List of the best softboxes. Men and women voted and ranked their top recommendations for photographic lighting devices known as softboxes. According to them, these are the softboxes with the highest quality and therefore the most trusted brands in today's marketplace. A good photographer needs a great softbox to enclose their bulbs and diffuse material at the front of their light. Plus, as any filmmaker knows, your model or on-camera talent (or even a stationary still-life portrait) will always look nicer when the best softboxes are used. People often wish to purchase softboxes that can be used with halogen bulbs, tungsten bulbs, and of course, fluorescent lights. So how do they buy the best softboxes and know that the final product will be perfect (and that there will not be a fire hazard)? By utilizing this list, people can see which brands to trust and which types and sizes will be good for their particular needs. Many people who were happy with their softbox purchases bought softbox kits that converted their speedlight into a studio strobe.