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Photogenic PL1250DRC 500W/s PowerLight Monolight (UV)

B&H # PH1250DRC Mfr # 915871
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You Pay: $595.00
Product Highlights
  • 6 Stop Power Range
  • 120V
  • Fast Recycling: 1.5 Sec. @ Full Power
  • Proportional Modeling Light
  • Photocell Slave
  • Color Corrected UV Flash Tube
  • Flash Duration 1/1,300 Sec.@ Max. Power
  • Fan Cooled
  • Digital Display
  • Includes 7.5" Reflector

The Photogenic 1250DRC 500W/s PowerLight Monolight (UV) 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 1250DRC keeps you fully informed of your power levels via its large highly readable digital display. Power settings are adjustable in 1/10 or ½ 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 PL1250DRC recycles to full power in a lightning-fast 1.5 seconds with short flash durations that help you stop every gesture, an attribute which is extremely valuable when working with kinetic subjects like dancers or athletes. The color corrected flash tube prevents blue hues from creeping into the color balance on subjects like a bride in her wedding dress. The tube also insures a flattering skin tone rendition.

Convenience features include a test button, optical slave and integral handle. The PL1250DRC 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 16W/s to 500W/s in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments
Fast Recycling
The PL1250DRC recycles to full power in only 1.5 seconds to catch even the most fleeting gesturers
Modeling Light
The PL1250DRC'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. 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 PL1250DR 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 insure consistent performance
Fan Cooled
A low noise, high performance fan keeps the flash head's electronics cool while lengthening the flash tube's and the modeling light's lives
Safety Features
The PL1250DRC incorporates surge protection to handle power spikes and internal thermal protection which monitors heat generated during intense use
System Compatibility
The PL1250DRC is compatible with all Photogenic Quick-Change light shaping accessories
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
Guide Number 365 @ 10' (3.0 m), ISO 100 with PL7R reflector, 110 with no reflector
Recycle Time 1.5 Sec. @ max. power
0.5 Sec @ min. power
Flash Duration 1/1,300 Sec. @ max. power
1/640 Sec. @ min. power
Flash Variability 6.0 Stops, full to 1/32 power, 500 to 16W/s
in 1/2 or 1/10 stop increments
User Replaceable Flashtube Comes with C4-15C (UV), optional C4-15 (non-UV) C4-15F (frosted non-UV), C4-15D (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
Flash Ready Indicator Ready light
Modeling light dims during recharge then powers up when charged
Power Consumption 0.2 amps idling, 15 amps charging
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
Mount 5/8" (16 mm) female
Dimensions 4.5 x 4.5 x 6.75" (11.4 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm)
Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

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PhotogenicPL1250DRC 500W/s PowerLight Monolight (UV)
 
4.7

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      • Indoors (3)
      • Low light (3)

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      5.0

      Great light.

      By BBurk

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Photogenic PL1250DRC 500W/s PowerLight Monolight (UV):

      Love using this light at weddings. It is great with the photogenic Ion.

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      5.0

      Previous Satisfaction Is Why!

      By Creator of Light Paintings

      from Cambridge, ON. Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dependability
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Photogenic PL1250DRC 500W/s PowerLight Monolight (UV):

        I already own 2 2500DR Photogenic Lights and because of my satisfaction with them I bought the 1250 when I was looking for a light with less power. This light will be used as a fill light as well as a main light when a short depth of field is required.
        I am very satisfied with the light and will likely purchase an additional light to serve as an accent.

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          • 2500DR

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          4.0

          hoping nothing else happens

          By the_click_chick

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Some components flimsy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Photogenic PL1250DRC 500W/s PowerLight Monolight (UV):

          Photogenic name was what promted me to purchase these lights - and a great deal from B&H photo
          however for the first time i sent up the lights the plug for electricity on the unit pulled out and is just flimsy plastic. the tiny attachments to keep everything running were barely held on.
          Everything else on these lights work great and powerful. However living in Canada and the first attempt at using my new lights these wires and cords popping out on me - i was not a happy camper.
          Yes i would buy other Photogenic equipment in a heart beat and I would buy more of these units i just won't be trying to unplug them.

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