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Best led camping lantern 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated November 1, 2018
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Norman RyanLet’s get started. After putting in 52+ hours of research and testing, I made a list of the best led camping lantern of 2018 and explained their differences and advantages.

In this article, I will be categorizing the items according to their functions and most typical features. Without further-a-do, let’s take a look at the Top 3 list in 2018 which are available in the market.

Best led camping lantern of 2018

I browse the various led camping lantern available on the market and list three of the very best. I am going to specify each good-to-buy feature as much as possible for your references.

You must have heard that the best led camping lantern should allow you to save money, right? Sure, but that’s not the only reason you should consider getting one. Now, let’s get to the gist of the matter: which are the best led camping lantern for the money?

Test Results and Ratings

Rank №1 №2 №3
Product
Total 4.8 4.5 4.3
Design
4 points
4 points
5 points
Versatility
5 points
4 points
4 points
Performance
5 points
5 points
4 points
Quality
5 points
5 points
4 points
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№1 – AYL StarLight – Water Resistant – Shock Proof – Battery Powered Ultra Long Lasting Up To 6 DAYS Straight – 600 Lumens Ultra Bright LED Lantern – Perfect Camping Lantern for Hiking

 
AYL StarLight - Water Resistant - Shock Proof - Battery Powered Ultra Long Lasting Up To 6 DAYS Straight - 600 Lumens Ultra Bright LED Lantern - Perfect Camping Lantern for Hiking

Pros
MOST RELIABLE LANTERN ON THE MARKET – It uses LED bulbs with an output of 600 lumens, guaranteeing you crystal clarity and over 100,000 hours of use.
6 FULL DAYS OF POWER! Battery Powered Can Be Used For Up To 6 DAYS Straight on a Single Set of Fresh 3 D Batteries. The last lantern you will ever need to buy.
Cons
Everything is OK.
 
Total:
4.8

Why did this led camping lantern win the first place?

I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable.

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Design
4

4star

Versatility
5

5star

Performance
5

5star

Quality
5

5star

 

 

№2 – Image Portable LED Camping Lantern with Ceiling Fan

 
Image Portable LED Camping Lantern with Ceiling Fan

Pros
Has 18 pcs bright LED lens,provide enough light when in your tent or in outside.
Fan rolling speed is adjustable, with high speed and low speed two modes. Just chage as your mind.
With 360 degree adjustable lighting angle,apply to all kinds of places use.
Cons
A little on the heavy side.
A little bit expensive.
 
Total:
4.5

Why did this led camping lantern come in second place?

Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice.

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Design
4

4star

Versatility
4

4star

Performance
5

5star

Quality
5

5star

 

 

№3 – Etekcity 4 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern with 12 AA Batteries – Camping Equipment Gear Survival Kit for Emergency

 
Etekcity 4 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern with 12 AA Batteries - Camping Equipment Gear Survival Kit for Emergency

Pros
ULTRA BRIGHT: Includes 30 individual low powered LED bulbs, designed for a longer lifespan. Carry 360° of luminous light while saving energy.(12 AA batteries included)
BRIGHTNESS ADJUST: Unfold the collapsible lightweight lantern for ultra brightness, and fold for travelling, backpacking, storing without taking much space; simply control the brightness by adjusting the height.
Cons
It is on the expensive side, but in the long run, it can save you a ton of money..
Not for beginners.
 
Total:
4.3

Why did this led camping lantern take third place?

It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. We are very pleased with the purchase — the product is great!

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Design
5

5star

Versatility
4

4star

Performance
4

4star

Quality
4

4star

 

 

led camping lantern Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy led camping lantern, right? No!

Upgrade pick

If you want a lantern that doesn’t use (disposable) batteries at all, you might consider the Goal Zero Lighthouse 250, which charges its Li-Ion battery via USB or hand crank (or solar panel, not included). However, you should be aware that this thing will only last 2.hours on its high setting. This isn’t really an issue if you’re pairing it with an external USB battery pack or a panel that you can use to charge it everyday (though you’ll have to buy those separately, which further adds to its high price). It’s well-designed and casts a warm, soft, very pleasant glow, but most people would be better off with something cheaper that lasts longer between recharges.

