The standard lighting stand constructed from steel tubing has been significantly improved. The new legs with tubing diameter of 35 mm guarantee stability and safety. Lasered bore holes and durable, robust plastic saddle washers improve the coefficient of friction between the legs and braces, and prevent scratching of the finish. A compact clamp with a patented push-button system affords user-friendly stand height adjustment. The locking screw provides additional stability. The integrated M10 thread adaptor can be used to attach the crossbars 213/9 and 21393.