These are some concept designs for a long awaited cordless version of the popular compact AD360II / Streaklight strobes.
Based on my original concept of using the smaller Godox bayonet modifier mount directly on the strobe, which would also allow the strobe to slide inside a larger Bowen’s S-type bracket when required.
Now updated to reflect the recent 600 PRO design, the compact 360Ws unit would basically be a miniature scaled down version of the 600 PRO. Similar in size to the AD200, though more of a squared off cylinder style body profile.
With a miniature version of the AD600 horseshoe shaped flash tube used, an LED modelling light could also be provided in the center.
A streamline mini reflector would then be available.
As well as Fresnel lens caps which clip on the front of the supplied reflector (instead of separate modular Fresnel head units like the AD200 uses).
Magnetic gels and grids etc could then be quickly and easily stacked on top as well.
Ideally the 360 Mini would have an alloy base plate with a number of 1/4″ 20 threaded mounting holes.
And the alloy base attached to the metal Godox modifier mount, which would provide solid support for modifiers attached directly to the strobe.
Therefore much more robust than the AD360II, or AD200 modifier mounts, and a more solid unit all round.
With an optional Bowens S-type bracket the complete unit is still considerably smaller than the AD600 / PRO.
The battery is attached to the rear of the strobe like the AD600 / PRO, so that larger capacity batteries can also be attached.
Or a cord attached to mount the battery remotely from the strobe when preferred.
A corded remote head could possibly be made available allowing two 360 Mini strobes to be attached.
EVOLV 200 / AD200 MINI PRO HEAD
A corresponding modular Mini PRO head attachment could be made for the current AD200 as well.
A metal base plate could extend slightly under the strobe body, providing a solid mount and connection from light stand to modifier, with no stress placed on the AD200 flash body or head connection then.
This would now provide a modelling light when using the bare bulb head.