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Experience the convenience with the popular all-round Monolights

Profoto monolights are essentially self-contained flash units. Unlike a flash pack, which consists of a separate generator and a number of flash heads, the monolight has its own mains powered built-in power source. As a result they are a compact, convenient and powerful light that helps you create great images both in the studio and on location.

We offer three different monolights, the D1 which is a proven all-round performer, the newer D2 with TTL that is the world’s fastest and the battery-powered B1X – the bestseller among on-location photographers.

  • The all-round
  • The versatile
  • The on-location
  • Profoto D1
    The proven performer is a flash that lasts

    With a 7 f-stop power range and short flash duration, the performance of the D1 compares well with many studio packs. And because it’s a compact monolight, it’s also lightweight and all-round. The D1 is a proven, dependable performer that won’t let you down.

    Recommended for: Studio photography
    Popular applications: Portrait, Still life
    Variants: 250Ws, 500Ws, 1000Ws

  • Profoto D2
    The world’s fastest monolight with TTL

    The versatile and super-fast D2 monolight with TTL and HSS is up to any challenge. With the ability to freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, shoot bursts of 20 images per second and sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second, the D2 is redefining the definition of speed in monolights.

    Recommended for: Studio and high volume photography
    Popular applications: Portrait, Sports and action, Still life
    Variants: 500Ws, 1000Ws

  • Profoto B1X
    The bestselling battery-powered TTL flash

    Ideal for on-location photography, the Profoto B1X sets the benchmark once again for cordless, battery-powered monolights. And with both TTL and HSS available, you’re guaranteed the best light shaping experience possible on location, anywhere. It’s power in all the right places.

    Recommended for: On-location photography
    Popular applications: Portrait, Wedding, Sports and action
    Variants: 500Ws


Help me choose

Follow our short guide below to find the right monolight for your need.


TTL or manual?

With AirTTL, Profoto broke new ground in lighting, as the first to offer an automatic point and shoot mode that helps you get the perfect exposure faster and easier than ever before. With TTL you also get HSS which is a huge help when mastering ambient light on location. The lower cost D1 is available in manual mode only, while the B1X and D2 offer both TTL and manual mode with HSS.


Mains or battery-powered?

If you’re shooting frequently on location and outdoors the B1X is a smart choice. If you combine studio work with shooting on the sort of locations where you easily can plug into a wall the D1 or D2 are ideal.


How much power do I need?

If you’re shooting mainly in studio a 250Ws version is great for most shoots. The 500Ws is an excellent all-round option and a popular choice. The 1000Ws is great for shooting on location outside and when you need enough power to light a bigger area. The B1X and the D2 also have HSS that enables you to shape light even in broad daylight; because it’s powerful enough to overpower the sun.

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Add ons

Accessorize your Monolight

The more lighting options you have, the more light shaping control and creativity you have at your disposal. Start out by choosing an Air Remote for your monolight and then discover our wide range of high-end lighting options. You have access to more than 120 light modifiers and a big assortment of compatible accessories to get the most out of your light.

Photo: Evan Pantiel

Profoto Air

Profoto Air Remotes allow you to sync and control your flash straight from your camera, providing full control of power, the modeling light and the capability to trigger several flashes up to 300 m away. For the B1 and D2 we’d recommend the TTL version of the remote that enables you to shoot in automatic TTL mode and use HSS to shape light in broad daylight.

Air Remote TTL

Wirelessly connects your AirTTL light with your camera

Air Remote

Syncs and manually controls any Profoto Air light
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Light Shaping Tools

Shape exceptional light from our monolights with our range of easy to use light modifiers. Soft light, hard light, flattering light, dramatic light – this is how it’s done.

RFi Softbox Octa

Ideal for flattering portraits

Umbrella Deep Silver

A versatile and zoomable umbrella for a light with contrast

Softlight Reflector White

Our classic beauty dish
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Photo: Evan Pantiel


Custom bags to pack all your important gear in; cables, flashtubes and glass covers. The bits and pieces that bring it all together.

Bag S Plus

A high quality tailor-made bag to protect your monolights

Glass dome for flat front monolights

Dome shaped frosted glass cover for B1, B1X, D1 and D2
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