Elinchrom ONE – Press Release


Follow the story wherever it takes you with the Elinchrom ONE, the new portable off-camera flash from Elinchrom.

Elinchrom introduces the supremely portable, rugged, and dependable Elinchrom ONE. Their first battery-powered monolight, is born from a company-wide effort to step out of their collective comfort zone and define Elinchrom’s modern identity.

The entire team has gone to great lengths to ensure the ONE features several unique, future-facing attributes while still retaining the brand’s core values.

For Elinchrom, the ONE is more than just a long-requested new product; it is the beginning of their next adventure.


Keep a low profile

Add the versatility of an off-camera flash with light shaping capabilities to any kit while maintaining a minimal footprint with the Elinchrom ONE. Similar in size and weight (1.5kg / 3.3 lbs) to a 70-200mm lens, the ONE is ready to travel with you anywhere and everywhere.


Brave the elements

The Elinchrom ONE utilizes an internal Li-ion battery for maximum portability and enhanced protection from the elements while on location. Plus, you are not tied to proprietary spare batteries or chargers with the ability to charge from any USB-C source.

Never lose momentum 

Capable of producing 725 full-power flashes on a single charge, the Elinchrom ONE is ready for longer shoots. Additionally, with Active Charging, the ONE can be connected to a power source and continue shooting while charging regardless of the battery’s power level, keeping your workflow uninterrupted. 


Shape your story

Shaping light is at the heart of every great photo you create. Designed around an unconcealed flash tube for optimal light spread, the Elinchrom ONE ensures you experience the beautiful light quality Elinchrom is known for.


Your choice of light shapers

Engineered to use the newly developed Elinchrom OCF modifier mount, the Elinchrom ONE is also natively compatible with most Profoto OCF light shapers, greatly expanding your selection of available light shaping tools.

The included Elinchrom OCF to Bayonet Adapter enables quick mounting to speedrings and reflectors using the traditional Elinchrom Bayonet.


Do more with less

Engineered for peak efficiency, the Elinchrom ONE utilizes its 131 Ws of capacity to generate a light output usually seen in 200+ Ws units.

At 1 meter (3.3ft) and 100 ISO, the ONE can achieve F-11.9, with the Diffusion Dome attached, and when combined with the HP Reflector, the achievable F-Stop climbs to F-45.2.


Navigate swiftly

With a touchscreen interface and a newly designed menu structure, Elinchrom has streamlined the process of adjusting the One’s settings to ensure you never miss a chance to capture a moment.

Key features

  • Supreme portability
    Weighing only 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) and similar in size to a 70-200mm lens, the ONE is ready to travel with you anywhere and everywhere.
  • Integrated Li-Ion battery
    Enables up to 725 full-power flashes on a single charge and enhanced protection from the elements while on location.
  • USB-C charge port
    Charge the Elinchrom ONE from any USB-C source without proprietary spare batteries or chargers.
  • Active Charging
    Connect the ONE to a power source and continue shooting while charging regardless of the battery’s power level.
  • Elinchrom OCF modifier mount
    Natively compatible with Profoto OCF and the traditional Elinchrom Bayonet mount via an included adapter.
  • Touch screen interface
    Clever and streamlined interface designed to provide the most efficient user experience and quick set up times.
  • Powerful bicolor LED modeling lamp
    Adjustable color temperature of 2700 to 6500 with an output of 3000 Lumens and a CRI 95.
  • Fast recycle times and precise color accuracy
    The ONE recycles in 0.9 seconds at full power and maintains a +/- 150K color temperature over the entire power range.
  • Sync up to 1/8000s with HSS
    Freeze motion, overpower ambient light and darken backgrounds.
  • TTL with Manual Lock
    Enables a quick switch from TTL to Manual without losing exposure settings.
  • Smart Pro-Active cooling
    The Elinchrom ONE learns your shooting style and adapts its cooling cycle around it.
  • Removable tilt-head
    The two-way metal tilt-head with 7-8 mm umbrella mount detaches, making the Elinchrom ONE ergonomic for hand-holding.


Retail Price

Elinchrom ONE Off-Camera Flash Kit

1x Elinchrom ONE – EL20930.1
1x  Elinchrom OCF Adapter – EL26346
1x  Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome – EL25110
1x Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger – EL11052
1x Elinchrom USB-C Cable 1.8 m (5.9’’)
1x Elinchrom ONE Case – EL33250
2 Year Warranty

$949 USD / €839 EUR

*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price / excluding taxes

Elinchrom ONE Off-Camera Flash Dual Kit

2x Elinchrom ONE – EL20930.1
2x Elinchrom OCF Adapter – EL26346
2x Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome – EL25110
2x Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger – EL11052
2x Elinchrom USB-C Cable 1.8 m (5.9’’)
1x Elinchrom ONE Backpack – EL33252

2 Year Warranty

$1’899 USD / €1’679 EUR


The Elinchrom ONE will be available in late August 2021.

