Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit

Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit

Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Total of 1500Ws, 120 VAC
  • 3 x VC-500WLN Digital Monolights
  • Digital Readout
  • 3 x Kit Stands, 7" Reflectors
  • 1 x 24x36" Softbox
  • 3 x White Umbrellas with Black Backing
  • Wheeled Kit Case
  • 1 x Wireless 16-Channel Transmitter
  • Built-In Radio Receiver
  • 250W Modeling Lamp
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Impact VC-500WLN overview

  • 1Description

The Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit is built around three VC-500WLN flash heads. Each head comes with a reflector, flashtube, 250W modeling lamp, power cable, and light stand. The included 16-channel, 4-group radio transmitter triggers the head's built-in receivers from up to 328' away. Three white umbrellas with black backing, a 24 x 36" softbox with silver interior and speedring, and a wheeled case are also included.

The VC-500WLN 500Ws Digital monolights have full to 1/32 power range adjustable over 6 stops in 1/10 stop increments, very fast recycling time (1.5 seconds @ full power) and Proportional, Independent and Off settings for the 250W modeling light. Flash durations as short as 1/1200 sec freeze action with moving subjects while the VC-500WLN's 5600K color temperature remains constant within +/- 100K regardless of power setting.

You can freely mix and match your remote flash units with the VC-500WLN. The flash's 7 optical slave modes allow it to interface with an on-camera TTL flashes, triggering with up to 5 pre-flashes when needed. The VC-500WLN's Time Frame and Block Time functions enlarge the unit's circle of compatibility with the many brands available by effectively adapting for the differences in their pre-flash durations. Selected settings are indicated on the VC-500WLN's digital display when activated by the user.

A number of systems are employed to increase the VC-500WL's longevity and ensure safety. The fan-cooled housing with adaptive thermal control protects the flash heads CMOS circuitry and the user-replaceable modeling lamp and flash tube.


Attributes and Benefits
  • Built-in 2.4 GHz wireless receiver with 16 channels and 4 distinct groups of flashes

  • Included 16-channel, 4 group radio remote control transmitter for wireless control of up to seven lights from distances up to 328' to adjust functions like flash power, the modeling lamp, audio beep, and slave mode

  • 6-stop stepless power control range from full to 1/32 in 1/10 stop increments

  • Fast 0.2-1.5 sec recycling time 

  • An easily-read LED display on the rear of the unit that indicates output and other settings chosen by the user

  • Pre-flash Detector System to enable use of a wide range of on-camera flashes

  • Multiple Modeling Light Modes: Proportional, Independent, Off

  • Soft-start function of the modeling lamp to protect the subject's and photographer's eyes, and increase the working life of the lamp

  • Sturdy, functional, and professional aluminum alloy housing

  • Anti-static, tactile rubberized surface treatment provides comfort and utility

  • Two Kinds of Recycling Reminders: Programmable ready beep function and modeling lamp visual indicator; modeling lamp dims during recycling and comes on again when fully recycled

  • Fan-cooling provides longevity for the head's electronics, flashtube, and modeling lamp

  • Over-Heating Protection: Slows recycling time to reduce heat, rather than delay the shoot for a cool-down interval

  • 12.5-amp fuse shuts the head down if necessary to prevent damage by electrical spikes

  • Low 5 VDC sync voltage protects your camera's electronics

  • Power Auto-dump drains excess power from the capacitors when you reduce the output to guaranty accurate exposures

  • Stand bracket with extra umbrella fitting for larger umbrella shafts

  • Shifting pan/tilt support allows you to use large, pro-sized accessories

  • Compatible with S-type reflectors: choose from a wide assortment of light-shapers that use the S-type mount

  • Three white umbrellas with permanent black backing soften the light and set up quickly

  • Softbox with Speedring: 24 x 36" softbox with silver interior and removable front diffuser and interior baffle; reflective interior to minimize light loss, removable diffusers maximize creative options

    • The sturdy, wheeled, padded case with ample room for everything in the kit; separate zippered compartments keep stands and umbrellas apart from the fixtures


    UPC: 847628597297
    In the Box
    Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit
  • 3 x VC-500WLN Digital Monolights
  • 3 x Reflectors
  • 3 x Flashtubes
  • 3 x Modeling Lights
  • 3 x AC Power Cords
  • 3 x Air-Cushioned Kit Light Stands
  • 3 x White Reflective Umbrella with Permanent Black Backing
  • VC-500WLXMT Wireless 2.4 GHz Transmitter for VC-500WL Monolight
  • Softbox with Speedring (24 x 36")
  • Wheeled Kit Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Impact VC-500WLN specs

    Flash Head
    Maximum Power 500 Ws
    Power Control 6 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
    Guide Number 255' / 78 m at ISO100
    Flash Duration 1/1200 to 1/800 Sec
    Recycle Time 0.2 to 1.5 Sec ()
    Color Temperature 5600K ± 100K
    Flash Ready Indicator Audio, Visual
    Accessory Fitting Type Bowens S Type
    Modeling Light
    Type Tungsten
    Base Type E26/E27
    Wattage 250 W
    Control Modes Independent, Off, Proportional
    Sync Type Cable, Optical, Radio
    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Channels / Groups 16 / X
    Wireless Range 328' / 100 m (Radio)
    Interface 1/4" Sync
    Sync Voltage 5 V
    AC Input Voltage 100to120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Circuit Protection Fuse, Soft Start Circuitry
    Fuse 12.5 A
    Display None
    Auto Dump Yes
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Dimensions H: 5.0 x W: 8.0 x L: 16.5" / H: 13.0 x W: 20.0 x L: 42.0 cm, Including Cap
    Weight 5.2 lb / 2.35 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 65.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.4 x 16.3 x 14.4"

