Softbox Lighting Kit

Softbox Lighting Kit

You’re looking for a softbox lighting kit.  If you want to shop on Amazon, here’s a two-softbox kit by LimoStudio.

limostudio 700w softbox lighting kit

LimoStudio 700w Softbox Lighting Kit

If you want backdrops and three-point lighting then here’s that by Fancierstudio.

Fancierstudio Softbox Lighting Kit and Backdrop

Fancierstudio Softbox Lighting Kit and Backdrop

Here’s the lighting kit we got, LimoStudio Branded, on Amazon:

LimoStudio 2400 Amazon

LimoStudio 2400 Amazon


If you want to shop on eBay and see exactly what we bought, check this:

Here is the LusanaStudio three-point softbox kit on eBay.

LusanaStudio Three Point Softbox Lighting Kit

LusanaStudio Three Point Softbox Lighting Kit

LusanaStudio umbrellas plus backdrop and stand on eBay.

LusanaStudio Backdrop Kit With Umbrellas

LusanaStudio Backdrop Kit With Umbrellas


First of all, with eBay, there are three identical 24″ x 36″ softboxes each with four 45w CFLs.  There are two stands plus a boom.  That’s one kit.  The other kit has three more light stands, three more 45w CFLs, two “shoot-through” umbrellas and one gold reflective umbrella.  It also comes with three 5’x10′ backdrops and a 7′ high X 10 wide stand and three clamps used for attaching your backdrops.

With Amazon, you get two 16″x24″ softboxes with four CFLs inside each (eight 45w) and two stands plus one 16″x16″ softbox with one 105w CFL and a boom arm for making a hair light.  The three backdrops are 6’x9′ and the backdrop stand goes 8′ high and 10′ wide.  There are no clamps so you’ll need to add these unless you run the backdrop stand like a shower curtain (through the backdrops).

Keep in mind the difference in size between the two softboxes in the kits.  A smaller softbox gives a sharper shadow.  As far as I know, LusanaStudio and LimoStudio are the same (as well as Loadstone Studio (Walmart) and others.  My LusanaStudio kit uses LimoStudio parts.


So Which Softbox Lighting Kit to Get?

So, to me, the eBay deal is better.  It just depends if you feel comfortable ordering through eBay with two different sellers.  It worked out for me ok.  Similarly, both have free shipping but with eBay, you’ll save a little bit.

Now, they’re not the exact same thing.  I like my kit but I had to get used to it.  Since none of these products are the best in the world, they’re priced for most beginners.

If you want an expensive lighting solution then, by all means, check them out here.

Ikan RB10-3PT-KIT Three Point LED Kit

Ikan RB10-3PT-KIT Three Point LED Kit

Finally, my suggestion would be to buy what suits your needs.  You can do a lot with three lights, five lights, and even one light.  I’ve done my best to let you know what’s there and the choice is up to you.  If you’re a beginner, go with what’s cheapest (or second-cheapest as I like to do).  Go with LEDs if you’re more advanced.

I hope this was helpful, thanks for reading.  Maybe share this with anyone who you know might benefit from it.

-m