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Impact Digital Monolight 160W/s (120VAC)

BH #IMVSD160 • MFR #VSD-160
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Impact Digital Monolight 160W/s (120VAC)
Key Features
  • 7" Grid Reflector, Sync Cord
The Impact Digital Monolight - 160W/s (120VAC) as part of the VSD Series of monolights is proof that a 160 watt/second monolight does not need to be expensive. The VSD160 provides enough stored power to light a head-shot portrait or small still-life setup. It has features found on monolights that cost twice as much.
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Impact VSD-160 Overview

The Impact Digital Monolight - 160W/s (120VAC) as part of the VSD Series of monolights is proof that a 160 watt/second monolight does not need to be expensive. The VSD160 provides enough stored power to light a head-shot portrait or small still-life setup. It has features found on monolights that cost twice as much.

This monolight has a digital readout coupled with its four-stop power variator. It accepts S-type monolight reflectors and head accessories. The VSD160 has cushioned touch-pad function control buttons. Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power. Its model light intensity may be controlled coupled to, or independent from the strobe power levels you select.

The VSD160 is available as part of several complete lighting kits. Two more powerful versions of this light are the VSD300 and VSD400.

This monolight has a limited "Auto Dump" feature, which automatically fires the strobe when you reset to a lower power level.
Built-in optical slave "sees" the light from other flashes, and fires this monolight automatically.
A Sync Cord with miniplug to PC connection is included.
Its recycle beep tone may be switched on or off.

Impact VSD-160 Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Light Modifier
1x Grid Reflector
Power Range
160 Ws
 
Power Control
4-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
2 Sec (Full Power)
TTL Metering
No
Modeling Light
1x 60 W Tungsten Bulb Included
Wireless Remote Control Type
Optical Receiver Built-In
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x IEC Female Power Input (110 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz)
Weight
3.5 lb / 1.58 kg
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Light Modifier
1x Grid Reflector
Included Storage Case
No
Power Range
160 Ws
 
Power Control
4-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number
115' / 35.1 m, ISO 100
Recycle Time
2 Sec (Full Power)
Color Temperature
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Ready Indicator
Visual
TTL Metering
No
Cooling System
No
Umbrella Mount
Yes
Front Accessory Mount
Bowens S
Replaceable Flash Tube
Yes (User Replaceable)
Modeling Light
Modeling Light
1x 60 W Tungsten Bulb Included
Control Modes
Constant, Off, Proportional
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control Type
Optical Receiver Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
No
Flash Duration
1/2000 to 1/1000 Sec
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x IEC Female Power Input (110 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz)
AC Input Power
110 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Included Adapter / Cable
1x USA Type-A/B to IEC Male Cable
1x PC Male to Barrel / Coax Male Cable
Auto Dump
Yes
Circuit Protection
Fuse
General
Display
No
Dimensions
11.6 x 8.5 x 7" / 29.5 x 21.5 x 17.7 cm (Fixture with Reflector)
Weight
3.5 lb / 1.58 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22 x 10.5 x 6.5"

Impact VSD-160 Reviews

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question

can say me what softbox is compatible?
Asked by: Alfonso R.
The impact Digital Monolight 160W/s light uses the Bowens S mount so there are many speedrings and softboxes that fit.A good speedring that will work with that flash and many softboxes is the Impact Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott. And there are many brands, shapes and size softboxes.This is a few of many that will work very well, the Impact Luxbanx Small Octagonal Softbox (36 ) And the Impact Luxbanx Medium Rectangular Softbox (24 x 32 ).
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What's the minimum wattage?

What's the minimum wattage?
Asked by: Caitlin
The Impact Digital Monolight 160W/s (120VAC), B&H # IMVSD160, has a output range from 1/1 full output to 1/16th output. At the minimum 1/16th output, the wattage output would be 10 watts.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-11-07

question

Is there a way to turn the optical slave off to strictly use a transmitter? (Or a function to keep firing with other strobes without having to turn the entire unit off?) My master does have grouping options, but I wondered if I could just toggle between radio vs optical using the flash unit instead, if that makes sense
Asked by: Anonymous
You can cycle the optical slave off via the button on the head marked slave.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-07-29

question

this Mnolight es compatible with the Impact Luxbanx Compact Octagonal Softbox (24 ) B&H # IMLBOC FAB # LB-O-C ??is necesary other accesorie?
Asked by: Alfonso R.
This monolight can be used with the Impact Luxbanx Compact Octagonal Softbox (24 ) B&H # IMLBOC FAB # LB-O-C with the help of the Impact Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott B&H # IMSRIMP. Please see the image below.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What kind of bulb does it use? And what would I buy as if I need a replacement bulb?
Asked by: miko d.
This monolight uses both the Impact Flashtube for VS300, VSD300 & VSD400 Monolight B&H # IMFTVS300 and it can use the Morris Modeling Lamp - 60 watts - for AC Slave Specialist B&H # MOLACS.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does this light have a model light feature?
Asked by: Lenard
Yes, this light comes with a 60 watt modeling lamp.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does anyone know if this 16 foot wire - Impact Sync Cord Male Mini (3.5mm) to Male PC (16') B&H # IMMMPCM16 MFR # 9031440 is compatible with this mono light?
Asked by: Harvey
The Impact Sync Cord Male Mini (3.5mm) to Male PC (16') B&H # IMMMPCM16 is compatible with the Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120 VAC) B&H # IMVSD1602SK.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Will this unit work with a Nikon D3000 body and what accessories would I need for Product Photography with this?
Asked by: Unaflex ..
This monolight kit can be used with the Nikon D3000 by adding a radio trigger to it such as the Vello FreeWave LR Kit with 2 Receivers B&H # VERFWLRK. This gives you a transmitter for the camera and a receiver for each light. As for what accessories you can use for product photography, it would be best to e-mail us to [email protected] with this inquiry so we can better assist.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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