Smith-Victor 45i FlashLite Slave/Master Flash

Smith-Victor 45i FlashLite Slave/Master Flash

Smith-Victor 45i FlashLite Slave/Master Flash

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Product Highlights

  • 45Ws Output
  • Medium Edison Base
  • Color Temperature: 5,600K
  • Flash Duration: 1/500 - 1/1,000 Seconds
  • Recycle Time: 3-5 Seconds
  • Beam Angle: 60°
  • Built-In Optical Slave
  • Test Button
  • PC Sync Terminal
  • 8' PC Sync Cord Included
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The Smith-Victor FlashLite 45i Slave/Master Flash is a workhorse that boosts or fills in lighting with any electronic flash by means of its built-in slave. This slave fits any medium screw base socket and its flash provides a 60° beam spread that is balanced for daylight (approx. 5600 K).

Measuring only 3 x 5" (7.6 x 13cm) and weighing only 4 oz (113.4 g), it will fit into a crowded camera bag on the road and takes on any number of chores in the studio. The FlashLite 45i is also a perfect light source for copy stands.

It has a PC socket that allows low voltage triggering directly from a camera sync terminal. An 8' (2.4m) PC cord is included, as well as an integral test button.

Compact Design
Fits in hidden places on the set, perfect for using existing lamps in homes.
Built-In Slave
Sensitive Optical Slave "sees" the light of another flash, and triggers instantaneously.
Short Flash Duration
1/500 - 1/1000 sec.
UPC: 037733004708
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Smith-Victor 45i FlashLite Slave/Master Flash
  • 8' (2.4 m) Sync Cord
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    Smith-Victor 45i specs

    Guide Number 90' @ ISO 100
    Power 45 watt-seconds (45 joules)
    Flash Duration 1/500 - 1/1000 sec
    Beam Angle 60°
    Recycle Time 3 - 5 sec
    Triggers Slave
    PC connection
    Test button
    Built-in Slave Yes, optical
    Modeling Light None
    Replaceable Flashtube No
    Test Button Yes
    Color Temperature Approx. 5600 K (daylight)
    Power 110 V 60 Hz
    Dimensions 3 x 5.6" x (7.6 x 13cm)
    Weight 4 oz (113.4 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 3.9 x 3.5"

    Smith-Victor 45i reviews

    45i FlashLite Slave/Master Flash is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable At Any Price REMEMBER... LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING The versatility of this product is only limited to your imagination, I've used this incredibly reliable, super-fast recycling, a/c powered slave flash in many configurations... from simply installing it into ceiling high-hat fixtures, to table lamps, and then again in a good clip-on lamp it will always do the trick. It has not failed me so far to date, and it really compliments my studio lighting set-up. When I need to fill-in back ground walls or any scenery that might be just out of reach of my main flash, the Smith-Victor 45 W/S Screw-in Strobe Really Is Unbeatable At Any Price PS: This the third one I've owned and the first two are 4 + years old and still working fast and strong !
    Date published: 2009-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Screw one in each room during Xmas I should have bought one more to screw into table lamp in each room during the holidays. This flash provides lots of light. With flash light filtered by lamp shade and bounced of the ceiling photos look like taken in soft daylight. Great complement to the underpowered and very harsh built-in flash. I had to use Manual mode to get the exposure right, while my Panasonic DMZ35 can usually compensate 'on the fly' for smaller slave flash, this one has enough power to seriously overexpose photos.
    Date published: 2010-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive and work almost anywhere I use these for table-top product and still life and in a tight home studio space. I use them with Impact porcelain sockets and 12 reflectors though obviously these fit in any standard light socket. They provide adequate light for my purpose and recycle quickly enough. Each bulb is packed with a sync cord. The bulbs can be triggered either by another flash or with a sync cord connected to one of the bulbs. To the person who mentioned that the sync plug on the bulb is too deep in their reflector's neck and therefore the cord doesn't have enough room to plug into the bulb, consider the Impact socket and reflector combo that I mention above as replacements; these are inexpensive and will allow the miniplug enough room.
    Date published: 2015-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the lights I used these lights in a piece of PVC pipe I built into what i call a light bar. I use them in portraits behind the subject-with the colored gels set flashing back into the camera. It gives our senior portraits a look like a ROCK STAR. The seniors and i both love the effect...
    Date published: 2011-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best AC slave flash I've found for Photobooths I've been running these flashes in my Photobooths since 2010 - still the very best AC slave flashes I've managed to find. Recycle time <5 secs (fine for Photobooth application); Consistent output - most flashes are consistently the the same output (I've tried some that fluctuate between flashes) Fires off flawlessly 240 flashes / hour all night long; The included sync cord is a little flimsy (I broke a few of them in early years) but I hardwire a sync cord to my hotshoe and never have problems; Although eventually lose power & effectiveness over a few years, I probably get 50,000 flashes out of them. The only con for me: they're 110V, and where I live we need 220-240V. I use an AC adapter, works well. GREAT value.
    Date published: 2015-09-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for price I purchased this to make a large, make shift ring light, that could also be reversed and used for dramatic images. Their power, 45 w/s, is more than enough for most applications. They can be used to light up a dark room to give more depth. Punch up the light on your subject, a makeshift hair light, kicker, etc.... The only drawback is the bulbs aren't replaceable. But for the price, you can replace them probably cheaper than buying a replacement bulb. I also wished they would've come with gels, to change the color. Overall, I would say having several on hand if your an on-location photgrapher (journalist, lifestyle portraitist, or an on the go senior shooter), would come in handy in a pinch (using them in a table lamp socket means you don't have to carry extra gear)... Uses are limitless (especially if you have some ND gels on hand).... Highly recommend....
    Date published: 2009-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will keep on buying these strobes ! I use these strobes in my photobooth business. They have a fast recycle time, and are reliable and consistent to flash everytime. I will easily get 500 shots at a single event, and have had no problems yet. These strobes are perfect for me !! Just screw them in a regular lamp socket and go. They are also the most affordable strobe I could find in that power range.
    Date published: 2010-08-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fails to Go Off My company maufactures Photo Booths. Tried several of these flashes. We put heavy usage on the unit. We require it to go off every 15 seconds for 4 hours. They repeatedly fail as Master flashes using sync cord. Apparently is is a known issue with the sync input on the unit. DO NOT USE if you require similiar usage.
    Date published: 2012-05-04
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