Portable power guide

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If you want to use studio lights without access to AC power, there are many solutions from which to choose. While various DIY projects are possible, you can buy all of the items featured in this list off the shelf. Some are compact, some are cheap and some are both. Specifications posted are from the manufacturers where available, but that does not mean they are accurate. Prices and availability vary by region and over time, so check with your retailer.

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AC Battery PackDC MonolightDC Pack and Head
BudgetBudgetBudget
Alien Bees Vagabond
Godox Leadpower
Hobo Lighting Battery Pack
Innovatronix Explorer
Innovatronix XT3 & Mini
Visico Creator
Adorama Flashpoint M series
Britek PS
Calumet Genesis 300B
CononMark DD
CononMark DL
Electra smartFLASH
Dynalite Jackrabbitpack
Interfit Stellar Xtreme
JTL Mobilight
Photogenic StudioMax III
Quantuum R+ Dual Power
SP Studio Systems Lancerlight
Strobeam EID
U2 Photon
Boling BL series
Fomei Panther
Godox CD series
Godox EX series
Golden Eagle Wind
Jinbei Discovery
Jinbei Freelander
Jinbei Rechargeable Digital
Lencarta Safari
Pixco PF
Walimex PBS
Mid-rangeMid-rangeMid-range
Dynalite Portable AC
Fomei Power Star
Hensel Visit MPG
Richter Powermate
Bowens Travelpak
Multiblitz Profilux Plus
Priolite MB
Quantum Qflash
Comet LB-400
Comet PMT-1200
Norman Battery Portable
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
Elinchrom Ranger RX
Lumedyne Action Pack
Lumedyne Next Generation
Lumedyne Signature Basic
Lumedyne Signature Deluxe
Speedotron Explorer
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Elektrona FlashFeeder
LibertyPak Genny
Profoto BatPac
Bron PowerboxBalcar B series
Bowens Explorer
Comet CBm-1200
Broncolor Mobil
Broncolor Verso w/ Power Dock
Hensel Porty
Hensel Porty Lithium
Profoto AcuteB
Profoto Pro-B

AC Battery Pack

Budget

Alien Bees Vagabond

ModelVagabond II Vagabond Mini Lithium 
Input100-260V100-260VAlien Bees Vagabond II
Output110V only110V / 230V
Capacity20Ah8.8Ah
Max Ws 2600
TypeSLALithium
Outputs12
Weight8.4kg1.59kg
Size, mm 260x216x152290x109x69
PriceUS$300
AU$419
£291
US$240
AU$399
£287
RetailersPaul C. Buff (USA) - Paul C. Buff (AU) - Paul C. Buff (UK)

Godox Leadpower

ModelLP-750 
Input100-240V
Godox Leadpower LP-750, aka Walimex Power Station FX
Output110 / 220V
Capacity9 Ah
Max Ws 1000
TypeNi-Mh
Outputs3
Weight5.6kg
Size, mm 250x230x300
Price€625 / £650
AliasesQuantuum Leadpower, Walimex Power Station FX, Fomei Panther Pro
RetailersFoto-Tip (PL) - Foto-Walser (DE) - Elemental (UK) - eBay

Hobo Lighting Battery Pack

ModelStudio Strobe Battery PackVAPOURWARE
Input100-260VHobo Lighting Studio Strobe Battery Pack
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Output240V only
Capacity20Ah
Max Ws 600
TypeAGM VRLA
Outputs2
Weight7kg
Size, mm
Price£199
RetailersCotswoldPhoto

Innovatronix Tronix Explorer

Model1200XT (SE)  
Input100-240V100-240VTronix Explorer XT
Output115 / 230V115 / 230V
Capacity12Ah14Ah
Max Ws 12002400
TypeSLASLA
Outputs22
Weight7kg8.2kg
Size, mm 350x140x180370x140x180
Price$324
€339
$394
€449
RetailersInnovatronix (PH) - Other international dealers

Innovatronix Tronix Explorer (3rd Generation)

