Profoto D1 Air 500


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Special Order Item


The Profoto D1 Air 500 is the most popular monolight in the D1 line-up. For most photographers this is just the right combination of power and price. The D1 was launched a few years back and after several years of use it has proved its durability, reliability and beautiful quality of light it can produce. It is easy to use and compact and light enough to travel with. It has a 7 f-stop power range, short flash durations, plus quick recycling and color consistency that you would expect from Profoto.


Adjustable in 1/10 f-stop steps over a 7 f-stop power range.

Short flash duration even on high power settings.

Comes with built in Air Receivers-for remote radio sync and control up to 300 meters away.

Built-in reflector.

Intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

Compact and lightweight.

Compatible with over 120 Of Profoto’s Light Shaping Tools.

Designed to withstand years of everyday use.

Technical specifications:

Energy control increments: 1/10 and full f-stops

Recycling Time 230V50Hz: 0.2 – 0.95 s

Flash Duration t 0.5: 1/2600 (max power), 1/1000 s (min power)

Modeling Lamps Total W/pack (max.): 300 W

Modeling Light Modes: On, Off, Prop, Free

Energy control increments: 1/10 and full f-stops

Energy / Voltage Stability: +/-1/20 f-stop

Guide number @ 2m / 100 ISO with Magnum Reflector: 45 4/5

Input power supply: 100 – 127 V / 200 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz (nominal)

Wire sync connector: 3.5 mm Mini-Phono

Photocell/IR-slave and switch: Yes

Radio Sync: Yes, integrated Profoto Air (8 channels, 6 groups)

Automatic mains fuse type: C, D, E 6 A / 230 V 10 A / 120 V

Battery Operation: Yes, with optional Profoto BatPac

Remote Control: Yes, with optional Profoto Air Remote

Radio sync range: Up to 300 m (1000 ft)

Computer Control: Yes, with Profoto Studio Software (Mac a. PC) via optional Profoto Air USB transceiver

Digital Display: Yes, f-stops and Air channels/groups

Fan Cooled: Yes, temperature regulated

Automatic Multi-Voltage: Yes, 90 – 130 V / 180 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz incl. model light


30 x 13 x 17 cm (11.8 x 5.12 x 6.7 inch)

Weight: 2.44 kg (5.38 lbs)

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 7 × 10 in