The Softube’s success story

The Softube is one the most favoured accessory designed by K5600. Introduced on the market in 2000, this accessory is available for all the Joker-Bug line (from 200W to 1600W).

Mounted on the Joker-Bug in PAR configuration (with the beamer), the Softube changes the narrow concentrated beam of the PAR without lens, into a linear soft light source. It adds lights without generating shadow, giving a very natural look to the scene. Horizontally in front of an actor or over a product for a pack shot, or vertically hidden behind a pillar, the Softube finds its use in every situation.

Thanks to its slim design, easy to fit in the tightest spots, the Softube has become an essential tool for many users across the world as explained in the following testimonials :

Markus Stoffel, BVK (Cinematographer and Photographer, Germany), about a product photoshoot with his Softube 400W : "The glass and steel surfaces required soft lighting. To highlight the delicatessens and control reflections I did need a slim but long light source from the top. Rigging of the Softube was easy and fast done. The exclusive cheese was not affected by heat."

Vincent Prunier (French Gaffer working in the UK) about the TV show Tattoo Fixers with the Softube 1600W : "We rigged it on the ceiling. It was the perfect tool to simulate a light coming from the window, at any hour of the day. When the day was bright, the Softube was not adding too much light, but on darker days, it was really punchy. The goal was achieved : a constant light coming from the window, no matter the weather conditions or the hour of the day... So we could shoot at anytime !"

Evren Cöp, (Gaffer, Turkey) about a car commercial with his Softube 800W : "With the Softube accessory, you don’t need to use a butterfly frame or many lighting fixtures to shoot areas with high reflection. For this shoot, we just used the Joker-Bugs with Softubes and they gave us the effect we were looking for. So this system saves time, money and produces better results faster. Furthermore, their slim design makes them really practical in tight spaces, such as in cars."