How much brighter are studio strobes than speedlights?

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Clueless Wanderer
Clueless Wanderer Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: How much brighter are studio strobes than speedlights?

Brent Allen Thale wrote:

Well, yes, 2 2/3 stops is a lot, it seems that it would take ~7 speedlights to match that, which isn't very practical. I just expected with a powerful light like the X2400 that I would have vast reserves of power and wouldn't really need to worry about it, but if I'm already at the max for a speedlight, that means I'm within 3 stops of the max for the X2400, too.

As another response pointed out, speedlights tend to be in the 60ws range, and I believe the X2400 is a true 1000ws light, so that would suggest 16 times the power, or 4 stops.

Not 100% sure but if I remember right I think the SB900 puts out about 78-82ws. Your saying "Only 3 stops more" 3 stops is 8x more power, a bit of difference

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