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Accessories, Code numbers & MSRP prices

Elinchrom ONE Off-Camera Flash Kit 20932.1 839 € / 949 $ *  
Elinchrom ONE Off-Camera Flash Dual Kit 20931.2 1679 € / 1899 $ *  
Elinchrom OCF Diffusion Dome 25110 24 € / 29 $ *  
Elinchrom OCF Adapter 26346 34 € / 39 $ *  
Elinchrom 65W USB-C Wall Charger 11052 49 € / 64 $ *  
Elinchrom USB-C Cable 1.8 m (5.9’’)    incl. in 11052  
Elinchrom 20000mAh 18W Power Bank 11050 49 € / 64 $ *  
Elinchrom ONE Case 33250 49 € / 64 $ *  
Elinchrom ONE Backpack 33252 109 € / 134 $ *  
Elinchrom OCF Wide Reflector 16 cm (6.3’’) 26090 44 € / 54 $ * Availablility TBD
Elinchrom OCF Barndoors 26002 59 € / 79 $ * Availablility TBD
Elinchrom Flashtube 125 J 24091 84 € / 99 $ *  

*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price / excluding taxes


Flash output

131 Ws

Flash modes

Standard, HSS, TTL

Number of flashes

725 at full power


1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)

Elinchrom ONE


Energy 131 Ws/J
1m, 100 ISO, HP Reflector 26 cm, max power
1m, 100 ISO, OCF Diffusion Dome, max power
Power range 5 F-Stop / 7 – 131 Ws
Power increments
Manual / TTL
0.1 F-Stop / 0.3 F-Stop
Power range display
Elinchrom scale / 10 scale

0.1 – 4.3 (Elinchrom scale) / 5.8 – 10 (10 scale)

Best flash duration
t0.1 min/max power (Normal mode)
1/1530s – 1/155s
Best flash duration
t0.1 min/max power (Action mode)
1/7000s – 1/625s
Recycling time
min/max power

0.06s / 0.9s

Flash mode

Manual / TTL / HSS (with Transmitter Pro)

Action mode

Faster flash duration over the power range

Flash colour temperature
at max power

5900 K (Action) / 5600 K (HSS)

Flash colour stability
over the power range, all modes
±150 K
Power stability ±0.5 %
Auto power dumping Automatic, real-time
Fan cooled Smart proactive cooling
Input USB-C

Elinchrom ONE


Battery Li-Ion – Built-in – 41.04Wh
Battery capacity
min/max power (LED lamp OFF)
9700 / 725
Battery capacity
min/max power (LED lamp ON 100%)
3700 / 550
Battery charge status On the display if ON and side logo if OFF
Charging time
with 65W USB-C Wall Charger
60 m (80%) – 100 m (100%) / Fast charge (unit is ON)
80 m (80%) – 135 m (100%) / Slow charge (unit is OFF)
Charging time
with 18W 20000 mAh Power Bank
80 m (80%) – 135 m (100%) / Fast charge
105 m (80%) – 180 m (100%) / Slow charge
USB-C sources need to be able to deliver at least 25W for fast charge to be activated.

Elinchrom ONE

LED modeling lamp

LED modes ON/OFF, free, proportional, VFC
LED power
20W / equivalent to 120W / 3000 lm / CRI 95
LED color temperature Presets from 2700 K to 6500 K
LED run time
LED only, min/max power
10 hours / 90 minutes

Elinchrom ONE


20 frequency channels, 4 Groups
Skyport distance range
Transmitter Pro, manual mode
Indoor: up to 60 m / Outdoor: up to 200 m
Version 4.2 / Compatible Studio Software Win, macOS, iOS

Elinchrom ONE

Size & dimensions

Umbrella fitting
on tilt head
7 – 8 mm
with Diffusion Dome and tilt head
23 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm
9 x 6.5 x 4.1 inches
without Diffusion Dome and tilt head
22.5 x 10 x 10 cm
8.5 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
with/without tilt head
1.5 kg – 3.3 lbs / 1.3 kg – 2.9 lbs

Elinchrom ONE – Press Release

Elinchrom ONE – Press Release – August 2021


Elinchrom ONE – Photo Campaign – Press Release

Elinchrom ONE – Photography campaign – Press release – August 2021


Elinchrom ONE/THREE - Unit

My Elinchrom ONE/THREE froze. I can’t turn it off anymore.

If this happens, you can do a hard reset of the unit.
Under the Elinchrom ONE/THREE, close to the USB-C output, is a tiny hole.
Just press it with a little needle until the unit restarts.

