Alienbees B1600: Uses and Functionality

The B1600 is the top of the line studio flash unit that is made by Alienbees. The Alienbees B1600 weighs 3.7 pounds and has dimensions of 9 inches by 7.5 inches by 5.5 inches. The Alienbees B1600 is housed in Lexan polycarbonate, which is the same material used to make bullet proof glass. That makes the Alienbees B1600 indestructible and lightweight.

Uses of the Alienbees B1600

Studio flash units are typically used to get great shots in poor lighting. Unlike other studio flash units, you do not have to plug the Alienbees B1600 into a power pack. The Alienbees B1600 can be plugged directly into any 3 pronged electrical outlet. The Alienbees B1600 can be used as a handheld flash unit, or you can mount it on a light stand or umbrella mount.

One of the best features of the Alienbees B1600 is the fact that you can insert honeycomb grids into the reflector of the unit, which enhances your ability to express yourself artistically. The 150 watt modeling lamp that is standard on the Alienbees B1600 lets you see what you get, which takes the guess work out of positioning the unit.

Functionality of the Alienbees B1600

Like all flash units that Alienbees makes, the B1600 has a 6 f-stop power variability. The Alienbees B1600 can recycle to full power in 2 seconds. Thanks to its internal cooling fan, you can use the Alienbees B1600 for hours at a time. The Alienbees B1600 is capable of producing 640 true wattseconds, 1,600 effective wattseconds and 28,000 lumenseconds. The Alienbees B1600 has a sync and trigger voltage of less than 6 volts.