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About Flashpoint M1220

Get this Flashpoint M1220 ,normally $299.95, on sale at $259.95 for a total savings of $40.00 and Shipping is free!.

The Flashpoint 1220M AC/DC Monolight is the power champion of our M Series family of portable studio monolights. The flash incorporates all the features of a professional 600 WS strobe within a sleek and tough housing. Features like completely continuous variable power settings from 1/32 to full output (5 stops)with self-bleed circuitry, a 250 watt modeling lamp that can be linked to power settings, built in optical slave photocell trigger, replaceable flash tube, visual and switchable audio verification of recycle signals, cooling fan, and sync connections to camera or remote devices.

The advanced design self contained strobe head delivers consistent bursts of light with an efficient guide number of 230 (ISO100/ft) to create studio quality images from still life sets to portraits. The quick recycle gives you the edge on action and the impressive output, a sweet f stop for sharp imaging. Used on location, the 1220M provides multiple lighting for weddings and events without the weight and limits of multiple head pack generator systems. The flash duration assures rich color and full spectrum vibrancy with a full power recycle time at a snappy maximum of 2 seconds on AC. The unit stays stable and cool evenwhen using the bright quartz modeling lamp.

The use of affordable portable, lightweight strobe units adds real image control to your work without the major expense of high energy generator packs. Portraits become masterful. Event coverage a breeze. Product photography is brought to life. Food and beverage pictures become tempting. Buy several of the 1220M's or mix it up with the smaller 620M and 320M's for a powerful lighting system.

The optional lightweight external NiH battery pack frees you from AC wires for total lighting independence for at least 200 full power shots. The 2.6 pound M Series PowerPack keeps you in the action without the restriction of AC wires and extensions, anywhere.

The Flashpoint M1220 is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors, Low light, Night time, Outdoor events / games, Outdoors, Professional work and more.The Flashpoint M1220 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Flashpoint M1220 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Flashpoint M1220: Attaches securely, Attach securely, Durable, Good color value, Good power output and Long-lasting

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Durable (148),Good color value (135),Good power output (125),Attach securely (88),Long-lasting (63),Attaches securely (48),Lightweight (43),Good price / value (10),Easy to use (7),Great value (4),Portable (4),Price (3) Reliable (3) View All
Weak (7),Runs hot (5),Heavy bulky (3)
Best Uses:
Indoors (159),General purpose (145),Low light (83),Outdoor events / games (79),Portraits (72),Outdoors (69),Night time (53),Professional work (7),Studio (4),Weddings (3),Work like a pro (3),Studio lighting (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (103),Pro photographer (56),Photo enthusiast (44),Professional (6),Casual photographer (4)

Flashpoint M1220 Features

  • 600ws / 230gn (ft)
  • Less than 2 seconds full power recycle
  • 5 stop range
  • Proportional or Full Power Modeling Lamp
  • AC or DC Operation
  • Recycle Light and Audio Signal
  • Fan Cooled
  • Removable Lockable Reflector
  • Optical Slave Light Sensor
  • Sync Socket for Remote Devices and Cords
  • Optional Nickel Hydrate Battery in Case with Shoulder Strap

Flashpoint M1220 Specifications

Strobe Output
600 watt seconds
Guide Number
70m/230ft ISO 100
Power Supply
AC 100-130v / 60Hz
Optional: BP-2 DC 16v NiH Battery
Recycle Time: seconds;
AC Full Power <2.0 seconds
DC Battery Full Power <3.5
Flash Duration
1/1500 - 1/800 sec
Recycle Indication
Ready Light and Switchable Audio
8 inch, removable
Light Coverage
Greater than 55 Degrees
Slave Eye Sensitivity
Greater than 33 feet / 360 degree radius
Modeling Light
250W Frosted Quartz Halogen
Color Temperature
Sync Voltage
Cooling Fan
Housing Size
15 x 5.6 x 7. 5 in
7.0 lbs
BATTERY BP-2 : Weight
2.65 lbs
Nickel-Hydrogen Metal
Charge to Full
<300 minutes
Flash @ Full
171 x 76 x 180 mm
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Flashpoint M1220 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great value. I plan on buying more.

