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I love that this works with regular BR flood light bulbs.
on February 4, 2012
Thankfully I am not required to use photo flood bulbs with this Studio Hut light stand like with my Smith Victor light mounts and the internals for the Studio Hut appear made better with more metal. It is great that regular BR120Watt or equivalent flood bulbs work on this light mount but beware you will not get the same lumens using BR bulbs but I find they are bright enough for my purpose, spotting, backlighting the background or as a focus light for the camera and using BR bulbs last days longer with regular use, BR bulbs are studier, are much cheaper than photo floods and I can pick them up from my local hardware store.
I do have a slight gripe though with this light mount. The umbrella mount/holder is a bit large in diameter inside for all my various umbrella shafts so they wobble, some more than others. This gripe would be less only if the screw mounted to secure the umbrella shafts was sturdier (larger diameter) or was mounted more toward the center rather than at one end of the mount itself...Yes, this would make the screw harder to get at to tighten or loosen your umbrella but it would perform its function a lot better so the umbrellas would stay where you put it easier.
I am looking to buy at least one more in the future and would consider buying this one even with its deficiencies if I cannot find one engineered better at a similar price point.