Building on the solid foundation of the RX, Elinchrom introduces the BXRi series. The Style BX 500 Ri Compact MonoLight is robotically manufactured, making possible extreme precision, light weight and the addition of computer chips for software implementation. Decoding the Ri designation, the R indicates remote operation capability, while the "i" stands for Eye-cell.
A Skyport EL receiver is now built-in, meaning not only remote, wireless triggering regardless of obstructions, at distances up to 394 feet, but also powering up and down or on and off with complete control of the modeling light. Eye-Cell is particularly handy when using the BXRi with the on-board optical slave to sync cameras with pre-flash or red-eye function. The photographer simply programs the number of pre-flashes specific to the camera or lets the BX 500 Ri do it automatically.
Flash duration is an extremely fast 1/1558 sec., capable of freezing action without blur. Of course, that would be academic if your strobe didn't recycle fast enough to keep up with the energy on the shoot. Elinchrom has that covered with recycling times of 1.45 sec. @ full power.
Purchasing a BXRi monohead gives you the key to one of the most extensive arrays of reflectors and light-shaping tools available, including the legendary Octa bank. Additionally, virtually every independent manufacturer of light modifiers makes Elinchrom compatible products. A reflector is not included with this head.
Using your gear abroad can sometimes be problematic but BX 500 Ri is a world-citizen, accommodating power requirements from 90-260V via auto-detection circuitry. Now you can avoid the hassles and uncertainty of overseas rental, while bringing Elinchrom quality along wherever the job is.
|Guide Number||f/90 @ 1m @ ISO 100, 1/250, with 48° Reflector|
115V:1.45 sec @ full power, 0.34 sec @ min power
230V:1.13 sec @ full power, 0.36 sec @ min power
|Flash Duration||1/1558 sec|
|Flash Variability||5 f/stops: 31 - 500 Ws|
|User Replaceable Flashtube||Yes|
|Modeling Light Wattage||100W|
|Voltage Stabilization||Yes, +/- .5%|
|Flash Ready Indicator||Ready Light/Open Flash, Switchable Audible Beep|
|Operating Voltage||90-260VAC, 50/60Hz|
|Built-in Slave Cell||Yes|
|Circuit Protection||2.5A AGC Modeling Lamp Fuse, 8A AGC Flashtube Fuse|
|Dimensions||10.24 x 7.5 x 5.5" (25 x 19 x 14 cm)|
|Weight||4.5 lbs (2.6kg)|