Firstly, considering that this seller includes free shipping, I was very pleasantly surprised to receive the unit in only 2 days after ordering. I was expecting the usual 1 week or so (standard shipping). The unit comes with a nylon rectangular soft case is very nicely packaged out of the shipping box. All of the 8 bulbs are individually packed in styrofoam. The two stands are also individually packed in boxes. The light soft box material each have their own soft case. The light stands are fully assembled. Instructions in color are provided and when followed, assembly of light housing is relatively simply. As mentioned in the description, each light houses 4 fluorescent bulbs. They can be controlled in sets of two with switches on the rear of the lamp housing. We took some photographs and are very impressed with these lights. These lights are best suited in an environment where they won't be moved or frequently adjusted as they are not particularly heavy duty nor should they be at this price point. Overall, an amazing value for the average consumer looking to improve the quality of lighting in their photographs or videos.