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10 Best Budget Softbox Lighting – Tested By Expert

10 Best Budget Softbox Lighting - Tested By Expert
In the quest to tidy, budget softbox lighting can make the difference between an organized home and one heaped with mismatched boxes in the closets and garage.

Consumers have been using storage boxes to organize nearly every part of their lives: In homes, on the farm, at warehouses, and even for travel. Over the years, many users have bought numerous brands and styles of storage containers for different applications. Some have served faithfully for decades in storage sheds, while some were only good for a year before cracking.

The best budget softbox lighting can lead to smarter living in your home. With a functional aesthetic, storage bins can declutter and organize. To find the ideal budget softbox lighting available, we conducted hours of research and evaluated product models on durability, size, type of plastic, closures, and price.

Top 10 Bestbudget softbox lighting : Editor’s Choice

 

List of 10 Best budget softbox lighting: Selected and Tested by Experts

1. 【Upgrade LED】 MOUNTDOG Softbox Lighting Kit, Photography Studio Light with 19.7″X27.5″ Reflector and 3 Colors Temperature 45W Bulb with Remote, Professional Photo Studio Equipment for Portrait Video

Features :

  • 【Updated LED bulbs】 MOUNTDOG Softbox Photography Lighting Kitupdates the LED bulb, which is more energy efficient compared with other bulbs. It uses ABS material and will not break, thus increasing its long service life. Besides, the softbox lighting kit has 140 LED bulbs, which is more suitable for professional photography.
  • 【Three modes of adjustment】With white, warm,and cold light, you can adjust the LED bulb in three modes, and the color temperature of 2800-5700k can be adjusted. We are equipped with a remote control, which can be used within a space of 7-8 meters. Different color temperatures are used for a wider range of scenarios.
  • 【Applicable occasions】210 degree adjustable soft light box, adjustable bracket(Max: 200 cm / 80”, Min:140 cm /55”)The products are suitable for professional photography companies, photography studios, individual photography enthusiasts, people who have high requirements for photo lighting and aesthetic.
  • 【what will you get】1*19.7″X27.5″ Studio Softbox,1 x Lightstand 8′ tall,1*45watt bulb containing 140 LED beads,1* remote control for adjusting light and color temperature.The installation has no complicated process and is very easy to install. It can be completed within 5 minutes.
  • 【what do we offer you】90 days product problem free product replacement, any installation problems can contact us. We specialize in photographic equipment and accessories for 5 years, any professional questions can contact us.

Additional Info :

Color white -1

2. MOUNTDOG LED Softbox Photography Lighting Kit with 20″X28″ Reflector Professional Photo Studio Equipment and 80W 6500K New Corn Light Bulbs for Portraits Fashion and Video Shooting

Features :

  • 【Suitable for Various Photography】 MountDog softbox Lighting Kit is ideal for use in studios. It can produce a great lighting effect, the best choice for photography enthusiasts, novices, semi-professional and professional photographers. Suitable for studio portraits shooting, portrait shooting, fashion photo shooting, children’s photo shooting or still life shots, etc.
  • 【High Quality Softbox】 20 x 28inch Softbox light reflector made of professional particulate silver film reflective fabric with nylon white screen soften the hard light and eliminate object shadows. One-piece opening and folding easy to use and store. E26/E27 standard size bulb socket.
  • 【Flexible Softbox Stand and Adjustable Lamp Holder】 Studio light stand tripod is 27 to 80 inch adjustable height tripod. Made of premium aluminum alignment with 1/4 screw mounting on top to satisfy different photographers.( Softbox photo lighting angle can be 210° adjustable lamp holder, can adapt different shooting needs, give you the suitable light from multiple angles, setting-easy with a few minutes, ideal portrait, studio, photography, video and so on).
  • 【Updated LED bulbs】MOUNTDOG Softbox Photography Lighting Kit updates the LED bulb, which is more energy efficient compared with other bulbs. 80W LED Corn Light Bulbs with a standard E27 socket save energy up to 80% and last approx 8000 hours. With 6500K color temperature, the bulbs produce well balanced pure white daylight light and continuous uniform light, providing a good photographic environment. Besides, we provide a replacement bulb Please feel free to contact us if there is any problem.
  • 【Easy carry and Package】 This softbox is equipped with a luggage bag. The bracket can be folded up, and assembly and disassembly are very simple. Convenient for you to carry when you go out to play or work. What you can get: 1 x 80W 6500K LED Corn Light Bulbs ,1 x 20″X28″ SoftBox with Bulb Socket,1 x 80 inch Tall Light Stand and 1 x Carrying Bag.

