Priolite MBX500 Battery-Powered Monolight

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The Priolite MBX500 is an on-location 500W/s battery-powered strobe. Key features include:

  • Removable Battery. The MBX500 battery provides about 220 full-power flashes per charge, with that number dramatically increasing as power output is lowered. The battery slides into the strobe housing itself, providing an all-in-one setup that’s easy to move around with. The battery charger doubles as an AC adapter, allowing you to continue shooting while charging.
  • Flash Output. With a maximum output of 500W/s, the MBX500 can be used for a wide variety of shooting needs. There’s 5.0 stops of adjustment in 1/10 stop increments, giving you an effective range of 16-500W/s. It has a full-power recycle time of 2.5 seconds, and offers up to 5 flashes per second at minimum output. Flash duration ranges from 1/15,000 to 1/4,500 sec. depending on power level, making it useful for freezing fast-moving subjects. The UV coated glass dome provides protection as well as color temperature stability.
  • LED Modeling Array. While most battery-powered strobe options don’t have modeling light capabilities, the MBX500 has an LED array that gives a tungsten-equivalent output of 80W.
  • Triggering Options. The MBX500 has a standard 1/8" mini sync input for using the included sync cable, as well as an optical slave. However, it also features a built-in radio receiver that’s compatible with the Priolite Radio Remote Control (separate rental item).
  • Durable Build. The sturdy aluminum shell offers great protection, ensuring the strobe will continue working during heavy use. It has a reinforced elongated umbrella sleeve that accepts umbrellas shafts up to 10mm (48" silver / white umbrella included). The included 7" reflector has the same durable build quality as the strobe unit. Light modifiers are attached via its Bowens S-type mount.

Light stand is not included!

7lbs w/ battery
15.74 × 6.7″ w/o reflector
Strobe Output
Modeling Output
80w equivalent
Color Temperature
Stop Adjustment
5.0 Stops (16-500W/s) in 1/10 stop increments
Sync Input
1/8" Mini
Sync Speed
Up to 1/800 sec. leaf shutter / 1/200 sec. focal plane shutter
Sync Voltage
Sync Cord
16ft 1/8" Mini to PC
Built-In Slave
Built-In Radio Range
Recycle Time
2.5 second (Full Power)
7" Field Reflector
Angle of Light
80 Degree
Universal up to 5/8"
Power Cord
  • MBX500 strobe w/ shipping cover
  • MBX500 battery
  • AC battery charger w/ power cord
  • 7" reflector
  • 48" silver / white umbrella
  • 16’ sync cable
  • Strobe tube bag

Light stand is not included!

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $16.00 $64.00 $80.00 $26.67
4 days $17.00 $68.00 $85.00 $21.25
7 days $23.00 $88.00 $111.00 $15.86
10 days $31.00 $116.00 $147.00 $14.70
14 days $40.00 $148.00 $188.00 $13.43
21 days $54.00 $196.00 $250.00 $11.90
30 days $68.00 $244.00 $312.00 $10.40
45 days $89.00 $316.00 $405.00 $9.00
60 days $104.00 $368.00 $472.00 $7.87
90 days $133.00 $472.00 $605.00 $6.72
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $64.00 $21.33
4 days $68.00 $17.00
7 days $88.00 $12.57
10 days $116.00 $11.60
14 days $148.00 $10.57
21 days $196.00 $9.33
30 days $244.00 $8.13
45 days $316.00 $7.02
60 days $368.00 $6.13
90 days $472.00 $5.24

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