ModelXT3Mini 
Input100-240V
14VDC
100-240V
Innovatronix Tronix Explorer XT3
Output115 / 230V115 / 230V
Capacity9 Ah9 Ah
Max Ws 32001200
TypeSLASLA
Outputs22
Weight10.5kg4kg
Size, mm 150x200x37080x190x250
PriceUS$590US$349
RetailersInnovatronix (PH) - Other international dealers

Visico Creator

ModelCR-3200 
Input100-240V
Visico CR-3200, aka Walimex Power Station
Output110 / 220V
Capacity15 Ah
Max Ws
TypeSLA
Outputs2
Weight14kg
Size, mm 300x180x210
Price€650
AliasesWalimex Power Station
RetailersFoto Walser (DE)

Mid-range

Dynalite Portable AC

ModelXP1100  
Input100-240VDynalite Portable AC XP1100
Output110V only
Capacity
Max Ws 1000
TypeAGM
Outputs1
Weight10.43kg
Size, mm 171x171x311
Price$1300
RetailersBuy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a Dynalite dealer (USA/CAN)

Fomei Power Star

ModelPower Star - 1Power Star - 2 
Input12 / 220V12 / 220VFomei Power Star - 2
Output220V220V
Capacity12Ah
Max Ws 24002400
TypeSLA
Outputs22
Weight7kg8.2kg
Size, mm 395x147x187335x125x185
PriceDiscontinued?€764
£628
RetailersFind a Fomei dealer - Photomart (UK)

Hensel Visit MPG

ModelVisit MPG 1500 
Input110-240V, 12VHensel Visit MPG 1500
Output110 / 230V
Capacity
Max Ws 1000Ws
TypeLead gel
Outputs2
Weight8.6kg
Size, mm 230x135x325
Price€1226
US$1200
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Hensel dealer near you

Richter Powermate

ModelPowermate-I 
Input220-240V, 10/24VRichter Powermate-I
Output110 / 230V
Capacity
Max Ws 6000Ws
Type
Outputs1
Weight17.2kg
Size, mm 400x150x330
Price€1250
RetailersGenius Versand (DE) - Studio Express (DE) - Richter Studio (DE)

How much?!

Elektrona FlashFeeder

ModelCompact 
Input100-240VElektrona FlashFeeder Compact
Output100 / 110 / 230V
Capacity7.2Ah
Max Ws 3200
TypeSLA
Outputs1
Weight13.6kg
Size, mm 194x305x270
Price£1350
€1682
RetailersThe Flash Centre (UK) - StudioFlash (BE) - Find an Elektrona dealer

Profoto BatPac

ModelBatPac 
InputMultivoltageProfoto BatPac
Output120 / 230V
Capacity17Ah
Max Ws 2400
TypeSLA
Outputs2
Weight11.2kg
Size, mm 250x260x350
PriceJPY180,000
RetailersAdorama (US) - B&H (US) - Find a Profoto dealer

LibertyPak Genny

ModelLittle Genny
LG400
Big Genny
BG1000
 
Input24VDC24VDCLibertyPak Little Genny LG400
Output117VAC, 24VDC117V AC, 24V DC
Capacity320Wh960Wh
Max Ws 6001100
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Outputs22
Weight7.7kg15.4kg
Size, mm 381x254x152559x357x229
Price$2995Rental?
RetailersB&H or a LibertyPak dealer near you (USA/CAN)

DC Monolight Systems

Budget

Adorama Flashpoint M series

Model320M620M 
Power,Ws150300Adorama Flashpoint II M Power Pack
GN, m 3659
Recycle, AC/DC 1 / 1.5s1 / 1.5s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum1/161/32
Modelling100W150W
Flashes400180
MountBowensBowens
PackFP2PPFP2PP
Outputs22
Weight1kg1kg
Size, mm 195x165x65195x165x65
Price$200$290
AliasesSimilar to Quantuum R+ Dual Power
RetailersAdorama (USA)

