Speedotron Explorer 1500 Portable Lighting Kit with 2 Heads and Carrying Case

Speedotron Explorer 1500 Portable Lighting Kit with 2 Heads and Carrying Case

Speedotron Explorer 1500 Portable Lighting Kit with 2 Heads and Carrying Case

B&H # SPEC2LS MFR # 850550
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Product Highlights

  • 1 x Explorer AC/DC 1500 Power Pack
  • 2 x Black Line 102 Heads, 7" Reflectors
  • 2 x Light Stands: 8.5'
  • 1 x Hard Air Case
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Speedotron Explorer 1500 overview

  • 1Description

The Explorer 1500 Portable Lighting Kit with 2 Heads and Carrying Case from Speedotron was designed for photographers who need to take studio-quality lighting on the road without immediate access to AC power. The kit includes an Explorer Digital AC/DC Power Pack with a built-in battery that will give you up to 225 full power flashes. Two 2400Ws 102 Flash Heads with 7" reflectors are provided along with two 8.5' light stands and it all fits in a hard Air Case for storage and transport.

  • 1500 W/S Digital Explorer

    The Speedotron Explorer 1500 is a power pack utilizing many of the best elements of the Speedotron Black line of strobe products. It is a cost-effective solution to gas-powered generators, where AC power for strobes is not available.

    The Explorer provides up to 225 full power flashes to a single 103 Black Line Series flash head with color-corrected flashtube (not included). That number will be significantly lower when using two heads with this pack. Its battery has an integral charger that operates with any AC current from 85-265 AC Volts. It has 2 head outlets, and power may be divided asymmetrically - 1000 and 500 watt/seconds. It will power a modeling light up to 10 seconds at a time, powering off automatically, to conserve battery power (150 watts maximum recommended). Recycle time is 3.5 seconds @ full power.

    The power supply includes the power pack, battery, AC charging cable, sync cord and carrying case.

    UPC: 689670188722
  • 102 Lamphead with 7" Reflector

    This is the tried-and-true, standard flash head of the Speedotron Black Line. Each 102 head is consistent in power output, and ease of reflector, flash tube, and model light change.
    All Black Line light units utilize modular construction for easy storage and travel and are cabled with the new locking/quick-release power supply connector which is compatible with all older Black Line power supplies. A power supply for this flash head is required.

    Modular Construction
    Aluminum, durable for years of studio and location use and abuse.
    Easy to Control
    Sure-grip handle for precise aiming of light
    Easily Replaceable Flash Tube
    3200w plug-in vented UV coated quartz flash tube #14571. Flash tube may also be replaced with non-UV coated tube #14570.
    Fan Cooled
    High-efficiency -- necessary for rapid firing, constant model light use, and use with a softbox
    Removeable Reflector
    7" grid reflector included, the 102 head will accept all of Speedotron's Blackline reflectors up to and including the 22" beauty light.
    Modeling Light
    250w quartz modeling lamp #14520, also known as a GBESS, included. Will also accept a 150W quartz bulb, for cooler running.
    Long-Reaching Cable
    20' cable included. Head extension cables are available for heads in use at longer distances from the power pack.
    UPC: 689670188838
  • Light Stand (Black, 8.5')

    This black-finished Speedotron Light Stand extends to a height of 8.5 feet. It will support a light or medium-size light fixture with softbox or umbrella.

    Black anodized aluminum construction.
    UPC: 689670189149
  • 54" Umbrella with Removable Black Backing

    The Speedotron/Photek 54" Umbrella with Removable Black Backing, enables it to be used as a makeshift softbox, when mounted on your Speedotron flash head or monolight.

    This 54" size is perfect for a 3 - 4 person head-to-waist shot, or 4 x 6' product setup. It will illuminate ~16 sq ft.

    Unique construction consisting of ten panels instead of the usual eight gives more reflective surface, more perfect circle of light - more flattering catch lights in the subject's eyes.
    The removable black nylon cover stops all stray and ricochet, enhancing total light control
    With removal of its black cover and a reversal of direction, the Softlighter II becomes a "softbox" -- a shoot-through diffuser, providing light that can be used either as a main light source or as a flattering fill.
    Note: For mounting shoe mount flash units to the Softlighter II a shoe mount light stand/umbrella adapter is necessary. Shoe mount flash units must be set to Manual because the entire flash will be inside the umbrella (unless the flash unit is equipped with a remote sensor).
    Note: For strobe use only -- not for use with hot lights, or modeling lights over 200 watts.
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Power Pack
  • Battery
  • AC Charger Cable
  • Sync Cord
  • Carrying Case
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • MW8QVC Color Corrected Flash Tube
  • 250W Quartz Modeling Lamp
  • 7" Grid Reflector
  • 20' Power Cable
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Air Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 1500 W/S Digital Explorer
    Power Pack
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 1500
    Recycle Time 3.5 seconds @ 1500 w/s
    Flash Variability 7 f-stops, 1500 - 15.6 w/s
    Distribution 2 Outlets, asymmetrical 2:1 or symmetrical 1:1
    Flash Ready Indicator Charge ready light, switchable audible beep
    Built-in Slave Cell Optical
    Auto Dump Yes
    Fan Cooled None for pack, also does not provide power to fans in lamp heads
    Number of Flashes @ Full Power 225 @ full power @ slow recycle
    Dimensions 9.5 x 5.4 x 11.7" (24 x 14 x 30 cm)
    Weight 24.8 lbs (11.2 kg)
    Battery Charge Time 3 hours
    Operating Voltage Charger: 85-265 VAC
    Weight N/A
    Dimensions Kit in Case: Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.4 x 12.5 x 7.9"
  • 102 Lamphead with 7" Reflector
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 2400 w/s
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes, MW8QVC or MW8QV
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Circuit Protection Circuit breaker on power pack
    Cable Length 20'
    Modeling Light Wattage 250W
    Modeling Light On/Off Switch Yes
    Protective Glass Dome Yes
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Dimensions 8.5 x 7" with reflector
    Weight 8.5lbs with cord and reflector
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 12.0 x 12.0"
  • Light Stand (Black, 8.5')
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 8.5' / 2.6 m
    Minimum Working Height 37" / 94 cm
    Collapsed Height 34" / 86.4 cm
    Footprint Diameter 31" / 91 cm
    Accepts Wheels No
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Material Aluminum
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.8 x 4.0 x 4.0"
  • 54" Umbrella with Removable Black Backing
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.07 x 3.05 x 2.02"

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