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Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads

B&H # ELFTBXRI MFR # EL 24000
Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads

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This Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads is a user-replaceable, UV twin-electrode flashtube which a unique super short flash duration (as short as 1/6000 sec.) when used with the Ranger Quadra A head. 

Plug-in A Flashtube, user replaceable
UV coated
Compatible with Ranger Quadra A-Head and BXRi 250/500
Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ElinchromFlashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads
     
    4.3

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Attaches securely (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (5)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Indoors (5)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice to have in the bag for backup...

      Got this to put in my bag for backup. Don't want to be with a client on a shoot and have a tube go out and not be able to finish the shoot.

      Got this to put in my bag for backup. Don't want to be with a client on a shoot and have a tube go out and not be able to finish the shoot.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor Quality Control

      I ordered 5 BXRi heads and 2 of them came with bad flashtubes. I sent them to Manfrotto for replacement, but they were out of stock. So, I ordered 2 replacements from B...Read complete review

      I ordered 5 BXRi heads and 2 of them came with bad flashtubes. I sent them to Manfrotto for replacement, but they were out of stock. So, I ordered 2 replacements from B & H. Neither worked. B & H promptly sent me 2 more, and they worked perfectly. Out of 9 flashtubes, only 5 were good. Be sure to check these tubes upon receipt.

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      5.0

      It is what is says

      By johnjuniper

      from Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

          I broke my original bulb when I dropped the head out of my car last winter. Replacement was simple and everything works great.

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          5.0

          goood

          By maria

          from orlando

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

            studio

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Not the best

            By Leif

            from Seattle

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Short lifespan

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

              I'm using these with BXRi 500 units. The tubes have good light output but a tragically short life.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              So so.

              By Leif

              from Seattle

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Short life

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

              These are just okay. Life seems to be short on them and I've had at least one DOA tube over the last 3 years of owning the BXRi system.Not horrible, but not great, either.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Love the BXRI

              By JBillings

              from Billings, MT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                Use the flashtube with my BXRi 500 w/s. Works great. Long lasting. Easy to install

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Easy to change

                By TimmyB

                from Australia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                      Easy enough to change over. The last one lasted about 3 years being used a few times a week. So life seems to be ok for these flash-tubes.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      It is what it is

                      By JL

                      from Colombia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                        Work great, ideal for small studio.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Peace of Mind

                        By JC

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                          Keeping one stored in case we need to replace an existing one. Works as described.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Worked as expected

                          By Mr. Kaz

                          from Chicago illinois

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                I ordered two bulbs. They arrived in good condition well packed. The glove was nice to use to prevent your hand from touching the bulb. Installed them both and they both worked

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Pretty strait forward

                                By Sheldon the runner

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Gloves
                                • Instructions

                                Cons

                                • Price

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                  The flash tube was packaged great. It came with instructions and gloves to install it.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product every time!

                                  By Steve Dutcheshen Photography Inc.

                                  from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                    Great product every time!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    a flash of genius

                                    By Steve

                                    from Canadian abroad

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                      With Elinchrom strobes, great to have. Comes in a nice secure package, with a glove for the change and instructions. Complete.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product every time!

                                      By Steve Dutcheshen Photography Inc.

                                      from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Pack
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                        Do not have one bad thing to say about B&H or Elinchrome. Bot the service from B&H and the product from Elinchrome surpass my expectations every time!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        I love this flash

                                        By bonbon5

                                        from Englewood, OH

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                          I use this in dramatic lighting at weddings and it performs beautifully. Every time.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Works fine!

                                          By Chris

                                          from Littleton, CO

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                            Bought 2: 1 as a replacement for a broken flash tube in my Quadra system and the other as an on-hand backup. Both arrived in good condition. Replaced the broken flash tube with the first one I opened and it works perfectly. The only caveat is to pay close attention when you remove the old flash tube so you can tell which plug-in port is the positive and which is the negative. This is not clearly marked on the Quadra head and you have to look at the ceramic plug to see which is which on the flash tube.

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                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Flashtube

                                            By vslpros

                                            from Alexandria, VA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                                  Have NOT used product yet. Purchased as a backup.

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  3.0

                                                  Poor Quality Control

                                                  By Barnack

                                                  from Tucson, Arizona

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Good Color Value

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Poor Quality

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use
                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Low Light
                                                  • Night Time

                                                  Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                                  I ordered 5 BXRi heads and 2 of them came with bad flashtubes. I sent them to Manfrotto for replacement, but they were out of stock. So, I ordered 2 replacements from B & H. Neither worked. B & H promptly sent me 2 more, and they worked perfectly. Out of 9 flashtubes, only 5 were good. Be sure to check these tubes upon receipt.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Good to have as back-up

                                                  By ernst

                                                  from Chino hills, CA

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                                        Product does not have too much instructions to go by. There are 2 poles with a positive sign on one. Problem is which hole does it go in the strobe housing when the + sign in the housing is buried & hard to see. Before you take out the old one,pay attention how you remove it. Also, it has a black burnt spot that makes it look like a defect but is actually part of the manufacturing. bought it as a back up

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                                                        • No

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                                                        3.0

                                                        Very good performance

                                                        By matecab

                                                        from Bolivia

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Good Color Value
                                                        • Powerful

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Runs Hot

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • General Use
                                                        • Indoors

                                                        Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                                        Fashion photography & portraits
                                                        It´s color temp
                                                        It´s power

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Nice to have in the bag for backup...

                                                        By Jake M

                                                        from Dayton, NV

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Pack
                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Elinchrom Flashtube (250/500 W/S) for BXRi and Quadra A Flash Heads:

                                                            Got this to put in my bag for backup. Don't want to be with a client on a shoot and have a tube go out and not be able to finish the shoot.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No

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