3. Fovitec 3-Light Fluorescent Studio Lighting Kit w/ Boom arm, 20″x28″ Softboxes, 11 45W Bulbs, Light Stands, & Carry Case for Portraits, Product Photos, Vlogging, Video Conferencing, & Live Streaming

Features :

  • Contains 2 5-socket heads, 2 20″ x 28″ softboxes, 1 single-socket head with a built-in softbox, 11 45W fluorescent lamps, 3 7’6″ light stands, 1 4.5′ boom stand, and 1 carrying bag
  • Suitable for a wide variety of photo and video applications such as live streaming, interviews, online tutorials, and more
  • Offers easy-to-use lighting controls for maximum versatility and light quality
  • Provides quick mastering for both beginners and professionals, making it ideal for large or small projects
  • Offers 5500K color temperature specifications for optimal daylight clarity, exceptional color accuracy

Additional Info :

Color 2X1000W w/ 500W EZ Setup Softbox Kit
Item Dimensions
Height 17
Width 12
Length 29
Weight 23.8

4. Amazon Basics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box with LED Light – 25 x 30 x 25 Inches

Features :

  • No assembly required with set-up in less than a minute; Collapses into a thin, portable, and durable portfolio case.
  • Measures 25” x 30” x 25” to fit a variety of product sizes; Includes power supply, user manual, and pre-installed removable bright-white backdrop.
  • High output built-in LED lights for handheld photography with a camera or smartphone. Lights are positioned for optimum contrast, and provide 5600k daylight balanced LEDs with high Color Rendering Index (CRI) for consistent color. An extra light provides directional light modelling like in a photo studio, giving better highlights, contrast, and shape to product images.
  • A front 3-door system maximizes image angles while reducing outside reflections, and a top hole enables imaging from above.
  • Compatible with Amazon Seller app; Shoot, edit, and directly upload catalog images to Amazon.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 2.6
Width 25
Length 30
Weight 14

5. EMART Photography Softbox Lighting Kit, Photo Equipment Studio Softbox 20″ x 27″, 45W Dimmable LED with Double Color Temperature for Portrait Video and Shooting­

Features :

  • Professional softbox lighting kit, ideal for photography shooting, home studio, photo video studio, Portrait lighting
  • Two colors temperature adjustment (2700K and 5500K) Adjust brightness freely. Easy to get photography lighting
  • 2 x 20“×27” softbox reflector with diffuser, ensure for the high-quality of video lighting photography
  • 2 x LED lamp holder with 124 inches cable length, convenient for shooting photography
  • 2 x light stand, work strength for heavy duty stand, ensure to work steady of softboxes

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 9.4
Width 8.5
Length 29.7

6. HPUSN Softbox Photography Lighting Kit 30″X30″ Professional Continuous Lighting System Photo Studio Equipment with 2pcs E27 Socket 5400K Bulbs for Portraits Advertising Shooting YouTube Video

Features :

  • High Quality Material: Made of collapsible nylon cover and proved to be high reflective; With silver particle inner baffle and 2 white diffuser, help your photography by softening the flash light and casting even lighting.
  • 210°Rotatable Head & Adjustable Stand: The studio softbox has an independent locking knob, which can be rotated 210° to adapt to different angles. The light frame is made of high-quality aluminum and the top is equipped with a 1/4 screw installation. The three-section column design can shrink to 82 cm and extend to 191 cm.
  • Energy Efficient Bulbs: With a standard E27 socket, 2 x 85W CFL bulbs supplied are equal to the 800W incandescent bulb in total to save energy up to 80% and last approx. 8000 hours, with 5400K color temperature, bulbs produce balanced pure white daylight lighting and continuous uniform light, providing a good photographic environment.
  • Suitable for Various Photography: This upgraded version of the softbox is very suitable for use in the studio. Whether it is portrait shooting, fashion photo shooting, children photo shooting or still life photo shooting, this softbox can easily create perfect lighting effects for indoor shooting, making the photos more attractive.
  • Lifetime Warranty: Any questions, please send us a message. We will reply to you within 24 hours. If the product doesn’t meet your satisfaction, you can let us know first and we will solve it well for you.

