Westcott’s New FlexiGels are Designed to Make Colored Lighting Easier

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Westcott’s new FlexiGel silicone rubber gels “fit like a glove” onto the Westcott FJ400’s glass dome.

Westcott has announced FlexiGels, a new custom-made silicone color gel accessory for its FJ400 strobes.

The patent-pending FlexiGels are reusable silicone color gels that fit snugly over the glass dome of the FJ400, allowing photographers to add a pop of color to photos without fussing with traditional gels.

Color gels are ideal for adding color to backdrops, providing dynamic rim lighting or hair lighting, or just adding a creative flair to portraits.

The FlexiGels are easily reusable and the silicone design is heat- and tear-resistant. The FlexiGel can withstand temperatures up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). The FlexiGels also don’t block the mount for light modifiers.

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The Westcott FlexiGel attached to the FJ400

Westcott says that the FlexiGels “fit like a glove” and don’t require gaffer’s tape or clips to be held in place like traditional gel solutions. After a shoot concludes, Westcott recommends letting the FJ400 cool for at least five minutes before removing the FlexiGel.

FlexiGels come in an eight-pack with red, orange, light orange (similar to the standard “color temperature orange” [CTO] gel), yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink silicone gels.

Westcott FlexiGel
The FlexiGels come in an eight-pack. The light orange silicone rubber is similar to the standard orange CTO gel. Additional colors include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, and purple.

To reiterate, the new FlexiGels are built for the Westcott FJ400 strobe. The 400 watt-second (Ws) AC/DC strobe promises 480+ full-power flashes per charge and delivers a high-end portable lighting solution for photographers whether they’re in the field or the studio. The FJ400 features integrated wireless communication and includes high-speed sync (HSS) and through-the-lens (TTL) functionality. The Westcott FJ400 is $599.

While designed for the FJ400, the FlexiGels are compatible with third-party strobes with glass domes that are 2 inches tall (5 centimeters) and 3.4 inches (8.6 centimeters) in diameter. Third-party strobes must also include adequate ventilation hole alignment to prevent overheating.

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The FlexiGels ship with a lint-free traveling case.

Westscott’s new FlexiGels are available now for $79.90. The eight silicon color gels ship with a lint-free travel-friendly microfiber storage case to ensure that the FlexiGels will be the “longest-lasting gels photographers will ever own.”

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