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Impact Three Light Portrait Backlight Kit

BH #IMVSLCD4003K • MFR #VSLCD400-3KI
Impact Three Light Portrait Backlight Kit
Key Features
  • 2x 400W/s Monolight
  • 1x 100W/s Monolight Kit
  • 2x Translucent Umbrellas. 43"
  • 2x Air Cushioned 10' Stands
How many kinds of photo assignments can you can handle with a compact outfit like the Impact Three Light Portrait Backlight Kit (120VAC)? You'd be surprised. It's got 2 VS-LCD 400w/s digital monopods, one Impact EX100A 100W/s monopod, two white umbrellas, two 10' light stands,  one 3' backlight stand, a radio slave transmitter and receiver, and a kit bag to hold everything.

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Impact VS-LCD400 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)
  • 3Impact One-Monolight Kit (120 VAC)
  • 4Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43")
  • 5Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')
  • 6Impact PowerTrigger 16 Channel AC Transmitter and Receiver Set
  • 7Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")
  • 8Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3')

How many kinds of photo assignments can you can handle with a compact outfit like the Impact Three Light Portrait Backlight Kit (120VAC)? You'd be surprised. It's got 2 VS-LCD 400w/s digital monopods, one Impact EX100A 100W/s monopod, two white umbrellas, two 10' light stands,  one 3' backlight stand, a radio slave transmitter and receiver, and a kit bag to hold everything.

Light output can be varied in 1/10-stop stages over a 4-stop range with the VS-LCD, accessible through the digital readout. The 100W modeling light can be coupled to the flash, getting brighter or dimmer to match the actual light output, or independently set to the level you want. The monolight accepts Bowens monolight reflectors and head accessories. It also has a limited Auto Dump function, firing the strobe when you reset to a different power level (so the strobe is automatically set to the correct setting for the next flash). A built-in optical slave allows the monolight to be triggered using another flash. The EX100A monopod kit adds an additional 100w/s of light and included 24x24" softbox.

The white umbrellas soften and broaden the light. The Impact aluminum light stands extend to 10' in 4 sections, with sure-twist section locks. If you forget to tighten a section with your light mounted, the light comes down slowly, thanks to the air-cushioning. And the light stands will accept casters, which makes positioning the lights a snap. The 3' backlight stand can be used on a floor or table--particularly useful for a backlight. The radio slave transmitter and receiver let's you trigger the strobes without being connected to a sync cord. And you can pack it all into the included kit bag.

Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)

You might be surprised at how many photo assignments you can handle with a compact, lightweight monolight like the Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC). It's got 400w/s of power in an easily transportable package, and light output that can be varied in 1/10 stop stages over a 4-stop range, accessible through the digital readout.  The 150W modeling light can be coupled to the flash, getting brighter or dimmer to match the actual light output, or independently set to the level you want. The monolight accepts S-type monolight reflectors and head accessories. It also has a limited Auto Dump function, firing the strobe when you reset to a different power level (so the strobe is automatically set to the correct setting for the next flash). A built-in optical slave allows the monolight to be triggered using another flash. Perfect for portraits, small still-lifes, and much more.

Power is variable over a 4-stop range
Digital readout coupled with the power variator
Accepts S-type monolight reflectors and head accessories
Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power
Model light intensity may be coupled to, or independent from, the flash output levels
Limited Auto Dump feature automatically fires the strobe when you reset to a lower power level
Built-in optical slave "sees" the light from other flashes, and fires monolight automatically
UPC: 847628013483
Impact One-Monolight Kit (120 VAC)

The Impact One-Monolight Kit (120 VAC) is an economical 100-watt/second monolight with modeling light and power variator. This kit includes a softbox with mounting ring, to soften the light output.

The included 24 x 24" softbox has a silver interior for crisper highlights.
PC sync cord with monoplug is included.
Line sync voltage is only 4.3 VDC (safe for any camera's circuitry).
UPC: 847628011243
Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43")

This 43" White Translucent Umbrella from Impact is a versatile all-around light modifier that will create a pleasing light that's far less harsh than a bare light source. It can be used with flash, LED, or fluorescent light sources. As a shoot-through umbrella, it broadens and softens the light source output and minimizes shadows, making it ideal for portrait photography. The translucent fabric's diffusing properties allow light source to be placed close to a subject for a softer light that's also great for weddings and fashion. It has a standard size 8mm umbrella shaft that is compatible with most umbrella mounts.

This 43" diameter umbrella is useful for lighting one or two people for mid- and full-length portraits. It can also be reversed to use as a bounce-style umbrella to cover a larger image area.

