I love how organized this lighting kit arrives. I am a nut for storage and organization. I do a lot of videos. I have a backdrop that is a little plain right now, but the lighting is never what it should be. I also homeschool my son, and he obviously never gets school photos done. I was so inspired by this lighting set. I’m going to initiate my own, taken at home, homeschool yearly photo. I constitute this a homeschool win, and any homeschooling family can do the same. This set arrives with a great, well-constructed storage bag. It is made out of the material like backpacks are made out of. It has a double zipper on the bag, which make access very easy. Inside of the bag you have 2 white umbrellas, and 2 black umbrellas. They operate just like any regular umbrella. They just do not have a handle. You then have 3 lights, 3 light bulbs, 2 tall tripod stands, 1 smaller tripod stand, and 1 book of instructions. The bulbs included are compact fluorescents, and they are 45 watts each, and have a 5500K. That is close to natural daylight. I recommend trading them out for LED, if you are going to be traveling with them. Compact fluorescents have Mercury in them, and can be broken easily. I like how they included a separate bag for the actual lights. I thought that was a very nice touch. It is not padded, however. You can easily throw a couple microfiber cloths in the bag as padding, which can then be used to clean your lenses with as well. The bulbs that can fit are the regular type bulbs, E26. The white umbrellas the translucent ones, and the black umbrellas are the Reflex ones, or more reflective ones. The instruction pamphlet is pretty nice and easy to follow. Even for a first timer like me. I am used to tripods from my past in music as well as my tripods I use for my backdrop. The tripods are metal, and easy to operate. They very bottom of the tripods are like flat plastic. They do not have a lot of grip to them, but I can’t see that being an issue. Otherwise, they are solid tripods. They function smoothly, and are just like all my other tripods I have currently, and the ones from my past. You screw to tighten into position, and it holds well. You attach each lamp base to the tripod, screw in the lightbulb, and thread the umbrella through the lamp base as well. It’s pretty easy to do. If you are new to this system like I am, it’s a test and see situation with where to angle the lights and umbrellas to achieve the desired lighting. I’m sure a pro can do it in minutes. The umbrellas are made well. They open and close with ease. One of my umbrellas had the end cap fall out a couple times. I glued it back in, and I no longer have issues. The material is in perfect condition. The bags are constructed well. There was no odor to any part of the kit. All the stitching is tight and on point, and my zippers are performing smoothly. Overall, this is a great kit. It really covers all the basic needs. You can change the light bulbs out for what your preference is for your situations. I am comfortable recommending this product.
I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Emart’s 600W Photography Light Photo Video Studio Umbrella Lighting Kit.
If you would like to purchase this kit, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018KE5XUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1