Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head

Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A - 2400 Watt/Second Fast Duration Flash Head

Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A - 2400 Watt/Second Fast Duration Flash Head

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The Elinchrom FreeLite A Flash Head is dedicated to the new Elinchrom Ranger battery-powered pack. It is an ideal choice for anyone requiring the shortest possible flash duration. It features Elinchrom's unique short flash duration flashtube, capable of 2400 w/s output and designed to withstand the heating stresses associated with rapid full power shooting.

The Free Lite A features a 16', low resistance power cable, modeling light switch and safety fuse.

Elinchrom's extensive line of reflectors, softboxes, accessories are compatible, and available separately. This is a flash head only. It requires an Elinchrom Ranger Power Pack.

Compact Design
Compact and lightweight, fitting into standard existing Elinchrom cases.
Changeable Reflector
Elinchrom standard bayonet, plus additional security breech lock. Accepts all Elinchrom/Prolinca accessories since 1974.
Modeling Lamp Switch
Features a switch to turn the modeling light on or off.
Asymmetric Distribution
Even though the Ranger Power Supply has symmetrical distribution only, the photographer is able to achieve a 2:1 ratio between the "A" and "S" series of heads. This works because the "A" heads have a duration up to 1/3250 second while the "S" heads have a duraton up to 1/1600 second. The "A" head is twice as fast, and draws twice the energy of the "S" head creating a 2:1 ratio.
Umbrella Socket
Centralized umbrella socket for optimized and even light distribution.
In the Box
Elinchrom Ranger Free Lite A - 2400 Watt/Second Fast Duration Flash Head
  • 3000w/s Flashtube
  • 100W/12V Modeling Lamp for Free Lite Heads
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note: Reflector not included

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    Elinchrom Free Lite A specs

    Maximum Watt/Seconds 2400
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Circuit Protection Fuse
    Cable Length 16.4' (5 m)
    Modeling Light Wattage 100W/12V (23045)
    Modeling Light On/Off Switch Yes
    Protective Glass Dome No
    Fan Cooled No
    Dimensions 9.4 x 5.3" (23.9 x 13.5 cm)
    Weight 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 9.4 x 8.0"

    Elinchrom Free Lite A reviews

    Ranger Free Lite A Flash Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak I can't complain about the performance of the light itself. However, the build quality is junk. Really disappointed in the strength of this thing. Produces great light, but it's not even strong enough to hold any decent size modifiers. It's constantly slipping, causing the light to point downward. And when you try to tighten it, you feel like it's going to break. I bought speed rings for my Chimera/Westcott octas/softboxes and the tightening arm doesn't even fit around it. I am constantly have to move the speedring and force the arm past it. Only a matter of time until it breaks. For $xxx this is a real disappointment.
    Date published: 2013-04-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great light, weak tilt mount I bought this head off of a friend who mostly used the head with just the reflector and/or beauty dishes.. When it was time for me to use my 5 foot octa, the tilt bracket would just continually slip so the octa was pointed downwards.. I tightened the bracket so tight that that the knobby on the other side of the tilt handle popped off. Also, ditto on this thing holding my 6 foot parabolic umbrella. it's got the same problem and that metal umbrella mount seems like its going to snap. If you're only using small mods this head is great, I figured an $ head would do the job, but I was wrong.. I'm now selling the kit, biting the bullet and going with Profoto as I've never had a problem with a 5 foot octa on those heads..
    Date published: 2012-09-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'd buy this again I use this product on location and in the studio as a professional photographer. The quality of light this flash head provides is beautiful. The flash head is light and easy to use. The only thing I don't like about the flash head is how exposed the light bulb is. I wish it was more protected. But if you're just a little bit more careful, this makes a great flash head!
    Date published: 2008-05-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Head Happy I have the Quadra RX kit, and though the lights are nice n light weight, they're not built to hold the larger 190 cm light bank or other large light modifiers. But, this head is sturdy enough to do so. I'm now using it with the Quadra and I feel much more at ease, more confident that the shoot will go well with no equipment failures. Works great! With the quadra, you'll need to purchase a cable adapter. Reliable is the key....
    Date published: 2012-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have If you bought the Ranger RX kit, this flash head is a must-have to work as the second light. I would also buy the Elinchrom extension cord, because the cable on the flash head is not very long. Love this unit though, it has lots of power and a very reliable output.
    Date published: 2011-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great head - short cable The cable measures out to roughly 11 ft 8 in vs the represented length. This can be problematic depending on spread between two heads and use of stands. Extension cable is over $200. Keep this in mind.
    Date published: 2010-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very durable, reliable, fast I use this product outdoors, mostly snowie conditions and it works all the time. DOn't smash the bulb and it will work forever. The only part i find not so great it the plastic swivel on the side to adjst the tilt. That always breaks on me. And it's a little heavy.
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and Tough! Awesome light! I use this head on location! I also use it in bright sun and shaded areas... it is nice to take the same set into the studio as well! I'm very impressed with this light. I am just waiting until i have to replace a bulb!
    Date published: 2011-01-16
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