ELINCHROM ELB 1200 – Li-ion Strobe Announced

Elinchrom ELB 1200


Elinchrom have announced the ELB 1200 portable Lithium-ion battery powered strobe system, to be available mid 2017.

The ELB 1200 are the successor to the aging Ranger RX, and provide a considerably more powerful option than the compact ELB400, with the 1200Ws pack still weighing just 4.3Kg.

Also featuring a powerful 50 watt LED modelling light, the ELB 1200 form part of a new breed of battery powered flash units, which may now be just as at home in the studio as on location.

And with a 92 CRI, also capable of shooting video, the head units also providing a silent running mode.

Hi-Sync heads are available for the ELB 1200 (though still no mention of TTL from Elinchrom at this stage).


Elinchrom ELB 1200


The ELB 1200 pack also provides the 2.4GHz Elinchrom Skyport radio system built inside.

As well as a large easy to navigate OLED display interface, and a USB port for firmware updates.

The pack supports two flash heads, with symmetrical 1:1, or asymmetrical 2:1 ratios.

Full power recycle times are 3 seconds, or 1.7 seconds in “FAST” mode.


Elinchrom ELB 1200


Three different head options are available for the ELB 1200, each being optimized for different flash durations.

Hi-Sync – Provide long flash durations, which allow shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, when used with an EL-Skyport Plus HS Transmitter and compatible camera.

Action – Provide short flash durations as low as 1/8850s, for freezing motion in low ambient light.

Pro – For general purpose photography.


Elinchrom ELB 1200




Elinchrom ELB 1200


Due to US flight restrictions Elichrom have provided 2 interchangeable battery options for the ELB 1200.

With the smaller “Air” version being allowed in carry on luggage (and including one spare battery).

– The Air (36V, 2.5 Ah) providing 215 full power flashes, or 80 min continuous LED.

– The HD (36V, 4.0 Ah) providing 400 full power flashes, or 120 min continuous LED.

The Air version to be supplied with the pack and kits, and the HD battery available separately.

A 5V USB port is also provided for charging mobile devices.




The fan cooled ELB 1200 head units feature an aluminium body and mount, weighing 2.2kg. And provide the full size Elinchrom accessory mount.

As well as a 7mm umbrella mount through the strobe body, and 8mm umbrella mount on the swivel.


Elinchrom ELB 1200


The ELB 1200 heads feature a powerful daylight balanced 50 watt LED modelling light (250 watt halogen equivalent).

And with a 92 CRI, are also capable of shooting video.


Elinchrom ELB 1200


The fan can also be switched off to allow a silent running mode when shooting video –


Elinchrom ELB 1200




Auto Power Dumping Adjust Power Settings Automatically
Battery Air / Lithium-Ion 36V / 2.5 Ah / 90 Wh
Battery Life 210 Flashes (full power)
Battery (optional) HD / Lithium-Ion / 36V / 4.0Ah 144Wh
Best Flash Duration at Power 1/8850s at 33%, Power Setting 4.7 (Action Head)
Colour Temperature at Max. Power 5500 °K
Energy 1200 Ws/J
Extras USB output for devices: 5V / Shipping Mode
F-Stop (1m, 100 ISO, reflector 48°) Pro: 128 / Action: 90.6 / Hi-Sync: 128
Height 28 cm
LED Modelling Lamp Options Yes
LED Run Time 80 min
LED Run Time (optional) 120 min
Length 13 cm
Modelling Lamp Mode On, Free, Prop, Timer 1-60s, VFC, Dimmer 5-100%
Power Distribution Asymmetrical 2:1 or Symmetrical
Power Increments in F-Stop 1/10 (Dial Button) – 1 F-Stop (L/R Button)
Display OLED
Power Range F-Stop 8.5
Power Range 7 to 1200 Ws
Power Stability +/- 0.03 %
Recycling (DEFAULT) 3 s
Recycling (ECO) 6 s
Recycling (FAST) 1.7 s
Skyport Type Built-in, 20 freq. Channels, 4 Groups
Supplied With ELB 1200, Battery Air, Quick Charger, Sync Cable
Sync Socket 3.5 mm Jack
Sync Voltage 5 V
Weight (empty) 3.2 kg
Weight 4.3 kg
Width 18 cm




Elinchrom ELB 1200




The Elinchrom ELB 1200 will be available mid 2017, with pre orders available now from $3499 for the “To Go” kits –

Adorama, B&H Photo


Elinchrom – Website



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