Flex Arm & Ball Joint Guide

Nocturnal Lights carries two different arm systems from which you can attach your lights to your tray (or housing): the Flex Arm system and the Ball Joint system.

Nocturnal Lights' SLX and TLX series come with a removable lantern handle that has a 5/16" (8 mm) hole that can be used to attach a Flex Arm adapter, Ball Joint adapter, or a Hybrid adapter.

 

Light with Handle Flex Arm Adapter Ball Joint Adapter Hybrid Adapter
The SLX and TLX series come with a removable lantern handle that has a 5/16" hole that users can use to attach a Flex Arm, Ball Joint, or Hybrid adapter.
This is the Flex Arm adapter. Its bottom half is a YS style mount, which allows users to connect a Flex Arm to their light.
This is the Ball Joint adapter. It is similar to the Flex Arm adapter, except that it's bottom half is a Ball Joint.
This is the Hybrid adapter. One half is a YS style mount for Flex Arms, while the other half is for Ball Joints. Users can simply flip the adapter over depending on what arm system they are using.

 

To use Nocturnal Lights' Flex Arm system with your SLX or TLX light, connect either a Flex Arm adapter or a Hybrid adapter (with the YS mount side facing outwards) to the handle that came with your SLX or TLX light. After doing so, simply remove the screw mechanism from the YS mount, slide in your Flex Arm, then screw the mechanism back in, securing the Flex Arm in place. When using our Flex Arms, you can use a Flex Arm Extension to lengthen your Flex Arm or connect a Flex Arm to another Flex Arm Extension.

 

Flex Arm Attached Flex Arm Attached Closeup Flex Arm Extension
Here, we see a Flex Arm attached to an SLX light using the Flex Arm adapter.
Here is a close up of a Flex Arm attached to an SLX light using the Flex Arm adapter.
The 6-inch Flex Arm extension can be used to lengthen a regular Flex Arm.

 

To use Nocturnal Lights' Ball Joint system with your SLX or TLX light, connect either a Ball Joint adapter or a Hybrid adapter (with the Ball Joint side facing outwards) to the handle that came with your SLX or TLX light. From here, you can use either a standard clamp or triple clamp to connect your light and Ball Joint arms together. Ball Joint arms come in different lengths (three, five, eight, twelve, and sixteen inches).

 

Ball Joint Arm Ball Joint Clamp Ball Joint Attached Closeup
Ball Joint arms come in different lengths: 3, 5, 8, 12, and 16 inches. Ball joint clamps like these connect ball joints to other ball joints. Here, we see two SLX lights each using a Ball Joint adapter to connect to a triple clamp, which in turn connects to a Ball Joint arm.

 

Both the Flex Arm and Ball joint system connect to our tray and t-base system. Our trays come in three different lengths: eight inches, ten inches, and twelve inches. Our t-bases are available in three forms: for 5mm screws, for 10/32" screws, and for 1/4" screws. Our Flex Arm systems connects to our trays using an attached t-base adapter. Our Ball Joint system connects similarly, with the difference that a special ball joint adapter is needed to connect the Ball Joint system to the tray.

Please do take into consideration some brand-name manufacturers produce housings that allow users to connect our t-bases directly onto the housing. If your housing is such a housing, you do not need a tray.

 

T-Base Tray Lights, Arms, Tray
Our t-bases are available in three forms: for 5mm screws, 10/32" screws, and 1/4" screws.
Our trays come in three different lengths: 8", 10", and 12".
Here is a completed setup, minus the housing. The two SLX lights are both connected to a Flex Arm using a Flex Arm Adapter. Each Flex Arm is connected to the tray using t-base adapters.

 

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