Britek PS

ModelPS-200B 
Power,Ws150WsBritek PS-200 AC/DC
GN, m 46
Recycle, AC/DC 1 / ~5s
Steps1 stop
Minimum1/2
Modelling60W
Flashes100
MountBritek PS
PackAAs or HV pack
OutputsN/A
Weight850g
Size, mm 280x170x140
PriceUS$100
RetailersLinco Inc. (USA) - cheaplights on Amazon (USA)

Calumet Genesis B

Model300B 
Power,Ws300
GN, m  
Recycle, AC/DC 3 / 7s
Stepsstepless
Minimum 
Modelling 
Flashes200
MountElinchrom
PackPowerPort
Outputs1
Weight 
Size, mm  
Price£330
US$400
RetailersCalumet UK - Calumet USA

CononMark DD

ModelDD400S 
Power,Ws400WsCononMark DD400
GN, m 56
Recycle, AC/DC -/3.2s
Steps
Minimum1/64
Modelling35W
Flashes1300
MountComet
Pack12V SLA
OutputsN/A
Weight1.4kg
Size, mm 105x105x240
PriceTBA
RetailersNo known resellers.

CononMark DL series

ModelDLCD 2.0FlashProDL4  
Power,Ws200320400CononMark DLCD 2.0
GN, m 547256
Recycle, DC 3.0s2.5s1.8s
Steps1/31/31 step
Minimum1/641/641/64
ModellingNoneNone35W
Flashes500800650
MountSpeedlightSpeedlightComet
PackDL2-DL4
Outputs222
Weight0.78kg0.5kg0.695kg
Size, mm 120x85x5043x155x102
PriceUS$300
£499
AU$695£650
AliasesStrobeam DL - iShoot Shining - FlashPro DLCD - Phottix PPL - Photoflex TritonFlash - Impact LiteTrek
RetailersAdorama (US) - B&H (US) - Dragon Image (AU) - Photoloving (HK) - Viewfinder Photography (UK)

Dynalite Jackrabbitpack

ModelUNI400-JR 
Power,Ws400Dynalite Jackrabbitpack II
GN, m N/K
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5 / 4s
Steps1/3
Minimum1/8
Modelling100W
Flashes150
MountDynalite Uni
PackJackrabbitpack II
Outputs2
Weight0.86kg
Size, mm 95x133x54
Price$955
RetailersBuy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a Dynalite dealer (USA/CAN)

Electra smartFLASH

ModelSF150SF200SF250 
Power,Ws150200250Electra smartFLASH
GN, m    
Recycle2.0s2.4s3.0s
Steps   
Minimum1/81/81/8
Modelling   
Flashes  150
MountElectra SM Electra SM Electra SM
ModelSM100SM100SM100
Outputs111
Weight 
Size, mm  
Price€235
RetailersBenel (NL) - Ekaslip (TH) - ElectraFlash (MY) - Photomart (UK)

Interfit Stellar Xtreme

Model150300 
Power,Ws150300Interfit Stellar Xtreme
GN, m 3955
Recycle, AC/DC1.5 / 10s1.5 / 10s
Steps1/101/10
Minimum1/161/16
Modelling150W150W
Flashes100100
MountBowensBowens
PackINT470INT470
Outputs11
Weight 
Size, mm  
Price£250
$350
£280
$390
RetailersBuy a set from Adorama or B&H, or find an Interfit dealer near you

JTL Mobilight

Model301401DC-600DC-1000 
Power,Ws3004006001000JTL Mobilight 301
GN, m 505478?78?
Recycle3.5/9s1-6s
StepsStepless1/2 or 1/10 stops
Minimum1/81/211/32
Modelling150/10W10W
Flashes120150260500
Mount
JTL Accessories
PackJTL NiH*JTL Lithium
Outputs11
Weight0.8kg1.4kg
Size, mm 160x100x50200x140x64
* NoteJTL Lithium battery can also be used to power 2x Mobilight 301/401 heads. 1 head lasts for 1200/1000 flashes.
PriceUS$300?$740$800
RetailersAdorama (USA)