UPC: 847628013292
Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')

This Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand is a black anodized aluminum support that rises to a height of 10' and folds down to 33.5" for storage and transport. The stand will handle up to 8.5 lb and is topped with a 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 threads. It has a wide footprint of 38" for greater stability. Air cushioning gently lowers the light when making height adjustments to protect equipment and fingers.

Air-Cushioned
Protects equipment and fingers from damage
Compact Design
Will fit easily into most location cases
Accepts Casters
For easy positioning of lights
UPC: 847628030626
Impact PowerTrigger 16 Channel AC Transmitter and Receiver Set

The PowerTrigger 16 Channel AC Transmitter and Receiver Set from Impact contains everything you'll need to wirelessly trigger your studio AC flash units at distances up to 75'. The set includes a 16 channel transmitter and receiver as well as a 2.5mm sub-mini to PC cable, a 3.5mm to 1/4" monoplug adapter and a pre-installed battery for the transmitter.

The low-profile 1.2 x 1.6 x 2.8" PowerTrigger transmitter has a hot shoe for your camera, a test button, and 16 separate channels operating on the 433 MHz frequency to prevent interference from other devices. Channels are chosen on both the transmitter and receiver by configuring 4 DIP switches in 1 of 16 permutations on both the transmitter or receiver for wireless triggering from up to 75' away with flash sync speeds of up to 1/200 second. The transmitter runs on a pre-installed, 23A battery that can last up to 2 years with normal use.

Unlike the transmitter, the PowerTrigger receiver doesn't use batteries and is instead powered by the same AC cord that's used for your monolight. Think of it as an in-line receiver. Simply plug the end of the power cord into the receiver then plug the receiver's power cord into the head's power outlet. Finally, plug the PowerTrigger's attached 3.5mm sync cable into the flash. A 1/4" mono plug adapter is provided if the head doesn't have 3.5mm input. If you don't know what your flash head's sync voltage is, or if you're using an older unit you might want to purchase a Wein Safe-Sync adapter (MFR# 990-510) to insure that the sync voltage remains under 6V. The Safe Sync's monoplug attachment can be easily adapted to 3.5mm if necessary.

433 MHz Radio Signal
Using a powerful radio signal allows you to trigger your studio flash without line of sight positioning
Flash Sync Speed of up to 1/200 Sec.
Take advantage of sync speeds up to 1/200 of a second with compatible cameras
Wireless
Cable-free triggering allows you to activate a studio flash from up to 75' (22.8 meters) away without a physical connection
16 User-selectable Channels
Multiple channels allow you to change your receiver settings to avoid interference from other wireless devices
LED Indicator
Confirms sending/receiving signals, and active AC power
Multi-voltage
100-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Long-lasting Transmitter Battery
Included user-replaceable 12V 23A alkaline battery lasts up to 2 years
UPC: 847628579507
Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")

The black Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") from Impact makes transporting your lighting kit easy and secure. The bag is designed to hold three monolights along with their reflectors (such as Impact VC500LR), four stands, boom, umbrellas, cables and other support gear but can also be used to hold other lighting equipment instead. You'll have plenty of room to take along enough lighting gear for a portrait session - all packed in an organized and accessible way. A touch fastened divider tray separates the stands, boom and umbrellas from the lights preventing them from bumping together and causing scratches or damage. For additional smaller equipment such as cables and small accessories, there are three interior 10.5 x 8.0" zippered mesh pockets.

The bag is made from soft, padded water-resistant nylon and contains six movable touch fastened interior dividers (6 large, 2 small) that will permit you to configure the bag to accommodate the gear you need that day. The Light Kit Bag is carried by its two 2" wide overlapping top carry handles that can easily be extended into dual shoulder straps. The contents are accessed via dual zippers that when placed together will accept a user-supplied lock. For even more protection, the bottom of the bag contains three rubber feet for when the bag is placed on the ground. And the bag folds down to a quarter of its height for convenient storage and easy setup. Whether for storage or transport, the Impact Light Kit Bag will serve both pro or amateur well.

