Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main benefits of Lightrein products?

Lightrein Strobes

Our Lightrein strobes feature an ultra bright modeling lamp. The  LR7DR and LR12DR feature a 650w lamp. You’ll be able to confidently design your lighting and see its effect with our modeling lamps before you commit to an exposure. We believe it’s a huge advantage for the studio photographer.

Lightrein Softboxes

Our Softboxes feature a deep, hook and loop covered rim to accept all models of Lighttools® Soft Egg Crates®. When used together, you’ll waste no time setting up and have more time to design beautiful light. Our light banks are well made, vented to dissipate heat, and shallow enough for confined spaces.

Lighttools® Soft Egg Crates®

Designed to fit all Lightrein softboxes, these patented light shapers are indispensable for the studio photographer. Easily attached, compact and portable, they come in 7 cell sizes and offer unmatched light shaping possibilities.

Lighttools® Soft Egg Crates® Benefits:

  • Eliminate spill and flare from soft sources
  • Control soft light in confined spaces
  • Use soft light sources to create separation and depth
  • Reduce near-to-far light variation
  • Fast setup and tear down
  • Reduce manpower and grip equipment
  • Less hassle means more time for lighting design
  • Collapsible and lightweight for easy portability
  • 7 cell sizes to achieve 7 dramatically different effects

Lightrein Backdrops

Our hand dyed muslins are seamless up to 10'x24' and our larger models are sewn first then dyed and patterned to achieve their seamless look. Machine washable, they're available from 6.5'x10'(small) to 24'x30'(large)—the small sizes have a 3-inch sleeve on one side with grommets on three sides, the large sizes have grommets all the way around.

We also offer solid black, white, photo green and photo blue up to 10'x24'.

Where is Lightrein located?

Lightrein’s showroom and office is located in Edmonton, Alberta on the city’s south side. See our contact page for exact details and a map.

Why Lightrein?

If photography is all about light, then great photography is about light control—hence the name. Lightrein offers photographers of all levels a complete and competitively priced selection of light control products and accessories, backed by a great Canadian warranty, outstanding service and professional advice. Learn more about us.

What is Lightrein’s warranty?

We offer a 1-year warranty on every product we sell, which protects against manufacturer or material defect up to 1 year from date of purchase. To learn more about our return policy and warranty specifics, visit our warranty page.

Are Soft Egg Crates® made for other brands of softbox?

Yes, but different manufacturers require specific models for optimum fit. Please visit for an application guide for your brand.