Photogenic StudioMax III

ModelAKC160B
AKC160BR
AKC320B
AKC320BR
 
Power,Ws160320Photogenic AKB-1 battery pack
GN, m 4358
Recycle, AC/DC1.5s3.0s
StepsSteplessStepless
Minimum1/321/32
Modelling100W100W
Flashes200150
MountPhotogenicPhotogenic
PackAKB-1AKB-1
Outputs11
Weight1.4kg1.4kg
Size, mm 220x110x47220x110x47
Price$421$463
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Photogenic dealer near you

SP Studio Systems Lancerlight

ModelSPC1600SPC3200 
Power,Ws160320SP Studio Systems Lancerlight SPC3200 and battery pack
GN, m 3449
Recycle, AC/DC3/4s5.5/~s
Steps1 stop1 stop
Minimum1/41/4
Modelling60W60W
Flashes190110
MountExcaliburExcalibur
PackSP-Systems, Quantum Turbo
Outputs1
Weight1.36kg
Size, mm 220x130x25
PriceUS$335US$395
RetailersBuy the SPC1600 and SPC3200 from B&H, find another dealer

Quantuum R+ Dual Power

ModelR+300R+600 
Power,Ws300600Quantuum R+ Dual Power
GN, m 5878
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5 / 5.5s1.5 / 5.5s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum1/321/32
Modelling150W150W
Flashes18090
MountBowensBowens
PackBattery Pack Battery Pack
Outputs11
Weight1kg1kg
Size, mm 195x165x65195x165x65
Price€255
AU$600
€359
AU$750
AliasesMettle 300AD, 600AD - Proxistar PS-300C
RetailersFoto-Tip (PL) - Photo-Shop-Studio (AU) - Mediaresort (DE) - OEC Camera (USA)

StroBeam EID

ModelEID500EID G-5 
Power,Ws500Ws500Ws
Strobeam EID500
GN, m 5845.2
Recycle, AC/DC1.2 / 4.6s0.95s
Steps1/101/3
Minimum1/1281/64
Modelling150W
Flashes565
MountBowensBowens
PackDL D4DL4
Outputs22
Weight695g1.635kg
Size, mm
Price£599£750
AliasesCononMark
RetailersStroBeam (UK)

U2 Photon

Model2002/A20042005 
Power,Ws300400600U2 Photon 2002
GN, m 505462
Recycle, AC/DC1.5-3s1.5-3s2-3s
Stepssteplesssteplessstepless
Minimum1/8
Modelling55W55W55W
Flashes500400300
MountU2U2U2
Pack8002A8002A8002A
Outputs
Weight12.5kg13.5kg13.5kg
Size, mm 280x290x310290x290x310290x290x310
Price€669
RetailersDgColor Online (MY) - Studio Express (DE) - FotoStudioBedarf (DE)

Mid-range

Bowens Travelpak

ModelSmallLarge 
Input100-240V100-240VBowens Travelpak
Capacity  
Max Ws 30003000
HeadsBowens Gemini Bowens Gemini
Flashes50-375100-750
Outputs22
Weight5.1kg6.5kg
Size, mm 170x240x205170x240x240
Price£489
$510
£559
$690
RetailersAdorama or B&H, or visit the Bowens web site to find a dealer near you

Multiblitz Profilux Plus

Model200400600 
Power,Ws200400600Multiblitz Propac
GN, m 4568107
Recycle, AC/DC 0.6 / 0.9s1.1 / 1.8s2.3 / 3.2s
Steps1/101/101/10
Minimum1/401/441/64
Modelling70W150W200W
Flashes1400
3200
700
1600
350
800
MountMultiblitz P
PackPropac 1
Propac 2
Outputs2
Weight8.8kg
12kg
Size, mm 166x219x210
166x219x296
Price£1599£1769£1899
RetailersBuy a kit from Adorama or B&H or find a Multiblitz dealer near you

Priolite MB

ModelMB500MB1000 
Power,Ws500Ws1000Ws
Priolite MB500
GN, m 64.2
Recycle, DC < 3s
Steps1/101/10
Minimum1/32
Modelling100W
Flashes400
MountHensel/Bowens
PackIntegral Li
OutputsN/AN/A
Weight4.2kg
Size, mm 400x170x170
Price€760TBA
RetailersList of distributors

