The Impact VS-LCD400 400Ws Monolight 3 Point Kit was assembled by B&H to maximize creative choices with a single light source. The kit is built around three VS-LCD400 400Ws monolights that each ship with a grid reflector, 100W modeling lamp, flashtube, power cord and PC cord. The kit also includes 3 10' air-cushioned light stands, 3 white umbrellas with black backing, a Luxbanx Duo 26x26" softbox with speedring and a kit case to transport it all.
VS-LCD400 400Ws Monolight has touchpad controls and a digital readout that gives you power and modeling light status. The flash recycles to full power in 2 seconds and down to fractions of a second as you dial down the power across a 4-stop range. The VS-LCD400 has a Type-S accessory mount that accepts the included 7" grid reflector and the wide array of light shapers available from numerous manufacturers that have standardized on this mount.
The included umbrellas have a white interior and a removable black backing that thwarts light transmission. Removing the backing completely allows you to pump light through the umbrella like a makeshift softbox. Partially removing it allows some spill light to add to the ambient light level.
The Luxbanx Duo 26 x 26" Softbox is a light-softening tool for strobe, LED, and fluorescent lights. It's also useable with quartz lights up to 1,000W due to its heat-resistant interior. It features a reflective, high-output interior, removable inner baffle and front diffuser and accepts optional fabric grids. The included speedring has color coded sockets that match the Flex Rods in any shape Luxbanx softbox. The included three 10' lights stands are air-cushioned for smooth and safe height adjustment. The stands fold down to 34" to fit in the included kit bag along with the other items in the kit. The nylon bag has carry handled that convert to a shoulder strap.
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.
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.
This is an Impact 45" Convertible umbrella with white satin and removable black backing. Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a softbox.
Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.
This size is perfect for a 1 - 2 person half-length portrait, or a 3x4 ft product setup.
The Luxbanx Duo Medium Square Softbox from Impact is a versatile 26 x 26" light-shaping tool for strobe, LED, and fluorescent lights. It has a heat-resistant, textured-silver interior so you can use it with quartz lights up to 1000W. When using the Luxbanx Duo with strobes, attach the front diffuser and inner baffle for maximum softening of the output. When using it with hot lights, the inner baffle should be removed. Open face lights can be used as is, but it's recommended that you use the flood setting rather than spot on Fresnel sources. The softbox has four forward-opening vents to dissipate heat. Removing the front and inner diffuser essentially turns the Luxbanx Duo into a large reflector with maximum brightness and contrast.
For additional control, the versatile Luxbanx Duo has an optional fabric grid which mounts to the recessed lip of the softbox with touch-fasteners. The grid narrows and concentrates the light's beam forward, controlling spill light and adding directional control to the Luxbanx Duo's attributes. The ample surface area and square shape of the softbox make it ideal for large sets, groups, full length fashion, and large product work. Every Luxbanx comes with a carrying case and a spare Flex Rod. Separate purchase of a speed ring that accommodates your light's mount is required for use. Impact makes models to fit most popular brands.
The Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott & Aputure from Impact features indexed flex rod holes that allow you to effortlessly mount any square, rectangular, strip, or octagonal Luxbanx softbox to Impact, Bowens S, Westcott, and Aputure heads. The ring will also fit most other brands of softbox. The sturdy all-metal ring rotates 360 degrees to facilitate orientation or to clear obstacles in tight quarters. It has 3/8"-16 taps on two sides to allow mounting directly to grip gear such as Impact's Swivel Umbrella Adapter, 3 Section Double Articulated Arm, Super Clamp, and more.
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.