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Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)

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Impact Porcelain Socket with Adjustable Umbrella Mount (500W)
Key Features
  • For Bulbs up to 500W
  • E26 (Edison) Base
  • Inline Switch; for LEDs or Incandescents
  • Stay-Cool Handle
The Impact Porcelain Socket with Umbrella Mount (500W) is a cost-effective way to utilize a wide variety of E26 (Edison) based lamps for photo or video work. Options include simple household lamps as well as photoflood, quartz halogen bulbs, and LED bulbs. This highly versatile product has an adjustable metal mount with a 5/8" receiver for light stands and an 8mm umbrella receptacle. The Floodlight Socket tilts and locks in place at the desired angle by grasping the stay-cool wooden handle and releasing the locking knob. Lamps up to 500W won't melt the ceramic base which is impervious to heat. The socket also accepts screw-on reflectors of various sizes.
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Impact SP-UM Overview

The Impact Porcelain Socket with Umbrella Mount (500W) is a cost-effective way to utilize a wide variety of E26 (Edison) based lamps for photo or video work. Options include simple household lamps as well as photoflood, quartz halogen bulbs, and LED bulbs. This highly versatile product has an adjustable metal mount with a 5/8" receiver for light stands and an 8mm umbrella receptacle. The Floodlight Socket tilts and locks in place at the desired angle by grasping the stay-cool wooden handle and releasing the locking knob. Lamps up to 500W won't melt the ceramic base which is impervious to heat. The socket also accepts screw-on reflectors of various sizes.

High-heat ceramic socket won't melt like plastic sockets
Supports 500W bulbs maximum
Wooden control handle stays cool
Accepts screw-on aluminum reflectors
10' 3-prong AC power cord with inline switch
Built-in adjustable umbrella mount
UPC: 847628013636

Impact SP-UM Specs

Light Fixture
Bulb Type1 x E26/E27
Max Bulb Wattage500 W
FocusableNo
Umbrella MountYes
General
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Mounting5/8" Receiver (via Fixture)
Cable Length10' / 3 m
Inline SwitchYes
Weight1 lb / 454 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.625 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.05 x 5.85 x 4.15"

Impact SP-UM Reviews

Faulty socket design-avoid!

By maxim
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-23

The outside of this product is constructed well-extremely sturdy. The problem is with the metal sleeve inside the socket, into which your bulb or flash screws into. It is made very cheaply and fastened at two points at the very bottom that broke off immediately when I tried to screw in a flash unit for the first time. If you baby it, yours might last a little bit longer, but as I see it this failure mode is inevitable and it will only be a matter of time. Serious design oversight/flaw.

Flimsy socket but on/off switch is handy

By Karen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

In Dec. 2020 I bought two of these to use with Impact 9' light stands and Method LED art lightbulbs. Last month one wouldn't turn on. I checked to make sure it wasn't the light or the outlet. When I unscrewed and removed the light I noticed one of the rivets was hanging out of the socket. It had broken off. The stand/socket is used in an art studio, so it had not been moved for about 3 months. The socket is still under warranty so I mailed it back. It was almost as much to do that as buy another one, and the mfr indicated it would be 4 weeks until I get it back. I would buy a different brand but can't find one that has the on/off switch on the cord, which is very handy.

Works great. Get one!

By Stefan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-14

Works great. Nothing really to say about it. It's sturdy, well made, and simply does what it's supposed to do. It works. Get one.

Wayne Payne @stagecharm

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-20

This works really well with my flood light

Worth the extra money

By Rolf
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-09

I had considered buying something cheaper (all plastic) from a different merchant. But I'm really glad I spent the extra money on these (I bought a pair). They are very sturdy and well made. They should last for many years. They're also very versatile. I can use the bulb & umbrella combination that best suits my need, unlike some of the other options where the light source and/or diffuser are included. When I started out in photography, I used strobes, which is still a better option (IMHO) for portraits. But for inanimate objects that don't squint, or for video, or for quickie setups with my smartphone camera, continuous light is the way to go, and these make it easy. I had been using clamp-on work lights. But these attach properly to light stands and they accommodate an umbrella, making them a much better option.

Not just for hot lights!

By Arthur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-22

This holder/umbrella mount is not just for hot (tungsten type) lights. It can be used with any bulb (compact fluorescent, LED) that has a standard screw base. It does a better job with them than the less expensive plastic bulb holders with umbrella mounts that you can buy for use with CFLs/LEDs. The umbrella mount portion is made from metal and is very sturdy, unlike the plastic holders. And you can get the optional floodlight reflector(s) for use with this unit if you like.

High quality product

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

I was pleasantly surprised with this product as the image doesn't do it justice. It looked (to me) lightweight and cheap. Instead it has real heft to it and is well made; tough for work where it needs to be.

Adjustable Incandescent Lighting

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

If you need incandescent lighting in your setup, this is a very well made option, with modifier mount.

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