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Not your average lantern.
Carrying a flaming torch around scores you some badass points with the angry mob, but it doesn't really illuminate the inside of your tent all that well. Princeton Tec's Helix Basecamp Rechargeable Lantern may not impress the vigilantes, but it does beam out 250 lumens of red or white light via two long-lasting LED bulbs, so your tent and campsite will remain nicely lit. The dimmer switch lets you control the brightness, so your reading light doesn't have to be blinding, and the battery indicator lets you know how much juice is left.
If you run out of power, just stick a few AA batteries into the backup port and get on with cooking dinner or playing Egyptian Ratscrew. And if your phone runs out of juice, you can plug your phone into the USB port to power it back up. Princeton also designed the Helix to be collapsible, so you can take it into the backcountry with you, and it finished it off with a few hanging points, so you can really turn your campsite into a friendly home away from home.
- Dimmable white and red LED bulbs
- Rechargeable lithium ion battery
- 3 AA alkaline backup batteries
- Battery power indicator
- USB device charger
- Collapsible design
- Hanging points
- 250 lumens
- Item #PRT000N
- Q & A
GLOWS IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is really cool because of the glow in the dark, and the ability to recharge, I haven't had the chance to take it out yet, I mean it is cold outside and all wintery, but is a nice little light for in a tent or at a table for those late night dinners, or early morning breakfasts.