Quantum Qflash

ModelT5d-RX5d-RTrio 
Power,Ws15040080Quantum X5d and Qpak-X
GN, m 507033.5
Recycle, DC 1.9s3.8s1-1.5s
Steps1/31/31/3
Minimum1/641/641/32
Modelling 35WNone
Flashes700 700
MountQuantum accessories
Pack TurboQpak-XTurbo
Outputs1-221-2
Price$907
£584
$1037
£616
$1180
£769
RetailersBuy Quantum systems Adorama or B&H, or find another dealer, USA or International

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Bron Powerbox

Model900 
Input120V or 230V Bron Powerbox 900
Capacity 
Max Ws 900
HeadsBroncolor, Visatec
Flashes400-2900
Outputs1
Weight7kg
Size, mm 215x140x205
Price$450
RetailersBuy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a Visatec dealer

DC Pack and Head Systems

Budget

Boling BL series

Model400WPD602WPD 
Power,Ws400600Boling BL-400WPD
GN, m 4853
Recycle4.2s 5.8s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum  
Modelling35W35W
Flashes150100
MountBowensBowens
Heads400601/602
Outputs12
Weight  
Size, mm  
PriceAU$780
£250
AU$880
RetailersPhoto Shop Studio (AU)

Fomei Panther Pro

Model600 
Power,Ws600Fomei Panther Pro 600
GN, m  
Recycle3.2s
Steps1/10
Minimum1/24
Modelling50W
Flashes130-150
MountBowens
HeadsPanther Pro
Outputs2
Weight6.4kg
Size, mm  
Price€760
AliasesRime Lite Power Action 6
RetailersFind a Fomei dealer

Godox CD series

ModelCD400CD600 
Power,Ws400600Godox CD600
GN, m 5268
Recycle4.2s6.1s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum  
Modelling20W20W
Flashes130130
Mount45x45cm softbox
80cm octabox
HeadsCDCD
Outputs11
Weight1.5kg1.5kg
Size, mm 167x68x230167x68x230
Price$240$499
RetailerseBay - Adorama (USA)

Godox EX series

ModelEX400EXR400EX600 
Power,Ws400400600Godox EX600
GN, m 525268
Recycle1.8s2.5s2.5s
Steps9 steps 9 steps 9 steps
Minimum  ~1/4?
Modelling20W20W20W
Flashes120120180
MountBowensRing flashBowens
HeadsEX, EXR ringEX, EXR ringEX
Outputs111
Weight   
Size, mm  
Price$376N/K $380
AliasesBrilliant DPE/DPR series, Fomei Panther Mini
RetailersFind it on eBay - LinkDelight (HK)

Golden Eagle Wind

ModelWind1000 
Power,Ws1000
Golden Eagle Wind 1000
GN, m 33(?)
Recycle3.8s
Steps
Minimum
Modelling15W
Flashes150
MountBowens
HeadsS-fit, Ring
Outputs1
Weight3.8kg
Size, mm 199x98x292
PriceVaries
RetailersViewfinder Photography (UK) - Pro.Photo.Studio (UK)

Jinbei Discovery

ModelDC-600DC-1200 
Power,Ws6001200
Jinbei Discovery DC-600
GN, m 76108
Recycle1.8-4.5s3.0-5.6s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum1/161/16
Modelling10W10W
Flashes350
MountBowensBowens
HeadsDCDC
Outputs22
Weight6.0kg8.2kg
Size, mm 186x106x212186x106x280
Price€559
£720
€629
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AliasesLencarta Discovery
RetailersThe Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - Lencarta (UK)

Jinbei Freelander

ModelFL-300FL-500 
Power,Ws250400Jinbei Freelander
GN, m 5266
Recycle3.5s 3.9s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum1/161/16
Modelling  
Flashes180160
MountBowensBowens
HeadsFL, RD FL, RD
Outputs11
Weight2.6kg2.75kg
Size, mm 184x84x210184x84x210
Price$420
€199
$480
€229
RetailersThe Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - The Flash Emporium (USA)

