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Ikelite DS-160 Strobe #4060.1

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Ikelite DS-160 Strobe

Discontinued, replaced by Ikelite DS-160 Strobe 2nd Gen



The Ikelite DS-160 strobe is a powerful strobe with a great color temperature for wide-angle photography. The recycle rate of 1.5 seconds is amazingly fast, and it includes a long-lasting lithium battery


Key Features
  • Brightest, Smoothest Coverage

    In a real world, side-by-side comparison, the DS160 remains one of the brightest strobes on the market. More importantly, the quality of light is exceptional due to a round flashtube and reflector designed specifically to delivery the softest, most even coverage possible.

    The DS160 remains the favorite of pros worldwide for delivering a warm light without needing to add a light-dimming diffuser.

  • LED Focus Light

    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.

    Need a video light too? Check out the DS161 Substrobe.

  • More Flashes, Faster

    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 included Smart Charger accepts variable voltage in the 100-240V range and includes AC adapters for US, Europe, UK and Australia. The rechargeable battery pack is interchangeable for quick turnaround in between dives.

    Existing 4066.5 NiMH and 4066 NiCad batteries are forward-compatible with new strobes.

  • TTL Flash Exposure

    When combined with a compatible Ikelite TTL system or film TTL system, the DS160 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. 

  • Neutral Buoyancy in Salt Water

    The DS160 is approximately neutral in salt water for the most ergonomic and comfortable handling of your camera system. Other strobes require expensive buoyancy arms to provide this key feature!


Flash Recycle Time
1.4 seconds (shorter in fractional power settings)
Flash Guide #
76 ft (24 m) at ISO 100
Flash Angle of Coverage
90° (100° with diffuser)
Flash Color Temperature
Flash Modes
TTL, Full, 9 fractional powers in 1/2-stop increments
Modeling Light
Concentrated 5W LED
3.75 in (96 mm)
7 in (179 mm)
2.5 lb (1130 g)
Approximately neutral
Depth Rating
300 ft (90 m)
Ikelite ICS-5
Fiber Optic Option
With 4401 Adapter
Slave Option
With 4100.6 EV Manual Controller
Battery Pack
7.4V Li-Ion
Battery Recharge Time
5 hours
Battery O-Ring
Supplied Accessories


4067 Battery Pack
4066.1 Smart Charger
0591.3 Diffuser
9104.5 Waterproof Bulkhead Cap
0184.1 Silicone Lubricant

We dive with our products all the time. Please call the Bluewater Photo team at 310-633-5052 with any questions, or email us at

Weight: 2.00 LBS
Dimensions: 6.00 (in) × 6.00 (in) × 8.00 (in)
Free Worldwide Shipping: No
Brand: Ikelite
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