Erin Manning is a professional photographer, teacher and television personality. She helps people understand photography and technology by translating technical mumbo-jumbo into everyday words with a friendly teaching style. Her down-to earth teaching approach makes learning studio lighting fun and easy. She walks you through every step of capturing incredible images all while explaining the dos and don'ts of studio lighting.
The included award-winning DVD hosted by Erin features setup, usage and how to get creative with the Home Studio Lighting Kit. Join Erin as she takes a head shot for online profiles, creates a pizza party invitation, captures a play date with 3-year old twins and more.
The uLite is 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 amazing kit comes complete with two 85-watt daylight-balanced fluorescent lamps. Daylight is the most flattering and requested light source by both photographers and videographers. This soft and natural lighting will stay cool to the touch and run for more than 8,000 hours at consistent color. 5500-degrees Kelvin (+-/200 degrees). These daylight-balanced 85-watt lamps each put out 340 equivalent watts of power making the kit 680 total watts of power. (Based upon Tungsten Halogen Equivalent)
Due to the cool nature of these lamps, this kit is ideal when working with children or pets as they keep your subjects cool and comfortable. 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). Combine this with the included educational DVD that explains everything you need to know about studio lighting, and you'll be creating professional quality images in no time.
Unlike most manufacturers, the uLites have undergone extensive testing making them both CE and CSA certified. These 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 lights are both durable and lightweight. They can be adjusted up to 6.5' (1.98 m).
|Warranty:||One year against manufacturing defects|
|Packaged Length:||7.00 in. / 17.78 cm|
|Packaged Width:||19.88 in. / 50.48 cm|
|Packaged Height:||38.00 in. / 96.52 cm|
|Packaged Weight:||19.0 lbs. / 8.6 kg|
|Color Render Index:||85+|
|Color Temperature:||5,500 °K|
|Lamp Life (hrs.):||8,000+|
|Lamp Type:||Compact Fluorescent|
|Socket Base:||Edison (E26)|
|Lamp/Tube User Changeable:||Yes|
|Power Cord:||12' Switched|
|Heat Vents:||2 Tent-style|
|Maximum Watts:||500W (Use w/ uLite Only)|