Modern LED bulb as a modeling light in older Alien Bees, Photogenic etc.

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rumple
rumple Senior Member • Posts: 1,708
Re: Modern LED bulb as a modeling light in older Alien Bees, Photogenic etc.

MIC37 wrote:

Please share your experiences about the usage of the modern LED bulbs as a modeling light in older Alien Bees,

From the Buff website:

Paul C. Buff, Inc. | FAQ's - Flash Units (paulcbuff.com)

"LED bulbs may be used in AlienBees™ and White Lightning™ units. We recommend the GE “Energy Smart” (11W / 60W equivalent or lower) LED bulb. Please note LED bulbs may not dim accurately with the slider on White Lightning™ units or when in TRACK mode on AlienBees™ units. When choosing an LED for the AlienBees™ or White Lightning™, make sure to find one that sits as far away from the flashtube as possible. Since LED bulbs are made up of a lot of plastic parts, the heat emitted from the flashtube, when firing, may eventually melt those LED parts (especially when fired for long durations of time during one session). Unfortunately, we are not aware of an LED bulb that works properly with the Einstein™ unit at this time."

Good luck.  I ended up just 'up'grading some strobes `to Digibees with their good built-in LED.

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