The Impact Digital Monolight - 160W/s (120VAC) as part of the VSD Series of monolights is proof that a 160 watt/second monolight does not need to be expensive. The VSD160 provides enough stored power to light a head-shot portrait or small still-life setup. It has features found on monolights that cost twice as much.
This monolight has a digital readout coupled with its four-stop power variator. It accepts Bowens monolight reflectors and head accessories. The VSD160 has cushioned touch-pad function control buttons. Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power. Its model light intensity may be controlled coupled to, or independent from the strobe power levels you select.
The VSD160 is available as part of several complete lighting kits. Two more powerful versions of this light are the VSD300 and VSD400.
|Guide Number||115 in feet, @ ISO 100 at 10 feet|
|Recycle Time||2 sec @ full power|
1/1000s @ full power
1/2000s @ lowest power
|Flash Variability||Full to 1/8 power in 1/10 stop increments|
|User Replaceable Flashtube||Yes|
|Modeling Light Wattage||60|
|Voltage Stabilization||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Flash Ready Indicator||LED on test button|
|Operating Voltage||110-120VAC, 60Hz|
|Built-in Slave Cell||Yes, 10 m range|
|Auto Dump||Yes - limited - strobe fires automatically as power is turned down|
|Dimensions||11.6 x 8.5 x 7" (29.5 x 21.5 x 17.7cm) with 7" reflector|
|Weight||3.5 lbs (1.6kg)|