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


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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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CowboyStudio AC Socket & Cord Set with Umbrella Holder and Light Stand Mount + CowboyStudio 45W Compact Fluorescent CFL Daylight Balanced Bulb with 5500K Color Temperature for Photography and Video Studio Lighting
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00366WLZ2
  • Item model number: AC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 27, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

This is one umbrellas light holder with a 10ft power cord and on/off switch. Fits light stands from 1/4" to 5/8".

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

Customer Reviews

This attaches to the threads of the light bulb and is forced down when screwing in the bulb.
K. mathison
If you're not mechanically handy to take it apart and improve it you'll need to use a very light touch when screwing in the bulb.
Augusto F. Menezes
NEVER buying cowboystudio ever again, they don't stand behind their products and they're not even compatible with each other.
AlexCorona

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 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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7 of 9 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 E. De Pena on December 7, 2013
I only used it one time because it broke
I spend my many in a bad socket!!!
Please don't buy it.
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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 Kian O'Connell 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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Could be made of stronger materials. The metal spiral that accepts the spiral/screw from the bulb is made of such thin metal that it gets misshapen even with the lightest touch when you screw in the bulb. Fortunately I had some old fixtures from which I pulled a stronger spiral and it fit perfectly. A stronger plastic material would also keep the umbrella stem grip from flexing too much when you tighten the umbrella stem in place. You don't want to tighten it too much but it doesn't give you confidence that the umbrella isn't going to bend it out of shape. I reinforced it with some wire around where the umbrella stem clamp is. Otherwise it's a great idea and product for my needs and you just need a careful touch. If you're not mechanically handy to take it apart and improve it you'll need to use a very light touch when screwing in the bulb.
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