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Goal Zero
Lighthouse Mini V2

2.6666666666666665 out of 5 stars
18 Reviews
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Lighthouse Mini V2

Whether your weekend plans include backpacking or a family reunion at the park that's sure to run past sunset, you'll want to bring along the Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini V2. This lantern provides plenty of light for your after-dinner card games, whether you're in a tent or gathered around a picnic table. Mounting options include fold-down legs, magnets, and hook so you can attach it or stand it depending on your location.


  • Electric lantern for the campsite
  • Bright LED bulbs cast 210 lumens and runs 4-500 hours
  • Built-in magnets provide easy mounting
  • Fold-down legs offer a stable base and maximum light dispersion
  • Rechargeable via USB cable and solar panels (sold separately)
  • Charges your phone and other USB gear
  • Item #GZR004G
Power Source
Batteries Included
[one side lit] low, high, [both side lit] low, high
210 lumens
Burn Time
[one side lit](low) 500h+, (high) 7h, [both side lit](low) 400h+, (high) 4h
Regulated Voltage
5V, up to 1A
2.9 x 4.5in
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

2.5 based on 18 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 7 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 5 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

August 3, 2023

Lighthouse 400

I purchased my Lighthouse 400 about 6 years ago. Went to use it today and couldn't get it to turn off. Other than not turning off it's still works like new. I been very happy with this lantern and was going to purchase 2 new ones. I was going to keep the battery from my old one as a backup after buying the new lanterns. Imagine my surprise finding out on the new ones you can't replace the battery. I really like this little lantern, it's been dropped, kicked and left in the rain but it's still working strong on the original battery. Because of the battery issue I'm looking at other lanterns that have battery replacements. I get that they need to have sales to make a profit but replacing the lantern because the battery went bad is not the way to do it. Considering most batteries last less than 3-4 years that's just wasteful having to replace the complete unit. Because of the battery issue I can no longer recommend this lantern.


Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 16, 2023

For what it is, it's great.

I admit I am a GZ fan. I have 2 Minis with extra batteries. Over the 5+ years of use, I've had no problem with the batteries. I don't even know even know where the extra batteries are. One lite I use every day. The 2nd is for the trailer and while traveling. It's a great little lite.

Harry Duane Miles

Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2023

Just perfect

Living in a senior apartment, we always have power outages at lest 2 times a year. Maybe more dark hallways. Lamination perfect, and light enough to carry and helpful to power up cellphones. Thank you

Neighbors all seniors

Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

1 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2023

Old Lighthouse Mini 5 stars ... new sucks

Like the others I returned the new one Luckily I foreseen this years ago Brought 3 Lighthouse Mini 7 additional batteries 2 cores ... replaceable batteries These were innovative Adaptive AND WILL NOT FAIL IF U HAVE SPARES @ GADGETS ARE USELESS WHEN OUT OF POWER multiple days I expressed this to customer services for years and deemed the company becoming less innovative as they claim Look at the products for the past 6 years Did your management/engineering team changed It seems so @

Backpacking Addict

Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

1 out of 5 stars

February 24, 2023

You ruined it.

I have the original and was going to purchase another, but the battery is no longer replaceable. Stupid.


Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2023

Left light in dishwasher for full cycle.

I have never written a product review before, but this light is amazing. I was repairing my dishwasher and put the light in the dishwasher for me to see. To test that the dishwasher drained, I ran it a full cycle. However, I forgot to take the light out. It was in the dishwasher for the full cycle -- including drying time. IT STILL WORKS. I have also used this product during hurricane and for other work situations. I have aLighthouse 400 as well. Both terrific.


Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

1 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2022

FAILED in design with unreplaceble battery!!

I love my version 1 Lighthouse Minis. I own 2. I also own a decent variety of other goal zero product including three Yetis, multiple light a lifes, other light houses, two different sherpas, and a torch. I own multiple panels and two tripods for older panels. However this proprietary battery and soldiered in battery nonsense is UNACCEPTABLE!! Not only does v1 battery not in production anymore and is completely proprietary but v2 is soldered in and not replaceable at all. Goal Zero, NOBODY wants proprietary unreplaceab garbage! Why garbage? That's what it becomes when the battery finally gives out. "Goal Zero" is absolutely not at all the mission if all the units with failed batteries go in the landfill. Think about that for a moment. You guys severely failed in design or you are flat out gaming the system for more sales! I'm seriously disgusted with this. By the way. You guys realize by manufacturer laws you are to support a product for 7 years beyond discontinuing that product? I work retail for electronics. That's how it works. What is wrong with you people on this one? Goal Zero to the garbage heap once the battery dies. Great business model!

Dissatisfied Customer

Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

1 out of 5 stars

December 9, 2022

Lighthouse mini battery

Evidently, you cannot replace the battery on the new one. Even on the old one, which advertised a replaceable 18650 battery, the user was required to get a proprietary battery from Goal Zero. Regular, commonly found 18650 batteries would not work. Now that battery is discontinued. It almost appears there is a reluctance to sell a product, once purchased, will not have to be replaced on a regular basis.


Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

2 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2022

Terrible downgrade

I own 4 of the original ones, they are awesome. I was about to jump on this deal however once I learned that the battery is no longer replaceable, it’s a no go for me. I own at least 20 Goal Zero products, it’s sad to see them lowering their standards.


Originally reviewed on goalzero.com

4 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2022

Great camping light! My go to for all occasions!

Bought one a year ago and bought another one earlier this year. Outstanding product! Works as advertised, compact, and lasts a long time. Keep one hanging on the support line of my hammock- lasts all night!


Originally reviewed on goalzero.com