The coziest lanterns and a can of O’Doul’s, for scale. From left to right: Coleman Twin LED, Goal Zero Lighthouse 250, Mr. Beams, UST 10-Day. Lanterns producing softer, more pleasantly dim light are farther to the left.

How we picked and tested

When it comes to LED camping lanterns, the most important criteria is, of course, brightness, as approximated by the number of lumens put off. What are lumens? A measure of the amount of light produced. The details are complex, but the important thing to know is that a 400-lumen lantern casts roughly the same blaze as a bare 60-watt lightbulb.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Unbeatable as the 30-Day is, it isn’t perfect. Screwing on the bottom battery lid can require a couple seconds of futzing. You have to line up two little red stickers with arrows, which can be difficult to see in the dark. But you’re hardly ever changing the batteries, so this is rarely a problem. And anyway, the only other cozy lantern with a more convenient battery enclosure, the Mr. Beams, is only an OK lantern.

Long-term test notes

We used the 30-Day lantern on an occasional basis over a period of six months in 2015, and we still thought it was great; it performed just as well as the first day we started using it.

In case our top pick is sold out, opt for the UST 10-Day Duro. A miniature version of our main pick, it was the fourth coziest and ranked 9th in range tests, shining to 2feet. And like its big sibling, it makes the most of batteries. Just six AAs will burn for a minimum of 2hours on high and 25hours on low—plenty for most folks. And as a bonus, you’ll be able to easily use rechargeable AA batteries.

It’s about the size of a Coke can, which made it the tiniest lantern we looked at. This makes it especially great for sailors, sea kayakers, motorcycle campers, or anyone else who places a premium on a lantern’s size.

Pull Quote

So even if you fully charge it for seven hours one night, you won’t have enough bright light to last through the next night—let alone three more nights, like our main pick.

The crank worked better than expected. We ran the Lighthouse to empty, cranked vigorously for a minute, and turned it on again at a medium setting. It ran for 2minutes. That’s a lot of runtime for a little cranking.

In addition, it ranked second coziest in our tests, thanks to its warm-colored light and low low setting, and sixth in our range tests, allowing us to read at 30 feet. With a fully charged battery, it works great.

But it’s not the best choice for the majority of people. One: it costs more than twice as much as our more powerful, slightly less cozy main pick. And two: it runs for only 2.hours on high. So even if you fully charge it for seven hours one night, you won’t have enough bright light to last through the next night—let alone three more nights, like our main pick.

The competition

Since dimming to a cozy level turned out to be the biggest challenge for 250-lumen lanterns, I’ll list the competition from coziest to least cozy.

The Mr. Beams seems like a great lantern. It ranked a decent 8th in our range test, allowing us to read at a distance of 2feet, and it ranked third, two spots ahead of our main pick, in the coziness test. Uniquely, it can charge a smartphone from empty to full four times with just its four D batteries—allowing you to make calls, listen to weather radio, and more during a power outage. But the runtime falls short. Mr. Beams claims a runtime of 30 hours on high, “more than 30 hours” on low, and hours after charging that smartphone four times. Our main pick runs for 3hours on high and 720 on low. The Mr. Beams also lacks a useful medium setting, so anyone who camps will buy a lot of batteries for a lantern that can be too bright or not bright enough.

Those—our main pick, runner-up, upgrade pick, and those two competitors—are the only lanterns that dimmed to a really cozy level.

Wrapping it up

For camping, barbequing, or just generally letting your love light shine, the widely praised UST 30-Day Duro is the best. It boasts a great runtime, a light that switches from very bright to muted to cozy, and a standard design. The inexpensive price is a bonus. We’d pay even a couple bucks more.

Not surprisingly, the 10-Day is the best choice if its big brother is unavailable. And if you have an external USB battery pack or spend a lot of time off the grid, then consider splurging for the venerated Goal Zero Lighthouse 250. Aside from the woefully short 2.5-hour-minimum run time, it outperforms our main pick and allows you to recharge in the field.

Sources

Although many modern RVs’ awnings come pre-equipped with LED rope lighting, if yours doesn’t, you can always provide the same effect yourself.

