getting this if you are under tight budget. It does not takes experiment with light bulb very well. its weak construction at internal socket will tear easily and beyond repair with single twist of light bulb if so you must be aware of that.
    Date published: 2015-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Porcelain Sockets are the best I use this product on video shoots. I use it as a staple part of my lighting set up. The great things about this product are the porcelain socket that wont melt if the tempurture gets too high. I also love the wooden handle that remains cool to the touch no matter how long the lamp is on. Finally, I like the adjustable umbrella mount which allows me to point the lamp in a variety of directions during a shoot.
    Date published: 2012-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is the second simple economical flood-type light that I have purchased and I am much happier with this one than the first one which was a Smith Victor. The Smith Victor was twenty dollars more for some reason, came disassembled, was flimsy and broke after it tipped over one time. This Impact version was cheaper, with a sturdier construction, a longer cord, an on/off switch on the cord instead of the back of the lamp, and I believe can handle a higher wattage. I also like the wooden handle in the back of it. It looks good and is easier and safer to handle the light with. This is the light I wanted originally a few months ago but it was out of stock, so I settled for a more expensive but amazingly inferior product. I'm so glad that I went with this one this time around.
    Date published: 2011-10-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after three use. After very light use for three times, the metal thread inside the ceramic holder came out loose stuck on the bulb. I had to cut this metal piece out from the base of the bulb. As for this socket, it is unusable. Waste of money.
    Date published: 2015-09-27
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