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Yikes, maybe I should spend the extra dough for the photogenic PL1250?
If I recall correctly, your uncle used Photogenic lights most of the time when he wasn't using continuous lights. They're pretty well built; like the PCB gear, they're made in the USA; and they use proven (read "old fashioned") technology.
Edit: I did recall correctly; here's his testimonial from the Photgenic Web site:
“Photogenic strobes have been my portrait lights of choice for as long as I can remember. Photogenic had the perfect lighting equipment when I started, and now, fifty years later, I am still using Photogenic lights for my top-of-the-line portraits. Photogenic lights have fulfilled every portrait requirement I have ever had, and I have never outgrown them. If you want to invest in a lighting system you will never outgrow, this is the one for you. I say that and I believe that.”