Profoto A2 - The portable monolight for any location and photo shoot | Profoto

The little big light

Forget logistical issues that come with heavy flashes and chunky equipment; the Profoto A2 is the ultimate studio-quality monolight in neat packaging. It is built to support your vision wherever you happen to be: in cities, secluded areas, and in the most difficult terrains. Considering it is the size of a soda can, you can easily bring it with you and turn any location into a set. With AirX connectivity built-in, you can use the A2 as part of a more extensive lighting setup with any camera and smartphone, which makes your creative opportunities more flexible and vast. Trust that it will enhance any natural light setting and scene. Pack light, head out, and capture beyond any doubt!

  • Size and shape
    of a soda can
  • Dedicated light shaping tools with
    Magnetic mount
  • Power & control
    100Ws and 10 f-stops
  • Connect with your smartphone
    Profoto AirX
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    400 full-power flashes


  • Product number


  • Regulatory model



  • Max energy

    100 Ws

  • Energy range

    10 f-stops (0.1-100 Ws)

  • Energy control increments

    0.1 f-stops

  • Recycling time

    0.1-1.6 s

  • Energy stability

    <0.1 f-stop @10-2.0
    <0.2 f-stop @ 1.9-0.1

  • Flash duration t0.1

    1/350 s (100 Ws) - 1/26,000 s (0.1 Ws)

  • Flash duration t0.5

    1/1200 s (100 Ws) - 1/ 56,000 s (0.1 Ws)

  • Color temperature

    5800 K +-100 K

  • F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO

    8.0 5/10 without reflector

  • Beam angle


  • Field angle


Continuous light

  • Lamp type


  • Max power

    2.1 W

  • Dimming range


  • Color temperature

    3500 K

  • Color rendering index (CRI)


  • Max luminous flux

    200 lm

  • Max illuminance @ 1meter

    180 lx

  • Beam angle


  • Field angle


Wireless connectivity

  • Built-in connectivity

    Profoto AirX

  • Frequency band

    2.4 GHz

  • Supported Air functions

    Sync, TTL, HSS, Remote control (Air 1 and Air 2)

  • Number of Air channels

    100 (1-100)

  • Number of groups per Air Channel

    6, (TTL operation: 3 (A-C), manual operation: 3 (D-F))

  • Wireless operating range

    With Profoto remotes: 0.5 - 100 m (1.5- 330 ft)*
    With Bluetooth devices: 0.1- 30 m (0.3-90 ft)
    * in optimal conditions up to 300 m (1000 ft)

  • Supported apps for Bluetooth devices

    Profoto Camera and Profoto Control apps


  • Sync


  • Other



  • Power supply

    Profoto A-series battery

  • Battery capacity

    Up to 400 full power flashes

  • Battery charger

    A-series battery charger

  • Battery charging time

    <2 hours


  • Firmware update

    Via Bluetooth

  • Photocell/IR-slave


  • Stand adapter

    Yes (detachable)

  • Umbrella mount

    Yes (in stand adapter)

  • Operation temperature

    0 °C to +35 °C
    +32 °F to +95 °F

  • Storage temperature

    Store in normal indoor conditions


  • Width

    7.9 cm / 3.11 in

  • Length

    12.6 cm / 4.96 in

  • Height

    7.9 cm / 3.11 in

  • Weight

    773 g / 1.70 lb with battery and stand adapter
    495 g / 1.09 lb without battery and stand adapter

Profoto A2 Pack light

Pack light

Discover the Profoto A2 together with Profoto's product expert Chris Fain.
Profoto A2 Walkthrough of the product

Walkthrough of the product

Profoto's product expert Chris Fain gives you the full tour of the Profoto A2.
Prominent power

Whether you use it on its own or with other lights, rest assured that the A2 will support your every endeavor. It may be small, but it has enough watt output to light a scene in broad daylight as well as in the studio. 

More creative versatility

Clic modifiers help create the look you are yearning for. Attach them to the A2 via the magnetic mount in an instant and start capturing. For even more options, add the OCF Adapter to your setup to gain access to all Profoto OCF light shaping tools.

Display and control

You have many possibilities in terms of control. You can choose to change settings on the large, user-friendly display or, control your light settings via the Profoto Control app from your smartphone or tablet.