LIT Flash
LIT Flash. Image courtesy LIT.

While smartphone cameras improve, we can’t say the same for their built-in flash. But the LIT Flash could revolutionize smartphone lighting.


The LIT Flash is a handheld, wireless Xenon flash that should allow for more studio quality lighting for smartphone shooting. This little light can be connected through Bluetooth and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery can last between 200 and 400 flashes on a single charge, so you shouldn’t worry about it burning out when out shooting. The battery life does depend on the setting you have it set to. It offers 1/1 to 1/256.

Plus, the light comes with 40W of flash output. The recharge time is between 1 to 2.5 seconds. The range impressively lights up to 130 feet.

The LIT Flash may be small, but it sure lights up the dark
The LIT Flash may be small, but it sure lights up the dark! Image courtesy LIT.

“LIT Flash is the first to deliver breakthrough usability designed exclusively for smartphone photography from day one. By adopting good mobile app design principles, we will empower people with no previous flash photography experience just as much as more proficient photographers,” says the light’s developer LIT.

This photo was shot using the LIT Flash
This photo was shot using the LIT Flash. Image courtesy LIT.

You will be notified if your flash is out of range

One interesting feature from the light’s app is it will notify you when your flash ends up out of range. It will display its last known location. If you press the flash button three times, you will also make your phone ring if you happen to lose it. It will make it ring even if it is on silent.

Pricing and availability

The light is expected to be sold for $329 and is due to be released January 2020.

Image courtesy LIT