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Impact Two Digital Monolight Kit without Case (120VAC)

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Key Features
  • 2x 400W/s
How many kinds of photo assignments can you can handle with a compact outfit like the Impact Two Digital Monolight Kit without Case (120VAC)? You'd be surprised. It's got 2 VS-LCD 400w/s digital monolights--800w/s of power plus two light stands,  and two white translucent umbrellas.

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Impact VS-LCD400 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)
  • 3Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43")
  • 4Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')

How many kinds of photo assignments can you can handle with a compact outfit like the Impact Two Digital Monolight Kit without Case (120VAC)? You'd be surprised. It's got 2 VS-LCD 400w/s digital monolights--800w/s of power plus two light stands,  and two white translucent umbrellas.

Light output in the monolights 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. The white umbrellas soften and broaden the light. The aluminum light stands lock with sure-twist section locks, and 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. 

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 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 Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC) Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power400 Ws
Power Control4 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number197' / 60 m, ISO 100
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 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

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
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)34 x 3 x 3"

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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Asked by: Jeremy W.
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Asked by: Brittany M.
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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.
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What type of mounts can these use besides Bowens?
Asked by: Sonny M.
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Asked by: joseph P.
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