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Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit

B&H # ELBRX5002LK Mfr # EL 20758KIT
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Product Highlights
  • Each Monolight: 500W/s: 1,000W/s Total
  • Multi-voltage: 90 - 260VAC
  • Built-In Skyport Wireless Receiver
  • Skyport Radio Slave Transmitter
  • Skyport Software and Firmware Update
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Control
  • Two 26 x 26" Softboxes
  • Two Kit Light Stands
  • Stand Bag and Kit Bag

The Elinchrom BRX 500/500 To Go Kit is a portable strobe kit with two 500W/s BRX 500 monolights, two light stands, a Skyport ELS Speed Transmitter for wireless triggering of your strobes and two 26 x 26" softboxes. You also get a sync cord, a bag to protect your light stands and a carrying case for storing and transporting the heads.

The BRX 500 is packed with professional and convenience features you'd expect from a company of Elinchrom's caliber. Forget about tripping over PC cords. Although this head accepts one, it also has a built-in EL-Skyport Receiver with eight frequency channels that can handle four distinct groups of flashes. The included transmitter not only allows you to trigger your flash at distances up to 393' and gives you control of power, on/off, modeling light functions and Speed Sync activation. Free software for Mac and PC computers is available adding additional features such as Flash-Delay for strobing effects. Add an optional USB Wi-Fi module for computer control. You can even use specially designed apps that allow full remote control with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The auto-sensing, multi-voltage BRX 500 recognizes any AC power source from 90-260VAC, allowing you to use the kit anywhere in the world.

For complete specs on select items included in this kit please click on the links below:

BRX 500W/s Monolight
EL Skyport Speed Transmitter
9.0' Light Stand
26" Portalite Softbox
Sync Cord

  • Take full control of your units settings with the EL-Skyport App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via the optional Wi-Fi module
  • Additional features such as Flash-Delay for strobing-effects are available with the EL-Skyport Software such as Flash-Delay for strobing-effects
  • Firmware update option
  • Improved electronics for better performance
  • Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
    Guide Number f/90 @ 3.3' (1.0 m) @ ISO 100, with 48° reflector
    Recycle Time 115V: 1.45 sec @ full power, 0.34 sec @ min power
    230V: 1.13 sec @ full power, 0.36 sec @ min power
    Flash Duration Full power @ t0.5: 1/1,558 sec.
    1/2 Power @ t0.5: 1/1,395 sec.
    Color Temperature 5,410K
    Flash Variability 5.0 f/stops: 1/16 - 1/1 (31 - 500W/s)
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Modeling Light Wattage 100W
    Voltage Stabilization Yes, +/- 0.5%
    Flash Ready Indicator Ready light, Switchable audible beep, dimming while recycling
    Operating Voltage 90-260VAC, 50/60Hz
    Sync Voltage 5.0VDC
    Triggering Sync cord, optical slave, built-in Skyport receiver
    Receiver range: up to 393' (120 m) outdoors, 131' (40 m) indoors
    Circuit Protection Fuse
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Auto Dump Yes
    Dimensions 10.24 x 7.5 x 5.5" (26 x 19 x 14 cm)
    Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

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    ElinchromBRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (11)
    • Good color value (10)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Attaches securely (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (11)
      • Portraits (10)
      • General purpose (8)
      • Low light (5)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Photography student (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      By JR

      from Sneedville, TN

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

        Thia light set has many different combinations, and it is at a great price. Love the Rotalux design.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Lights Easy To Use

        By 6 String Dean

        from East Wenatchee WA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

          The Skyport wireless trigger is great! So easy to use, lights are great quality and everything works great and easy to set up. The only thing I might add is that the modeling lights need to be screwed in tight if they don't work right away.

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          5.0

          Slimplicity = Excellence...

          By MR MSTR

          from Lorton, Virginia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

            Set-up is easy. You don't need to read the manual if you have used studio strobes before, but I recommend reading them anyway. The lights are well made and easy to adjust. The fact that this system comes with the EL Skyport built into the lights and a transmitter makes shooting so easy with the only wires being the power cords.
            The Manfroto light stands are heavy enough and strong enough to stand without vibration. However if you will be using them outdoors, get sandbags to keep them stable. And pay the price for good batteries or they will be slow to recycle. If you are working in a small studio the 500's will give you plenty of power. Mine is twenty by twenty feet and my latest model shoot with these lights was outstanding. Also I was able to use high speed sync up to 1/250 sec. without the shutter lagging into the image with my Nikon system. White balance varies slightly based on the room you are working in and the added lighting present. But when working in a dark room with just the modeling lights at play, the WB is spot on.

