I check the travelites out from school often, and I like them quit a bit. They're great lights, I haven't really anything much negative to say about them. They can be a bit on the heavy side way out on a boom, but that's really any mono-light. They seem pretty rugged, all the equiptment at checkout at Brooks gets _a lot_ of use, and they seem to hold up well. When I was looking at buying a light kit, my old roommate who works at checkout at Brooks said the travelite gear went in for repair pretty infrequently, only a little more than the old norman packs, which are pretty indestructable. The only thing I'd like to see would be a protective glass dome over flash tube and the modeling light like the norman heads, but that's not a big issue IMHO.