Product Code: 1687817

Bowens XMS500 Flash Head

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Bowens is back! Brand new for 2019, we have the Bowens XMS500 Flash Head that has been engineered for speed, reliability and cutting edge aesthetics. Bowens' high quality and dependable lighting is ensured with the Bowens XMS500. It boasts enhanced features including TTL, high-speed sync up to 1/8000s, flash durations as short as 1/13690s and recycle times as rapid as 0.9s. A foldaway stand mount allows portability and easy storage, and an integrated reflector cap allows photographers to shoot straight out of the box. If that wasn't enough, all of our Bowens products come with a full two-year, Fixation-approved warranty.

Bowens XMS500 Flash Head Key Features:

  • Brand new for 2019
  • Dependable Bowens Lighting
  • Includes a full three-year, Fixation-approved warranty
  • 38W LED modelling lamp (replaces modelling bulb for greater durability)
  • Fully digital for consistent flash time and colour
  • Integrated wireless trigger and optical receiver
  • Power Range (f-stops): 9-stops
  • High-Speed Sync with shutter speeds up to 1/8000th Sec.
  • Power Range (Ws): 2Ws - 500Ws
  • Power Adjustments: 1/10-stop
  • Flash Duration (shortest): 1/13690s
  • Recycle Time: 0.9s to full 500Ws
  • 3 Flash modes: Manual, MLT and TTL
  • Revised mount and handle
  • Colour Temperature: 5600 K ± 100
  • 2.4 GHz Transmission Range: <80m>
  • Optical Transmission Range of 12-15m indoors and up to 8-10m outdoors

Expanded Bowens XMS500 Flash Head Key Features:

Intuitive Design

The XMS500 is fully digital, ensuring complete accuracy of flash power and colour temperatures. This means less time is required for processing images, allowing more time to create the perfect picture in camera. The intuitive digital control panel makes precise control fast and simple, and with 9-stops of flash power (adjustable in 1/10th-stop or 1-stop) that can be easily set from a single rotary control dial, the XMS500 offers photographers the possibility to shoot at high power settings or as low as 2Ws when wide apertures are required, allowing total creative freedom.

Ultimate Control

For unprecedented lighting control, the XMS500 is fully compatible with a dedicated 2.4GHz radio remote and trigger system, allowing the photographer to make all necessary adjustments from the camera's position. It also features multi-voltage operation (100-230V) for worldwide compatibility.

Portable and Durable

Unique design features include an easy-open and quick-lock adjustment latch, to make repositioning and fine tuning the angle of the lights as simple as possible. A foldaway stand mount ensures easy storage and transportation, while an innovative and integrated reflector cap enables photographers to shoot straight out of the box. The XMS500 uses the Bowens Generation X Flash Tube XMS500 and 38W LED modelling lamp.

If you're interested in finding out more, take a look at our dedicated blog post about the Bowens XMS500 Flash Head.

Bowens XMS500 Flash Head Video:

Behind the Scenes with the XMS Flash System

Bowens is back for good. So why not take a look at the full Wex Photo Video range of Bowens products that we have to offer. We have Bowens products to cater to anyone and everyone's needs, from a novice photographer all the way to a seasoned professional.


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Product Specification

Auto Dump Yes
Colour Temperature [k] 5600k +/-100k
Flash Duration 1/13690s
Flash Power Range 9 Stops - (adjustable in 1/10th-stop or 1-stop) 2 -500Ws
Modelling Lamp 38W LED
Power Source 220-240V AC
Power [Ws|Joules] 500
Recycling Time 0.9
Trigger Voltage 5 volts
Weight [kg] 3.70
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Interest Bearing

with a choice of repayment plans over 12, 24 or 36 months 13.9% APR (representative)

Buy now pay later

36 month loan with a six month deferral period, 18.9% APR (representative)

Interest Bearing Finance

This option comprises term loan with a choice of repayment plans over:

  • 12 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months

The balance of the finance agreement is payable directly to Novuna Consumer Finance in equal monthly instalments by monthly direct debit. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods. The interest rate charged is 13.9% APR. Late payment and early repayment penalties apply; full details of these will be provided in the loan agreement pack.

For customers based in the Channel Island, please call us to apply for finance

  12 Months 24 Months  36 Months 
Cash price  £499.00  £499.00  £499.00
Deposit £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Loan Amount £499.00 £499.00 £499.00
Monthly Instalment 11 x £44.59 23 x £23.74 35 x £16.83
Final Instalment £44.59 £23.74 £16.83
Total Amount Repayable £535.08 £569.76 £605.88
Representative 13.9% APR 13.9% APR 13.9% APR

Buy now pay later

The Buy Now Pay Later option comprises a 36 month loan following a six month deferral period.

During the six-month deferral period, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is partially repaid within six months, the remaining interest will be adjusted to reflect the new balance. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, however, a £29 early settlement fee is payable in respect of repayments within these six months.

Following the six-month deferral period, Novuna Personal Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 18.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Novuna Personal Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six-month deferral period is due to elapse.

For customers based in the Channel Island, please call us to apply for finance

  Balance settled in full within the six month deferral period Balance NOT settled in full within the six month deferral period
Cash price £300 £300
Deposit £0 £0
Loan Amount £300 £300
Settlement fee £29 £0
Settlement payment £329 -
Monthly Instalment - 36 x £11.57
Total Amount Repayable £329 £416.52
Representative 18.9% APR 18.9% APR

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Product Code: 1687817-wex Manufacturers Part Number: BW-6500