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Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

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Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)
Key Features
  • For Bulbs up to 500W
  • E26 (Edison) Base
  • Inline Switch; for LEDs or Incandescents
  • Stay-Cool Handle
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, quartz halogen bulbs, and LED 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.
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Impact SP-UM Overview

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, quartz halogen bulbs, and LED 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

Impact SP-UM Specs

Light Fixture
Bulb Type1 x E26/E27
Max Bulb Wattage500 W
FocusableNo
Umbrella MountYes
General
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Mounting5/8" Receiver (via Fixture)
Cable Length10' / 3 m
Inline SwitchYes
Weight1 lb / 454 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.625 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.05 x 5.85 x 4.15"

Impact SP-UM Reviews

Adjustable Incandescent Lighting

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

If you need incandescent lighting in your setup, this is a very well made option, with modifier mount.

Wayne Payne @stagecharm

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

This works really well with my flood light

Worth the extra money

By Rolf
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-09

I had considered buying something cheaper (all plastic) from a different merchant. But I'm really glad I spent the extra money on these (I bought a pair). They are very sturdy and well made. They should last for many years. They're also very versatile. I can use the bulb & umbrella combination that best suits my need, unlike some of the other options where the light source and/or diffuser are included. When I started out in photography, I used strobes, which is still a better option (IMHO) for portraits. But for inanimate objects that don't squint, or for video, or for quickie setups with my smartphone camera, continuous light is the way to go, and these make it easy. I had been using clamp-on work lights. But these attach properly to light stands and they accommodate an umbrella, making them a much better option.

Not just for hot lights!

By Arthur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-22

This holder/umbrella mount is not just for hot (tungsten type) lights. It can be used with any bulb (compact fluorescent, LED) that has a standard screw base. It does a better job with them than the less expensive plastic bulb holders with umbrella mounts that you can buy for use with CFLs/LEDs. The umbrella mount portion is made from metal and is very sturdy, unlike the plastic holders. And you can get the optional floodlight reflector(s) for use with this unit if you like.

Convert flash softbox into continuous light

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

I have a number of softboxes for flash/strobe heads. This inexpensive, well-made mount allows me to put a large LED bulb into a softbox for a video chat continuous light!

Beautifully simple

By Taylor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-01

Does what it needs to and no more.

Flimsy socket but on/off switch is handy

By Karen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

In Dec. 2020 I bought two of these to use with Impact 9' light stands and Method LED art lightbulbs. Last month one wouldn't turn on. I checked to make sure it wasn't the light or the outlet. When I unscrewed and removed the light I noticed one of the rivets was hanging out of the socket. It had broken off. The stand/socket is used in an art studio, so it had not been moved for about 3 months. The socket is still under warranty so I mailed it back. It was almost as much to do that as buy another one, and the mfr indicated it would be 4 weeks until I get it back. I would buy a different brand but can't find one that has the on/off switch on the cord, which is very handy.

Works great. Get one!

By Stefan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-14

Works great. Nothing really to say about it. It's sturdy, well made, and simply does what it's supposed to do. It works. Get one.

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question

Can a soft box attach to this?
Asked by: Anonymous
To use the Impact Porcelain socket with a standard soft box, you'll need:* softbox of choice (must support hot lights of 500w or higher)* a speed ring that is compatible for the soft box above, designed for the Lowel Tota-LightAlthough the type of speed ring mentioned above is designated for the Lowel Tota-Light, the 5/8 male baby pin that is on the ring is a standard mount (as per a light stand). Therefore, the ring will accept any small light fixture that can be mounted horizontally (like the Tota-Light.) Any light bank manufacturer (Impact, Chimera, Photoflex, etc.) that makes a speed ring for the Lowel Tota-Light will have the standard 5/8 male baby pin on it.I own a Chimera 24 X 32 Video Pro Plus softbox, the respective Chimera speed ring, and a Lowel-Tota-Light. I mounted my Impact Porcelain socket onto the speed ring to try it out, and it mounted just fine! Since it is a bare bulb, the bulb fills the box very nicely. Open-face fixtures are the best source light for any soft box light bank -- bare-bulb fixtures are even better! If you're looking for the most cost-effective soft box solution, get:* Impact Luxbanx Duo light bank that supports hot lights of at least 500 watts, I recommend any extra small (XS), small (S), or medium (M) size soft box, strip box, or octo box* Impact speed ring for the Lowel Tota-Light* Impact porcelain socket with a 500 watt photoflood bulb* optional: Impact Luxbanx soft box grid (choose the appropriate size for your soft box, and degree coverage that best suits your needs)* optional: instead of tungsten lighting, you could get any of the reasonably sized Impact Fluorescent bulb sockets; I use the single socket with a 4-way adapter -- and 4 105w CFL bulbs. If you want the best CRI, use the 26w Kino Flo True Match KF32 bulbs for 3200K tungsten or KF55 bulbs for 5500K daylight.* optional: Impact 1000 watt dimmer for tungsten incandescent lights. You can't use these with fluorescent lights.
Answered by: Gem A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will Smith-Victor 12 Thrifty Photoflood Light Reflector mount on this socket?
Asked by: Anthony P.
Can you use a smaller bulb than a 500 Watt ? Can I use a regular light bulb?
Answered by: Frank F.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can I use LED floods with this?
Asked by: Terence H.
The light does not specifically say in its specifications it can or cannot use a screw in LED light.The fixture uses a lamp that is E26 Edison screw in bulb. It is a regular kind of screw in bulb. So technically if the led light does not need ballast or any electronics and has that all built in to the bulb you can use that fixture. Note that it has not been tested with that type of bulb.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Excuse my ignorance, but are these static lights, or a flash? Im looking for more lighting to use with my photo booth. Im already using a ELINCHROM D-LITE 400W/S RX 4. Still not getting enough light for the photo preview which is done in video mode when the flash is not firing. Will these work for me?
Asked by: Joey
The LED lamps in this kit are continuous and are equal to 250 watts of tungsten light, whereas the modeling lamp in your Elinchrom monolights are only 100 watts each.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2021-11-03

question

I do photos of porcelain which is shinny..so will this floodlight work for this type of photography?
Asked by: Anonymous
Any source will work well if you modify it to your liking. If I were lighting your porcelain chances are I would want a combination of hard with soft light. Maybe throw some diffusion over the front of that reflector for your key light. A bed sheet or muslin will probable do fine. Leave the back light open faced and step walk it further or closer depending on the desired brightness levels of your backlight. A 100 watt incandescent bulb aluminum foil and a pillow case could light a small object well if done properly. I would say that this product will suit your needs well. Invest in a lighting book when you have the time. Blaine Brown is a good place to start. Focal Press is the publisher.
Answered by: Casey S.
Date published: 2020-09-20

question

Is the normal household receptacle used as the power source for the lights?
Asked by: Frank U.
The sockets in this kit have a normal Edison type plug, which can be used in a standard home AC outlet.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What radio triggers should I get to use these flashes with a Canon 70D (since I don't want to just use them as optical slaves)?
Asked by: Anonymous
A radio trigger such as the Vello FreeWave LR Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver Kit B&H # VERFWLR can connect to the 3.5mm sync port one of the SF-AE80 slave units. However, the additional units would still need to be triggered optically as you would only have one receiver. Please see the image for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What radio transmitter should I get to use with a canon T5
Asked by: Malcolm Z.
You may use the Vello FreeWave LR Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver Kit B&H # VERFWLR.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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