A new line-up of battery-powered professional studio lighting has debuted at the Focus on Imaging show in Birmingham.

Made by German firm Priolite, the monolights and powerpacks dispense with the need for power cables, which should make them suitable for location shoots.

The new line includes the MBX500, a 500-watt unit that comes with an 80-watt LED modelling light to help save battery power. It costs £1,079.

While, top of the range is the MBX1000, priced £1,249, which is designed to deliver 1000 watts of flash power. Powered by a lithium-ion battery it boasts a flash sequence of up to five flashes per second.

For details visit www.priolite.com, or the distributor’s website at www.courtenaystudio.com