The APPH uses the d-rings on the Power Packs to suspend the system off the ground onto the lightstand. While this is very convenient for moving around with the gear, it's also important to keep the weight low on the lightstand rather than to need additional sand bags or ballast.
The APPH can work with all generations and styles of Lumedyne Power Packs. By hanging the system it makes Battery changes easy as well.
The AR12 is a 12 inch Beautydish reflector that has a center deflector that blocks the light coming directly from the flashtube. That creates a softer looking image without the normal specularity of a small flash.
In addition to being 12 inches across the front and thus more than four times bigger than the normal reflector, it also includes a cloth diffuser for an even softer look.
Lastly, a grid is included that snaps into the front of the reflector and limits the light output to less than 50 degrees.
The AR5K is the normal size as we have used for all of these years which is five inches across. This reflector is black on the outside with a shiny silver finish inside. The kit includes a grid to keep the angle limited to about 40 degrees. A simple plastic diffuser cover is also included.
The small ARSG Snoot fits over the Lumedyne flashtubes where the reflector normally mounts and tightens into place like any other reflector. It has a narrow opening for the light to escape at the open end. In addition to this limited field of view, the beam of light can be further limited and controlled with the small grid that fits the end of the snoot.
The ARST is the normal two position Reflector that we include with most all of our Flash Heads when new. It has a hammer dimple finish on a parabolic shape that is award winning in its design in relationship to the flashtube. When it is sitting in the forward position it is normal coverage and when it drops back into the two notches, it broadcasts a wider angle.
The ARWD is a silver five inch reflector and it has a shorter neck than the Standard one. That's why it sets further back from the flashtube and broadcasts a wider angle of coverage. This creates a wider broadcast of light within a one f-stop range with the first setting at a wide 80 degrees.
In the first setting it is about as wide as the wider setting of the normal reflector but then it goes to extra wide 95 degrees coverage when it drops back into its dual notches.
This square softbox speed ring is made of plastic and surrounds a machined aluminum center neck that replaces the Lumedyne reflector so the flashtube is well inside the back of the softbox.
It has a 1/4-20 threaded mount to use directly on the lightstand or with a swivel so even large square and rectangular softboxes can be used. The Flash Head is hanging onto the rear at the reflector mount but without any leverage or weight on it.
This is a high quality Op/Tech shoulder strap designed for years of use with elastic and neoprene springs that engage in making it comfortable and feeling like there is less weight on your shoulder while you carry the Lumedyne Pack system around.