photoflex first studio...

Discussion in 'Lighting Equipment' started by jason_inskeep, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. I have been considering a cheapish set of hot lights like a set of the smith victor thrify or photoflex first studio portrait kit. I have no experience in studio lighting and i would like to have a cheap alternative to the rather costly strobes that in all reallity i dont know if i will use that much.
    My questions are:
    does any one have any experience with either of these light kits? the seem to have decent reveiws for the most part.
    I get the idea that the tungsten lights that come in the units are pretty hot and would be a potential fire hazard as well as just being plain uncomfortabe to sit under. The bulb base is listed as an E26 edison screw mount bulb, which i believe is a standard household bulb... Is that the case? If it is can that bulb be replaced by say a household florescent with the same base?
    thank you for any advise.

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