JINBEI are China's largest flash manufacturer and hold the largest market share in China.
Now the rest of the world is realising the innovation they are bringing to market. Established in 1995, they specialise in developing and manufacturing an extensive range of digital studio lighting and accessories. Over 20 years they have to establish themselves as a respected manufacturer, known for quality, reliability and innovation in the area of portable studio flash.
Jinbei’s founders are Mr Ye and Mr Sun. Mr Ye was a senior designer for the Seagul Camera company. Seagul were founded in 1958, the same year as Broncolor and before Profoto were founded. Seagul are still around today and have survived when many and lighting companies have closed their doors.
My Ye started Jinbei in 1994 as he was a a passionate believer in a local lighting brand for the Chinese market that could compete with all other brands. His passion was for developing lighting further than Seagul, who were making lights, but were a far more diverse manufacturer.
Mr Sun, who is a co-owner of Jinbei, studied engineering at Sydney University prior to returning to China and theco-founding of Jinbei in 1995.
The meaning of Jinbei is Gold Standard. This is the aim of the company, to be the top manufacturer in their field. As the market leader in China, they have proven to be a formidable manufacturer. A focus on quality first, precise production & constant improvement along with the efforts of a professional QC team, all guarantee to provide world competitive products. Jinbei have more than 100 dedicated stores in China, demonstrating their commitment to their domestic studio flash market. Jinbei products have Passed GS, CE, ROHS certifications of TÜV and SGS Institution.
Now consider these points about Jinbei products today.
- Jinbei had a battery powered 600 watt second monobloc for sale in Australia in 2013, before any other manufacturer even announced their battery monobloc. It should also be considered that nearly 5 years later some European manufacturers still nearly have no battery monobloc.
- In 2013 Jinbei also released a 200 watt LED monobloc that has become a standard for constant point source shapeable lighting. This product is being used by TV stations for news broadcasts, drama, and reality TV shows, and at the same time has captivated Newborn Photographers for it’s 'startle free' lighting. It has simplified constant lighting, allowing the use of hundreds of available light shapers to be used where HMI and Tungsten lights would not allow. We will point out that a continuous LED light with a suite of shapers still does not exist in the Euro brands.
- Jinbei have released the EF150D, a self contained Lithium Polymer battery version for constant shapeable lighting on the move. The EF150D is another world leading innovation and proof of how Jinbei are leading and developing new technologies.
- Other exclusive innovations from Jinbei are use of LED modelling throughout the studio flash range, their Bluetooth app control of whole studio setups, 9 stops of adjustment when many offer only 7 stops as their standard, Fast 0.7 second recycle on full power in their new MSN III and MSN TTL series studio flash ranges.
PROtog are the only authorised importer and distributor of Jinbei in Australia. Click HERE to see a list of our Jinbei resellers for the piece of mind that your gear is covered by Australian warranty. Any retailers not listed are grey importers.
Products purchased in Australia through official Jinbei dealers are eligable for an extended 2 year warranty, excluding consumables, such as batteries and flash tubes.