Bowens has launched its smallest ever monolight studio flash head. The Esprit Gemini 200 weighs just 2.2Kg and features a power output of 200 Watts (giving a guide number of 50m at ISO 100). It will be sold as part of a u2018Studio in a Box 200u2019 kit, which comprises two heads, plus brollies, reflectors and stands.

Bowens has launched its smallest ever monolight studio flash head. The UK-manufactured Esprit Gemini 200 is constructed from tough, durable metal, weighs just 2.2Kg and features a power output of 200 Watts (giving a guide number of 50m at ISO 100).

The light will be sold as part of a ?Studio in a Box 200? kit, which comprises two heads, plus brollies, reflectors and stands. This follows the success of the original Studio in a Box kit, launched two years ago to wide acclaim by photographers.

Bowens marketing manager Robert Cook said: ?Our customers have been asking for an entry level kit with more power. The pioneering ?Studio in a Box 200? with its two 200Ws units of power is our solution. Now photographers working on a tight budget have no need to compromise on quality.

This new monolight is smaller and lighter than any previous model we?ve made and it?s fully compatible with the Bowens Travelpak battery. This creates the opportunity to use the lights on location where no mains power is available and achieve around 800 shots per charge ? and double that with the Travelpak+?.

He added: ?And when photographers are in a position to move on to bigger lights any accessories will remain compatible with the larger lights in our range. There is no need to upgrade – as is often the case with some competitor systems?

?Our new Studio in a Box 200 opens the door to a comprehensive and wide ranging world of over 40 Bowens light shaping tools and accessories including 15 types of reflector and 19 styles of softbox.?

The Studio in a Box 200 will cost £428 inc VAT and be available from Bowens dealers nationwide. For more details visit www.bowens.co.uk.

The ?Studio in a box 200? contains:

2x Esprit Gemini 200 units

2x 90cm Silver/White Umbrella

2x 120˚ Wide-angle Reflector

2x2m Lighting Support Stand

2x Flash Tube

2x 250W HaloStar Modelling Lamp

2x Power Cords

1x Sync Cord

Esprit Gemini 200 technical data:

Stored energy: 200Ws

Guide Number (m/100 ISO): 50

Recycle Time to full power: 1.3 Secs

Flash Duration to t=0.5: 1/1700 sec.

Flash Power Variation: Full to 1/4

Sync Voltage: 5V

Dimensions w.l.h: 145x 310x 130mm

Weight: 2.2Kg