Black Friday Lighting Deals 2014

Lighten up your Black Friday with these seasonal deals on photographic lighting equipment and accessories.

Genaray SpectroLED SP-LR Light

We are getting into the festive period, and as usual American retailers are launching big sales events on Black Friday (28th November), the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. The following Monday (1st December) is known as Cyber Monday. Some UK and international retailers are jumping on the bandwagon too. This page is updated frequently so keep checking back for more deals!

Up to 30% off flashes on Amazon.

Aputure is offering “up to 50%” off monitors, lights and other gear as part of a Flash Sale on Black Friday. Further deals will be announced on Cyber Monday.

B&H Photo‘s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals page can be found here.

The iBlazr LED flash for cameraphones and tablets is 30% off with promo code GET30.

Looking for a Godox Witstro in the USA? B&H’s version, the Bolt VB-22, is a whopping $285 off; now $500.

Calumet UK is offering 30% off equipment rentals and workshops with the promo code BLACK. More deals will be revealed on Black Friday itself: check here.

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RTCanon has a number of instant rebates on its Speedlites, including

CheetahStand has 10% off everything and free shipping to the continental United States with promo code BF2014.

Need a compact light stand? The Flashpoint Nano light stand is 25% off, now $29.95 at Adorama.

A small video lamp for interviews: the Flashpoint Reporter Compact 150-LED is $59.46 at Adorama.

Genaray SpectroLED SP-LR LightThe Genaray SpectroLED SP-LR is an LED light wand that competes directly with the Westcott Ice Light. It looks to be based on the Magic Light Tube and has a couple of advantages over the Ice Light, such as user-replaceable batteries. It is available from B&H Photo for $249.95, half its normal price.

If you’re after something a bit beefier, the Genaray SpectroLED 500-LED Bi-Color 3-panel kit has $250 off.

Use coupon code blackfriday14 to save 15% off any light modifier at HonlPhoto.com.

iLux, the UK studio lighting company, has savings of up to £165 until 3rd December. The Delta II GS200 (a rebranded Godox head) is just £100 on its own, or you can get it with an umbrella kit with free studio bag (save £135), a 2-head softbox kit with studio bag and umbrella (save £165); or buy a Summit 600 2-head kit (rebranded N-Flash) to get a free beauty portrait kit worth £110.

The Impact Astral 2x400Ws studio flash kit — originally made by Godox — is $79 off, complete with air-cushioned light stands and a studio case. Also from Impact:

The IC12 LED Light Cube is now available in the USA, with $60 off individual Cubes, $76 off a Dual-Pack or $110 off a Quad-Pack.

10% off the entire Lastolite product range at Calumet UK.

Light Blaster fresnel slide projector (see our review here) $15 off with code BF14BLAST.

LumiQuest has “deep discounts on all LumiQuest products” throughout Black Friday; check their web site for more details. Meanwhile, get 20% off LumiQuest products with the code SHOPFEB at B&H Photo.

Lumu, the plug-in incident light meter for smartphones, is 30% off when using promo code LUMUROCKS.

Metz MecablitzMetz Mecablitz 64 AF-1, the embattled German flash manufacturer, has several rebate offers of up to $90 on its shoe-mount flashguns. If you’re interested in a Metz flash then you might want to get one sooner, rather than later — just in case they company isn’t making them next year! See listings here.

Multiblitz, the studio lighting manufacturer, has 30% off all products from Multiblitz USA when you use the code FALL30WINTER.

Pentax AF540FGZ II wireless flashgun with built-in LED video lamp is $70 off; now $426.95 at B&H.

RadioPopper is offering up to $90 off its flash triggering systems. See the full list of discounts here or view the listings at B&H.

UKphotodistro is discontinuing the Aputure Trigmaster II and offering it for £24.99 each, or £34.99 per kit.

Vello Freewave (rebranded Pixel Rook) flash triggers are discounted by $35-55 off at B&H Photo — now starting at $74.99 per kit.

Westcott Apollo Orb Duo softbox kit $121 off; now $228.90. A nice setup if you’re using speedlights or many different types of studio heads. If continuous lighting is more your thing then the Westcott uLite with 26″ Octabox is better than half price; now $49.90.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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