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White Lightning™ X3200 Flash Unit

SKU: X3200
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Deriving from the original White Lightning™ monolight created in 1982, the White Lightning™ X-Series is the highly evolved workhorse that has been serving photographers for over ten years. The X-Series offers versatility and powerful output in an indestructible housing.

Perfect For: Studio Photographers, and Field Photographers working in rough terrain.

Replacing Modeling Lamps/Flashtubes: Refer to the video below when changing your modeling lamp and flashtube. As a reminder, f you are choosing to use an LED bulb for the modeling lamp on the White Lightning X-series, be certain that it is DIMMABLE.

Sync Cord Compatibility: All Paul C. Buff, Inc. flash units arrive with a 15' sync cord for connecting to a camera's PC sync terminal. Not all camera's are equipped with a PC sync terminal. If you plan on using this cable, and not wireless remotes, you may need a hot shoe adapter. Check your camera's compatibility

Find out how the White Lightning compares to our other flash models.

8 f-stop power variability (41 to 1320 Ws; 10 to 330 Ws)
Dual power modes: full and quarter power
Continuous slider adjustment from full to 1/32 and 1/4 to 1/128 power
3.9 sec. recycle to full power
Internal cooling fan for heavy duty use
WYSIWYG modeling previews
Independent slider for modeling lamp adjustment
Standard 120 VAC, 50-60 Hz power requirements
Compatible with all BUFF light modifiers, light stands, CyberSync™ remotes, and Vagabond™ systems
Arrives With
Protective shipping cover
7" silver field reflector
250 W modeling lamp
Standard 15' sync cord (1/8" to PC)
Down-angle 15' grounded power cord
30-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee
5-Year Factory Warranty
White Lightning™ Product Manual

Product Specs

  X3200 (full) X3200 (1/4 power)
Wattseconds 1,320 Ws 330 Ws
Power Variability 6 f-stops (full to 1/32 power) 6 f-stops (full to 1/4 to 1/128 power)
Recycle to Full 4 sec. 1 sec.
Flash Duration (t.5) 1/900 sec. (at full power)
1/450 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/3300 sec. (at 1/4 power)
Flash Duration (t.1) 1/300 sec. (at full power)
1/150 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/1100 sec. (at 1/4 power)
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 50-60 HZ
Average Current Draw 6 amps average
Sync / Trigger Voltage Less than 6 volts
Modeling Lamp 250 W max.
Flashtube 14mm flashtube (daylight-balanced and UV-coated)
Stand Mount Fits stands up to 5/8 in.
Umbrella Mount Accepts umbrella rods up to 9mm
Weight 7.1 lbs.
Dimensions 15.625 in. (length) x 7.125 in. (height) x 4.6875 in. (width)

Dimensions Note: length measurements taken from the front of the shipping cover (in place on the unit’s faceplate) to the back panel; height measurements taken from the top of the umbrella screw to the bottom of the light stand top coupler, folded back underneath the unit; width measurements taken from side to side at the widest points