Photogenic PL500DRC Solair 500W/s Monolight

BH #PH500UV • MFR #918336
Photogenic
Photogenic PL500DRC Solair 500W/s Monolight
Key Features
  • 8 Stop Power Range
  • 120V
  • Fast Recycling: 1.5 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 250W Proportional Modeling Light
The Photogenic Solair PL500DRC 500W/s Monolight offers speed, power and control, a wide choice of accessories and intuitive operation backed by impressive specs at a very reasonable price.

The PL500DRC keeps you fully informed of your power levels via its large highly readable digital display. Power settings are adjustable in 1/10 or ½ stop increments across an impressive 8 full stops. The bright 250W modeling light can be set to Proportional to let you previsualize your final shot when using multiple lights. Other settings include Full On, OFF and manual control of the modeling light output. The PL500DRC Radio Solair even allows 2 or 3 shot bracketing around your prime exposure.

The PL500DRC recycles to full power in a lightning-fast 1.5 seconds at full power and 0.5 seconds at minimum power with short flash durations that help you stop every gesture, an attribute which is extremely valuable when working with kinetic subjects like dancers or athletes.

Convenience features include a test button, optical slave and integral handle.The UV color corrected flash tube ensures that blue doesn't creep into your color balance on subjects like a bride in her gown. It also ensures natural, flattering skin tones. The PL500DRC comes with a 7.5" reflector and is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories including grids, snoots, parabolic reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas.

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Photogenic PL500DRC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Eight Stop Power Range
  • 3Fast Recycling
  • 4Modeling Light
  • 5Flash Bracketing
  • 6Low Trigger Voltage
  • 7User Replaceable UV Flashtube
  • 8Ready Indication
  • 9Auto Dump Function
  • 10Fan Cooled
  • 11Safety Features
  • 12System Compatibility

The Photogenic Solair PL500DRC 500W/s Monolight offers speed, power and control, a wide choice of accessories and intuitive operation backed by impressive specs at a very reasonable price.

The PL500DRC keeps you fully informed of your power levels via its large highly readable digital display. Power settings are adjustable in 1/10 or ½ stop increments across an impressive 8 full stops. The bright 250W modeling light can be set to Proportional to let you previsualize your final shot when using multiple lights. Other settings include Full On, OFF and manual control of the modeling light output. The PL500DRC Radio Solair even allows 2 or 3 shot bracketing around your prime exposure.

The PL500DRC recycles to full power in a lightning-fast 1.5 seconds at full power and 0.5 seconds at minimum power with short flash durations that help you stop every gesture, an attribute which is extremely valuable when working with kinetic subjects like dancers or athletes.

Convenience features include a test button, optical slave and integral handle.The UV color corrected flash tube ensures that blue doesn't creep into your color balance on subjects like a bride in her gown. It also ensures natural, flattering skin tones. The PL500DRC comes with a 7.5" reflector and is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories including grids, snoots, parabolic reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas.

Eight Stop Power Range

Power levels are displayed in easy-to-read LED digits allowing settings from 3.9W/s to 500W/s in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments

Fast Recycling

The PL500DRC recycles to full power (1,000W/s) in only 1.5 seconds and 0.5 sec. at minimum power to catch even the most fleeting gestures

Modeling Light

The PL500DRC's bright 250W quartz modeling lamp offers independent power control that is adjustable from full to 1/128 power in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments. Settings include Proportional, to previsualize lighting effects, Manual adjustment or Full On or Off

Flash Bracketing

Flash bracketing is a great time-saving feature especially when you'd like to shoot at a specific f/stop. You can set up your Solair for 2 or 3 shot bracketing over or under the prime exposure

Low Trigger Voltage

Digital cameras can be used with Photogenic monolights without fear of damage to the camera's electronics

User Replaceable UV Flashtube

No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" flashtube. The UV coating ensures clean whites and flattering flesh tones

Ready Indication

A ready light and audible alert let you know when the flash is fully charged

Auto Dump Function

When reducing the power output, excess flash power in the capacitors is released before exposure to insure consistent performance

Fan Cooled

A low noise, high performance fan keeps the flash head's electronics cool while lengthening the flash tube's and the modeling light's lives

Safety Features

The PL500DRC incorporates surge protection to handle power spikes and internal thermal protection which monitors heat generated during intense use

System Compatibility

The PL500DRC Radio Solair is compatible with all Photogenic Quick-Change light shaping accessories
UPC: 689670110471

Photogenic PL500DRC Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power3.9 to 500 Ws
Power Control8 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number110' / 33.5 m at 10' / 3 m, ISO100
365' / 111.3 m at 10' / 3 m, ISO100 with Reflector
Flash Duration1/5800 to 1/280 Sec
Recycle Time0.5 to 1.5 Sec
Flash Ready IndicatorVisual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypePhotogenic
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Wattage250 W
Sync
Sync TypeOptical
Built-In Wireless ReceiverNo
Interface1/4" Sync
Sync Voltage5 V
Power
AC Input Power105 to 125 VAC, 60 Hz
Current10 A (Operating)
15 A (Charging)
0.2 A (Idle)
Circuit ProtectionFuse
Fuse16 A
General
DisplayNone
Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledYes
DimensionsH: 4.5 x W: 4.5 x L: 6.8" / H: 11.0 x W: 11.0 x L: 17.0 cm
Weight5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 12 x 10"
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