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Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)

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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 1/400s @ full power
1/1500s @ lowest power
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ImpactDigital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)
     
    4.7

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (20)
    • Good power output (18)
    • Good color value (12)
    • Attaches securely (8)
    • Attach securely (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (17)
      • General purpose (13)
      • Portraits (10)
      • Low light (9)
      • Outdoor events / games (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Don't judge a book by it's cover

      This Mono light is very impressive! I recently conducted a test out doors to see how this perform and I must say it did rather well. For the set up, we used this...Read complete review

      This Mono light is very impressive! I recently conducted a test out doors to see how this perform and I must say it did rather well. For the set up, we used this monolight with a 26 x 26 inch soft box on a 10 foot light stand (This light is heavy, sandbags are a must). Paul Buff's Mini Lithium was my power source and Impact's power Sync were used to trigger the monolight. I had our model at about 8 feet from the light source and took 5 photos. After reviewing the shots, I didn't notice any inconsistency from the first to the last shot. Next I fired a series of 10 photos as soon as I heard the Monolight beep and once again, this mono light fired consistently from the first to the last photo and the images were pretty much the same. After my test I asked my model friend to change and we conducted a 2 hour photo shoot with this mono light. I'm very impress this this monolight and the quality of light it produces. More testing to come but so far, I love it.

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      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.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Tavian

      from MS

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

      I love this monolight. Very effective

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      5.0

      Best Lights I've ever Owned

      By LilPxy

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I have only owned a couple other smaller watt kits, but these are amazing. Completely digital and easy to connect to remote triggers. Love the ability to adjust the modeling light and the flash to various levels with a push of a button. They are kind of heavy and bulky so if you will be using in a small space be prepared for that.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this strobe light set

        By Jody

        from Texas

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

        I am in awe of how well this strobe light has allowed me to take my photography skills to the next level.

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        5.0

        Great for semi pro product photography

        By Sevan

        from Narragansett, RI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Portraits
          • Product photography

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

          I am using two Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC) with remote transmitters to shoot product photography on a super white seamless background. Works great, professional results and the system is easy to use.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't judge a book by it's cover

          By Sonnyware

          from Chino Hills, Ca

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

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

          This Mono light is very impressive! I recently conducted a test out doors to see how this perform and I must say it did rather well. For the set up, we used this monolight with a 26 x 26 inch soft box on a 10 foot light stand (This light is heavy, sandbags are a must). Paul Buff's Mini Lithium was my power source and Impact's power Sync were used to trigger the monolight. I had our model at about 8 feet from the light source and took 5 photos. After reviewing the shots, I didn't notice any inconsistency from the first to the last shot. Next I fired a series of 10 photos as soon as I heard the Monolight beep and once again, this mono light fired consistently from the first to the last photo and the images were pretty much the same. After my test I asked my model friend to change and we conducted a 2 hour photo shoot with this mono light. I'm very impress this this monolight and the quality of light it produces. More testing to come but so far, I love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By Rok77

          from Los Angeles CA

          Verified Buyer

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

          I purchase this item for my clothing Website photo,The picture quality when up 200% than before. Great light!!!

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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.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

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                • 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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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