Fairfield, CT—ProMaster debuted a product family that brings wireless, portable lighting to photographers. The ProMaster Unplugged system is made up of five monolights that are battery-powered and triggered via 2.4GHz radio. The line also includes a selection of accessories to customize and augment the user experience.
“ProMaster Unplugged offers a complete ecosystem of lighting products that are wireless, portable, durable, reliable and reasonably priced,” said Paul Orzel, ProMaster’s director of Product Development. “As a photographer, I think my fellow shooters will appreciate the freedom Unplugged lights give us to create and control lighting anywhere, inside or out.”
Moreover, each Unplugged monolight is constructed with a durable metal casing built to handle years of performance. In addition, the Bowens S-style mount gives photographers access to a variety of light shapers. Each strobe also has an integrated tilting light stand mount with an umbrella connector.
Also, the included reflector features a snap-on diffuser engineered to produce soft light in an unobtrusive form factor. Every light also features an LED modeling lamp and a German-designed hyman-style flash tube that delivers 5,500K color temperature with a CRI of 96.8.
Additionally, specs state that the included lithium batteries provide 240–360 full-power flashes on a single charge (varies by model). Additional batteries are sold separately. ProMaster Unplugged monolights also can be converted to AC wall power with the optional AC adapter.
The company offers Unplugged monolights in two sub-collections: the m series and the TTL series.
ProMaster Unplugged Manual m Series
The m series offers single and two-light kits in 300 watt/second, 400 watt/second, and 600 watt/second powers. Prices range from $299.95 to $999.95.
The two-light m-series kits include two light stands and a rolling storage case. Each monolight has a 16-channel, 2.4GHz mReceiver built in and includes an mTransmitter. m-series strobes have a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second as well as a six f-stop power adjustment range.
Moreover, photographers who like to mix their lighting with other types and brands, including speedlights, can do so by adding an mReceiver that’s sold separately for $39.95.
mReceivers connect to strobes, power packs and speedlights, to make them an integrated part of the system. In addition, an mFiring kit, which includes both an mTransmitter and mReceiver, is available for $69.95.
ProMaster Unplugged TTL Series
The Unplugged TTL series includes single and two-light kits in 400 watt/second and 600 watt/second powers. They range in price from $699.95 to $1,679.95. The two-light kits include two light stands and a rolling storage case.
Moreover, Unplugged TTL is compatible with Nikon iTTL and Canon eTTL by adding the respective 15-channel, 2.4GHz transmitter. The transmitters are sold separately for $79.95 each.
“Creative photographers will appreciate such features as exposure compensation, high-speed sync (up to 1/8,000 sec.), rear curtain sync, manual mode, a variable output LED modeling light, fast recycling times and short flash duration,” added Orzel.
In addition, all ProMaster Unplugged TTL lights and TTL transmitters are firmware upgradeable.
For more than 59 years, ProMaster has sold products exclusively through independently owned stores. “We know the retailers who sell our products on a first name basis, and we help them to share their passion for photography with you by providing an incredible variety of high-quality accessories for still cameras, video cameras and mobile phones,” the company states.
ProMaster products are available in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.