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WestcottStrobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC)
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Good power output (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Good color value (10)
  • Attaches securely (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (15)
    • General purpose (14)
    • Portraits (12)
    • Low light (6)
    • Outdoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Easy set up, works great!

    By Evenstad22

    from Lino Lakes, MN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

      I use this for family and friends photos, and the set up and use was very easy.

      Surprised it didn't come with a bag to store.

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      5.0

      Very pleased as a first strobe purchase

      By DalArch

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

        I am an experienced, though non-professional photographer. This is my first time to purchase a studio strobe, having used speedlights before. I wanted to experiment with strobes at an economical cost. I am very pleased with the first test uses. It does what is advertised. The quality seems solid. I bought it, fully understanding that it is a simple unit, lacking some of the fine-tuned capabilities of more expensive units (has only 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full power). But it has more power than some, and that seemed important to me. The controls are simple and clear.

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        5.0

        Great strobe

        By Juancho

        from Burbank, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

          Really affordable and reliable strobe

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid light

          By Cosmichrist

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

              We bought this set as our first strobes for our studio. The build is solid. All the knobs and such are easy to use. For the price point, the options are all there.

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              5.0

              Stand behind their product

              By Stacey

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                Great lights, I've used them a lot. Good color temp and consistant color as the output varies, fast recycle times and a lot of power for the price. The quality of the light is really nice, I got two of them and makes for a nice portable setup. One of the units did die after 11.5 months and they replaced it no questions asked. They were super easy to deal with and didn't try to play some "impact damage" game like some manufacturers do.

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                5.0

                Westcott Strobelite Plus

                By DaddyD

                from Deltona, Florida

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                  I got this product for my college Photography courses. Awesome product. Great quality. Plugged in and worked right away. Very easy to set up and use. I hope they last a long time. I love these Strobes

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                  4.0

                  Strobelite Plus Monolight: Great Value

                  By ExPro

                  from Nebo,NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                    These are very nice monolights for the money. For anyone who understands the basics of flash photography, just take them right out of the box and start using them. The controls are very well marked and very intuitive. The housings are well built. The bayonet style mounts for reflectors and light rings are really nice; both the rings and reflectors are off and on in a jiffy. I had a few Chimera light boxes, and with the appropriate rings they fit perfectly. Recycle times are good. I'm am using these lights to photograph products for our business so my needs are fairly simple; these lights are perfect for small product photography, still lifes and portraits.. If you are looking for something cheap, think twice before spending money on some of the junk that's out on the market. For a just a few bucks more you can pick up no-bull set of lights that will serve you well.

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                    5.0

                    Nice, easy to use, effective piece

                    By RLA

                    from Lafayette, Louisiana

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                      I'm a professional photographer who prefers to shoot nature and architectural settings. I do shoot posed models at times in outdoor or studio locations. This light is a complement to my other strobes (Nikons). I like the variable Modeling light, the fast recycling, easy mounting (very) and the sensor that picks up on my other strobes and triggers the Monolight. For an inexpensive light, someone thought this out well. Nice addition to my system. I'd buy it again...wish I had gotten it earlier.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome product

                      By Shutterlyexposed

                      from Bristol IN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                        I setup this lite on my portable lite cart I love how light it is and the compact size.

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                        5.0

                        Solid buy

                        By Ryan

                        from Japan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                          I have not had the opportunity to use the flash yet, but. Have set it up and tested it. It seems to work as advertised. It came quickly and arrived in tact. I do wish it came with a case or something to keep it in that kept it safe. I am surprised that I can't even find one specifically for this light to buy separately either.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By sam

                          from wayland, ma

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                            for events like wedding,
                            Very portable.
                            Very professional.
                            Very durable.
                            Very cost worthy.

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                            5.0

                            Great lighting value, great results

                            By blindkarma

                            from California

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy Controls
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful
                            • Well Designed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Table top

                              Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                              Mostly used for product photography so far. 400ws x 2 lights is plenty in studio. Good design and controls. Easily accepts my Photoflex softboxes and other modifiers using common Bowens style speedrings or S mount. I also got the barn doors kit which comes with gels and grid. Unit does not have an internal fan, therefore runs silent which I like in a small studio. No issues with overheating after several hours of use. Durable plastic construction for studio use, but no case included for regular travel. It's well made but not the toughest unit for location work. The tilting mount to attach to a light stand could be beefier, though is adequate. I suppose that and the lack of an internal fan keep this model at a nice price. Quality of light is excellent so definitely worth considering.

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                              5.0

                              Always Works for me

                              By Ludis

                              from Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                This is my third purchase of this stope light. To date, I have had absolutely no issues and I have always gotten very excellent results. I am very please with its simplicity of operation .... very pleased with this light

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                                5.0

                                Great Piece of Equipment

                                By TexasArchitect

                                from San Antonio, TX

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Intuitive
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                  I consider myself to be an advanced amateur photographer. I am an architect and I purchased this light and a light umbrella to supplement artificial lighting within the buildings we need to photograph; it has worked very well. The unit is very intuitive, equipped with a good modeling light, and appears very durable. I really like that I can dial in the precise amount of light I need to capture the right photo. I can either use the strobe light as a direct flash or (more commonly) in conjunction with the umbrella to reflect light on a broad area. The flash renders good colors that are true to form.

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                                  5.0

                                  Let There Be Light!

                                  By royalphoto

                                  from Lee's Summit, MO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                    I currently own the Westcott PLUS Three Light Kit just because my wedding photography and special event photography demands me to be mobile. The kit is WONDERFUL and provides me adequate power, flexibility per head and most importantly, the strobes don't overheat. I needed a fourth head with more power to accompany my new parabolic umbrella. I needed the strobe to have just enough power so that I could only bring one strobe, stand and umbrella to special events. All I can say is KUDOS to Westcott for this incredible product. All I wish now is that the three head kit came with 400w strobes instead of 200w. Needless, this strobe is well worth the money.

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                                    5.0

                                    Westcott Plus MonoLight

                                    By PhotoPro

                                    from Los Angeles, CA area

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

                                      Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                      Nice strobe!
                                      The great thing about this package is it is small and light weight! It works well on a boom with a moderate softbox attached. Clean flash, good recycle time.
                                      The only thing I wish it had was 'Master' mode, as a flash activated slave unit it is fine, just an upgrade for next version.
                                      I would recommend this little powerhouse to anyone.

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                                      5.0

                                      Pretty Nice

                                      By The Tennis Pro

                                      from Ciinnaminson, NJ

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors

                                        Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                        This is a great studio light. I've used it several times in the studio and it works great.

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                                        4.0

                                        Not a Power House. But Not a Wimp

                                        By mjljr

                                        from Atlanta Georgia

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Bulb cover for transport
                                        • Durable
                                        • Handle stays cool
                                        • Power cords long enough

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                          Most often used at High school reunions. In home portraits, church events. Groups of 5 or less. Used with several 500W constants to raise ambiant light level. Strobes are direct/spot. Not powerfull enough for multi person setting when used alone. One person with strobe 4ft away(45 inch umbrella) iso 200 works. I dont think I will ever use this strobe below full power.
                                          Nice and light. I like being able to turn the beep off. The flash sensor works great. I will buy another, maybe two. Direct plug into 110 outlet is nice. Not lugging around power supply, priceless.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great value for the money

                                          By PPhoto

                                          from Atlanta

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Color Value

                                          Cons

                                          • NONE

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Westcott Strobelite Plus Monolight (120VAC):

                                          The Strobelite Plus was purchased as a portable light, while shooting a church directory. It has far exceeded my expectations. It is easy to use and provides excellent lighting. Definitely a good value.

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