    Impact VC-500WLN reviews

    VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Professional Quality I chose this light kit to use for studio and on-location portrait/headshot work, and am quite impressed with the quality of the equipment, especially when the price is factored in. The monolights appear to be quite durable and provide an impressive set of features, including: 500W of strobe power, adjustable by 1/10 of a stop, 250W modeling lamp, adjustable in 6 steps, a reliable built-in trigger system, excellent recycle times, bright LED power read-outs on each light, upgraded lightstands, good quality reflecting umbrellas, and a very good rectangular soft box. When use for mobile shoots, the carrying case with telescoping handle and wheels is also a big plus, with plenty of room inside. I slid the transmitter on my camera, everything worked prefected.
    Date published: 2016-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice equipment but malfunctioning carrying case Earlier today I set up my monolight set up with a transmitter. Everything worked as promised and I am looking forward to putting them to regular use as I play with light and shadow in my photos.� However, the carrying case has a handle which, with the very first time I gripped it, broke loose from the case.� It has a cheap small fastener that couldn't possibly sustain the weight of the case. If it is not going to be functional why have it?� And when it falls off before I have even opened to the good products inside, it was not the best of first impressions. Still the main reason for the purchase, the equipment, I'm very happy with.
    Date published: 2018-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter kit Good quality, durable light stands. Lights are light weight and very quick to set up and adjust. Built in wireless transmitter requires no set up what so ever. On-camera wireless trigger seems a little flimsy, but as long as you don't step on it, it does the job and seems to have wide range. Pretty good padded bag, not a hard case so wouldn't put anything on top of it when traveling though. Great lights for a small studio, beginner, or someone who needs a portable kit.
    Date published: 2016-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Professional Quality I recently used this product for shots in a party. I was impressed by the high quality of my images. If you understand about aperture, f-stop and ISO, you will truely love this product. Very nice building, good wireless control system, fast recycling, high power... It works exactly as advertised.
    Date published: 2016-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pros & Cons Pros: These lights are great for any situation.� I have used them for Single portraits and for a large groups of 30 to 40 people.� I’m very happy with the quality of my image and the nice soft light.� Cons: The light kit is super heavy!� It takes two of us to lift it into the car and carry down the stairs. If you are looking for lightweight lighting kit, I would consider looking elsewhere.� I also purchase the Impact - Snoot for Select Impact/Bowens S-Mount Strobes and Impact Background Reflector for Impact/Bowens Mount Strobes. WARNING! they get extremely hot very fast. The modeling light bulb and 7" Reflectors are also Super hot. Yes like any lighting system, they get warm after a while, but these are pretty extreme. For that, I'm giving these lights 4 stars maybe 3.5.
    Date published: 2017-12-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but... The monolights are all reasonable quality. The mount for the reflector on the front of the lights are a little looser than I'd like, but still feel secure enough for their intended purpose. The stands are as you'd expect for the price of the kit. Sturdy enough to hold the light, but not as heavily built as a more expensive stand. The real problem with this kit is the case. The case is divided into three areas for storage of the three monolights and reflectors. The central area holds the reflectors, while the end with the wheels holds two of the lights, and the upper portion holds one. Each light has an elastic band with a strap to hold it in place. The bag includes a divider that sits between the two lights at the bottom of the case, but that divider does not, and cannot attach on either end. It's not long enough to make contact with the central area, and even if it was, there's no velcro to hold it in place. The hole for the light stands is too small and it's awkward to get the stands into the bag. The shoulder strap is too short to really be useful. The handle on the end of the bag isn't attached to anything reinforced and feels like it would tear off if you used it to lift the bag. To sum up- Pros: - Lights are good quality for the price - Kit comes with all the necessary accessories - Wireless transmitter allows full control over the flashes, including turning the modelling light on and off, and varying the flash intensity. - The lights beep to indicate they've recycled, but that can be turned off. Cons: - The bag is terrible. Really terrible. - The kit is heavy. That isn't really the fault of the kit itself, but splitting the kit into three or four smaller bags would make it much easier to deal with. - The interface on the lights is a little unintuitive, but the manual is written and illustrated well enough to figure it out, and once you know how it works it shouldn't be a problem. - Did I mention that the bag is awful? Its bad.
    Date published: 2018-07-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Defective and Broken I bought this kit in April 2016, one monolight was defective from the start, the flash wouldn't go off and the LCD panel was missing letters, I was guessing the settings. Then, 1 year later another mono blow up when I was using it. I'm left with just one.
    Date published: 2018-08-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Work Perfectly Works perfectly, like I say in the title. My only issue was when I received my order, some of the screws on the light itself were damaged.
    Date published: 2018-03-02
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