Can the ONE/THREE achieve Hi-Sync?

Hi-Sync is not available with the ONE/THREE.
HSS will be enabled automatically with the Transmitter Pro and compatible cameras.
Note: Elinchrom units integrated into an existing Elinchrom setup with Hi-Sync and HSS units altogether work seamlessly.

Elinchrom ONE/THREE firmware update

How to update the firmware of the Elinchrom ONE/THREE

  1. Download the latest EL-Updater.
  2. Connect the USB-C cable to the computer.
  3. While the unit is OFF, press the Scroll button and connect the cable to the unit.
  4. “USB Mode” is displayed.
  5. Start the EL-Updater.
  6. Follow the instructions.

For Mac users with Thunderbolt ports, the unit might not appear on the Elinchrom Updater due to macOS restrictions. If this is the case, you will need an adapter from USB-C to USB-A and connect the ONE/THREE with a USB-A to USB-C cable.

How to update the Bluetooth module of the Elinchrom ONE/THREE?


Is the ONE/THREE approved for air travel?

Yes, it is.
General recommendations apply when traveling by airplane with the ONE/THREE.
Make sure the device is turned off and that you carry it with you as carry-on luggage.


Can I control the ONE/THREE via smartphone or computer?

Yes. You can control the ONE/THREE with the Elinchrom Studio Software and/or the iOS App.

How can I deactivate the touch screen?

To lock the touch screen of the ONE/THREE, press the ON button whilst powering on the unit for 9s.
The lock symbol indicates that the touch screen is locked, to unlock switch the unit OFF and ON again.

What color temperature is the modeling light?

The ONE/THREE LED modeling lamp color temperature can be set between 2700°K – 6500°K.
The output is 3000 Lumens with a CRI of 95.

Can the ONE/THREE achieve HSS (High Speed Sync)?

Yes, the ONE/THREE can enable HSS and TTL with the Transmitter Pro.

How powerful is the LED modeling light?

The Elinchrom ONE/THREE LED modeling lamp is equivalent to a 120W halogeen lamp and 3000 lm.

What is Active Charge?

Active Charge is a feature that enables you to charge while using the unit without damaging its battery.

What is Action Mode?

On Elinchrom TTL units (ELB 500, ELC, ONE, THREE) Action ON means that the focus is on providing the fastest flash duration while trading a bit of colour temperature stability.
Action OFF means that the focus is on providing the best possible color temperature stability while trading flash duration speed.

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Elinchrom ONE/THREE – Accessories

How strong enough is the Elinchrom OCF Adapter?

The Elinchrom OCF Adapter is designed to hold up to 1kg (2.2lbs).
The Elinchrom-Profoto Adapter (EL26333) should be used for all payloads exceeding that limit.

Will there be dedicated Elinchrom OCF accessories?

Yes, we already have OCF Barndors (26002) and OCF Wide Reflector 16cm 90° (26090), and more is coming.

Do I need an adapter for the ONE/THREE to use the Elinchrom light modifiers I already have?

Yes, you need the Elinchrom OCF adapter included in the Kit for the ONE and the Profoto adapter included in the Kit for the THREE.

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Elinchrom ONE/THREE - Battery

How can I maximise the lifetime of my battery?

Never store your unit uncharged for too long.
If you need to store it for a long period, recharge your battery completely.

Can the mains charger or the Powerbank be used whilst the unit is in use?


How can I see the charge progress when the unit is switched OFF?

The Elinchrom icon will let you know when the unit is charging.
Red: recharging
Orange: almost charged
Green: the unit is charged

How long does it take to recharge the ONE/THREE?

What is the battery capacity of the ONE/THREE?

The battery capacity offers 9700 flashes if used at minimum power and 725 flashes if used at full power.
The battery capacity offers 11250 flashes if used at minimum power and 525 flashes if used at full power.

How long do I have to wait when the battery is discharged before I can resume my session?

As soon as the power bank is plugged in, in less than 3 minutes, you’re ready to start flashing again.

What are the benefits of The ONE/THREE’s internal sealed battery?

The sealed battery of the ONE/THREE offers better protection against weather conditions and better battery performances in a very compact and lightweight design.

How can I replace the ONE/THREE’s internal battery?

The battery can be quickly replaced by any certified Elinchrom service center.

What is the lifespan of the internal battery?

The lifespan of the ONE/THREE’s internal battery is around 400’000 full-power flashes.

What kind of USB-C devices can I use?

Any USB-C Powerbank battery can charge the ONE/THREE.

How many full power flashes can I get out of a full charge?

The ONE can deliver 725 full-power flashes from a charged battery.
The THREE can deliver 525 full-power flashes from a charged battery.

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