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A lighting and energy hub in the palm of your hand.
Light up your entire campsite while charging your mobile device with the BioLite NanoGrid Lantern. A powerful three-in-one for any camper, the PowerLight acts as a lantern, torch, and powerbank and runs on a powerful 4,400 mAh Li-Ion battery that can be charged from any USB source and then share that power to any of your USB chargeable gear. The 250 lumen focused torch turns night to day, illuminating the trail for when you're trying to make your way back to camp, while the 200 lumen lantern can be switched to either an ambient, dimmed setting that lasts for up to 72 hours, or an emergency strobe setting if you find yourself in trouble. Set up the included chainable, overhead 150 lumen SiteLights within 40ft of the PowerLight to brighten the whole site up as you make dinner for the group.
- 4,400 mAh lithium-ion battery
- 16 Wh storage
- 250 lumen torch
- 200 lumen lantern
- 2 SiteLights included (10ft per)
- Micro-USB rechargeable
- Item #BIO0007
- Q & A
Nice Little Unit
I got this little unit for camping and a back-up light for emergencies ( bad weather and such). A great all around multi function flashlight. The down side, the torch does not seem 250 lumens? My other flashlight is a 150 lumens and in the field definitely shines brighter? All negatives aside, the best camping flashlight I could fine. The Biomini may be the better choice for backpacking. I contacted Biolight with a idea to make a headband for the mini so you can wear it like a headlamp. I also got a 14w solar panel for the flashlight so one can recharge from anywhere. I like the idea of independent energy. All in all I would recommend the Biolight to anyone. Backcountry has the best price for Biolight I could anywhere.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Love these, brightest camp around.
I recommend a rope or sling to get creative setting them up.
Really adds to a meal in the outdoors to have lightweight, overhead lighting. Highly recommended.
A Really Nice Nightlight
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
We gave up on tent camping years ago (two-year-olds and tents don't mix well) so we bought a 50-year-old travel trailer. Naturally, I don't trust electrical that was installed half a century ago, so we were using a variety of cheap big box store lanterns and headlamps to light the trailer at night. When our cheap lantern bit the dust earlier this summer I bought a Nanogrid lantern to replace it, and it's improved every aspect of nighttime in the trailer.
We hang the bright main lantern over the stove to give plenty of task lighting, and then string the SiteLights over the two sleeping areas. With the directional focused torch it's easy to check on food, fill sippy cups and mix cocktails. When dinner is over, the non-directional lantern provides plenty of light for moving the Sorry pieces around the board and getting everyone into their jammies. At bedtime we dim the SiteLight over the kids' bed to it's lowest setting, and turn off the main lantern and the SiteLight over our bed. At it's lowest setting the the SiteLight makes a good nightlight, and we can leave it on all night without totally draining the battery. We've used this setup for three nights in a row without killing the battery, but we probably wouldn't make it a fourth night.
During the day we unstring the SiteLights, and put the entire setup in the drawer. The main lantern is about the size of two iPhones stacked on each other, and the SightLights snap to each other to make a sphere-like object about the size of small orange. The SightLight cords wrap around the lights, so you never have to worry about a spaghetti mess of cords in your drawer or pack.
We've only attempted to use the USB charger on our iPhone once, but it was at the end of the trip and the lantern battery was flat so we only got enough of a boost to turn the phone on before it died again.
* Pretty small for being three lights; easily packs into a small space
* Good battery life, easy to recharge through the USB interface
* SightLights are awesome for dimmable lighting
* Remembers the dimmer settings between uses, so you get the perfect brightness every time
* The hook on the lantern makes it easy to hang pretty much anywhere
* The SightLights have notches in the top of the unit which allow you to hang the light on the angle so you can turn them away from sleeping faces
* SightLights can be turned on individually
* Battery meter on the back makes it easy to check charging levels
* The rubber flap which covers the USB port on the back doesn't fit at all; if I were using these exclusively outdoors I would be concerned about dust and moisture getting into the port
* One SightLight plugs into the back of the Lantern, while the second SightLight plugs into its twin; this makes for complicated cord runs if you want to use the Lantern at the center of the daisy chain
* The SightLight cords don't wrap fully around the SightLights themselves, leaving a few inches of exposed floppiness (this is really a con because of my mild OCD tendencies when it comes to cable management, it doesn't really impact the usefulness of the light)
* Comes with a Micro-USB cable to recharge the lantern, but does not come with a wall adapter (we use our iPhone adapter)
* The color is really an unfortunate shade of orange
I like this the Biogrid so much I've considered buying a second setup so we can keep one inside the trailer, and a second set outside near the fire pit.
Nicely packable light and battery in-one
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
We picked up the BioLite NanoGrid on our way out to the Henry Rierson Campgrounds in Oregon this past Memorial Day. The camp site and tents were well lit by the product, and we charged our mobile devices overnight. I was a little worried the SiteLights would tangle, but the design is perfect; set-up and take-down was quick and easy. It was my youngest daughter's first time out with us, so the dimmable lighting modes were great for her tent at night. Overall, this is a fantastic product - great for camping.
How many can you chain together?
The kit comes with the PowerLight (main lantern) and two SightLights. However, you can daisy chain up to four SightLights together.