Additional Info :

Color Black

7. YICOE Softbox Lighting Kit Photography Photo Studio Equipment Continuous Lighting System with 5700K Energy Saving Light Bulb for Portraits Fashion Advertising Photo Shooting Video

Features :

  • ❃New LED Light Bulb & light beads❃ Our new LED energy-saving light bulbs have 30 high-quality light beads inside, bring you a brighter and clearer lightness, long service life and less fragile than the traditional soft box bulb. Energy saving up to 80% compared to incandescent bulbs of similar output.The color temperature can be adjusted from 2800K to 5700K easily and the bulb has a wide brightness dimming range from 1% to 100%.
  • ❃2×Remote Control (1 FOR BONUS)❃ You can turn on / off the light and adjust the brightness and color temperature of the softbox lighting by a remote control. No need to very near the soft light box when you want to adjust it. Save your time also. In addition, we will give away a remote control. So you have two remote controls to use. When one of the remote controls is damaged, you can use the other to operate. The remote control is not equipped with battery,please buy it yourself.
  • ❃Dimmable Tricolor Light & Suitable for Multiple Scenarios❃ The lighting kit featured with 3 color light modes: white,warm yellow,warm white and yellow. You can freely change the color of the light to meet your different needs. This photography lighting kit is suitable for multiple scenarios,such as Youtube/Vlog Video shooting,live streaming and makeup,portrait photography,fashion photo studio,home daily photo shooting, children’s photo shoots, tiktok shooting and product photography.
  • ❃Rotatable Lamp Holder & Adjustable Light Stand❃ The studio softbox can rotate 210°,providing you with the suitable light from different angles,making your photos or video more perfect. The tripod stand can extend from 26 inches to 78 inches with a 3-section column design, you can quickly install and disassemble them.If you have any problem with our product,please feel free to contact us.
  • ❃High Quality Materials❃ The light tripod is made of premium aluminum alloy, more solid and stable. The softbox is made of premium cloth and high quality reflector material,which is more thinner and softer and makes the reflected light brighter. Softbox diffuses the light and gives you perfect even lighting when you need for the best shots possible.With E27 socket, you can directly connect light bulbs, fluorescent lamps, or slave flash to offer the light.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.8897637725
Width 9.448818888
Length 27.55905509
Weight 8.2893810512

8. Softbox Lighting Kit, skytex Continuous Photography Lighting Kit with 2x20x28in Soft Box | 2x135W 5500K E27 Bulb, Photo Studio Lights Equipment for Camera Shooting, Video Recording

Features :

  • The kit included: 2pcs 20″ x 28″/50cm x 70cm Softbox + 2pcs 135W 5500K 110V AC CFL Light Bulb + 2pcs 79″/200cm Aluminum Alloy Light Stand +1pcs Oxford Cloth Carrying Bag.
  • 135W Energy Efficient Bulbs: Total output equivalent to 1350W regular incandescent light bulb, save energy up to 80% and lifetime approx 8000 hours.
  • Turned Your Room Into Photo Boot: It can soften the harsh light source and remove shadow, enhance the skin tone in portrait photography is to make perfect shooting. Silver internal face to minimize light loss and maximize light spread.
  • Rotatable Head & Adjustable Stand: The tripod height adjustable from 26 to 79 inch/66cm to 200cm, 3-section column legs, made of aluminum alloy more sturdy and stable. Angle can be 210°adjustable lamp holder, which can suit for different perfect shooting with 1/4-inch Standard Screw Thread Tip. And with extra-long 8.5Ft/250cm cable, greater range of movement convenient for shooting photography.
  • Portable & Easy to Operate: Set up in mins. Durable Oxford cloth tote to accommodate softbox kits, highly portable and lightweight to carry. Great for home studio lighting, portrait, wedding formals, product photography, pet, still photography, live streaming, gaming streaming, video recording, interview, Youtube..etc.

