Profoto Introduces Tiny LED Lights For Smartphone Video And Photo Production 

The Profoto C1 and C1 Plus are small enough to fit into a pocket, retaining the same portability of smartphones while offering more advanced lighting capabilities than ever offered before.

Both the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus feature rounded designs, and are designed to wirelessly connect with the user's smartphone using Bluetooth, after which point they work in tandem with the Profoto camera app.

Both models feature a Li-Polymer battery that recharges in two hours using USB-C. The fully charged battery can supply 30 minutes of continuous light for the C1 model and 40 minutes for the C1 Plus. Also, the lights can offer up to 2,000 full-power flashes for still images.

Both models produce close to daylight colors with a color rendering index >90.

The Profoto C1 model has a max 1600 lumens and 800 lux flash output, four warm and three cool LEDs for color temperatures ranging from 3000-6500K, and inner reflectors under the integrated dome diffuser for producing natural shadows. When used as a modeling light, the model offers max 280 lumens/140 lux and CRI 90-98.

The Profoto C1 Plus is more advanced, offering a max flash output of 4300 lumens and 1700 lux, a click-on magnetic mount for using light-shaping accessories, a ¼-inch-20 thread for mounting the light and compatibility with all of Profoto's AirTTL remotes. When used as a modeling light, this model offers max 280 lumens/140 lux and CRI 90-98.

Both the C1 and C1 Plus feature manual capture buttons on the lights. The lights are available for $299 and $499, respectively. 

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