Elinchrom D-Lite4 It Monolight Set with 2 400ws Heads & Stands

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About Elinchrom

The Elinchrom D-Lite IT 400Ws 2-Light To Go Set (90-260VAC) expands the possibilities of a lightweight, portable strobe kit. With two 400Ws D-Lite IT (Intelligent Trigger) portable flashes, two 9' (2.75 m) light stands, a Skyport ECO transmitter for wireless triggering of your strobes, two 25 x 25" (63.5 x 63.5 cm) softboxes and a wide-angle 90° reflector, this kit covers a lot of ground in a compact package. Plus, you get a sync cord, a stand bag to protect your light stands, a user manual, DVD intro and guide and a carrying case for storing and transporting the entire kit.

These multi-voltage flash heads recognize and use any AC power source from 90-260VAC, the power is variable in 1/10 steps from 24 to 400Ws and the cooling fan is controlled by a microprocessor that automatically keeps the temperature in the safety zone. This is an ideal kit for portraits, still life, product, architectural photography and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good power output (11),Durable (6),Good color value (5),Attach securely (4),Long-lasting (3)
Best Uses:
Indoors (9),General purpose (6),Portraits (4),Low light (3),Night time (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Photo enthusiast (4),Pro photographer (3)

Elinchrom Features

  • Built-In Skyport Triggering: The built-in Skyport Speed receiver provides wireless triggering of up to four groups and four channels.
  • Eye-Cell Technology: When using D-Lite ITs in optical slave mode with cameras, or shoe-mount flashes with a pre-flash, users can program the number of pre-flashes or have the head automatically program itself--a great way of mixing lights.
  • Proportional Modeling Light Setup: Power adjustments are made in 1/10th stop increments. The modeling lamp can be controlled proportionately, set to minimum or maximum level, or switched off.
  • Power Steps: Output can be modified in 1/10 increments.
  • Thermally Controlled Fan Management: The cooling fan is controlled by a microprocessor and switches on automatically when the internal temperature increases.
  • New Stand Mount: The new, more robust stand mount also adds a universal umbrella mount, like all other Elinchrom heads--the mount can accept umbrellas with shafts of 8 or 9mm.

Elinchrom Specifications

Maximum Watt/Seconds
Guide Number
296 @ ISO 100 w/48° reflector
Recycle Time
1.6 sec at full power
Flash Duration
To 1/800 sec
Flash Variability
25 to 400Ws
User Replaceable Flashtube
Changeable Reflector
Modeling Light Wattage
Voltage Stabilization
Not specified by manufacturer
Flash Ready Indicator
Operating Voltage
Built-in Slave Cell
Circuit Protection
Fan Cooled
Auto Dump
8.25 x 6.3"
21 x 16 cm
2.86 lbs
1.29 kg
Kit Weight
25 lbs
11.4 kg
Mfr #
EL 20815KIT

Reviews about this item

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(based on 13 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review



Great lighting kit with all the parts needed to look uncluttered and professional.

Reviewed by 13 customers


Great kit


from Napoli Italy  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I enjoy mine. I run my lights off an UPS (uninteruptable power supply) an extention cord. The lights are easy to set up and take down. They suit me well. I am purchasing umbrellas for mine to increase the potential uses. Nothing bad to say except it came with two lights and one reflector. Not sure why... Worth the purchase.


effectively affordable


from Montreal, Canada  -  Photography Student

the D-lite system packs a punch for the price. In comparison with similar power packages the price is affordable for a student like me. Unfortunately it seems to come at a price. The optical sensor is very glitchy with the pre-flash even though I DID configure it properly to sync with my camera. After 2 hours of shooting I did have issue with the light starting to turn off and then back on by itself, maybe was overheating despite the built-in fans. other than that it's ok stamina-wise. I've also had issue getting error warnings from the system when I turn it up to max. Other than the glitchy-ness I'm happy with it. Recommended for students like me and casual photograpgers, but definitely not for a pro and would recommend something more robust for a semi-pro.


Great value for the money


from Vancouver, BC Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this product for portrait work and still life shoots. Does a great job. Lots of power and very consistent. Great value for the money. Very portable and light. Very satisfied.


Good product, good seller


from Lima Peru  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I will use it to take photos to foods and portraits in Peru, i like the auto change of the volts. i can use it in Peru and in other places. Thank you


Great Location Lights


from Billings, Montana  -  Pro Photographer

Easy to set up, good color, quality for the money.


Easy to setup and use....LOTS of light!!


from London, KY  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this in a small studio at home. It's great for portraits, small groups, etc. Probably not the most powerful you can get, but it's more than enough for a small studio. Love the wireless system....works easily with no hassal!


Excellent Lights - Great Price


from Aurora, CO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use this product in the studio or on the road. Excellent for travel. Folds and comes done and reassembes quite nicely.


Nice package, compact and light


from Huntington Beach, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Just started using the Elinchrom lights. So far so good. Nice and lightweight package. Softboxes take a few minutes to set up after you get used to them. Would have liked the package to include larger softboxes or a larger umbrella, but easy enough to buy more of what I need anyway. The remote that is included is a huge bonus. I used the system at a family Xmas party the other night for portraits and everyone was very impressed. Posted the pics on Shutterfly for all guests to enjoy or order. The light is nice and repeatable with good color fidelity and balance.


Excellent Product


from Dallas,TX.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Shoot a lot of low light, fashion and editorial images - the set is great. I needed something professional yet didn't want to break the bank. I researched for about a month and a half and after considering the Alien Bees and the Photoflex Kits, I arrived on the Elinchrom. I am quite happy with the purchase.


Good lighting for semi-pro and pro-photo


from Rockville Maryland  -  Pro Photographer

This is the best product I have bought to enhance my portraits photography. The lights are very light in terms of weight and make carrying to location very easy. Although I have only use the lights once, I truly enjoy the results. The operating manual is poor, and the video only shows how to use one light but fail to show a first time user how to properly install the equipments. Some lighting knowledge is required to properly set up the lights and use them to get reasonable results. Overall, the lights are excellent and they produce good results provided you have some basic lighting techniques otherwise the operating manual and the videos are not quite useful for a novice.


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Shopper  Can you connect this to a pocket wizard???
PHILLIP K  Yes, it has an 1/8 inch phono jack that syncs with Pocket Wizard receivers.
Shopper  Can you connect this to a pocket wizard???
PHILLIP K  Yes, it has an 1/8 inch phono jack that syncs with Pocket Wizard receivers.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ANGELA A  local rental studio relies on brand, researched and compared, these seem long lasting, instructional video was very helpful
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