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White Lightning™ Flash Unit

$389.95 - $549.95
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Overview

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.

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.

Features
6 f-stop power variability (10 Ws to 330 Ws)
Continuous slider adjustment from full to 1/32 power
1 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
Flashtube
Standard 15' sync cord (1/8" to PC)
Down-angle 15' grounded power cord
60-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee
5-Year Factory Warranty
White Lightning™ Product Manual
Features
8 f-stop power variability (20 to 660 Ws; 5 to 165 Ws)
Dual power modes: full and quarter power
Continuous slider adjustment from full to 1/32 and 1/4 to 1/128 power
2 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
Flashtube
Standard 15' sync cord (1/8" to PC)
Down-angle 15' grounded power cord
60-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee
5-Year Factory Warranty
White Lightning™ Product Manual
 
Features
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
Flashtube
Standard 15' sync cord (1/8" to PC)
Down-angle 15' grounded power cord
60-Day Absolute Satisfaction Guarantee
5-Year Factory Warranty
White Lightning™ Product Manual
 

Product Specs

  X800 X1600 (full) X1600 (1/4 power) X3200 (full) X3200 (1/4 power)
Wattseconds 330 Ws 660 Ws 165 Ws 1,320 Ws 330 Ws
Power Variability 6 f-stops (full to 1/32 power) 6 f-stops (full to 1/32 power) 6 f-stops (full to 1/4 to 1/128 power) 6 f-stops (full to 1/32 power) 6 f-stops (full to 1/4 to 1/128 power)
Recycle to Full 1 sec. 2 sec. 0.5 sec. 4 sec. 1 sec.
Flash Duration (t.5) 1/3300 sec. (at full power)
1/1650 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/1800 sec. (at full power)
1/900 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/6000 sec. (at 1/4 power) 1/900 sec. (at full power)
1/450 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/3300 sec. (at 1/4 power)
Flash Duration (t.1) 1/1100 sec. (at full power)
1/550 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/600 sec. (at full power)
1/300 sec. (at 1/32 power)
1/2000 sec. (at 1/4 power) 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 4.1 lbs. 4.9 lbs. 7.1 lbs.
Dimensions 11.875 in. (length) x 7.125 in. (height) x 4.6875 in. (width) 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