LitraTorch 2.0 Review: LED Flash for Enhanced Videos & Photos

Let's face it; while the iPhone is a great camera, the flash is only suitable for lighting up close objects. For serious videography and photography, you may want to check out the LitraTorch 2.0 ($89.95) which Litra sent me to check out. The LitraTorch 2.0 is a heavy duty 16-LED light that offers numerous mounting options, including Tripod, SLR cold shoe, and GoPro, plus a magnetic base that works with the included metal disc with adhesive backing. You could attach the disc to your iPhone case and then attach the LitraTorch magnetically when needed, Or use a separate tripod or action camera mount.

Related: iPhone Photography Tips: How to Use Lighting to Take More Creative Pictures

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The LitraTorch is housed in a solid metal enclosure that acts as a heat sink to dissipate the heat given off by the LEDs. There are three levels of brightness plus a strobe effect. Even the lowest level is quite bright, so the included diffuser is a good enhancement. Some competing devices include colored filters but at a higher price. With the LitraTorch, aside from the diffuser, other color filters are sold separately, if desired.

Pros

  • Solid heat sink metal enclosure
  • Three levels of brightness plus strobe effect
  • Multiple mounting options including Tripod and GoPro
  • Magnetic base

Cons

  • Uses microUSB to charge the device
  • Colored filters sold separately

Final Verdict

If your videos are too dark, check out the LitraTorch 2,0.

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