The AlienBees™ B1600 is a powerful, self-contained studio flash unit with adjustable output from full power (640 Ws) down to 1/32nd of the total power (20 Ws). This flashpower is adjusted on the back control panel with a slide fader, capable of adjusting in whole f-stop increments and everywhere in between. When adjusted from a higher to a lower setting, the unit will automatically dump the excess power for accurate output.
With precision voltage regulated circuits supplying consistent output, the B1600 boasts true “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” modeling lamp accuracy. The modeling lamp can be set to full brightness, turned completely off, or set to track the power changes. Furthermore, the standard 150 Watt modeling lamp may be used as a recycle indicator, turning itself off when the unit is recycling, and coming back on to let you know when the unit is fully recycled and you are ready to shoot again.
This unit has a built-in slave tripper, to allow wireless firing where the unit will fire whenever it “sees” a flash from another source. This feature is disabled by plugging in the sync cord.