Jinbei Rechargeable Digital

ModelRD-400RD-600RD-1200 
Power,Ws4006001200Jinbei RD-600
GN, m 5876108
Recycle4.2s5.4s6.0s
Stepssteplesssteplessstepless
Minimum1/81/81/8
Modelling35W35W35W
Flashes   
MountBowensBowensBowens
HeadsRL, FL, RDRL, FL, RD, RD ringRL, FL, RD, RD ring
Outputs222
Weight3.7kg4.1kg4.8kg
Size, mm 200x110x260200x110x260200x110x300
Price$550
€463
$600
€513
$900
€549
AliasesLinkstar Porty RDH-600, DH-600
RetailersThe Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - Dynaphos (BG) - StudioGear Australia (AU) - Photo-Shop-Studio (AU) - Studio-PRO (DE)

Lencarta Safari

ModelSafari 
Power,Ws600Lencarta Safari pack
GN, m 67
Recycle3.5s
Stepsstepless
Minimum1/8
Modelling20W
Flashes
MountBowens
HeadsStd, ring
Outputs2
Weight4.7kg
Size, mm 200x110x260
Price£793
AliasesSimilar to Jinbei RD-600
RetailersLencarta

Pixco PF

ModelPF-400PF-600 
Power,Ws400600
Pixco PF-400
GN, m 5268
Recycle1.5s2s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum
Modelling
Flashes320200
MountBowensBowens
HeadsPFPF
Outputs11
Weight1.2kg1.2kg
Size, mm 166x75x53166x75x53
Price£255
US$535
£265
US$555
RetailersRocks Photo (CN) - eBay

Walimex PBS

ModelPBS-400 
Power,Ws400Walimex PBS 400
GN, m 64
Recycle4s
Stepsstepless
Minimum1/4
Modelling50W
Flashes160
MountBowens
HeadsPBS-400
Outputs1
Weight2.2kg
Size, mm 215x160x70
Price€500
RetailersFoto-Walser (DE) - Walimex (CH) - Walimex (AT)

Mid-range

Comet LB-400

ModelLB-400 
Power,Ws400Comet LB-400
GN, m 56
Recycle3.5s
Steps1 stop
Minimum1/16
Modelling
Flashes150
Mount
HeadsLB-4FH
Outputs1
Weight1.2kg
Size, mm 135x200x60
PriceUS$1480
RetailersYou can buy a set from Adorama or B&H

Comet PMT-1200

ModelPMT-1200 
Power,Ws1200Comet PMT-1200
GN, m 90
Recycle7s
Steps1 stop
Minimum1/8
Modelling
Flashes40
Mount
HeadsPMT, CAX, CLX
Outputs2
Weight3.16kg
Size, mm 226x260x89
PriceUS$2000
RetailersYou can buy a set from Adorama or B&H

Norman Battery Portable

Model200C400B 
Power,Ws200400Norman A400B
GN, m
Recycle1.5s3s
Steps1 stop1 stop
Minimum1/41/8
Modelling50w50w
Flashes
MountProprietary
HeadsLH2K(-M)LH52K(-M)
Outputs11
Weight1.7kg2.7kg
Size, mm 207x121x57267x133x83
PriceUS$1200
£713
US$1450
£940
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Norman dealer near you

Elinchrom Ranger Quadra

ModelQuadra RX 
Power,Ws400Elinchrom Ranger Quadra AS
Ranger RX Quadra AS coming soon...
GN, m 65
Recycle2.2s
Steps1/10
Minimum1/50
Modelling20W
Flashes150
MountElinchrom
HeadsA, S, ring
Outputs2
Weight3kg
Size, mm 150x85x210
Price£1120
$1495
RetailersBuy from Adorama or B&H, or find an Elinchrom dealer near you

Elinchrom Ranger RX

ModelRXSpeed/AS 
Power,Ws11001100Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS
GN, m 128128
Recycle5.5s2.9s
Steps1/101/10
Minimum1/641/64
Modelling50W50W
Flashes140250
MountElinchromElinchrom
HeadsAny ElinchromAny Elinchrom
Outputs22
Weight6kg8kg
Size, mm 190x140x240190x140x240
Price£1500
$1800
RetailersBuy from Adorama or B&H, or find an Elinchrom dealer near you

