Light’s technology drastically reduces size/cost of quality cameras by replacing analog with digital intelligence. Our computational imaging has many applications: high-end cameras to machine vision.

Founded 2013
51-200 employees
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    Redwood City

    Dave Grannan and Rajiv Laroia started Light with a simple question: How can we take quality photos with the least amount of gear? Despite owning expensive DSLR cameras, both found themselves taking more photos with their smartphones out of convenience. They wanted a tool that would allow them to focus on the moment, rather than the camera controls—and they wanted the confidence that their pictures would turn out flawless. Hence, the L16 was born.

    Light is pioneering the era of the software-defined camera. Combining breakthrough optics technology with sophisticated computational software, Light cameras deliver high-quality imaging in a compact, cost-effective footprint. This revolutionary approach was first implemented in the award-winning Light L16 camera. Now, in partnership with Softbank Vision Fund and Leica Camera, Light's imaging platform will go far beyond consumer photography. Soon, you will find Light technology in smartphones, automobiles, security systems, and more. The possibilities are endless.

    Tech stack

    Image Manipulation


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches
    Light - Our team is chock full of smart, witty people who are passionate about photography. We are race car drivers, ballroom dancers, jazz pianists, animal lovers, cyclists, scuba divers and couch potatoes.