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uLite 3-Light Softbox Kit

SKU: 403

This complete 3-light kit offers a main and fill light, as well as a third background light which will add depth and dimension to your subject.

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This complete 3-light ulite kit offers 1100 watts of power all in one compact box. The main and fill light provides the ultimate in professional style lighting. The additional background light adds depth and dimension while separating your subject from the background. This allows your subject to be the main focus of the image (not your background).

The 6" reflector will illuminate the background with a circular pattern while adding depth and dimension to your subject.The uLite modifiers are one of the first collapsible softboxes designed to give you the amazing light quality of a traditional style softbox, without the tedious set up. With one simple push, your softbox takes form and locks into place. Although the uLites are designed to be compact in nature, they project an extremely broad area of light coverage. Basically, you can light a larger area with a smaller box. This is achieved by placing the removable diffusion front flush with the outer edge of the softbox. A simple 2-light setup can properly light up to a 10' x 10' (3.04m) area.

This kit offers two 500-watt lamps and one 100-watt lamp providing 1100 total watts of continuous tungsten power. Lamps are rated for over 60 hours of use.

With constant lighting, what you see is what you get. That makes this kit extremely easy to use as you can visually see exactly where the light patterns are falling (and don't need any additional cumbersome cords or remote triggers). With the new camera technology also offering video, you can easily switch between image capture and video all while maintaining the same studio light set up. (You can't do this with strobes.)

Unlike most manufacturers, the uLites have undergone extensive testing making them both CE and CSA certified. The uLites each feature a tilter bracket allowing the units to be tilted in a vertical position. This is ideal when photographing babies and children. The included light stands are both durable and lightweight. They can be adjusted up to 6.5'.

Product Specifications


SKU: 403
UPC: 817967004039
Warranty: 1 Year
Shipping Length: 10.00 in. / 25.40 cm
Shipping Width: 10.00 in. / 25.40 cm
Shipping Height: 36.00 in. / 91.44 cm
Shipping Weight: 20.9 lbs. / 9.5 kg
Materials: Ceramic Socket, Polycarbonate

Lighting Specs

Power Adapter: 120V AC
Power Type: AC
Number of Lights: 3
Socket Count: 1
Socket Base: Edison
Max Watts per Socket: 500-watts
Light Type: Tungsten
Lamp Life (Hours): 60+ (ea.)
Color Temperature: 3,200 K
Flicker-Free: Yes
Equivalent Watts: 1100W
Voltage: 110/120V (220-240V via distributors)


Power Cord: 12-ft. Switched
Input Voltage: 120V AC

Light Modifiers

Interior Color: Silver
Diffuser Density: 1-Stop
Maximum Watts: 500W (uLite Only)

Stands & Mounting

Mount Type: 5/8” Receiver

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Essential Accessories

Image by Erin Manning utilizing the Basics uLite.

Affordable Constant Lighting

Named a Hot One by Professional Photographer magazine in 2011, the uLite is a compact 500-watt constant light while still offering a low price tag. Unlike the competition, the uLite is constructed on a nylon-based polycarbonate with built-in tilter bracket, the uLite is extremely durable. This is the ideal light source when working in small or cramped spaces and is compatible with both incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs.

Quick and Easy Setup

Unlike traditional softboxes, uLite modifiers literally set up in seconds. With just a simple push on the uLite softbox's center bracket, this dedicated modifier assembles and locks into place providing control over your uLite.

Set Up Image with close-up of the uLite's umbrella frame

Certified for Safety

All uLites are approved by both the CE the CSA for safety. These light sources are tested on heat emittance, durability, and construction, ensuring their ability to be used around infants, children, pets, and products.

Continuous Output

Unlike strobe lights and flashes, constant light sources give photographers the ability to see the effects of their light placement before they shoot. This allows for the easiest, most precise photo and video shoot preparation. With the option to shoot still and motion, in either tungsten or fluorescent, uLites are the perfect light source for versatile enthusiasts and amateurs.

Close-up image of the uLite with fluorescent bulbs

Choose Between Fluorescent and Tungsten

Tungsten is the most affordable lighting available and adds warmth to you photo and video creations, with a color temperature of about 3200 Kelvin. These bulbs last for approximately 60 hours of use. It is important to remember that tungsten lamps get warm, so always allow these bulbs to cool before handling. Daylight fluorescent bulbs stay cool to the touch with a color temperature similar to window-lighting, at about 5500 Kelvin. These bulbs are a little more costly, with a life of about 10,000 hours.

Vast Collection of Kits and Bundles

Whether you are interested in purchasing a complete studio or are looking to explore a new hobby, there is a uLite kit for you. From simple uLite backlights to green screen for video, uLite kits feature an array of Westcott Basics products, including umbrellas, softboxes, backdrops, and stands. All uLite kits are developed for learning, experimenting, and getting creative from whatever location you happen to be in.

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