White Lightning Flash Unit X1600

Articlecode: X1600
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Product information
  • 8 f-stop power variability (20 to 660 Ws; 5 to 165 Ws)
  • Dual power modes: full and quarter power
  • Continuous slider adjustment from full to 1/32 and 1/4 to 1/128 power
  • 2 sec. recycle to full powerInternal cooling fan for heavy duty use
  • WYSIWYG modeling previews
  • Independent slider for modeling lamp adjustment
  • Standard 120 VAC, 50-60 Hz power requirements - Note: For EU you need an inverter or Vagabond.
  • Compatible with all BUFF light modifiers, light stands, CyberSync™ remotes, and Vagabond™ systems
  • Different models: X800, X1600, X3200



  • Paul C. Buff White Lightning Flash Unit X1600
  • Protective shipping cover
  • 7" silver field reflector250 W modeling lamp
  • Flashtube
  • Standard 15' sync cord (1/8" to PC)
  • Down-angle 15' grounded power cord
  • 5-Year Factory Warranty
  • White Lightning™ Product Manual


Deriving from the original White Lightning™ monolight created in 1982, the White Lightning™ X-Series is the highly evolved workhorse that has been serving photographers for over ten years. The X-Series offers versatility and powerful output in an indestructible housing.

Perfect For: Studio Photographers, and Field Photographers working in rough terrain.

Sync Cord Compatibility: All Paul C. Buff, Inc. flash units arrive with a 15' sync cord for connecting to a camera's PC sync terminal. Not all camera's are equipped with a PC sync terminal. If you plan on using this cable, and not wireless remotes, you may need a hot shoe adapter. Check your camera's compatibility. 

Find out how the White Lightning™ compares to our other flash models.

Article number: X1600

Weight: 3000

Flash UnitWhite Lightning™ Flash Unit X1600
Wattseconds 660 Ws (full) / 165 Ws (1/4 power)
Power Variability6 f-stops (full to 1/32 power) / 6 f-stops (full to 1/4 to 1/128 power)
Recycle to Full2 sec (full) / 0.5 sec. (1/4 power)
Recycle to Half Power
Flash Duration (t.5)1/1800 sec. (at full power) / 1/900 sec. (at 1/32 power) / 1/6000 sec. (at 1/4 power)
Flash Duration (t.1)1/600 sec. (at full power) / 1/300 sec. (at 1/32 power) / 1/2000 sec. (at 1/4 power)
Power Requirements120 VAC, 50-60 HZ / Note: you need an inverter for EU or Vagabond
Average Current Draw6 amps average
Sync / Trigger VoltageLess than 6 volts
Modeling Lamp250 W max.
Flashtube14mm flashtube (daylight-balanced and UV-coated)
Stand MountFits stands up to 5/8 in.
LCD DisplayNo
Umbrella MountAccepts umbrella rods up to 9mm
Weight4.9 lbs. / 2.2 Kg
Dimensions30.16cm (L) x 18.1cm (H) x 11.91cm (W)
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