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    6 Reviews


    Whether you want a capable lantern for your pack or a light for your home emergency kit, the LuminAID PackLite 16 Lantern fits the bill. This simple, yet ingenious, light runs off of solar power so you never need to worry about batteries or chargers, and it's practically weightless and packs flat so you can store it almost anywhere. It has multiple modes ranging from an Extra Bright setting that illuminates your entire campsite to a Flashing setting that runs for up to 32 hours in emergency situations. Plus, it's waterproof up to one meter so you don't have to worry if it gets splashed or rained on.

    • LED lights
    • Solar rechargeable
    • Packs flat
    • Four modes
    • Charges in seven hours direct sun
    • Waterproof up to one meter
    • 30-hours of light on single charge
    • Item #LMN0003

    Tech Specs

    Power Source
    low, high, extra bright, flashing
    [low] 20, [high] 35, [extra brigh] 65, [flashing] 20
    Burn Time
    [low] 30 hours, [high] 10 hours, [extra bright] 6 hours, [flashing] 32 hours
    up to 1m
    8.25 x 12 in
    Claimed Weight
    2.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    This light is pretty cool

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Dude, I love how cute this thing looks! It inflates super easily and is really bright. I haven't used it much around water, but it is waterproof (I ran tap water over it just to make sure). I did a lot of research before buying this and this actually is a pretty amazing price for how many features it has and how durable it is designed to be! The solar panel looks sorta strange but you get used to it eventually. Because the battery lasts for at least six hours on a full charge, I am never really that worried about the battery dying on me. If you are hesitant, don't be; this light is well worth $20!

    Great light for backpacking!

      I originally received one that had a gross film inside the vinyl over the solar panel that affected the recharging. Probably should have been caught by Quality Control but thats ok. I contacted LuminAid ( offered to help as well) and they shipped a new one out right away. New one works great! Perfect for some ambient light in camp. Bought it to hang from the rainfly over my hammock. Would definitely recommend to others.

      The best lantern!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are SUCH a hit for any kind of camping. Pack small - about the size of travel tissue pack - but provide a lot of light. No need to worry about gas or weight with these lanterns. Everyone we camped with wanted them! I did not think they were hard to blow up, just like a beach ball.

      Amazing back country night light

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Wasn't exactly sure what to expect and kinda purchased on a whim. Worked perfectly as an outdoor night light for the camp site and as a nightlight inside a tent. Lasted all night the two times I used it on low setting and was effortless to set up. Charged even in low light situations attached to the outside of my pack. Blown up it is about the size of a nerf football and when deflated, it is about the size of a wallet. So light, you won't notice the weight.

      U LuminAID me happy, when skies are grey

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I'm not really sure why I'm so attached to this little balloon - perhaps because it looks adorably cheerful when lit - but other than the Kirby-esque cuteness, this funky little thing generates an impressive amount of light. It can be used folded up as a packet (which is how it arrives) or blown up and carried/hung/etc like a lantern. The solar charging is a plus - when electricity isn't readily available, it's nice to not have to worry about a source of fuel... granted that the sun stays out! I have noticed that it will charge in cloudy/overcast weather, albeit slowly.

      On a daily basis, I can leave it in my car, somewhere that will catch some rays (although not directly in sunlight - I'm not sure if that's good for the plastic), and use it to light up the cargo space of my Wrangler at night - an area that stubbornly refuses to be lit by the dome light inside.

      A couple tiny drawbacks: the design of the blown up lantern doesn't make it very comfortable to carry it around without the LED light in your eyes, but it's more irritating than blinding. It helps to hold it with the solar panel in the direction of your face or to just carry it folded. Also, the first time you try to inflate it, you may find yourself a bit light-headed. Took a bit of effort to get it properly blown up initially, but it was a breeze after that first lung-busting session.

      U LuminAID me happy, when skies are grey