LED lantern

Turn your smartphone into a lantern with Travelamp

Set the mood anytime, anyplace with the Travelamp lantern style light diffuser by Fred and Friends.  When you just need a little light, or maybe you don’t want to wake your partner while you get ready for bed at night, this little silicone lantern may do the trick. Besides being adorable, it’s functional and unbreakable …

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Firewater is a solar lantern/water bottle

I love all things that glow which stems from my childhood days when I was fascinated with glow in the dark toys and fireflies. Thus, it’s not unusual that the Firewater Solar Bottle Lantern caught my eye. This unique 700-milliliter silicone water bottle (6.5″ x 4″ x 3.5″) doubles as a lantern that when turned on …

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OxyLED P03 Portable LED Camping Lantern review

Ah, LEDs! The darlings of everyone from makers to artists to environmentalists. Low energy, low heat, long life, high output – what’s not to like? So it hasn’t surprised me that most of the battery-operated portable lights that have come across my desk in the last few years have used LEDs as a source. Most …

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A portable solar lantern that is powerful, simple and green

The Sun King Pico Portable Solar Lantern is a pretty slick looking little light that can be used for a lot of different activities.  When my kids were younger they used to fall asleep reading and I always  worried about the lamp getting too hot, or it being left on all night. This is a …

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Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern review

In the central Texas, mosquitoes are a year-round problem. We have those tiny Asian Tiger mosquitoes that love shade, hit quick, and bite hard. When the weather is nice, we love to sit outside at night in our live oak-shaded back yard and chat, drink iced tea, and occasionally toss a ball for the dogs. …

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This unique retro lantern can light your way, light your room, or charge your phone

The Barebones Canyon Lantern has a retro style, but it’s loaded with modern features.  The lantern has two 8W rechargeable lithium-ion batteries inside that are more resistant to cold weather than alkaline batteries.  It has a stainless steel, plastic, and rubber body and a handle that can be used to carry, to stand it on a …

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Old school meets new school with this candle powered LED lantern

If you have a Caframo Limited JOI Candle Powered Lamp, the next time the power goes out you won’t have to scurry around looking for batteries to feed your flashlights. The Caframo is a small lantern with 8 LEDs that doesn’t require batteries, charging, solar power or dynamo power. All it needs is one small …

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Luci is a solar-powered LED lantern

The folks at MPOWERD were inspired to create their LED lantern after the earthquake in 2010 left Haiti devastated and in the dark.  They developed Luci, a tiny but powerful solar-powered lantern that can provide light and safety to people worldwide.  You can keep one in your emergency preparedness kit or in your camping gear. …

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An emergency lantern that works for 30 days

What with all the Arctic temperatures and snow this winter, I find my thoughts turning to power outages and emergency preparedness.  This 30-Day Emergency Lantern from Brookstone promises to keep you in the light even if you lose power.  The LED lantern has fourlight modes – low, medium, high, and flash – that can produce …

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The SmartLantern is more than just a light source

Bracketron is debuting their new SmartLantern at booth 11630 at the SEMA Show 2013, November 5-8, in Las Vegas, but you don’t have to wait to buy one now.  The SmartLantern is an ideal accessory for travel or for emergency preparedness.  It contains a 7800mAh battery and a 2.1A USB port that can recharge some mobile …

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