Priolite MBX1000 Battery Operated Monolight

Priolite MBX1000 Battery Operated Monolight

Priolite MBX1000 Battery Operated Monolight

B&H # PRMBX1000 MFR # 01-1000-03
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Product Highlights

  • 1,000W/s, 100W Modeling Light
  • Exchangeable, Removable Battery
  • 2.5 Sec Recycling @ Full Power
  • Flash Duration: 1/4,500 @ Full Power
  • Integrated Radio Receiver
  • Flash Variable from 16 - 1,000W/s
  • Includes Battery and Charger
  • 160 Full Power Flashes per Charge
  • Bowens S-Type Mount
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Priolite MBX 1000 overview

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The Priolite MBX1000 Battery Operated Monolight is an innovative light source that employs standard Xenon flash technology and a 100W halogen modeling light that draws very little power from its DC source. While loaded with professional and convenience features, the fact that the MBX1000 is battery powered is what makes it unique. In keeping with the sleek profile of its extruded aluminum alloy housing, the exchangeable Lithium-ion battery plugs flush into the rear control panel as if it were part of the panel. A 3.0 hour charge will give you 160 full power flashes and thousands of minimum power flashes. What's remarkable about the MBX1000 is that it recycles in only 2.5 seconds to full power and is capable of 5 minimum power flashes per second, without extending the recycling time as the battery depletes. If you need to stop action the MBX1000 offers flash durations of as short as 1/4,500 sec.

Triggering options include sync outlet, optical slave and a built-in radio receiver that requires separate purchase of a transmitter for use. Flash readiness is confirmed via a switchable audio signal, back-panel LED and a small dome indicator on the top-rear of the housing. Other conveniences include multi-voltage charging, Bowens S-type mount compatibility and a 16 - 1,000W/s power range. If your battery is depleted, you can run the MBX1000 on AC power through the battery and charger. The battery will commence charging when you stop shooting.

The pictured reflector is for illustration purposes only and not included.

Exchangeable Battery
The Priolite MBX1000 is powered by the included removable exchangeable battery which can be charged within or outside of the unit allowing you to have optional backup batteries at the ready. If all of your batteries are depleted, you can run the flash head through the battery via the charger. Recycling time is the same in either mode. The battery will commence charging when your shoot is over. The battery allows 160 flashes at full power and over 6,000 flashes at minimum power.
Extremely Fast Recycling Time
The MBX1000 recycles in 2.5 seconds to full power and is capable of 5.0 flashes per second at minimum power. The APD System dumps excess energy when the power is reduced.
Rugged Housing
The extruded aluminum construction of the MBX1000 functions like a protective shell that safely houses its electronic components . An elongated sleeve grasps umbrellas up to 10 mm in diameter along the full length of the flash head for extra stability. A special locking clamp prevents dimpling of the shaft.
Glass Dome
Standard equipment includes a glass UV coated dome which provides protection and ideal color temperature.
Safe Mains Switch
The main switch of the monolight is equipped with a high quality twist device that is protected by an additional cover to prevent unintentional switching-on while in transit.
Constant Light Distribution
The MBX1000 employs a user-replaceable omega-shaped flash tube that delivers better light distribution than U-shaped tubes.
Triggering and Recycling
Triggering can be done by synch cable, optical slave or by radio remote control. The 5.0V sync voltage is safe for all modern cameras.

Priolite MBX 1000 specs

Maximum Watt/Seconds 1,000
Photometrics f/90.2 at 3.3' (1.0 m) with 9.0" reflector, ISO 100, 1/125 sec.
Recycle Time 2.5 Sec. to full power
5.0 Flashes per second at min. power
Flash Duration 1/4,500 Sec. @ full power (t0.5)
Flash Variability 16 - 500W/s in 1/10 stop increments
Color Temperature 5,500K
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes, Bowens S-type mount
Modeling Light Wattage 100W Halogen
Voltage Stabilization Yes
Flash Ready Indicator Ready light on back panel, FC setting: dims until fully recycled
Switchable audio alert, dome on top-rear of housing
Battery Lithium-ion, 58V, 80 Wh
6,000 flashes at min. power, 160 flashes at full power
2.0 Hours charging to 80% power, 3.0 hours to full power
Lifetime: 1,000 recharges
Operating Voltage 115-230VAC with 58V charger
Sync Voltage 5.0V, 3.5 mm sync outlet
Flash Synch Speeds Up to 1/800 sec. with leaf shutters and 1/200 sec with focal plane shutters
Built-in Slave Cell Yes, built-in optical and built in radio receiver
Radio range: 984' (300 m)
Circuit Protection Yes
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Construction Extruded aluminum alloy
Dimensions 18.1 x 6.7" (46 x 17 cm)
Weight 9.92 lb (4.5 kg) with battery
Battery alone: 1.98 lb (0.9 kg)

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