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Priolite M500 500W/s Monolight, 5600K Color Temperature, 115-230VAC Operating Voltage, 5.0 Stop Flash Variability

SKU: PR02050001 MFR: 02-0500-01
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About the Priolite M500

The Priolite M500 500W/s Monolight is a high performance flash head with powerful core features and wide system compatibility. The M500 uses a power supply with PFC (Power Factor Correction) that not only prevents power spikes during recycling but allows the flash head to recycle at 1.0 seconds to full power and fire six times per second at minimum power. That type of performance usually results in substantial heat buildup but Priolite has anticipated that by incorporating a highly efficient fan to protect the system's electronics, flash tube and modeling lamp. The M500's extruded aluminum alloy housing provides a rugged vessel for all of this technology while offering convenience features like an umbrella receptacle that runs the length of the head for extra support of shafts up to 10mm in diameter.

The M500's Triggering options include an optical slave and a built-in radio receiver with a remote range of up to 984' that requires separate purchase of a transmitter for use. Other conveniences include multi-voltage operation, Bowens S-type mount compatibility and a 5.0 stop power range.

Priolite M500 Includes

  • Priolite M500 500W/s Monolight
  • Sync Cable
  • Transport Protection Cap
  • Glass Dome-Frosted (Coated)
  • 500W/s Flashtube for M500/MBX500
  • 300W/120V Halogen Modeling Lamp
  • 70"/1.8m Cable for M500
  • Priolite 2 Years Warranty

Priolite M500 Features

  • Extremely Fast Recycling Time: The M500 provides an extremely short recycling time of 1 second to full power and can provide up to six flashes per second at minimum power. A powerful temperature control fan prevents overheating of the modeling lamp, flash tube and electronics
  • Ready Light: When the M500 is fully recycled, not only does the test button light but a small dome on the top of the housing glows as well, making it easy to monitor it at a distance
  • PFC - Sophisticated High Performance Power Supply: The Power Factor Correction (PFC) module allows the integrated high-performance power supply to provide constant current while the capacitors fill, avoiding spiking that could trip the mains supply breaker
  • Bi-directional Radio Control: The built-in Bi-directional Radio Control Module operates in conjunction with the optional Priolite Radio Transmitter which mounts on your camera's hot shoe. Nearly all functions of the flash can be displayed and controlled
  • Rugged Housing: The extruded aluminum alloy construction of the M500 functions like a protective shell that houses components safely. An elongated sleeve grasps umbrellas up to 10mm in diameter along the full length of the flash head for extra stability
  • Constant Light Distribution: The M500 employs a user-replaceable, omega-shaped flash tube that delivers better light distribution than U-shaped tubes
  • Glass Dome: Standard equipment includes a glass UV coated dome which provides protection and ideal color temperature
  • Easy to Read Large Display: The M500 features a highly visible, easily adjusted, multi-line LCD panel that displays the head's functions and settings
  • Compatible Accessories: The Priolite system is compatible with Bowens S-type bayonet accessories as well as many of Hensel's reflectors

Priolite M500 Specifications

Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
Recycle Time 1.0 Sec. to full power
Flash Duration 1/4,500 Sec max. power
Flash Variability 5.0 Stops (16-500W/s)
Photometrics f/64.2 at 3.3' (1.0 m) with standard reflector
Modeling Light 300W
Color Temperature 5600K
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes, S-type mount
Voltage Stabilization Yes
Flash Ready Indicator Ready light x2, FC setting: dims until fully recycled
Operating Voltage 115-230VAC
Sync Voltage 5.0V
Built-in Slave Cell Yes, built-in optical and radio
Circuit Protection Yes
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 7.0x14.2" / 17.78x36.06 cm
Weight 7.0 lbs (3.17 kg)
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