Meet Chatlight.
Through Light We Connect!

Features Overview

  • Long Lasting Light

    By using the newest LED technology Chatlight's durable bulbs last over 50,000 hours and last up to 90 minutes on the brightest setting.

  • Fits Anything

    Chatlight is expandable. It fits perfectly on any smartphone, tablet or laptop and most desktop computers.

  • No Batteries Needed

    No need to constantly buy batteries. Chatlight can be plugged in to a standard wall outlet or any USB port and recharges in only 15 minutes.

  • High's and Low's

    You determine Chatlight's brightness by the flip of a switch depending on how much light you need to look your best.

  • Rotate till it's Right

    Chatlight's light bar can be swiveled up or down depending on where you need the light projected.

  • Very Versatile

    There's many uses for it. Your Chatlight can light up selfies, keyboards, books or videos.

Our Story

Henry Geddes began his career in photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City and gained his expertise from working the largest and most fabled of photo studios in the city. This led to him opening his own production facility called Splashlight Studios in 2001. With clients like Neiman Marcus, Calvin Klein, Barneys, Warner Brothers, Nike, Porsche, Macy’s, Vogue, Elle and W, Henry understands how important the proper lighting leading to presentation can be.

With over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and photographer, Henry knew the world would need lighting solutions and products for use in video chats. So in 2010 with designs for illumination devices he partnered with friend and online media specialist, Ian Shiell. Ian joined Henry to help manage the operations of bringing an ambitious product like Chatlight to life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What products are compatible with Chatlight?
    Chatlight works with smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop monitors that are less than 3/4” inch thick.
  • How long will Chatlight last?
    Chatlight LED's can last over 50,000 hours with up to 90 minutes of lighting on the brightest setting.
  • When will Chatlight ship?
    Chatlight will be ready to ship in June 2015.
  • Will the lighting really make a difference?
    Yes, without a doubt the light will improve your appearance while video chatting. It is very similar to the way we use a flash on a camera. Chatlight is best used in situation with challenging lighting conditions. That is to say, they are less effective when your ambient light situation is good, in which case Chatlight will serve as a “fill” light.
  • Would a good quality webcam solve the problem?
    It does not matter how good your web cam is, the primary foundation of a good image is the lighting, not the lens. If there is insufficient lighting, even a good lens will battle to find focus and clarity. A good lens does not fix bad quality light.
  • How is the lighting powered?
    Chatlight can be plugged in to a standard wall outlet or any USB port and recharges in as little as 15 minutes.
  • How bright is Chatlight?
    Chatlight was designed to give you balanced lighting needed for use with a standard laptop or monitor. Generally, this is 2 feet to 2 1/2 feet from the source.
  • Will the light distort wash out the screen?
    Absolutely not. The light is directed away from the screen onto the face of the video chat user, and does not interfere with screen.
  • What's the advantage of Chatlight versus table lamps?
    Chatlight is designed to project the optimal amount of light, that is based on studio photography equipment such as ring-lights, and Kino-flos. Chatlight allows your face to be recorded in a more flattering tone than a desk lamp which tends to make you look orange or yellow. Chatlight also has a surround-effect which helps create an even light cast and thus avoids shadows that make your imperfections look worse etc. The lighting emanating from our video chat is also diffused to soften the effect on your skin, thus making for a more pleasing appearance while chatting.
  • How does it attach to the screen?
    Chatlight has an expandable clip that attaches itself to your communications device.

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