Lumedyne Action Pack

ModelZKX2ZKX4 
Power,Ws200400Lumedyne Action Pack P4XX
GN, m 3467
Recycle1.5s3s
Steps1 stop1 stop
Minimum1/41/4
Modelling25W25W
FlashesVariesVaries
MountLumedyneLumedyne
HeadsLumedyneLumedyne
Outputs11
Weight1.04kg1.3kg
Size, mm 127x76x187127x76x187
PriceUS$1955US$2155
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Lumedyne Next Generation

ModelZKN3ZKN5 
Power,Ws200400Lumedyne Next Generation P4NX
GN, m 3467
Recycle1.3s2.5s
Steps1 stop1 stop
Minimum1/81/8
Modelling25W25W
FlashesVariesVaries
MountLumedyneLumedyne
HeadsLumedyneLumedyne
Outputs22
Weight1.04kg1.3kg
Size, mm 127x76x187127x76x187
PriceUS$1705US$1905
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Lumedyne Signature Basic

ModelZK24ZK44 
Power,Ws200400Lumedyne Signature Basic P4BX
GN, m 3450
Recycle1.3s2.5s
Steps1 stop1 stop
Minimum1/641/64
Modelling25W25W
FlashesVariesVaries
MountLumedyneLumedyne
HeadsLumedyneLumedyne
Outputs22
Weight1.2kg1.5kg
Size, mm 127x76x187152x76x187
PriceUS$2135US$2335
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Lumedyne Signature Deluxe

ModelZK26ZK46 
Power,Ws200400Lumedyne Signature Deluxe P4LX
GN, m 3450
Recycle1.3s2.5s
StepsSteplessStepless
Minimum1/641/64
Modelling25W25W
FlashesVariesVaries
MountLumedyneLumedyne
HeadsLumedyneLumedyne
Outputs22
Weight1.2kg1.5kg
Size, mm 127x76x187152x76x187
PriceUS$2410US$2610
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Lumedyne dealer near you

Speedotron Explorer

Model1500 
Power,Ws1500Speedotron Explorer 1500
GN, m  
Recycle3.5s
Steps1/10
Minimum1/100
Modelling250W
Flashes225
MountSpeedotron
HeadsSpeedotron
Outputs2
Weight11.25kg
Size, mm 241x137x297
Price$1680
RetailersBuy one from Adorama or B&H, or find a dealer - USA - International

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Balcar B series

ModelB1 
Power,Ws1200Balcar B1
GN, m 90
Recycle2.8s
Steps1/10
Minimum1/32
Modelling300W
Flashes200
MountBalcar
HeadsBalcar & others
Outputs2
Weight10kg
Size, mm 170x220x270
Price€2399
RetailersFind a Balcar dealer

Bowens Explorer

Model1500 
Power,Ws1500Bowens Explorer 1500
GN, m 186
Recycle3.8s
Steps1/10
Minimum1/50
Modelling100-650W
Flashes150-180
MountBowens
HeadsQUAD, Gemini
Outputs2 QUAD + 2 Travelpak
Weight10.8kg
Size, mm 270x180x280
Price£1600
$2775
RetailersGet one from Adorama or B&H, or visit the Bowens web site for more dealers

Comet CBm-1200

ModelCBm-1200 
Power,Ws1200Comet CBm-1200
GN, m Varies
Recycle2.8-5s
Steps1/6 or 1/32
Minimum1/100
Modelling300w
Flashes150
MountComet
HeadsCB or CX
Outputs2
Weight4.8kg
Size, mm 210x167x222
PriceUS$2300
RetailersYou can buy a set from Adorama or B&H

Broncolor Mobil

ModelA2R 
Power,Ws1200Broncolor Mobil A2R
GN, m  
Recycle5s
Steps1/10
Minimum1/16-64
Modelling100W
Flashes170
MountBroncolor
HeadsBroncolor
Outputs2
Weight9.2kg
Size, mm 240x152x294
Price£2231
$2657
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Broncolor dealer near you

