How to use your mobile as a torch

Written by on January 30, 2011 in apps, Uncategorized - No comments

Occasionally, we all need a flash light. You might be walking home in the dark, reading a book a night or even camping (which I will be doing this week in the rain, wish me luck)

Some flash light apps work by simply displaying a white image which will make the screen bright enough to light your surroundings up a little bit. An even better way of using your Android mobile as a torch is to download an app such as TeslaLED which will use the led light which is normally used to take pictures with as a torch.

Unfortunately, this app only works for Nexus One, Nexus S, Droid, DroidX, Droid2, Droid Incredible, Desire, Evo, MyTouch 3G Slide, T-mobile G2, Galaxy S Epic and the Fascinate.



  • Convenient – The ability to turn your Android mobile into a torch is very useful. I always have my Android mobile with me so I will never be caught out with this app/
  • Bright – I found that the  led light is incredibly bright when used as a torch.
  • Free – The app is 100% free so you have nothing to lose if you decide to try this app.


  • Risky – The developers have warned that excessive use of the led light could cause it to stop working so it is probably wise to only use this app occasionally.


TeslaLED is a free and simple app that is a must download if you ever need a torch. The app should only be used occasionally otherwise the led light on your mobile could be damaged and the app only supports a limited amount of devices. Despite this, the app has proved to be incredibly useful and I would highly recommend it.






Price: Free

About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

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