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Calumet Quattro Fluorescent Light with 10' Stand

The Quattro is a continuous light source that uses four spiral fluorescent lamps and a reflector to create a 5500K directional light. The output is equal to a 500w incandescent lamp yet has a low-temperature operation allowing the light to be placed close to heat-sensitive subjects such as food.Features:Four 35w energy-efficient spiral flourescent lamps (equivalent to a 500w incandescent lamp)5500K daylight color temperature delivers superior color rendering - ideal for digital photographyLong lamp life of 6,000 hours means less time and money replacing lampsPan/tilt adjustment controls
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1 out of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Calumet Quattro Fluorescent Light with 10' Stand
Review 1 for Calumet Quattro Fluorescent Light with 10' Stand
3 / 5
3 / 5
CFL's don't last, no modifiers.
PostedJune 10, 2013
plauer4
from SF
Age: 55-65
Gender: male
Features
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
2 / 5
Price/Value
3 / 5
3 / 5
Quality
2 / 5
2 / 5
Satisfaction
2 / 5
2 / 5
Maybe I expect too much from a $180 4 lamp CFL head but, the bulbs last maybe 40 hrs, the switches stick in the "on" position when hot, there are no (zero) modifiers available...I bought 3 for a small studio and am not thrilled with the lack of flexibility of the unit or the quality of the construction. I'm looking for an alternative. You really do get what you pay for.
Pros: cheap
Cons: cheap, poor quality, unreliable
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Review 2 for Calumet Quattro Fluorescent Light with 10' Stand
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great little light!
PostedApril 12, 2013
MrDeity
from Southern California
Age: 45-54
Gender: male
Features
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
5 / 5
Price/Value
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
5 / 5
Satisfaction
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this light! If you have a place to store it with the bulbs in, set-up time is about 30 seconds. The light coming from it is pretty soft at a distance of 6 feet or more, but can be fairly hard if your subject is closer. The bulbs are high CRI and the color reflected back from them is really nice. The switches make it easy to get the right amount of light (two bulbs or four), and the stand is more robust than I imagined it would be. Two of these lights on either side of a green screen will do a great job spreading the light evenly for a smooth, hassle-free key. Of course, I should say that this light (as is the case with all fluorescent lighting) is big, broad, hard to control, and lacks throw. So, if you're looking for something that's easy to control (spill, cast, etc...) and will have an impact 25-50 feet away, you'll be better off with something hard, lensed, and with barn doors. If, however, you need to bring up the overall light in a small to medium size room (in a very broad way), this light is nothing but win -- especially for under $200!
Pros: Simple Controls/Menu, Consistent Output, quick set-up, beautiful color
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