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CowboyStudio AC Socket & Cord Set with Umbrella Holder and Light Stand Mount

43 customer reviews

Price: $11.24 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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  • One (1) AC Socket Light Holder
  • One (1) On/Off Switch
  • One (1) Power Cord
  • One (1) Umbrella Holder
  • One (1) Standard Light Stand Mount
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Product Description

Product Description

This is one umbrellas light holder with a 12' power cord and on/off switch. Fits light stands from 1/4' to 5/8'.1... AC socket light holder.

From the Manufacturer

The CowboyStudio AC Socket & Cord Set comes with an umbrella holder and light stand mount, which makes it perfect for every photographer.

The swivel adapter lets you have full control over your continuous light. Mount your bulb to the swivel adapter and then set it on any of your standard mount light stands. Besides having a built in umbrella mount, this product can mount onto any stand light stand.

Specifications:
Mounts on any standard light stand
Holds any bulb with a standard E26 base
Maximum capacity is 105 watts
Easy to mount an umbrella in the adapter
Umbrella, bulb, and stand are not included with this kit


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00366WLZ2
  • Item model number: AC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 27, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Don T on April 1, 2011
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These light stand mounts are great - inexpensive, mount to standard light stands, have an umbrella holder. With a good reflective umbrella and a compact fluorescent bulb you get a really good soft light setup for the low budget filmmaker. I already had two of these and love them, got two more for backup. I would recommend NOT using incandescent bulbs - these things are plastic and the heat from the bulb might damage them. But the big CFLs work great for me. Look for the new style large CFLs that provide equivalent of 150 to 300 watt incandescent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on March 25, 2010
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This works well when paired with a PBL FLUORESCENT 85 WATT 5100K DAYLIGHT BULB by PBL for providing a nice source for constant light. This can be preferred to using a flash, for example, when photographing children or some pets. It also provides much better results than a flash when shooting video :*) .

It's very reasonably priced, sits nicely on your light stand, holds an umbrella securely, and comes with a nice long cord and convenient switch.

For the price, it's worth having one on hand for when you need light and your flash decides to stop working. Or, like I suggested above, as a low cost way for converting your portrait setup to something which allows you to light a video.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steve G. on September 8, 2010
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I've experience two serious failures with this product. The set screw at the lower interface uses a recessed hex nut to secure itself to the product. This has popped loose. This is a nuisance fault but does make it difficult to secure the product to a light stand.

Additionally the metal threaded insert in the light socket has come loose. This part provides both the electrical and structural interfaces between the unit and the light. This failure has rendered the device inoperable.

It's clear to me (an engineer) that the design & manufacture of this item indicates poor understanding of metal-plastic bonding techniques.

Save your money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nameless Faceless User on April 22, 2010
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Not often do I look at a light socket and say, Nice design. But, this is a really nice piece of equipment. Sturdy construction, nice on/off switch, very accommodating umbrella holder, well thought-out lightstand coupling. The killer was a very long cord. For the first time I've got a socket which doesn't require an extension cord. I'm using this with CFL bulbs for constant light which easily allows bounce or shoot-thru with an umbrella.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Freels on March 5, 2013
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For a simple, quick lighting solution these things are great. After reading other's comments I was concerned about the insides rotating out when you try to unscrew a bulb but I have has no trouble like that at all. In fact, looking at the design I can't even see how that would happen. I suppose if you turn the bulb down so tight that you break the inside loose while tightening you could do this and then when you back it out it would no longer be fixed in place. But that's about the only way I can see someone doing this. It's obvious that they aren't designed for daily use in a working studio. They are for occasional use and for the money I think you can't go wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don C. on September 27, 2013
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The old saying is true. You get what you pay for. This thing worked for a couple of uses and then fell apart. It never really worked great either. The light socket did not hold the bulb properly so the light would go on and off.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Basilphart on September 9, 2012
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It works, price is great. Metal option would give it 5 stars, but then value ratio would change. Even as a plastic item, I believe it will be tough enough for many years of professional use.
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By J Fairlight on January 27, 2014
The clutch wears out and if you use any lamp that pulls more than 60 watts, the cheap, lightweight cable really heats up.

For a piece of equipment of this type, it is worth it to pay twice as much for a much better one from somewhere else.

I have purchased a fair amount of stuff from Cowboy Studio. This is a Chinese outfit based in Dallas that uses the "cowboy" thing to make them seem non-Chinese. The quality of their products varies greatly, but most of it is budget-oriented and much is not for heavy duty use. I had a pair of softboxes from them where the rods did not match the holes in the rings. They insisted they did. After much wrangling, I finally gave up, used pliers and a ton of elbow grease to remove the glued-on metal caps from one end of each rod and snipped off a half inch off the end to make them fit.

To get an idea of their approach to customer relations, click on a product photo on their site. Instead of having a transparent object over the photo with a link to the desired product page, they have a transparent object over the photo that triggers an alert when clicked telling you not to steal their product photos. Real class.
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