Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 120 Watt Seconds

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About Flashpoint

Let's make a studio lighting setup.
We need a Main light, Fill light, Edge light, Hair light, Back light.

But heavy.
Heavy cost for getting great results. Pro gear is sophisticated and engineered to deliver spectacular, consistent color balanced lighting. But definitely not price sensitive. Heavy.

Welcome the Flashpoint Budget Studio Flash 120. The smallest output member of the family.
You won't be able to light up Madison Square Gardens, but you will be able to achieve perfect pictures with the same effects and master touch that the expensive gear features for portraits, products and location imagery. And all the control of blending several flash heads in syncopated harmony for a fractionof the cost! Set up is a breeze and the lightweight unit stays cool under pressure. 120 watt seconds of power, modeling lamps, tremendous 4 stop output range, zippy recycle, and a punchy 125 guide number in a budget package. You simply cannot go wrong.

The Flashpoint Budget Studio family of moonlights, FPLFBF300W, FPLFBF160W, and the FPLFBF120W, are the solution for the budget minded strobist that wants to get results without compromising flash quality. With 300, 160 and 120 watts seconds respectfully, the AC powered monolights recycle rapidly with little amp draw. You can use them on household circuits without blowing fuses. Run them offour new Flashpoint Power Station and you can bring them virtually anywhere.

Photographers and reviewers shower praises on the "price/power/feature ratio" of the Flashpoint models, over similar products on the market. Whether you are a fresh beginner or a frugal seasoned shooter these honeys will sweeten your studio hive.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Best Uses:
Portraits (6),Indoors (5),Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (3)

Flashpoint Features

  • The budget solution for studio flash power
  • Perfect for people or object photography
  • Durable Aluminum Housing
  • Rapid .5 - 2 second recycle with audio and LED alert
  • Sync via cable or optical slave
  • Modeling lamp with switch
  • Pre-flash test button
  • Optical slave/ master setting with LED indicator
  • 5A fuse protected circuit
  • Replaceable flash tube
  • Umbrella shaft lock

Flashpoint Specifications

Flash Output
Guide Number (100 ISO ft)
Power Voltage
Flash Output Range
1/8th to 1/1 (full) powerments
Sync Terminal
3.5mm mini jack
Recycle Time
.5 - 2 seconds
Recycle Indicator
LED plus Audio option
Flash Duration
1/2000 - 1/800s
Color Temperature
5600K +- 200k
Model Lamp
2 Pin 75W
Accessory Mount
7.75 X 7.0 X 4.0"
2.0 lb

Reviews about this item

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(based on 7 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review


Perfect Little Unit

I use this for lighting my backgrounds and it's perfect. The recycle time is important to me and this little guy is quick... like 1/2 second. Perfect.


Most Liked Negative Review


I'm happy with it as an extra light.

I needed an extra bump of light in my small studio and it's doing it's job.

Reviewed by 7 customers


Great Economy Strobe


from Harrisburg, PA  -  Pro Photographer

I was looking for an affordable solution to add extra light to high-key backgrounds when I do out-of-studio headshot sessions. I was cautious about this unit, as the price was significantly less than most similar units in its class. I ordered two, the units arrived quickly and worked perfectly - 100% performance used as an optical slave. Standard stand connection with umbrella capabilities was a plus. Didn't try the modeling lamp - didn't need it. My only complaint is that this light does not have a mount for softboxes/light modifiers. Most of my softboxes are Elinchrom mounts, it would be great if they could be easily and economically made to be compatible. Otherwise, it is the perfect light for what I was needing and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others looking for similar uses.


I'm happy with it as an extra light.


from Deer Park Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I needed an extra bump of light in my small studio and it's doing it's job.


So far, so good


from Malone, NY  -  Pro Photographer

I was looking for a flash for a photo booth I'm building and saw this one. For $50 shipped it seemed like the perfect solution. I've done some basic testing and it works as advertised. I'm hoping that it holds up for the longterm. So far I consider this a good buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Let there be light!


from Ellicott City MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

I added this to my pair of Adorama flashes with soft box and stands. I take shots of fishing flies, macro, and guitars and other musical products. The quality is really there and I'm getting great results.


Great so far


from Atlanta  -  Photo Enthusiast

Easy to use and setup. They trigger off do my other strobes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect Little Unit


from North Hollywood, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I use this for lighting my backgrounds and it's perfect. The recycle time is important to me and this little guy is quick... like 1/2 second. Perfect.




from DEBARY, FL.  -  Casual Photographer



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Questions about this item:

Scott W  Does this flash require pure sine wave power from a battery pack?
Nikolai A  The unit runs off of 120v ac mains power, not sure if any battery pack could deliver that ac voltage.
Vince D  Does this flash make an audible/beep sound when it is ready to fire again? If so, can it be turned off? I'd prefer a silent monolight if possible.
Will S  Vince, It does make a beep sound when it ready to be used again. I don't know if if can be turned off or not, I never tried. I don't think it does. I don't see any where to turn it off or mute it. Hope this helps.
Gregory C  What wireless trigger are you using?
RANDALL B  Just the slave setting. Nothing more. This unit is behind me on an appropriate tripod stand. Fires dependably.
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