LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone

Those who want to experiment with external light sources in their smartphone photography have a fairly wide range of LED-powered lights to choose from. Things look a lot different though if it is a good old-fashioned xenon flash you are after.

The same people who brought us the Lumu light meter are now planning to change this, by launching a crowdfunding project for the LIT smartphone flash on Kickstarter. The LIT is a xenon flash with 40W power output and a built-in 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery that is good for 200 full-power flashes. It is capable of High Speed Sync (HSS) and works with smartphone shutter speeds from a few seconds to 1/10,000 of a second.

The flash communicates wirelesslessly with your device via Bluetooth and up to four flashes can be controlled separately via a dedicated mobile app. You can also trigger the camera shutter remotely by pressing a button on the flash. The unit comes with a 1/4” tripod thread and a bayonet accessory mount. It's compatible with newer iPhones and Android devices.

"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 Marko Pirc, LIT Vision co-founder and Head of Product.

If you would like to see what kind of results are possible with a LIT flash you should check out the LIT gallery on Flicker. Pledges on Kickstarter start at $179 and shipping to backers is scheduled for January 2020. The expected MSRP in regular retail is $329. For more information and detailed pricing head over to Kickstarter.

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