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Lighting for the modern era.
Save your bulky, old-timey lantern for decorating purposes and light up your campsite with the BioLite Base Lantern on your next outdoor excursion instead. Not only does it deliver powerful, yet soft lighting fit for large groups, but it also packs flat for efficient storage and is equipped with smart technology so you can control it straight from your phone.
Edge-Lighting technology creates soft, even lighting without the need for a cavernous bell like most lanterns. High-efficiency white and RGB LEDs allow you to control warmth and create thousands of color combinations so you can add a festive atmosphere to your campsite. The Bluetooth Low-Energy app lets you control lighting, set timers, enable proximity activation, and get real-time energy feedback from your smartphone while using minimal battery juice. Forget about bringing tons of extra batteries or fuel canisters along—it charges via mini-USB so you can juice it up from a wall outlet, laptop, or solar panel. And with two USB outlets, the lantern charges phones, speakers, headlamps, and other small devices.
- Flat-packing lantern with smart technology
- Edge-Lighting creates soft and even lighting
- White and RGB LEDs allow warmth and color control
- Thin stainless steel housing is light and durable
- Bluetooth Low-Energy app allows lighting control and feedback
- Compatible with BioLite string light system
- Two USB outputs allow you to charge phone and other devices
- Charges via mini USB
- Item #BIO000G
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BaseLantern Smartgrid Goes Off-Grid
World’s first flatpack lantern that combines breakthrough edge-lighting with Bluetooth connectivity to bring you a portable lighting solution that doubles as your own miniature smartgrid. No bigger than a sandwich, the BaseLantern can light large group settings, charge phones and other devices, and offer real time battery feedback so you get the most from your off-grid energy. Free BioLite App included to turn your phone into an instant remote control for your outdoor hub.
It was ok.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Being able to control it from your phone or tablet is really cool, and the different colors are nice so you don't have a glaring bright light on all the time. This took over 24 hours to charge and after about 6 hours of use showed that it had 25% battery life left.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As a BioLite employee and frequent user of all our products, I would say the BaseLantern is one of the most fun and impressive in our line. You can really see the Edge Lighting at work here, with so many tiny prisms reflecting light to create an even glow throughout the lantern. The array of colors you can achieve either by pressing/ holding the top button on the lantern when it's in "color mode" or by using our Bluetooth LE app (iOS and Android compatible), is great for low light settings when you don't want to see white light, or just for sitting around and having a modern lava lamp controllable from your phone.
The BaseLantern also acts as a great hub for our "SiteLight" series of string lights, and you can use the BaseLantern to string up multiple SiteLights in a row, or dim them when you only want lower light.
If you're debating between the BaseLantern and BaseLantern XL, the main difference is battery size. The BaseLantern's 7800 mAh battery will get a few phone charges and is great to have with you for a 2-3 day camping trip, depending on how many phones you have to charge (the BaseLantern and XL each have 2 USB out ports to charge your gear) and what kind of lighting setup you need. If you feel more comfortable having a larger battery and more backup, go with the 12000 mAh BaseLantern XL.
Quick Tip: Use the BioLite app for enhanced features like Strobe mode, "Chill" mode (rotating colors) and newly added BPM matching. You can utilize all necessary and basic features from the light itself, but the app opens up a bunch more.
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