Additional Info :

Color white

9. Softbox Lighting Kit, skytex Continuous Photography Lighting Kit with 2x20x28in Soft Box | 2X 85W 2700-6400K E27 LED Bulb, Photo Studio Lights Equipment for Camera Shooting, Video Recording…

Features :

  • The kit included: 2pcs 20″ x 28″/50cm x 70cm Softbox +2pcs 85W 2700-6400K 100V-240V LED Light Bulb + 2pcs 79″/200cm Aluminum Alloy Light Stand + 2pcs Remote Control + 1pcs Oxford Cloth Carrying Bag.
  • Updated LED Bulbs: 3-Color dimmable led bulbs with diffuser built-in, has better heat dissipation compared to incandescent bulbs and save energy up to 80%, color temperature 2700-6400K and brightness 1-100% adjustable via remote control, lifetime approx. 10000 hours. Besides, the softbox light bulb 140 high-quality light beads inside, which is more suitable for professional photography.
  • Rotatable Head & Adjustable Stand: The light stand tripod height adjustable from 26 to 79 inch/66cm to 200cm, 3-section column legs, made of aluminum alloy more sturdy and stable. Angle can be 210°adjustable lamp holder, which can suit for different perfect shooting with 1/4-inch Standard Screw Thread Tip. And with extra-long 8.5Ft/250cm cable,greater range of movement convenient for shooting photography.
  • Remote Control& Easy to Operate: Turn on/ off the light and adjust the brightness and color temperature of the softbox lighting by remote control(The remote control is not equipped with battery, please buy it yourself). Durable Oxford cloth tote to accommodate softbox kits, Highly portable and lightweight to carry.
  • Dimmable Tricolor Light & Suitable for Various Photography: Compared to incandescent lamps, led bulbs can provide natural light, but also warm and cool light. Different color temperatures are used for a wider range of scenarios. This professional kit is great for home studio lighting, portrait, product photography, pet, still photography, live, gaming streaming, video recording, interview, Youtube..etc.

Additional Info :

Color white,cold,warm

10. Neewer LED Softbox Lighting Kit: 20×28 inches Softbox, 48W Dimmable 2-Color Temperature LED Light Head with Battery Compartment and Light Stand for Indoor/Outdoor Photography (Battery Not Included)

Features :

  • KIT INCLUDES: (2)Photo Studio Softbox with 48W Dimmable LED Light Head, (2)Aluminum Alloy Light Stand, (2)Power Adapter with US Plug, (1)Large Carrying Bag; Perfect to use in portrait photography, live show, YouTube video shooting, home studio, outdoor shooting, etc
  • 2-COLOR 48W DIMMABLE LEDLIGHT HEAD: 48W Dimmable LED Bulbs with 2 Color Temperature (3200K and 5600K); The brightness (from 1%-100%) can be adjusted easily by knobs on the back; The Built-in cooling fan of the Led Light Head improves the dissipation of heat while in operation; LED lamp holder can adapt to different shooting needs to adjust 180 degrees
  • UPGRADED 2-POWER OPTIONS: It is designed to be powered by the AC power adapter or NP-F550/970 Li-ion batteries, so it is more convenient to provide lighting flexibly or outdoor photography (Note: The battery is Not included)
  • STUDIO SOFTBOX: White diffuser included can soften the harsh light source and enhance the skin tone in portrait photographyic, giving you better even lighting, help your photography casting even lighting
  • LIGHT STAND: Adjustable height ranges from 31 inches/79 centimeters to 74 inches/188 centimeters; Pretty stable 3-leg stage design and its solid locking system make sure all your stuff in safe when in use; Easy to fold in and set up

Additional Info :

Color 48W LED/w Battery Compartment

How to choose the best budget softbox lighting: Important features to consider

Materials: Polyethylene vs. polypropylene – Low-density polyethylene (stamped on the bottom as LDPE, recycling group number four) is more flexible than stiff, cheap polypropylene (recycling group five), so it won’t crack as easily if you drop a loaded bin on the garage floor. It also won’t become brittle at freezing temperatures the way polypropylene does.

Each material has some advantages. Polypropylene can be made see-through, and it’s much more heat resistant — all the way up to boiling temperatures. LDPE is always tougher, but it gets very soft at temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit and melts in boiling water. Our testers have seen far more polypropylene bins fail in long-term storage, especially in cold climates, but in a baking-hot attic, you’d want to be very careful about how much weight is stacked on an LDPE bin.

Latching lids – A flip-up latch will hold your bin closed even if you over-stuff it, which is handy for things like bulky sweaters and puffy blankets. If you put too much strain on latches, though, they’re prone to pop out of the mounting holes. Those holes also mean an entry point for moisture and insects.

