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The professional benchmark for on-location lights

The Profoto B1X has become a professional benchmark for cordless, battery-powered monolights. It's robust in design and build, cordless and offers both TTL and HSS. All of which makes it a reliable workhorse you can bring on any on-location assignment.

  • TTL and manual mode
  • High-Speed Sync
    up to 1/8,000s
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    325 full-power flashes
  • Power & control
    500Ws and 9 f-stops
  • 24W LED (Output equivalent to 130W Halogen)
At a glance

Why choose the B1X?

Robust ease of use for professionals

Professionals need straightforward gear they can trust when they need it. And that is exactly what the B1X is. It is a robust, fully cordless light with a large grip friendly handle and a few simple, intuitive controls. So instead of tripping over cables, fiddling with user manuals or worrying about your gear, you can focus on being creative and getting the job done.

The power and speed you need

Whether you’re shooting in bright sun or low light, B1X offers you both power and control with 500Ws adjustable over a 9 f-stop power range. And you’ll never miss that perfect moment. With a speed of up to 20 flashes per second and short flash duration of 1/19,000s, the B1X will always be able to keep up with both the action and your camera.

Battery power you can rely on

Don’t worry about losing power at a vital moment – B1X’s rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to 325 flashes at full power and tens of thousands at lowest power. And it recharges in no time.

Modeling light with power and quality

A powerful LED modeling light enables you to preview your shot and evaluate how light and shadows falls on the subject. The high color rendering of the LED also makes it very useful as main or effect light in low light situations.

Capture the moment in perfect light with AirTTL

Finding the right exposure first time can be a challenge when time is limited or the light is constantly changing. AirTTL automatically finds it for you – so all you need to do is point and shoot. Alternatively, you can switch to manual mode, keep your previous TTL settings and fine tune the exposure until you achieve exactly the look and feel you want.

Shape light in broad daylight with HSS

With Profoto High-Speed Sync (HSS) it doesn’t matter how bright the sun shines. It enables you to use your flash at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s. So you can overpower the sun and shape your light even with large apertures in broad daylight.

Explore your light shaping potential

Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. With the B1X it’s easy to take your creativity to the next level with any of Profoto´s 120+ light shaping tools.

Power in all the right places Profoto B1X

We’d like to think of the B1X as power with a purpose. And that purpose is simple; we want you to be able to realize your vision wherever you may go. If that’s halfway up a mountain, overpowering the sun hanging off a rock overlooking the Mediterranean – then so be it. Because the B1X is no stay-at-home flash; it’s for the professionals who likes to get out there on location in the real world.

That’s why B1X offers Profoto studio light reliability and performance in a cordless and robust and package that is battletested on location by professionals. Because we want you to have power in all the right places.

Experience Taking on-location shooting to new heights

Taking on-location shooting to new heights

When we say “power in all the right places” we really mean it. See for yourself.
Go behind the scenes Power in all the right places

Power in all the right places

Tim Kemple uses the powerful B1X and the OCF Hard Reflectors to capture a series of stunning images on the island of Mallorca
Go behind the scenes Vicky Papas’ enchanting couture portraits with the Profoto B1X and the OCF Beauty Dish

Vicky Papas’ enchanting couture portraits with the Profoto B1X and the OCF Beauty Dish

Go behind the scenes Be creative everywhere

Be creative everywhere

Michael Anthony creates three dramatic wedding portraits with different Profoto OCF lighting set-ups
This is the B1X The new benchmark for on-location lighting

The new benchmark for on-location lighting

Let Marketing Project Leader Samantha Grönblad introduce B1X
Add ons

Accessorize your B1X

The more lighting options you have, the more light shaping control and creativity you have at your disposal. The B1X is part of Profoto’s AirTTL system and offer a range of high-end lighting options, access to more than 120 light shaping tools and premium designed bags to get everything to location quickly and easily.

Photo: Karl Gough

Air Remote TTL

Shoot in automatic TTL mode, control your flashes manually from your camera, sync several flashes at once – AirTTL makes it all possible.

Air Remote TTL

Wirelessly connects your AirTTL light with your camera
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Photo: Karl Gough

Light Shaping Tools

Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. With the B1X it’s easy to take your creativity to the next level with our dedicated range of portable and lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools.

OCF Zoom Reflector

Adds power to our flat fronted lights

OCF Magnum Reflector

Adds maximum power to our flat fronted lights

OCF Grid Kit

A kit of three portable grids for our off-camera flashes
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Photo: Karl Gough

Accessories

Custom bags to pack your gear in, batteries, chargers and flashtubes. The bits and pieces that bring it all together.

Li-Ion Battery MkII for B1 and B1X

A spare battery for the B1 and B1X

Car Charger 1.8A

A car charger for the B1/B1X and B2 batteries
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