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MyStudio AL1-2 Accent Light Kit

BH #MYAL12 • MFR #AL1-2
MyStudio AL1-2 Accent Light Kit
Key Features
  • Two 5000K Bulbs
  • 2 Fixtures
  • Back Light, Key Light, Rim Light Use
The MyStudio AL1-2 Accent Light Kit is the perfect addition to any MyStudio tabletop photo studio. Each kit contains 2 fixtures that may also be used separately to add continuous 5000K lighting to other photo setups.
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MyStudio AL1 Overview

The MyStudio AL1-2 Accent Light Kit is the perfect addition to any MyStudio tabletop photo studio. Each kit contains 2 fixtures that may also be used separately to add continuous 5000K lighting to other photo setups.

Accent lights provide the photographer with additional light and creative options that are not possible when using a single key light. Because an accent light is independent and not fixed in a permanent position in the tabletop studio, it can be moved around and positioned wherever the photographer chooses to create the desired effect. Some of the types of lighting that can be created using the MyStudio Accent Lights are:

High Contrast - this is created by adding more light to one side and leaving the other side in relative shadow. This effect can be regulated by varying the distance that the light is placed from the item, combined with removing or reducing the intensity of the front key light.

Rim Lighting - by placing the lights slightly behind and to one or both sides of the subject, it is possible to create a "rim light," defined as a highlight along the outside edge of the subject. This is especially effective with glass and other objects of a translucent nature, but it can add a pleasing effect to almost any type of item.

Back Lighting - just as it sounds, back lighting is produced by placing a light behind the subject. In product photography back lighting is often created by placing the accent light above and behind the item, creating a pleasing highlight along the top of the object. This effect is also used to achieve separation from the background.

Additional Key Light - sometimes a photographer just wants more light on a subject, either to be able to use a higher shutter speed or to use a smaller aperture without increasing the ISO. By adding more accent lights to the front of the setup in addition to the main key light in any MyStudio tabletop studio kit, the amount of light is instantly doubled or even tripled, thus giving the photographer the additional light he or she needs.

5000K color temperature bulbs for extremely accurate color in your photographs
Can be positioned horizontally or vertically depending on the size of the item or desired lighting effect
Fluorescent lighting is "cool" and will not heat up the object being photographed or burn fingers if touched
Unlike flash, continuous lighting provides the photographer with a real-time view of what the photo will look like
Endless creative lighting possibilities due to the independent nature of the accent lights which can be positioned anywhere

MyStudio AL1 Specs

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Color Temperature
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.3 x 6.1 x 6"

MyStudio AL1 Reviews

nice optional lighting

By Laurie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-20

these are great lights to use to experiment with. still learning. had difficult getting the diffusers fully back on after installing the bulb. thus the 4 star. but good product. used with ps5 and bounce cards.

My Studio w/Accent Light Kit

By Lynne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-27

I have used My Studio & the Accent Light Kit for some months now.  It is my custom to use a product for a while before reviewing.  I have to say that I really like it a lot!  At first I was worried because the surround felt a little flimsy, but it has held up well with all the moves.  The extra lighting is a must to allow for more effects, angles, etc.  I researched other products for quite a while before settling on MyStudio.  I am a novice when it comes to creating good photos for showing product.  Along with the videos and this product, I am very pleased with the results.

A must-have for MS32 and other units

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-17

The MyStudio videos convinced me to order these for my MS32 as a must-have accessory. Although I was probably one of the unluckiest ones in that one of the fixtures didnt work when I got it, the return and replace was fairly painless. The reflectors are powder coated metal, and are sturdier than they appear. Very happy with them so far.

A great accessory….

By Stuart
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-11

Purchased to augment the standard lighting of the MS32. They provide the added creative flexibility that I was looking for.

Easy to Use - Good Results

By Kerianne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-09

The kit provides extra light for my My Studio set up. Could only be improved by having a base that could be angled and a little more stable.

What an Upgrade !!!

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-06

I had recently purchased the MS32 and loved it, but due to lighting issues where I take pictures I needed more light.� These were the perfect addition! Highly recommended!

Very good but not perfect.

By Virginia
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-26

Over the years I have  tried several systems and I have always had problems with all of them. I needed something to help me improve the quality of my photos but they were always so pricey. I don’t think this one is particular cheap, but it was about time. I bought the My Studio MS20 with the 5000K fluorescent bulbs and I am happy with it but still feel it does not have enough light. I actually had to take the screens from the lights and I added two extra lights I had from another light set up to make it as bright as needed. Don’t get me wrong, the kit provides a great light environment and I am happy I have to spend so less time in Photoshop editing the pictures, but I feel it could be a bit better for the price.

Accessory lights

By Neil
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-08

Product is not made that well. Light fixture itself poorly made was intended for under kitchen cabinet lighting. Screws that came with the unit were not the right size. Would not re-order.

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