The soft padded carry case is designed to hold three monolights with reflectors, four light stands, umbrellas, cables and other accessories
The interior has six movable, touch fastened dividers that permit you to configure the bag to suit your needs; dividers consist of six large and two smaller styles
2" (5.1 cm) wide overlapping dual carry handles that convert to a shoulder strap
Interior has three zippered 10.5 x 8.0" mesh pockets (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Touch fastened protective nylon tray separates light stands and umbrellas from monolights
Water-resistant padded nylon construction
Folds down to less then 4" for convenient storage and easy setup
Dual zippered opening; accepts user-supplied lock
UPC: 847628030619
Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3')

This 3' Impact Back Light Stand consists of a base and riser. Use the lower part as a base to place a mounted light at floor or table level, as low as 5.5". Add the extension to the base to raise the height of the light from 22.8" (57.9 cm) to a maximum of 3' (90 cm). The stand is constructed of black anodized aluminum.

Quick Set Up
Sets up easily in the matter of seconds
Very Stable
Stable under recommended loads
5/8" Reversible Stand Mount
Fitted with a reversible 5/8" top stud, with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" threads
UPC: 847628011939

Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC) Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power400 Ws
Power Control4 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number197' / 60 m at ISO100
Flash Duration1/1500 to 1/400 Sec
Recycle Time2 Sec (Full Power)
Flash Ready IndicatorVisual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Wattage150 W
Sync
Sync TypeOptical
Built-In Wireless ReceiverNo
Wireless Range33' / 10 m (Radio)
Power
AC Input Power110 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Circuit ProtectionFuse
General
DisplayNone
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledNo
DimensionsH: 8.5 x W: 6.0 x L: 11.6" / H: 21.5 x W: 15.5 x L: 29.5 cm, Including Reflector
Weight6.75 lb / 3.06 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.5 x 10.1 x 9.5"

Impact One-Monolight Kit (120 VAC) Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power100 Ws
Flash Duration1/1500 to 1/1000 Sec
Recycle Time3 Sec (Full Power)
Flash Ready IndicatorVisual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypeElinchrom Umbrella Shaft
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Wattage60 W
Sync
Sync TypeOptical
Built-In Wireless ReceiverNo
Power
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Circuit ProtectionFuse
General
DisplayNone
Auto DumpNo
Fan CooledNo
DimensionsH: 7.8 x W: 5.0 x L: 9.5" / H: 19.7 x W: 12.7 x L: 24.1 cm
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.2 x 9.5 x 7.3"

Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43") Specs

Size43.0" / 109.2 cm
Interior ColorWhite (Translucent)
Shaft Diameter8 mm
Rods8
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Folded SizeL: 28.3" / L: 71.8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.635 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 2.7 x 1.65"

Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10') Specs

Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsOptional
Air CushionedYes
General
Footprint Diameter38" / 96.5 cm
Leg ShapeRound: 20 mm
FinishBlack
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Physical
Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height121.5" / 308.6 cm
Minimum Working Height40.5" / 102.9 cm
Load Capacity8.5 lb / 3.8 kg
Closed Length33.5" / 85 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)34 x 3 x 3"

Impact PowerTrigger 16 Channel AC Transmitter and Receiver Set Specs

Wireless
Channels16
Wireless Range75' / 22.8 m
Radio Frequency433 MHz
General
Sync Speed1/200 Sec
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs1 x 2.5 mm (Flash)
Mounting
Bottom MountTransmitter: Hot Foot
Physical
DimensionsTransmitter: 1.2 x 1.6 x 2.8" / 3.1 x 3.9 x 7.2 cm
Weight1.3 oz / 37 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5 x 2"

Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") Specs

Interior
Interior Dimensions34 x 13.5 x 12" / 86.4 x 34.3 x 30.5 cm
Exterior
Closure TypeZipper
Carry and Transport Options2 x Connecting Handstrap
Material of ConstructionNylon
Exterior Dimensions (W x H x D)34.5 x 14 x 13" / 87.6 x 35.6 x 33 cm
Weight5.8 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)35 x 14 x 12.5"

Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3') Specs

Stand Type1 x Backlight Stand
Maximum Working Height3' / 0.9 m
Minimum Working Height5.5" / 14 cm
Load Capacity7 lb / 3.2 kg
Closed Length20" / 51 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Receiver
Included Adapter1 x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsNot Compatible
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseYes
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Number of Sections2
Footprint Diameter23.6" / 60 cm
FinishBlack
MaterialAluminum
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.55 x 3.3 x 3.25"

Impact VS-LCD400 Reviews

Great versatile light for the money

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-22

I have 4 of these with different diffuses, boxes, and other attachments. In slave mode, they sometimes misfire on lower flash settings, but flawless when paired with multiple Impact PowerSync 16 receivers.

Great for the first year...but that's it!

