"Brite Lites" serves as the tenth track on Del Rey's debut album Lana Del Ray. It is in the key of G minor with an approximate tempo of 120 beats per minute. The song has a Bollywood-influence with its use of vocal samples. Its instrumentation features repetitive bass drum hits, guitar string sound effects, synth sax bass line, a plucky guitar accent and various synth pads and keys.
An acoustic demo of the song leaked with No Kung Fu on February 11, 2012. On June 13, 2016, a snippet of Del Rey performing the song live with the band The Rich Whores in 2007 leaked through Instagram and the full rehearsal audio leaked on March 5, 2020. Two snippets of a demo produced by Steven Mertens in 2008 leaked on July 25, 2016. A new snippet of this demo was played on August 31, 2017 during an Instagram livestream, and the full demo leaked on December 25, 2017.
Del Rey has performed the song live two known times throughout the early days of her career. The first known performance was on June 14, 2007 at Union Pool in Brooklyn, and the second known performance on July 9, 2007 at The Cutting Room in New York.
Del Rey created her own homemade music video for the song, like most of her early videos, it features clips of Del Rey herself as well as clips she gathered from miscellaneous films and videos. It shows Del Rey in front of a blindfolded window, most likely in her own or a friend's house, dancing and singing along to the lyrics of the song.