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The Spark tames the built-in flash on your dSLR camera to allow you to take beautiful pictures without the deer-in-the-headlights look.
The Spark tames the built-in flash on your dSLR camera to allow you to take beautiful pictures without the deer-in-the-headlights look.
153 backers pledged $6,638 to help bring this project to life.

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What is the Spark?

The Spark is an accessory for your dSLR camera that helps make pictures taken with the built-in pop-up flash more pleasing.  By making a larger light source and taking advantage of whatever bounce is available, the Spark reduces overblown highlights and softens shadows. Watch the video above to see it in action!

Above compares a snap shot with the flash only to one with the Spark.  When using the Spark much more depth and texture comes out instead of the relatively flat look from just the flash.  Plus the shadow outline has been softened so it is not as noticeable.  No settings were changed; the Spark was simply slipped on and another picture was taken (and the subject remained as still as four-year-olds can).

Below is a picture of the inside of the Spark with the front lens removed.  The unique reflector system ensures that light will be distributed across the whole face of the lens without any hot spots or dead spots.


The Spark pop-up flash diffuser will work with most dSLR cameras, simply slide it into the hot shoe mount and take pictures as normal.  The Spark will not inhibit the normal triggering of the flash and does not generally require that you change any settings.

Next is a picture where the only difference was that we slid a Spark on the camera.  No adjustment was made with the settings but you can see the difference both in the shadow and in the more pleasing tones across the face.

What's the money for?

Backers of this project will be helping to fund production and packaging of the Spark. Backers will pay for their selected reward only if we meet the funding goal of $5,000. We're grateful for every pledge! 

When will rewards ship?

Shipping information will be collected after the Kickstarter project ends on September 25th, and rewards will ship once production and assembly is complete (Probably early to mid October). Want them earlier? Pledge at the $39 Limited level and get one of the 100 Sparks that will be sent out first (probably early October). 

What is Graslon?

Graslon is the company we started to manufacture professional lighting equipment.  We have had success with portable lighting products for external strobes (flashes) and have used that experience to guide our design of the Spark - which we hope will bring some good lighting to those who don't choose to use an external strobe.  Everything is manufactured in the USA by a plastic injection molding company in Chino, CA.

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    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    You've earned a Graslon Spark and FREE shipping in contiguous USA! Once we release the Spark we are estimating MSRP to be around $40 + shipping so nabbing a Spark at $29 with free shipping is a great deal. Add $10 for shipping to Canada. Add $15 for international shipping. Thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    On the go? Receive your Spark + handy “KickStarter Edition” stitched Spark carrying bag available only through KickStarter. Same shipping terms as above.

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    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Need it now? Be among the first 100 pledgers to be shipped a Spark + “KickStarter Edition” Spark carrying bag. Unless there are manufacturer delays we expect the Spark to be ready within one week after KickStarter closes. Pledging this amount will ensure that you are among the first 100 to be shipped. Same shipping terms as above.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    Receive two Sparks (without bags) at an even better price. Thank you!

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Need a gift? Receive 2 Sparks + 2 “KickStarter Edition” Spark bags at an unbelievable price. Same shipping terms as above.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Multiple gifts? Receive 4 Graslon Sparks for your $100 pledge at a fantastic price. Note this reward level does not include the Spark carrying bag. Same shipping terms as above. Thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    Great Value! Receive 4 Graslon Sparks + 4 “KickStarter Edition” Spark bags for your pledge at a fantastic price. Add $10 for shipping to Canada. Add $15 for international shipping. Thank you for your support!

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