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Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 2-Light Kit with Octabox (9 Lamps)

BH #IMOC92LK • MFR #OC-9-2KII
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Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 2-Light Kit with Octabox (9 Lamps)
Key Features
  • Two 9.5' Air-Cushioned Light Stands
  • 18 x 27-32W Lamps (9 Per Head)
  • 2 x Light Fixtures
  • For Still Photo or Video
The Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 2-Light Kit 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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Impact Octacool-9 Overview

The Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 2-Light Kit 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 that legendary wrap-around light, which envelopes the subject while creating natural-looking catchlights in the eyes.

The kit is comprised of two separate 9-lamp Octacool light heads and removable Octaboxes, and two light stands. Each of the provided daylight-balanced 27-32W (depending on supply) lamps outputs 1400 lumens of light for a total of 12,600 lumens measured at 3.3 feet. Five switches on the rear of the fixture allow individual control of lamps allowing 1-9 of them to be switched on or off, varying 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 Octaboxes have removable inner baffles and front faces allowing even greater flexibility from hard to ultra-soft light. Each light head also comes with a removable aluminum reflector for a bright, contrasty lighting option. Two sturdy 9.5' air-cushioned light stands round out the kit.

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

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 Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 9.5')

This Impact Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand is a black anodized aluminum support that rises to a height of 9.5' and folds down to 42" for storage and transport. The stand will handle up to 22 lb and is topped with a removable 5/8" spigot with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads. It has a wide footprint of 52" for greater stability. Air cushioning gently lowers the light when making height adjustments to protect equipment and fingers.

Air-Cushioned
Protects equipment and fingers from damage
Compact Design
Will fit easily into most location cases
Accepts Casters
For easy positioning of lights
UPC: 847628012004

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

Light Fixture
Included Lamps9 x 28 W
Color Temperature5000 to 5500K
Cooling SystemNone
DimmingYes
Lumens12,600
Base TypeE26
Fixture Dimensions9 x 9" / 29 x 29 cm
Mounting
Fixture Mount5/8" Stud
Yoke MountNone
Power
Power SourceInternal Ballast
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz at 3.5 A
Physical
BarndoorsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.5 x 18 x 9.8"

Impact Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 9.5') Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height114" / 290 cm
Minimum Working Height48" / 123 cm
Load Capacity22 lb / 10 kg
Closed Length42" / 106.7 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Receiver
Included Adapter1 x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsOptional
Air CushionedYes
General
Footprint Diameter52" / 132 cm
Leg ShapeRound: 25 mm
FinishBlack
MaterialAluminum
Weight4.4 lb / 2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)43.8 x 15 x 10.8"

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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question

We bought this kit and misplaced one of the AC cords. Do you sell a replacement? Our other AC cords don't seem to fit.
Asked by: Ben Z.
You may use a cord such as the C2G 18 AWG Universal Power Cord (NEMA 5-15P to IEC C13, 15') as a replacement to the original cable included with this light. Please see the image below for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

With two of the lights that have nine bulbs at 3ft shooting a Headshot can you shot F 7.1 Shutter 1/100 ISO 200 and get a clean Headshot portrait.
Asked by: carlos
Shooting with 2 Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 2 Light Kit with Octabox (9 Lamps) B&H # IMOC92LK MFR # OC-9-2KII, at the exposure settings you listed may give you a clean Headshot Portrait. That sounds about right. What I suggest and to be certain is to take a light meter reading. Take a look at The Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478D-U Light Meter B&H # SEL478DU MFR # 401-474.
Answered by: Craig R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Could you replace the cfl bulbs with led bulbs in ...

Could you replace the cfl bulbs with led bulbs in the future?
Asked by: Matt
Just be aware that you can get rolling banding from some LED bulbs that may cause you to shoot as low as 1/25th shutter to avoid that issue.
Answered by: Sheldon
Date published: 2022-07-26

question

What is the CRI of each light?
Asked by: carlos
From the manufacturer, Approximately 80 CRI
Answered by: Craig R.
Date published: 2020-06-10

question

What is the CRI of these bulbs?
Asked by: Anonymous
The CRI rating on the lamps that come with the light are no more than 85.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can I place LED bulbs in this?
Asked by: Zar S.
The sockets are the standard Edison base so LED lamps with that base can be place here. However, it has not been tested by the manufacturer to confirm compatibility.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Do these have a slave function?

Do these have a slave function?
Asked by: DeAndre
This a continuous light, so there is no optical slave on it like you would find on a studio strobe unit.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-02-05

question

Can you add a grid to this soft box?
Asked by: Michael
Unfortunately, we have no softbox grid that is compatible for use with the softbox included with the Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent 1 Light Kit.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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