Bowens Flash

Imaging lighting technology - Brilliant, by design.

Bowens International manufacture studio and location lighting as well as creative light shaping tools and accessories for professional image makers. Designed and developed in the United Kingdom, Bowens products are known by photographers and moviemakers in 140 countries worldwide.


The origins of Bowens go back more than 90 years to 1923.
The company was originally founded in London as a camera repair company which by the 1950s had grown to be one of the largest in Europe. It was at this time that Bowens first started manufacturing lighting equipment for photographers.

Bowens' first flash bulb units were produced in 1947 and by 1950 the company started to produce the first electronic studio flash systems. Investing heavily in research and development, Bowens led the way in photographic lighting electrical and mechanical design leading to a product that would completely transform photographic studios, when in 1963 he company produced the first electronic studio flash unit with capacitors, control and flash in a single unit – the monobloc was born.

Over the next three years the company became dedicated to the design and production of studio flash equipment. Bowens Sales & Service grew out of the Bowens Camera service company and in 1966 Bowens made its first appearance at Photokina showcasing its innovative products and taking the first steps towards global distribution.

The Monolite 400 was introduced in 1968 and this product confirmed Bowens place as a world-leader in studio lighting design and manufacture. Since that day products such as Quad, Prolite and Esprit and more recently Gemini and Travelpak and Creo have helped to maintain Bowens position as a favourite amongst photographic professionals.

From the global headquarters in south-east England, Bowens continue to design and distribute the most innovative and advanced studio lighting systems available today. The Bowens product selection is comprehensive and offers something for every photographer from amateur enthusiasts to professional commercial studios.

With distribution in more than 60 countries Bowens lighting equipment is used and trusted by professionals around the world and photographers on every continent are using Bowens products in their studios.


Bowens Group Brands:

Bowens    Limelite    ComodoLitebook




Until 8th December 2014 -

Bowens International Ltd
355-361 Old Road
Clacton on Sea
CO15 3RH
United Kingdom

 +44 (0)1255 422807
+44 (0)1255 436342

8th December 2014 Onwards -

Bowens International Ltd
Gilbert Court
United Kingdom

 +44 (0)1206 841275*

*telephone number is temporary

Repairs & Service.

PLEASE NOTE - we are moving office. We will be accepting deliveries at our Clacton office up to 12th December 2014. After this date please send all items to our new Colchester office.

Tel: +44 (0)1255 221970

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AOP Awards & Expo - UK
11-13 December - London