Profoto Releases C1 & C1 Plus Studio Lights for Smartphones

Profoto has announced the latest additions to its lineup of photography lighting products, the C1 & C1 Plus. Designed for use with smartphones, the portable units provide a mobile studio lighting solution.

"We recognized that there are many people out there who might not see themselves as professional photographers, but they are great image creators and dependent on professional-looking images in order to build their business and brand. People like bloggers and influencers. That is why we developed the Profoto C1 product range and the new and intuitive Profoto Camera, an app for smartphones," said Anders Hedebark, CEO of Profoto.

With their compact form factor, the C1 and C1 Plus offer portable studio lighting for smartphone cameras. Both models can fit in the palm of a user's hand and feature a round design built to provide natural-looking light with a soft fall off. In addition, the lights can connect directly with the company's Profoto Camera app. The app can then automatically calculate the exposure and proper flash power for the lights based on the surrounding environment. The C1 has a flash rated for up to 1600 lumens while the C1 Plus has a flash rated for up to 4300 lumens.

Here's a full rundown of specs per Profoto and B&H Photo-Video:

  • Flash Max Output - 1600 Lumens (C1), 4300 Lumens (C1 Plus)
  • Flash Max Illuminance - 800 Lux at 3.3' / 1.0 m (C1), 1700 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m (C1 Plus)
  • Flash Color Temperature - 3000 to 6500K (±200K)
  • Flash Color Rendering Index (CRI) - 90 to 98
  • Continuous Light Max Output - 280 Lumens
  • Continuous Light Max Illuminance - 140 Lux
  • Continuous Light Color Temperature - 3000 to 6500K (±200K)
  • Continuous LightColor Rendering Index (CRI) - 90 to 98
  • Battery Type - Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
  • Battery Capacity - 1500 mAh
  • Connectivity - Profoto App for iPhone 7 and Later via Bluetooth

The Profoto C1 and C1 Plus are now available for pre-order through B&H Photo-Video.

Source: Profoto