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CL-255 Cool Lights 2 X 55 watt Fluorescent Video Soft light

PRICE: $189.00 $89.00


The Cool Lights CL-255 Fluorescent Video Softlight is the professional choice for all types of visual media production from photography to film and video work. This unit is not dimmable. Using two of our special (optimized for video and digital photography) 55 watt biax (PL 2G11) type bulbs, this fixture can put out an equivalent of almost 500 watts of flicker-free (and quiet) light for drawing only 110 watts. It really is the "cool" choice in studio lighting. Two of these units are very useful as part of an interview lighting setup for a small studio. Or several in a cyclorama lighting configuration.

The CL-255 comes with 2 High CRI (>87) 55 watt bulbs (available in choice of 3200K or 5600K). It's universal voltage electronic ballast adapts automatically to your country's voltage (from 100 volts to 240 volts 50/60 hz) and has an output driving frequency of 40khz to guarantee flicker-free (yes--worth saying twice and did we mention quiet?) performance, power plug adaptable through IEC adapter, power switch, mounting yoke and mirrored detachable barn doors included. A slide-in adapter is also part of the fixture and is useful for eggcrates or other kinds of diffusion panels. The pictured stand is available as a separate option.

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NOTE: Since the fixture does not come with a stand or grid adapter, please choose your mounting options in the above dropdown boxes (at the top of the page). Also choose the color temperature of your free set of bulbs. You may also wish to get the eggcrate filter option which is superior for side spill control in a softlight.

Download the CL-255 product operation manual here.


General Specifications:
Dimensions: 22.75" long X 7" high X 5.5" wide.
Weight: 9lbs.
Construction: Professionally fabricated aluminum extrusions and stamped parts
Finish: Black powder coating
Mounting method: Yoke (5/8" thick hollow tubular steel construction) with 3/8" hole for stand to yoke adapters. **5/8" Stand to yoke adapter is available as an option below, just select in the "Mounting Options" drop-down box.

Ballast Specifications:
Lamp Type: PL-55w
Number of Lamps Driven: 1 or 2 (all Cool Lights Softlight Series fixtures drive 2 lamps per ballast)
Dimming: No
Voltage: Universal (100 - 240vAC) 50/60hz
Output Frequency: 40khz
Input Watts: 105w for 2 x 55 biax lamps
Power Factor: .>.95
THD: < 15%
Protection against open circuit and lamp fault conditions
Class P, Type 1 Outdoor
U.L. Approved

Bulb Specifications:
Color Temperature: 3200K or 5600K
CRI: >90
Lumen Output per Bulb: Nominal 2900 lumens


Here are side views of the CL-255 showing adjustable bar handle (our unique method only requires yoke angle adjustment from one side), slide-in adapter for diffusion panel and barn doors, thumb screws to retain slide-in options, ballast cover on back of unit for easy access, etc.

One more shot shows the barndoors folded for easy transport.

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