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DS160 Strobe Kit

Discontinued September 2014
Product Number 4060.3

This product has been replaced with alternative Product Number 4060.31, see below.

This kit combines everything you need to add a strobe to any Ikelite compact or DSLR TTL system.

The DS160 combines power with wide angle coverage to give you the most bang for your buck. The quality of light is exceptional due to a round flash tube and custom powder coated reflector designed specifically to deliver the softest, most even coverage possible.

A bright, concentrated LED aiming light provides more than enough light for focusing or as a night diving light. The LED turns off and on when the strobe is fired, ensuring that no bright spots will ruin your photo. State of the art Li-ion battery technology produces over 450 full power flashes at an unprecedented 1.4 second recycle time. Our proprietary quick-release toggle system attaches the battery pack with ease and confidence, making a flooded battery virtually impossible. The size of the DS160 is uniquely balanced to its weight to provide near neutral buoyancy in salt water.

The Ikelite-style sync cord plug is the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. When combined with an Ikelite TTL housing, the DS161 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Enjoy the power of superior accuracy, faster recycle time, and longer battery life when compared to similar fiber optic systems.

Coiled sync cord with Ikelite-style plugs on both ends. Provides TTL operation with any compatible system featuring an Ikelite-style electrical bulkhead and DS strobe. The Ikelite-style plug is widely recognized as the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. Built-in strain reliefs reduce stress on cord ends.

Built of NiTuff anodized aluminum with 1 inch (2.5 cm) diameter ball components, this system represents the standard for the underwater lighting industry. This kit includes our most popular strobe arm consisting of the strobe mount, two clamps, one 6 in (15cm) extension, and mount to Quick Release Handle. Overall extended length of the arm is approximately 14 in (34.5 cm). A great start to any system, providing flexibility to shoot both wide angle and macro photography. Additional extensions and clamps can always be added to get your strobe way out there!

Ikelite 1 in ball components are compatible with most 1 in arm system components from TLC, Ultralight, Nauticam, and others.

To shoot dual strobes, combine two kits with a compatible TTL Dual Sync Cord. Unlike the standard TTL Sync Cord, the TTL Dual Sync Cord is "Y" shaped with one straight cord to the housing and two longer, coiled cords for the attachment of two Ikelite strobes.

You do not need to shoot two of the same strobes; strobes of different size and power can be combined. We recommend traveling with both single and dual sync cords for flexibility to shoot either one or two strobes as the situation demands.

  • DS160 strobe front
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack
  • Li-ion smart charger
  • Diffuser
  • Waterproof bulkhead cap
  • Aluminum 1 in ball arm
  • TTL sync cord
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty
  • 300 ft (90 m) depth rating
  • TTL mode with compatible Ikelite TTL systems
  • Manual power modes in 10 1/2-stop increments
  • 205 lumen LED modeling light
  • Color temperature 4800K
  • Guide number 24 m at ISO 100
  • Coverage angle 90° without diffuser - 100° with diffuser
  • Over 450 flashes per charge
  • Recycles in 1.4 seconds or less
  • Ikelite ICS 5-pin bulkhead
  • Rechargeable 7.4V Li-ion battery pack
  • Dimensions 3.75 x 7 in (96 x 179 mm)
  • Weight 2.5 lb (1.13 kg)
  • Near neutral buoyancy in salt water
0591.3Diffuser 0132.36Battery pack o-ring 4067.1Smart charger 9104.5Waterproof bulkhead cap 0301Cord connector cap 0184.2Silicone lubricant 2cc resealable tube
Where to buy

The MSRP referenced is a suggested US market retail price. Actual sales prices are set exclusively by Authorized Ikelite Dealers.

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