A waterproof seal – If you just need a bin to shed rain, almost any will do: with one exception, the lids we tested to cover the edge of the bin, which means water will roll off without getting inside. A totally sealed lid (like our top pick) will also keep out humidity, though damp items can mildew quickly if you’re not careful about what you put in the bin.

Stackable designs – Nearly any bin can stand on top of another, but some designs are able to neatly mix and match small and large bins while creating a topple-resistant tower.

Single-size lids – If you’re building a collection of storage containers to fully organize your life, it can be handy to have bins with same-size openings. This usually means you can stack and nest different sizes as well as share lids between them. Usually, there will be at least two sizes in a series of containers with a common lid and footprint size, with the difference in volume made up by height.

What to Look for in a Plastic Storage Bin

Capacity

“Pre-sort items you want to organize into categories for containment,” says Marci McAvoy, professional organizer and founder of Marci McAvoy Home Organization. After pre-sorting, consider the storage bin’s capacity. Measure what you need to store and the space where it will live.

“There’s nothing worse than buying a bunch of bins and getting home and realizing that your space is too narrow for the bin you chose, or maybe you didn’t realize that your shelves couldn’t be adjusted for height,” says McAvoy.

Plastic storage tubs list the capacity in quarts or gallons, and some may also include the weight limit. If you’re shopping online, you can get a sense of what a bin can hold by looking at both product photos and images posted by shoppers, which are often the most helpful.

Material and Design

Rigid plastic materials are less likely to buckle when filled with extremely heavy items. These are sometimes labeled as high-density bins. “A bin like this tends to be more expensive because it is really durable, keeps dust and critters out, and is airtight,” says McAvoy.

If you’re storing bins vertically, look for a stackable style (these usually have recessed lids), since this will help the bins stay stable and maximize your storage space from top to bottom. Note that some storage bins are narrower at the bottom and wider on top, so they can nest when they’re empty. This is a helpful feature, but if you are lining these up on shelves horizontally, you may have wasted space between them.

Lid Closure Type

Storage bin lids can be attached or removable. The attached lids might be on a single set of hinges, or they may split down the middle and interlock. When the lid is integrated into the design, you’re less likely to lose track of it, but McAvoy warns that sometimes these can break, rendering the entire bin unusable.

McAvoy prefers removable lids with side snaps and latches. If you live with small children, you might need to opt for more secure closures. If you love color-coding, consider lids that come in different colors. Others might opt for clear lids so they can easily see the contents.

 

FAQ
  • When is the best time to buy plastic storage bins?

    Plastic bins often go on sale in January or February, when retailers try to capitalize on customers’ resolutions to get organized. Containers in colors like red and green maybe even more deeply discounted at this time.

  • How should you label plastic storage bins?

    There are almost as many labeling options as there are plastic containers. If you want flexibility, stick to erasable options such as removable chalkboard or whiteboard labels, and use either chalk paint or dry-erase markers. Label bin clips work well on the handles of open bins, and can also be used with dry-erase markers or Sharpies. Some people opt to simply write directly on clear bins, or buy pre-printed stickers. If you want your label to be permanent, use a marker like a Sharpie or an acrylic paint pen.

  • How can you hide plastic storage bins in your home?

    If you’re looking to hide storage bins in your home, one option is to buy larger, more attractive containers made from materials like wood or rattan, and fit the plastic boxes inside. This works best for items you don’t need frequently. You could also use fabric, washi tape, drawer liner paper, spray paint, and stencils to decorate the exterior of plastic storage bins. If you really don’t want to see them, opt for under-bed storage containers.

  • Can you recycle plastic storage bins?

    Check the number on the container as well as your area’s recycling rules. Many storage containers are made of polypropylene (labeled 5 or PP), and although this can be recycled, not all localities currently do this curbside, but some may accept them at transfer stations. You may be able to recycle polypropylene storage bins through a recycling company like TerraCycle. Try searching “specialty recycling company” and then the name of your town and state. Acrylic can be difficult to recycle, but some specialized facilities may accept it1. Products containing BPA cannot be recycled.2

    If you can’t easily recycle your old bins, try posting them on a local swap group such as Buy Nothing or Freecycle, or using them for other home projects, such as building a terrarium or mini greenhouse. If they’re clean and in good condition, you can also donate them.

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