Set of 2 MyStudio 5000K "Daylight" Fluorescent Photography Lighting Kit Accessories - Single Bulb Accent Lights (AL1-2)
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- 5000K color temperature bulbs for extremely accurate color in your photographs
- Can be positioned horizontally or vertically depending on the size of the item or desired lighting effect
- Fluorescent lighting is "cool" and will not heat up the object being photographed or burn fingers if touched
- Continuous lighting provides the photographer with a real-time view of what the photo will look like, unlike using strobes
- Endless creative lighting possibilities due to the independent nature of the accent lights which can be positioned anywhere
- Uses 110V/120V light fixture. 220V – 110V VOLTAGE CONVERTER REQUIRED for use in countries with 220V/240V power (e.g. Europe, Australia, etc.)
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The new MyStudio AL1 and AL2 accent lights are the perfect addition to any MyStudio tabletop photo studio or any other photography setup. Accent lights provide the photographer with additional light and creative options that are not possible when using a single key light, which is important to many photographers. Because the accent lights are independent and not fixed in a permanent position, they can be moved around and positioned wherever the photographer chooses to create the desired effect. Some of the types of lighting that can be created using the MyStudio AL1 and AL2 Accent Lights are: High Contrast - this is created by adding more light to one side and leaving the other side in relative shadow. This effect can be varied by the distance the light is placed from the item on either side and removing or reducing the intensity of the front key light. Rim Lighting - by placing the lights slightly behind and to one or both sides of the subject, it is possible to create a "rim light" which is a highlight along the outside edge. This is especially effective with glass and other objects of a translucent nature, but can add a nice effect to almost any type of item. Back Lighting - just as it sounds, back lighting is produced by placing a light behind the subject. In product photography back lighting is often created by placing the accent light above and behind the item which creates a pleasing highlight along the top of the object. This effect is also used to create separation from the background. Additional Key Light - sometimes a photographer just wants more light on a subject, either to be able to use a higher shutter speed or narrower aperture without increasing ISO. By adding one or more accent lights to the front in addition to the main key light in any MyStudio tabletop studio kit, the amount of light is instantly doubled or even tripled, thus giving the photographer the additional light he desires.
Top customer reviews
I shoot macro photography and needed a solid lighting system for a majority of my work and this has done me well. I believe the color temp isn't 5000 K but more along the lines of 4800-4900K. Outside this, I've really enjoyed using this product.
When I received this product I was missing a part and contacted the company immediately and they sent it that day, I received it a few days later and finished assembling and began using the MyStudio light box. As directed in the directions, I used a soft scrub on the inside to remove any possible glare the inside might have produced. But since I did this before shooting any pictures, I can't compare any before and after photos.
So all in all I'm happy with this product. Although it was initially missing a part and the light color isn't exactly what it's advertised to be, I'm happy with the light box. Color can be corrected in Photoshop and the part was sent out immediately. I'd give this 4.5 - 4.75 stars, but since Amazon doesn't allow 1/2 star increments I'll round up since I'm happy with my photography results.
Provide alot of light of the desired color for product photography.
The bracket makes it easy to stand vertically or on its side.
They do not overheat.
In the dual bulb version, the second diffuser is almost impossible to attach since they are touching and you cannot get to the tabs. This was very frustrating and I now have the diffuser duct taped on.
It has two power cords coming out the bottom, so if you need to move it around, it is very cumbersome. It is simply two of the single bulb versions mounted on a shell. Since it is almost twice the price of the single bulb version, I could have simply bought twice as many of those. However, I find I turn off one of the bulbs anyway, so two of the single bulb versions would have worked fine.
I think if I had bought the single bulb version, I would have given it a 4. It would be a 5 at a more reasonable price. Daylight fluorescent bulbs and fixtures/work lights are readily available in hardware stores.
One of the things I photograph most frequently is jewelry which I sell on a small e-commerce site and ebay. Recently I purchased the MyStudio system with Infinite background - model MS20 from the same company that makes these lights Pro Cyc, Inc.
Form meets function doesn't apply here. Although the lights are nice looking at 24" tall they tower over the background filling your room with far too much ambient light. You need side lightin but these have proven not to fit the bill in addition the foot of each lamp is a single L Bar this makes the lights incredibly unstable and easy to knock over. They'll wobble as you work. You do have the option of screwing the foot into a wooden area but I don't know of anyone who doesn't move their lighting around like crazy. But they do supply a pre drilled hole into the end of the light stand for those who do want their lighting sationary.
There are table top lights with 15/k watts of Full Spectrum lighting available for a fraction of the price - many well rated ones will cost you between $50-$80 for a pair. The MyStudio lights might work well for some - but they're not for me. On a last note it would be nice to see Pro Cyc stop offering a free lightbulb in exchange for a 5 star review. You can't bribe a reputation, at least not with a lightbulb.