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            4.0

            Good lights at the price

            By lhodaniel

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

              I bought this as part of the Kelbly kit when it was 20% off, mainly because of the plethora of modifiers. The most important plus for me is that it is part of the Elinchrom system that I can grow with. The Skyport system works great. The downsides of the BRX's is the Novatron-style modeling lights. They aren't bright enough to be of great use in modifiers. The included Manfrotto stands are not super rigid, but I plan to add C-stands anyway. The softboxes don't take grids and are single diffusion. I bought beauty dish deflectors to help with that. They use the standard rod assembly, which can be a pain to set up and take down. Overall, though, I am happy.

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              5.0

              Excelent

              By Mingui

              from Bronx, NY

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                This kit is awesome, no way you can get better photo quality with ordinary lights.

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                5.0

                Exactly as described

                By Big Mike

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                  Solid build quality and portability. The included cases make this set perfect for on-site setups.

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                  4.0

                  Excelente equipo

                  By Alex P

                  from Venezuela

                  Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                  La calidad de este esquipo no tiene duda, las luces tienen potencia suficiente para cualquier trabajo en estudio y casi todo en locación que no implique trabajar bajo un sol muy fuerte, el skyport funciona bien pero me ha fallado en algunos disparos trabajando en modo speed, sólo por este detalle no le doy las 5 estrellas . Para mi grata sorpresa los parales para las luces son Manfrotto ósea que la calidad está garantizada. Lo único que no me pareció tan bueno como todo lo demás son las cajas de luz, ya que a la hora de armarlas pueden ser un poquito engorrosas pero no es nada grave , puede ser cuestión de acostumbrarse y la calidad de luz que dan es muy buena, tampoco he conseguido el accesorio Grid compatible con estas. En general a mi parecer es uno de los mejores kit que hay en el mercado

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                  4.0

                  Surprised

                  By Ashkan

                  from Houston

                  Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                  I have not used elinchrom before , to be honest as soon as I got it I was going to change it with profoto but I'm so happy I did not
                  The lightening is outstanding but I'm not saying same thing for whole kit. The small soft boxes are useless for a profisional
                  The light stand are not air so useless either

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                  5.0

                  Great for straters if you can afford it

                  By Roberto

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                      My first try on lighting equipment and was able to put all toghether on one day and get decents shots from the start. Very simple to set up and compact to handle.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Strobes

                      By Mike

                      from Albany, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                        Excellent set of strobes by elinchrom. As some have commented, not all of the products included in the kit are of the best quality. The softboxes are a bit small and the light stands aren't top of the line but are certainly adequate.The strobes themselves are amazing. Good quality, consistent output, easy to set up and use. The skyport has worked flawlessly and of course the elinchrom name is reassuring and ensures lots of accessories for the lights.As for some reviews I've read...no they aren't profotos but they are certainly in a similar class and don't carry the same hefty price tag.Excellent purchase. Very pleased

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                        5.0

                        Excellent lights

                        By Paulie

                        from San Francisco Bay Area

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                          I've been using Elinchrom since the mid Eighties and can always rely on them. These latest lights are a real step forward. I use the USB unit in my laptop to control the lights, a perfect setup combined with the Elinchrom Rotalux Softboxes.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Soft Box

                          By Mader

                          from Titusville, Pa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                              I absolutely love these lights so far. They are so much less bulky than my previous set, they're so much lighter, even the overall size is compact. If I had any gripe about it is the soft boxes ease of dismantling when finished. But since they are so compact I just stack them inside each other and on my way I am. I have used mine from in studio to on location in less than an hour apart from each other

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great kit

                              By Bill the Kayaker

                              from Fort Collins, CO

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                                Everything in this kit is outstanding except for the slightly compromised soft boxes. I own a few Elinchrom octa and strip boxes and the softboxes in this kit definitely cut a few corners in comparison. That said, the BRX lights are perfect for my needs. Combined with a portable battery, I've used them in places that I would have before only used my Quadras.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great producy

                                By ale

                                from Kentucky

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy bag

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                                Quick easy set up and use. Consistent color from shot to shot. Carrying case is a little flimsy, but ok if you get everything in there just right, ripped a couple seams pretty easily shortly after purchase.

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                                5.0

                                Great! I might need another!

                                By sasjoberg

                                from Fargo, ND

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Kit:

                                  I have started a corporate photography studio. I needed something that was easy to use, high quality light and even color balance. This delivers in a big way.

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