Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 160 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 160. The middle talent 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 fraction of the cost! Set up is a breeze and the lightweight unit stays cool under pressure. 160 watt seconds of power, modeling lamps, tremendous 4 stop output range, zippy recycle, and a punchy 141 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 off our 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.

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) power
Variable dial for setting values
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

Reviewed by 3 customers


Outstanding for the price


from Orlando, FL

I needed a fill/accent light to go along with my other strobes and gave this a try. I wasn't expecting too much for the price but I was pleasantly surprised. Recycle time is great and it syncs at 1/250 with no issues. The light weight allows me to use it on a boom without worrying about it collapsing. Just two minor things I didn't like: the ready beep cannot be turned off and the optical slave cannot be disabled, even when it's connected to a trigger (so forget about using this as part of a group in a multi-light setup). Also, be aware the [optional] speedring attaches with thumbscrews and not an actual reflector mount, so you're probably best sticking to umbrella shafted modifiers.


Great little light


from Atlantic City NJ

I use 2 of these handy lights with umbrellas, and this give me lighting to photograph rooms. Perfect setup for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


My pride joy and sucess


from Atlantic City NJ

I've made so much money with these sturdy lil puppies that it's unexplainable. They do the trick & to me these are the best little secret in the industry.... It has a modeling light, which I will likely not use much, but its nice to have. It also has an audible beep, again not something I will use but its nice to have. Both of these things can be turned off quickly with dedicated switches on the flash.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  I think i need one of these but i don't know to use with my D5100. Can somebody please share the idea how to connect this stuff with camera please ? I have never used other than inbuilt flash on my camera itself. Thanks
Andrew R  There are a few different methods you can use. With cameras equipped a sync port you can connect to the flash unit with a cable. This flash is also equipped with an optical slave which triggers the flash based on the output from another flash unit (such as the built in flash on your D5100). There are also an assortment of wireless triggers the can be used as well, with the transmitter portion attached via the hotshoe and the receiver connected with an appropriate cable.
Shopper  how long is the sync cord?
GLENN C  It's 10 feet long. Nice quality cord, very flexible and with good quality connectors with molded strain relief. I only use these flashes occasionally as backups, but they have been fine so far.
Casey W  Is there a replacement strobe bulb for this?

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