Broncolor Verso with Power Dock

ModelA2 RFS A4 RFS  
Power,Ws12002400Broncolor Verso and Power Dock
GN, m 146208
Recycle1.5s3.2s
Steps1/101/10
Minimum1/1281/128
Modelling150-650W150-650W
Flashes350350
MountBroncolorBroncolor
HeadsBroncolorBroncolor
Outputs33
Weight19.8kg22.7kg
Size, mm 290x185x315290x185x380
Price£5990
$8428
£7518
$10606
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Broncolor dealer near you

Hensel Porty

Model1200 BPremium 
Power,Ws12001200Hensel Porty 1200 B
GN, m 148148
Recycle5.8s2.7s
Steps1/101/10
Minimum1/641/64
Modelling300-650W300-650W
Flashes100250
MountHensel EH Hensel EH
HeadsHenselHensel
Outputs22
Weight6.45kg8.95kg
Size, mm 210x124x270210x124x321
Price£1125
$1500
£1699
$2565
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Hensel dealer near you

Hensel Porty Lithium

Model612 
Power,Ws6001200Hensel Porty Lithium 6
GN, m 74148
Recycle0.95s1.95s
Steps1/101/10
Minimum1/1281/128
Modelling300-650W300-650W
Flashes450230
MountHensel EH Hensel EH
HeadsHenselHensel
Outputs22
Weight5.4kg5.9kg
Size, mm 225x198x215225x198x215
Price£1699
$2899
£2419
$3329
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Hensel dealer near you

Profoto AcuteB

ModelB/RB2 AirS  
Power,Ws600600Profoto AcuteB2 600 Air S
GN, m 148148
Recycle2.6s2.0s
Steps1/51/5
Minimum1/641/64
Modelling65W65W
Flashes160200
MountProfotoProfoto
HeadsProfoto Acute Profoto Acute
Outputs11
Weight4.8kg3.6kg
Size, mm 190x190x130190x135x200
Price£1586
$2304
TBA
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Profoto dealer near you

Profoto Pro

Model7BB2/R B3B4 
Power,Ws1200120012001000Profoto Pro-B3 Air S
GN, m 222222222
Recycle2.8s1.8s1.8s<1s
Steps1/61/101/101/10
Minimum1/641/1281/1281/256
Modelling100W250W250W250W
Flashes250200300220
MountProfoto
HeadsProfoto Pro
Outputs2222
Weight11.5kg12kg8.8kg9.8kg
Size, mm 240x170x230*x280315x180x250
Price£3096
$4100
£2641
$6496
£4678
$7310
€7437
RetailersAdorama, B&H or a Profoto dealer near you

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    Thanks for the great overview :)

  • http://www.Lumedyne.com DJ from Lumedyne

    Thank you for taking the time to put together the world’s most comprehensive list of current flashes in one simple sumary and making it available for the world to see.
    .
    You have clearly put a lot of work into this and I’m glad to see Lumedyne products listed along side of vertually every other flash available. The alius references are great for the Asian flashes which are available in several brand names but are the exact same product.

    Thanks for your efforts.
    DJ

  • http://www.zubrys.com Paul Zubrys Photography

    I highly recommend the Broncolor mobile. We have been using it on photo shoots in all types of conditions and have been very pleased with the fast recycle and recharging times.

  • GaryC

    Anyone have any recommendations on which battery pack would work best with the Profoto Acute 2R 2400?

  • http://www.haringphotography.com Haring Photography

    Any recommendation on large octaboxes?

  • Parick

    Great list.. I would like to see flash duration added to the specs…

  • http://www.danmilas.com Dan

    great list, thanks! only one comment, actually the Bron Powerbox (Broncolor Power Box 900) is only $450, NOT $1280: http://www.adorama.com/VS5630207.html

  • mike

    the pixapro powercore 400 is missing!! seems to be better than the Godox and Pixco

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