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JTL Versalight 160 Flash Tube Replacement
Old 12-13-2005, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased a JTL Versalight 160 from Adorama a couple of years ago. I use it as a hair light. I am very pleased with the unit. Never missed a flash. However; the flash tube has blown and I would like to replace it. Adorama sells the flash tubes. My problem is that I can figure out how to get the old tube out (short of taking the unit apart) When I purchased the unit I was very careful to make sure that the tube was 'user replaceable'. The rep at Adorama assured me that it was a simple task. This has not een the case so far. Please help.
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Re: JTL Versalight 160 Flash Tube Replacement
Old 12-13-2005, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Monte....I had the 160's and I have bad news for you....you cant replace them and JTL told me that when the tube goes the circuit board goes and that the JTL 160's are basically disposable lights ....I had two of them, convinced me to never by another JTL product...mine were only a year old paid 450.00 for the set..boy did they see me coming!!!
Toss it and get an AB400 tubes are easily replaced and only 25-30 bucks!
250,000 flash life compared to JTLS 8,000...
Sorry about the bad news...but this was comfirmed when I contacted JTL CORP.

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Re: JTL Versalight 160 Flash Tube Replacement
Old 12-13-2005, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well that sucks! I was gonna post a smartass comment about reading Rick Hughes' post on the main forum but this just kind blows it.

...8000 flashes and throw it away... that's almost $.03 a pop per light! Oy!

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Re: JTL Versalight 160 Flash Tube Replacement
Old 12-13-2005, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep...I couldnt believe the rep on the phone agreed with me when I told him its a disposable light....and to think they are on the product review section of GG!!!! not good!!!


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Re: JTL Versalight 160 Flash Tube Replacement
Old 12-14-2005, 02:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ha! The JTL Disposalite!
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Re: JTL Versalight 160 Flash Tube Replacement
Old 12-14-2005, 06:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That follows the norm, we live in a disposable world. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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