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-15

I purchased three of the Impact 400w Digital Monolights about a year ago after doing a lot of research. I only shoot a few times a month, so I thought these would be perfect. I was happy with my purchase at first, but then the problems started. One of monolights stopped triggering the other two light when I used theImpactPowerTrigger 16 Channel AC Transmitter and Receiver Set that came with the lighting kit I purchased. So, I simply marked that light with a NO so I wouldn't use it to fire the other two lights. Last month, however, one of the other lights started overheating after about 45 minutes into a shoot. When this happens, the LCD display goes blank and it stops firing. Now, two days ago, the bolt that locks the tilt on the third light no longer tightens (stripped?). I could understand if ONE of these three issues occurred over time if I were a full-time photographer. I'm not a full-time photographer, and ALL of these issues have occurred. I realize that these are budget lights, but I would have expected them to last a lot longer, especially since I don't use them very often.

This is the ONE

By Photo Bum
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-05

I did quite a bit of research and product comparisons. I was very pleased when my lighting kit arrived, set it up and got to test it out. I am sold on the Impact line of lighting and products, very high quality and designed friendly for use in the studio. The entire kit is all that I needed.

Makes subject beautiful!

By Francis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-19

Works as expected. Great light. Good for up to half body portrait.

nice strobe

By Misscomp
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-13

looks durable. The recycle time is 1-2 seconds. I had this at 5.5 strenght or probably 3/4 of max power and was able to get f8.0 with the camera and strobe 10 ft away from the subject. I was shooting with a 43 inch reflective umbrella. ISO was at 200 and shutter at 1/125 sec. Not as heavy as I though. LED controls in the back are a plus. Has a built in fan that you can hear. Good afforable and puts out plenty of light. I am trying to shoot a family portrait with this has my only light source.

Good to star with.

By Bradford J.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-10

So far I have used this just a few times in a small studio setting. So far it performs as advertised and seems to be durable and dependable. That being said it has it's drawbacks. For example even on low power settings once the flash fires the whole unit, modeling light and all goes dim for a second or two. That also leads to the slow recycle time. When I saw 2 seconds I didn't think it would be to bad, but during that two seconds the modeling light is down as well. So you get a blinding burst of light then total darkness if you have a well closed off set. I have laughed it off for the most part because the shots have turned out great, you just need to be patient.

Nice power range

By Craig
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-26

I'm using this for some corporate type portraits shooting through an umbrella. At ISO 100, I can change the power level to run from F4 to F16 easily. Very flexible. The only reason I took it down a star is because I've had some issues with it syncing with a pocket wizard. It's built in sensor works fine as long as I'm using another flash to trigger it. Seems like it works sometimes, but not others.

Great product for the money spent

By Mark B.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-30

I've been using speedlights in my garage studio for a number of years and thought I would try monolights. I shopped around and decided on the Impact 400W/s. The 400W/s has a LCD display and a fan to keep it cool. The unit is a little larger than my 300W/s, but I'm getting used to the weight difference. Slave works great as well as the controls on the rear display. A great product for those who are getting into studio photography.

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Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-07

question

Anyone know where a manual could be found? Online possibly? I've lost mine.
Asked by: Jeremy W.
There is a link to the Instruction Manual listed under the Overview section under Guides & Manual section on our webpage. For convenience, the link is also listed below: http://bit.ly/1IgykMN
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Hi -- there is no way for the model light to stay on?
Asked by: Brittany M.
From page 8 of the instruction manual, available from Impact's website: To set the modeling light output only:Press the Mode button twice.The display will read 'M/Lamp Adjust' and a numerical value.Press the up/down arrow buttons to adjust the modeling light output.When done press the ENTER button. The modeling light will turn off when the flash is triggered.
Answered by: Benjamin M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Would this kit work with a pocket wizard and speed light?Also are there battery packs for AC so that I can shoot on location?
Asked by: Henry F.
I have the mono light with softbox kit for work. It is a visual slave, so when my other personal speed light fires, it fires as well. It will not pick up directly to a pocket wizard or any other radio transmitter. It does have a sync cable, but it is flimsy and does not stay in the jack very well.
Answered by: Victoria D.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What type of mounts can these use besides Bowens?
Asked by: Sonny M.
I believe Bowens in the only type but you should call Impact they are very responsive to answer questions
Answered by: Mitchell D.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does this kit include everything I will need to start shooting with my Nikon D610? Or will I need to buy accessories to make this kit compatible with my camera?
Asked by: joseph P.
*all the lights also have built in slaves, so if they see a flash go off, they will also flash (as long as you have that feature turned on)
Answered by: Tamara L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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