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Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)

B&H # IMVSLCD400 Mfr # VS-LCD400
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You Pay: $327.95

You might be surprised at how many photo assignments you can handle with a compact, lightweight monolight like the Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC). It's got 400w/s of power in an easily transportable package, and light output that can be varied in 1/10 stop stages over a 4-stop range, accessible through the digital readout.  The 100W modeling light can be coupled to the flash, getting brighter or dimmer to match the actual light output, or independently set to the level you want. The monolight accepts Bowens monolight reflectors and head accessories. It also has a limited Auto Dump function, firing the strobe when you reset to a different power level (so the strobe is automatically set to the correct setting for the next flash). A built-in optical slave allows the monolight to be triggered using another flash. Perfect for portraits, small still-lifes, and much more.

Power is variable over a 4-stop range
Digital readout coupled with the power variator
Accepts Bowens monolight reflectors and head accessories
Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power
Model light intensity may be coupled to, or independent from, the flash output levels
Limited Auto Dump feature automatically fires the strobe when you reset to a lower power level
Built-in optical slave "sees" the light from other flashes, and fires monolight automatically
Maximum Watt/Seconds 400
Guide Number 197 in ft (60 in meters) @ ISO 100
Recycle Time 2 sec @ full power
Flash Duration Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Variability Full to 1/8 power - 4 stops in 1/10 stop increments
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light Wattage 100
Flash Ready Indicator LED on test button
Operating Voltage 110-120VAC, 60Hz
Built-in Slave Cell Yes, 10 m range
Circuit Protection Fuse
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump Yes - limited - strobe fires automatically as power is turned down
Dimensions 11.6 x 8.5 x 6" (29.5 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm) with 6" reflector
Weight 6.75 lbs (3.06 kg)
Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)
  • Flashtube
  • 100W Modeling Light
  • 7" Grid Reflector
  • Mini to PC Sync Cord
  • Extra Fuse
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactDigital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (18)
    • Good power output (15)
    • Good color value (9)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Attach securely (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (14)
      • General purpose (11)
      • Low light (7)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Product at a great price

      After reading reviews on this site about the 400w Impact kit with 2 softboxes, I felt very comfortable ordering even though I had really not heard much about this manufacturer before. I couldn't be...Read complete review

      After reading reviews on this site about the 400w Impact kit with 2 softboxes, I felt very comfortable ordering even though I had really not heard much about this manufacturer before. I couldn't be happier right now. I have about 2000 cycles on them in just the first week and they are performing perfectly.

      Lighting is very controllable and even, recycle time is fast, and the build quality is outstanding for the price. I would highly suggest this to anyone looking to build their first studio or even putting together a portable kit for on-site shoots since the kit has a bag.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      PERFECT PORTRAITS

      A great monolight for shooting on a budget. They are lightweight and portable and provide relatively consistent light output shot after shot.

      A great monolight for shooting on a budget. They are lightweight and portable and provide relatively consistent light output shot after shot.

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      5.0

      Great buy

      By Mandy

      from Lexington, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

          Great lights for the price, works as expected.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great buy

          By PRP

          from Philadelphia, Pa

          Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

          Just started using the light and I do not have anything bad to say about the light.

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          5.0

          Nice

          By AO

          from Colombia

          Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

          I world recommend this product. Works as expected

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          4.0

          Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC) by Imp

          By Stryker5

          from North Dakota

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Nice Handle
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Top Heavy On Stand

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

          So far so good except for decals that come loose with heat of the head.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          excellent light kit

          By ecxs

          from hacienda heights, ca

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

            Very easy to use, intuitive and the instruction manual is helpful. I used it for anIindoor shoot and got great results.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Powerful Light

            By Mick

            from Indianapolis

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

              This is a very power light and is very well built with a bright digital display and a rear handle..

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great buy for the money

              By Rich

              from Youngstown, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                Work exactly as I had wanted & expected. Haven't found any reason to not like thiese lights! Work great!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Impact Digital Monolight VSLCD 400w

                By Bob

                from Linthicum, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Side Handle Placement

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                I found this strobe to be very useful so far in a studio lighting kit. The adjustable power levels and ability to use the Bowens light modifiers (e.g. snoot, reflectors, soft boxes) makes it a very versitile tool. I would prefer the handle on the top for more secure handling when raising or lowering on a light stand but that just my personal preference. So far I'm very satisfied with this product.

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                • No

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                5.0

                good for beginners

                By anix

                from ecuador

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                  it is simple to use and works perfect fot studio work.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Wonderful

                  By Shaun

                  from Trinidad

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                    I love my Impact lights! Affordable price and they can get the job done. I'm not a big fan of the controls; The digital controls are much slower than cranking a dial, and all of the settings other than power aren't remembered when you turn the lights off. Recycle time is fair. Still a little slow, but faster than anything you'd get at this power and price-point. All in all, I love these lights. A few grievances, but they can get the job done and that's all that matters.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Product has launched me into the future

                    By Skinnyrino Photography Services

                    from Lumberton, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                      The Monolight 400w has truely taken my business to the next level. I have been impressed at the result of my photography now. Stunning and well pleased is all I have heard from my family and customers. thanks B&H

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Lights

                      By Andi

                      from Somerset,Pa.

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                        I am a photographer and needed more lights for school. These are great lights at a resonable price.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Monolights

                        By Michelle

                        from Buckeye, AZ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                          These are the first studio lights I've ever used or bought. They were easy to set up and easy to use. I really like that the screen on the back is digital.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great Product

                          By Jackrabbit

                          from South Dakota

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                              Good Product

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL LIGHT

                              By ANTONIO

                              from SANTIAGO DE CHILE

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                                FOR AMATEURS AND PROS, EXCELLENT QUALITY, DURABLE AND VERY RELIABLE

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Lights

                                By CM

                                from Ontario, Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                                  Easy to use with improved feature that allows you to turn the audio beep off.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product at a great price

                                  By Chris@Focusure Studios

                                  from Manchester NH

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light

                                    Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                                    After reading reviews on this site about the 400w Impact kit with 2 softboxes, I felt very comfortable ordering even though I had really not heard much about this manufacturer before. I couldn't be happier right now. I have about 2000 cycles on them in just the first week and they are performing perfectly.

                                    Lighting is very controllable and even, recycle time is fast, and the build quality is outstanding for the price. I would highly suggest this to anyone looking to build their first studio or even putting together a portable kit for on-site shoots since the kit has a bag.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good stuff.

                                    By Kash Ds

                                    from new york

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                                      These are my first strobes and its been so easy to work with it on my Canon 5D. I've been using it primarily for portraits. The set up that it comes with it perfect - the light box, the carrying case etc.

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      PERFECT PORTRAITS

                                      By PRINCE&PEARL

                                      from New Jersey

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                                        A great monolight for shooting on a budget. They are lightweight and portable and provide relatively consistent light output shot after shot.

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                                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        great light at a great price

                                        By Seth

                                        from Hattiesburg, MS

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC):

                                          Bought this for my photography studio. Very happy with its performance. Only thing I would want different would be maybe a few more added features.

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                                          • No

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