Profoto C1 Smartphone Studio Light

Profoto C1 Smartphone Studio Light


The Profoto C1 is a portable studio & smartphone light that changes the world of smartphone photography by adding bright and professional lighting to your images. The C1 from Profoto allows you to explore and explore your creativity side.

The portable light easily fits into the palms of your hands, allowing you take it wherever you go and light up your subjects. With a simple click you can produce astonishing image quality, also allowing you to play with light and shadow for different effects. Vital features to this incredible advanced Profoto C1 is that its capable of delivering 1600 lumens of power output, 4 warm and 3 cold LEDs from 3000 to 6500k that allows you to match a variety of lighting conditions, and also designed with built-in reflectors and a dome diffuser that creates organic shadows.

The construction incorporates a 1500mAh lithium-ion polymer battery that will power off approx. 2000 full-power flashes or 30 minutes continuous lighting. Additionally, the Profoto C1 can easily and quickly be charged via the USB Type-C to Type-A cable within two hours. Simply download the Profoto Camera app on your iPhone 7 or later model device, and gain full control over lighting settings.

  • Small & Portable Studio Light
  • Designed for the iPhone 7 & Later
  • Adjustable Power up to 1600 Lumens
  • Switch Between Auto & Manual Exposures
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Available to Order. Usually ships within 5-10 days
SKU 901360

  • The Profoto C1 is a Pocket-sized smartphone light, and being compact, makes it ideal for your palm
  • The construction features a round shape with a soft fall-off that delivers absolutely beautiful lighting
  • Easily choose between automatic mode for point-and-shoot and manual mode for full freedom
  • Capture with the built-in capture button to truly paint with light and shadows
  • Adjustable power levels from natural to dramatic effect (max 1600 lumens)
  • One of the advance features allows you to choose between flash and flicker-free continuous light, depending on whether you capturing images or recording video
  • Built-in to the Profoto C1 is a rechargeable Li-Polymer battery pack that's powerful enough of firing 2000 full-power flashes or 30 minutes continuous light at full power in one charge.
  • The USB-C to Type-A Cable charges battery within 2 hrs to full capacity
  • With a Colour rendering index of +90, makes it possible to produce colours very close to daylight
  • 4 warm and 3 cold LEDs from 3000 to 6500k that allows you to match a variety of lighting conditions
In the box
  • Profoto C1
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
Max Output 1600 Lumens
Max Illuminance 800 Lux at 1.0 m
Color Temperature 3000 to 6500K (±200K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI) 90 to 98
Continuous Light
Max Output 280 Lumens
Max Illuminance 140 Lux
Color Temperature 3000 to 6500K (±200K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI) 90 to 98
Battery Type Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Typical Battery Performance >2000 Full-Power Flashes or >30 Minutes of Continuous Light at Full Power
Battery Charge Time 2 Hours (with an 800 mA Fast Charge)
Profoto App for iPhone 7 and Later Yes, via Bluetooth
Bluetooth Low Energy Technology
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz (2404 to 2479.3 MHz)
No. of Frequency Channels 40
Radio Power Output 8 dBm (Maximum)
Dimensions & Weight
Diameter 7.4 cm
Height 4.8 cm
Weight 140 g

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Warranty Info


1.  What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?

All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.


Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras
are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.


Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.


Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.


Fujifilm cameras  are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.


Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty, which only applies to when registering your Tamron/Sigma product.


Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product.  The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.


 All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.


 All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.


2.  My product has gone faulty, now what ?

Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at

   1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product.  ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.

   2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.

   3. Please see our policies under Return Policy and Servicing & Repair Policy for further information


Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.

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1.  FREE Standard Shipping 

Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1 000. (T&C's apply)

*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:

  • Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
  • Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
  • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.

*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.


2.  DawnWing Courier Service (local)

We use DawnWing couriers as our preferred method of delivery.

With sophisticated track and trace equipment, you can pinpoint exactly where your parcel is, from the moment it is dispatched by us, until it's safely handed over to you the recipient.

Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.

Delivery Charges:

We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order. 

  • Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 150.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 1-2 Business Days)* - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.
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*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The base price of R80.00 incl. VAT is for a parcel up to 10kg in Volumetric and Physical weight. Should the item/s exceed this weight, we reserve the right to increase the shipping charge accordingly. 

Please Note: The above prices quoted are for ordering online through the ORMSdirect website only. A different rate will be quoted if handled manually through our camera sales department. Our delivery service only runs from Monday to Friday. Saturday morning deliveries can be done by special arrangement only and at an additional charge. Please contact to arrange. We reserve the right to re-quote the delivery fee should this become too expensive. 


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International orders are generally subject to local import duties and taxes (VAT)

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Delivery Charges:

International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.


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Orms Shop - Cape Town

Open: Mon-Thurs 9 to 5PM, Fri 9:00 to 5PM, Saturdays 9AM to 1PM 

Shop 5, Roeland Square

Upper Canterbury Street

Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

South Africa

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Ground Floor, Tygervalley Chambers 2
27 Willie van Schoor Avenue
Bellville, Cape Town, 7530

South Africa


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