Light (web browser)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Developer(s) cstking
Initial release October 31, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-10-31)
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux
Engines Gecko, SpiderMonkey

Light, formerly known as Firefox Light,[1] is a free and open-source web browser based on Firefox. Light is available for the Windows, OS X and Linux operating systems.[2] It differs from Firefox by being built for performance,[3] which it achieves by removing several of Firefox's built in components, including the crash reporter, safe browsing, spell checker, development tools, and support for various types of video and audio media.[4]


  1. ^ "Review of Firefox Light, a slimmed down version of Firefox browser". 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Light". SourceForge. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  3. ^ Ravenscraft, Eric (2014-06-11). "Light is a Stripped Down Firefox Build Made for Performance". Lifehacker. Gawker Media. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Light Is A Lightweight Variant Of Mozilla Firefox Stripped Down To The Essentials". 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2016-07-26.