Photogenic PL2500DR 1,000W/s PowerLight Monolight

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Photogenic PL2500DR 1,000W/s PowerLight Monolight


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Product Highlights

  • 6 Stop Power Range
  • 120V
  • Fast Recycling: 3.0 Sec. @ Full Power
  • Proportional Modeling Light
  • Photocell Slave
  • Clear User-replaceable Flash Tube
  • Flash Duration 1/770 Sec.@ Max. Power
  • Fan Cooled
  • Digital Readout Monolight
  • Includes 7.5" Reflector
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The Photogenic PL2500DR 1,000W/s PowerLight Monolight offers speed, power and control, a wide choice of accessories and intuitive operation backed by impressive specs at a very reasonable price.

What good is a light if it keeps you in the dark? The PL2500DR keeps you fully informed of your power levels via its large highly readable digital display. Power settings are adjustable in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments across 6 stops. The bright 250W modeling light can be set to Proportional to let you previsualize your final shot when using multiple lights. Other settings include Full On, OFF and manual control of the modeling light output.

The PL2500DR recycles to full power in a fast 3.0 seconds with short flash durations at minimum power that help you stop every gesture, an attribute which is extremely valuable when working with kinetic subjects like dancers or athletes.

Convenience features include a test button, optical slave and integral handle.

The PL2500DR comes with a 7.5" reflector and is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories including grids, snoots, parabolic reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas.

Six Stop Power Range
Power settings Power levels are displayed in easy-to-read LED digits allowing settings from 32W/s to 1,000W/s in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments
Fast Recycling
The PL2500DR recycles to full power in only 3.0 seconds at full power to catch even the most fleeting gestures
Modeling Light
The PL2500DR's bright 250W quartz modeling lamp offers independent power control that is adjustable from full to 1/32 power in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments to match the flash output. Settings include Proportional, to previsualize lighting effects, Manual adjustment or Full On or Off
Low Trigger Voltage
Digital cameras can be used with Photogenic PowerLights without fear of damage to the camera's electronics
Built-In Slave
This version of the PL2500DR has a built-in, highly sensitive, switchable optical slave for synchronization with other flashes
User Replaceable Flashtube
No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" flashtube
Ready Indication
Dims the modeling light while charging the capacitors. When the capacitors are at 100%, the modeling lamp re-lights
Color-Corrected Flash Tube
The color-corrected flash tube filters out blue hues that result from UV emission for a cleaner look with flattering flesh tones
Auto Dump Function
When reducing the power output, excess flash power in the capacitors is released before exposure to ensure consistent performance
Fan Cooled
A low-noise high-performance fan keeps the flashhead's electronics cool while lengthening the flashtube and the modeling light lives
Safety Features
The PL2500DR incorporates surge protection to handle power spikes and internal thermal protection which monitors heat generated during intense use
System Compatibility
The PL2500DR is compatible with all Photogenic Quick-Change light shaping accessories
UPC: 689670110198
Maximum Watt/Seconds 1,000
Guide Number 515 @ 10' (3.0 m), ISO 100 with PL7R reflector, 160 with no reflector
Recycle Time 3.0 Sec. @ max. power
0.8 Sec @ min. power
Flash Duration 1/770 Sec. @ max. power 1/345 Sec. @ min. power
Flash Variability 6.0 Stops, full to 1/32 power, 32W/s to 1,000 to
in 1/2 or 1/10 stop increments
User Replaceable Flashtube Comes with C4-19 (non-UV), optional C4-19C (UV) C4-19F (frosted non-UV), C4-19D (frosted UV)
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light 250W (ESS), optional 100W (ESR) or 150W (ESP)
Control: 6 stops, full to 1/32 power
Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.05 Stop
Material Extruded aluminum
Operating Voltage 105-125VAC, 60 Hz, 10 amps
Power Consumption 0.2 Amps idling, 15 amps charging
Flash Ready Indicator Ready light
Modeling light dims during recharge, powers up when charged
Sync Voltage 5V, 1/4" (6.35 mm) outlet
Built-in Slave Cell Photocell
Circuit Protection Fuse, 3AG type 16 amp, SLO-BLO
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 4.5 x 4.5 x 8.75" (11.4 x 11.4 x 22.2 cm)
Weight 7.0 lb (3.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 10.0 x 11.0"


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PhotogenicPL2500DR 1,000W/s PowerLight Monolight

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Great...but not with micro sync

By Cyclone

from Russellville, AR

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer


  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful


    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Photogenic PL2500DR 1,000W/s PowerLight Monolight:

    Lower voltage than micro sync equipment...lousy solution from MicroSync

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    A lot of bang for the buck

    By Paul V

    from Olean NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer


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


      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about Photogenic PL2500DR 1,000W/s PowerLight Monolight:

      I bought this to lighten up dark reception halls while shooting weddings. This is a solid light. It's very powerful. I recommend a heavy duty light stand with a wide foot spread.

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