Bowens is back with a bang, with launch of XMS500 and a fresh new line-up for 2019

We are predicting a bright new future for the Bowens brand, with the introduction of the XMS500 Flash Head and an extensive new range of lights, flash systems, triggers and accessories to follow later in the year.

Having acquired the Bowens trademark, we have since been developing a new series of equipment with our production partner, who will continue to manufacture the Bowens products to the exact standards and specifications that customers have come to expect from the brand. Prices, however, will be lower than before, thanks to the new direct partnership.

In addition to the new line-up, we will continue to offer selected products from the existing Bowens range, including the renowned XMT500 Flash Head – an outstanding solution that is trusted by professional photographers around the world.

What's next for Bowens?

Beyond the XMS500, there are a number of other exciting products in the pipeline, including the XE, a more basic solution at a lower price point to the XMS; the XMS1000; and a range of light-shaping accessories. Further details on all these items will be available for distribution soon.

Bowens XMT - Battery Powered for Lighting where you need it most

The Bowens XMT500

Engineered for speed, reliability and cutting edge aesthetics, the Bowens XMT500 Flash Head boasts an enhanced specification, including TTL, high-speed sync (up to 1/8000s) flash durations as short as 1/10,309s and recycle times as rapid as 0.01s. A foldaway stand mount allows portability and easy storage, and an integrated reflector cap allows photographers to shoot straight out of the box.

An easy-swap Lithium-ion battery provides power to the XMT and offers up to 500 full power flashes from a single charge. This facility allows photographers to shoot for longer periods than ever before from a single charge. This battery unit can be fully charged from empty in just 4 hours.

Bowens XMS - Professional Studio Speed and Power

The New Bowens XMS500

Simple and intuitive to use, the Bowens XMS500 Flash Head offers exceptional performance and value for studio photographers. Engineered for speed, reliability and cutting-edge aesthetics, it boasts an enhanced specification, including flash durations as short as 1/13690s and a fast recycle time of 0.9s to full power.

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 also features a new 38W LED modelling lamp.