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Lowel 40″ C-Stands

Lowel has announced new 40” C-Stands. Lowel has made light stands in the past, but to my knowledge, this is their first foray into C-Stands.

The 40-inch double-riser shaft is equipped with unique ergonomic locking tri-knobs that are claimed to offer a firm grip and secure hold. The staggered leg height design allows you to nest several stands close together.

Lowel C-stands follow industry-standard sizes so they will fit on grip trucks or C-stand hangers.

Key features

  • Heavy-duty – designed for loads up to 22 lbs./10 kg
  • Industry-standard size to perfectly stack & store on carts, grip truck hangers or studio racks
  • Aluminum castings with stainless steel Helicoil inserts
  • Captive “no backout” tri-knob handles with hex-nut wrench interface
  • Tapered brass brakes for fast and secure riser adjustment
  • Top riser with a welded knurled baby pin to prevent rotation of grip head or lighting fixture
  • Spring-loaded and welded 1.5mm tube wall thickness steel legs
  • Serrated Grip Head with an aluminum gasket to prevent slipping and sagging
  • Stainless steel Grip Arm with flat recess pin to limit slipping or rotation of light fixtures
  • Choice of Turtle Base or Sliding Leg Base
  • Choice of electroplated chrome or powder-coated black finish

Two Versions Available

The Lowel 40″ C-Stands come in either a Turtle Base or Sliding Leg Base. Both versions have a payload capacity of 22 lb (10 kg).

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The turtle-base model C-stand (CTB-40) features spring-loaded legs for fast setup and breakdown and for easy travel and storage. The removable base with a 1⅛-inch junior receiver allows you to exchange riser sections with accessories like a stand adapter for low-angle lighting or replacing the legs with a runway base for greater mobility.

It comes with:

  • Lowel 40″ C-Stand Turtle Base Kit
  • Chrome C-Stand
  • Lowel 40″ Grip Arm (Chrome)
  • Lowel 2.5″ Grip Head (Chrome)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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The sliding-leg model C-stand (CSL-40) features a movable top leg that’s secured by a tri-knob. It’s designed for leveling the stand on uneven surfaces like stairs, hills, and curbs. It comes with:

  • Lowel 40″ C-Stand Sliding Leg Kit with 2.5″ Grip Head & 40″ Grip Arm (Black or Chrome)
  • Grip Arm with Head (40″)
  • Grip Head (2.5″)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Lowel’s Grip Head (CGH-25) provides 5/8 and 3/8-inch holes for mounting grip arms and other lighting fixtures or grip equipment. The 40-inch Grip Arm (CGA-40) features a fixed 2.5-inch grip head and a pin with a flat recess that prevents slipping or rotating when mounting small light fixtures.

Price & Availability

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The Lowel 40″ C-Stands retail for the following prices:

The Grip Heads can be purchased for $37 USD.

They are all available to purchase.

These prices are competitive and put them in line with options from Impact, Matthews, and Kupo.

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