"I've used [the Lightning Bug™] with great success" George Lepp Outdoor Photographer, June 2013

"...it's simple, it really works, and it's your best bet of capturing spectacular lightning! They also have great support, which you will seldom need, well thought out product!" Bill Fortney Nature Photographer, April 2014

Due to the pandemic, shipments outside of the USA are experiencing significant delays, especially to EU countries, where new laws are causing lengthy processing times in customs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

MK Controls, Inc. is proud to announce that we now own FlashZebra, a well respected reseller of hundreds of photography related cables, adapters, and accessories!

The Lightning Bug™ is designed to take pictures of lightning strikes and get the shot, day or night. It has features not seen before, such as water resistant soft touch buttons. The Lightning Bug™ is sure to be a must have for any photographer.

MK Controls, Inc. is proud to offer an unparalleled LIFETIME no-fault replacement policy in addition to our standard product warranty.  See http://www.mkcontrols.com/lightningbug/warranty/ for complete details.  The Lightning Bug™ is proudly manufactured in the USA from foreign and domestic parts.

For a video showing what the Lightning Bug™ can do for you, click here.

Units are in stock - 99% of orders are shipped within a business day!

Photo by Todd Moore © MK Controls Inc. taken with the Lightning Bug™


$179.00 Includes Cable

MK Controls, Inc. may, on occasion, release changes to the firmware in the Lightning Bug™. These updates are free of charge to all of our customers, regardless of where the unit was purchased. If you'd like to sign up for email notifications of any firmware changes, please click here to complete our sign up form.

We are also working on a number of new products. If you'd like to sign up for new product announcements, please click here to be notified.

Upcoming Trade Shows:

None on our schedule at this time.