Suprisingly rugged for the price. The cans are aluminum and hold up well to less than gentle use. They work excellently with radio slaves. My only complaint was having to order adapters from Photoflex to use my softboxes.

Reviewed by 221 customers


Great economical monolights


from Puerto Rico  -  Pro Photographer

Great Monolights for the money. The important thing is that it gets the job done. well built renders exelent lighting and well colored balanced so far so good. And yes I would buy these again and again. thankyou Adorama.


love it


from Baltimore  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great product

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


These lights work great!


from San Francisco  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have been using these lights for a year. Recently, I bought another 320m light for spotlighting certain areas on the model/background, and it works great. I have had no problem using these lights. They are reliable and sturdy.


My 3rd one!


from Tampa Fl  -  Pro Photographer

This new model M has it all. I used White Lightenings for years but they broke a lot. Not this one. Runs cool also.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Flashpoint 320m Great Purchase


from Brooklyn, NY  -  Pro Photographer

After shooting with nikon CLS on a once new d200 and 2 sb800 bouncing off umbrellas, I picked up 2 of these 320m and 2 glo medium soft boxes and I want to kick myself for not shooting with strobes from day 1. They are more responsive in getting those sharp popping images. I shoot a lot of glamour stuff and they are decent for the price. I picked up an impact powersync16 radio system, 1 trigger 2 receivers so I can trigger the sb-800 ' s and the 320m together and it works great. Also picked up a vello freewave wireless remote shutter release, so I don't have to hold the camera and take a selfie. Also picked up a 60 inch b&w umbella from adorama dirt cheap for 20 bucks, throws great light, but will need a 3rd light perhaps the 620m and some sort of portable power supply that can hold 3 strobes. Even tho I can mix the monolites with speedlite via radio triggers I want a little more power for a main light where I have the option to turn them down like I would most likely have to do with the 620m series, I feel. I will most likely still use the sb800 on outdoor shoots on the 60 inch umbrella just because it a lighter load carry.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great product for the money


from Brighton, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this product in a home studio setting. I have 2 620's and 1 320. They all work great. For the price, I highly recommend.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best lighting i own for the money


from Springfield Ma  -  Pro Photographer

I've been using this light for over 3 years now no problem what so ever..


Great and Can't Beat Price


from Saginaw, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have three of these strobes now. I have never had any issues and they work great. After thousands of flashes I have never had a misfire. The stobe is light and has a quick recycle time. Add the battery pack and you get portable light that is cheaper than a speedlight. Even though this is only 150 watts it is enough power even for outdoor portraits. I have used this with a beauty dish, in full daylight, with the sun to the models back, and it was powerful enough to light the subject.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good Light For The Money


from Trinidad W.I  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The light itself is great, the recycle time is fairly quick, I using it at half power and takes a little less than a second to to recharge. That being said don't expect to do and Fashion Photography with it, There is more than enough power to do Studio work.


Great addition to my studiio lighting


from Norman, OK  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Paired with a beauty dish this has become my go to monolight for portraits and headshots. I also attach it to an overhead boom and create unique toplit touches. Especially like the built in slave unit, when it becomes necessary in a three light situation. Light, portable, fast recycle. At this point I've not had any negative situations arise


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MARC F  "I wanted a studio that I could use on location with no AC power. I love everything about the set except the weight. I also added another 1200 head and battery pack to have a complete 3 head set. I almost never use my Bowens studio set anymore."
Shopper  What is the sync speed of the 1220m ?
STACY J  It depends on your trigger system really. For example a phottix Odin will let you sync to 1/8000 where as a phottix ares will only do something like 1/250 or maybe 1/300. It also depends on the ambient light available and your camera. Maybe not the most clear answer, but with a good trigger system these lights are awesome!!
David H  I am interested in purchasing this light and using a Flashpoint 40x56" PZ Softbox with it. Do I need to purchase anything to make the conneciton?
PHILIP S  No. The Flashpoint soft box comes with a speeding that fits the Flashpoint moonlight. They work great and are a steal at Adorama's price.
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