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SP Studio Systems Flashtube - for Excalibur Monolights

B&H # SPFTE Mfr # SPFT60RUV
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You Pay: $69.95

Most current, professional flash heads and monolights are equipped with user replaceable flashtubes that may simply be plugged into, and unplugged from their sockets. With proper handling, these flashtubes may last for tens of thousands of flashes under normal use.

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SP Studio SystemsExcalibur Flashtube
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (11)
  • Long-lasting (10)
  • Good color value (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Attaches securely (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (13)
    • General purpose (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Low light (7)
    • Portraits (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Good Flashtube

    This Excalibur Flashtube is a great product. I have had my SP-Studio System lights for 4 years and have used them very many times and the flash tube has lasted that long. My other...Read complete review

    This Excalibur Flashtube is a great product. I have had my SP-Studio System lights for 4 years and have used them very many times and the flash tube has lasted that long. My other light is still going strong. It is a very good product, I have had no problems with it.
    The only downfall is there aren't many places that carry this particular brand, but I was so happy that B&H carried it and was given great customer service....always!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for the price

    I have owned the SP Systems strobes that go along with these tubes since 2004. I live in El Salvador; and when I moved here one of the flash tubes broke in transit. ...Read complete review

    I have owned the SP Systems strobes that go along with these tubes since 2004. I live in El Salvador; and when I moved here one of the flash tubes broke in transit. However, in a photo shoot this afternoon, one of my air cushion stands fell over with the strobe on top. It was about a 8ft fall. The flash tube was undamaged; so I guess they're pretty tough.

    Color temp has been consistent... for what it's worth.

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    5.0

    great flashtube

    By Karen

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

      Great product. Does what it needs to do.

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      5.0

      Best prices on flash tubes, quick delve

      By FlashPopPhotos

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

            B&H is my first go to phone call with questions and reliability that I will get exactly what I am looking for and usually at a better price than even Ebay.

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            4.0

            Excalibur Flashtube by SP Studio Systems

            By Dekaios Designs

            from Stevens Point WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

              Works wonderfully in my lights, very bright! Was supposed to be included in my light order, but was missing. BH was very kind to send them out immediatly. They are so bright that they are not good to look at directly, my lights are not new and did not include a softbox, but I may have to get them in one.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Flash bulb

              By Photoman

              from Dothan, AL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                  Had to replace the bulb for the first time in my old SP light, over 10 years old. Pretty darn good lifespan... Not my go to for portraits as the color tempeture can vary a bit but great for lighting buildings, cars, etc...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Studio Light Replacement

                  By Teresa

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                    It is perfect, plugs in very easy!
                    Easy to use

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Flash Fire

                    By Marnie

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Product shots

                      Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                      Have been using these flash tubes for 8 years - they produce great results.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      SP Studio System Flashtube

                      By PRIMETYMEPRO

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                        To my amazement, I've now had my SP Studio System going on 15 years... While using my studio lights on a regular basis, I am just now (after 15 years!!!), find myself needing to replace the flash tubes in two of my lights. I've been very pleased with the performance and consistency of these lights "Flashtubes".

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great value

                        By Rusty

                        from San Francisco, Ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                        Super easy installation, and they're always in stock.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great item

                        By Paul

                        from Seattle Wa

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                          I got this item to replace the old one in my monolights. Put it in very easy and works great!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          works great

                          By kikcas

                          from Colorado Springs

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time
                            • Outdoors
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                            Works great

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            plugged design not for women ...sorry

                            By El Inge

                            from Laredo Tx.

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Night Time

                              Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                              Its good . but too risky to insert ... I can't tell somebody to install the umbrella because they will break the bulb... :(
                              a little high in price...but works fine

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Super reliable

                              By Miss Gigi

                              from Palm Beach, Fl

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                I use this flashtube in my Excalibur Light System and I've never had a problem with it. It lasts forever and the only reason I bought this one is to have an extra on hand. I've had my original flashtube for over 3 years and I photograph students all year long.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great flashtube

                                By Yoel Jaworski

                                from Brooklyn NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Runs Hot

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                expensive but good quality

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                It works!!!!

                                By bpfotog

                                from Manistee, MI

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely

                                Cons

                                • I like the knob

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                I like the knob to put the new filament in to the light. I hope it lasts as long as the last one 10 years.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Excalibur Flashtube

                                By Drew

                                from Columbus,Ohio

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                  Great flastube for 320 w/s system, easy to enstall, and no hassles I've encountered. Good value for the price-point !
                                  Yorprsona

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                                  5.0

                                  The Flashtube from B&H was perfect.

                                  By Bill

                                  from Columbus, Indiana

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Perfect replacement

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                    After I broke the original flashtube, I was concerned I would not find a replacement. However, B&H came through again and my light is working perfectly.

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                                    4.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By Rodugo

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                    it gives you adavntages escpecially its cost and very versatile.

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                                    5.0

                                    great for the price

                                    By holster

                                    from Etown, PA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                      What can I say..[$] and change to replace the tube. Not bad. It lasts forever. I had to replace mine because the otherone was physically broke.I set my white balance to 5500K and it's good to go.Works for the excaliber monolight as well as the excaliber lancerlight (both 3200)

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                                      3.0

                                      Good for the price

                                      By El Salvador Gringo

                                      from San Salvador, El Salvador

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                        I have owned the SP Systems strobes that go along with these tubes since 2004. I live in El Salvador; and when I moved here one of the flash tubes broke in transit. However, in a photo shoot this afternoon, one of my air cushion stands fell over with the strobe on top. It was about a 8ft fall. The flash tube was undamaged; so I guess they're pretty tough.

                                        Color temp has been consistent... for what it's worth.

                                        Share this review

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Very Good Flashtube

                                        By M Warner

                                        from Seattle, WA

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                        • Runs Hot

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur Flashtube:

                                        This Excalibur Flashtube is a great product. I have had my SP-Studio System lights for 4 years and have used them very many times and the flash tube has lasted that long. My other light is still going strong. It is a very good product, I have had no problems with it.
                                        The only downfall is there aren't many places that carry this particular brand, but I was so happy that B&H carried it and was given great customer service....always!

                                        Share this review

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