This strip of LED rope light emits a soft, natural glow that will make your patio area feel much more inviting, and it’s dimmable so you can adjust the brightness to your needs. It’s also waterproof and battery powered, making it easy to use anywhere else you might imagine inside or outside your RV.

Suaoki Solar Powered Lantern

Once it is charged up, you can pick it up by the convenient handle to take it along for a nighttime walk to the bathhouse, or set it up at base camp to help you find your way around your motorhome. You can choose from three light settings: low, high, and a blinking SOS signal for emergencies.

The 30-Day Lantern

If you’re looking for simple reliability, it doesn’t get much better than this.

UST’s 30-day lantern is so named because it does just that: last for 30 full days on one charge, if it’s kept in its “low” 29-lumen setting. One charge will get you 3hours of the “high” setting, a blinding 300 lumens.

The lantern’s also water resistant and rubberized, making it difficult to break, and the whole thing weighs less than a pound altogether.

Choosing Camping Lights Made Easy

First, we take a look through a quick guide for choosing suitable camping lights for various needs. Then you will find reviews and recommendations for the various types of camp lights available.

The types available on the market has improved over the years for the outdoor enthusiast of today, even camping lanterns, flashlights and torches have changed for the better and become more convenient.

Choosing which type of camping light can be made easier with an explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Many outdoor enthusiasts will choose to use more than one type of lighting to camp out, and its easy to see why.

Camping Lanterns

These are a popular choice for base camp and car camping tips. These are great for creating light that has width for evening around the camp fire, playing cards or just enjoying a lovely evening after a days camping activities.

A camping lantern will also be suitable for backpacking and hiking, although only various models are suitable because of weight to be carried and fuel used.

Lanterns for camping can be battery operated, use liquid fuel, gas, solar powered or even the camping candle lantern.

There is much more to consider when choosing a lantern which you will find at the Camping lanterns page.

Led Camping Lights

Led camping lights could be a lantern, headlamps, flashlight or any other lighting that uses bulbs.

These are popular because the light output of each individual light emitting diodes (LED) are small compared to incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting.

LEDs should emit light in a small band of wavelengths, producing strongly colored light that’s efficient compared to other bulbs used for camp lighting.

Electric or battery operated Camp lights whether LED or not, are one of the safest options for camping with kids. Fuel lanterns can be a risk around children and should not to be used in tents.

These are a good option instead of using a hand-held torch, with some reaching over 100 metres in distance.

LED Headlamps

We briefly explained LED camping lights above and headlamps are no exception when it comes to a great light output.

These are a great option for any type of outdoor adventures, which includes hiking, backpacking, climbing and other activities.

These are brilliant for needing light without holding a lamp in the hand. Pitching a tent at night or finding your way to the toilet is made easy with a headlamp. Whilst they are great for backpacking and hiking they are also suitable for base camp alongside another type of camping light.

Further Advice and Tips

See which type of fuel will suit you best if choosing camping lanterns, this is explained in the lanterns guide.

For any of the battery operated lights check to see if your able to use rechargeable batteries or if the item is rechargeable to save the expense of buying new batteries.

Wind up type lights or dynamo lights are a useful form of lighting. They need no batteries, although they are not the brightest they can be useful and fairly cheap with no extra cost for batteries.

Battery Power

Lithium batteries outperform alkaline batteries in cold conditions, but if you’re mostly a desert or temperate camper or backpacker, alkaline batteries work fine. Just remember to remove them at the end of your trip so you don’t have to worry about contact point corrosion from the inevitable leak of an alkaline battery.

Rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are another option, and perform equally well in hot or cold weather, but do tend to drain power when not in use. Be sure to pack along some backup alkaline batteries even if you choose to use NiMH batteries.

Water Resistance

Lanterns provide a central lighting source, shedding light beams in a 360-degree pattern, allowing more people to use it, in limited ways. Inflatable lanterns are a lightweight option for backpackers who are more interested in subdued lighting. Neither type of lantern offers any sort of direct, focused lighting so neither are very good for detailed tasks.

In recent years, manufacturers have shaved weight and upgraded the design quotients of the basic lantern. Look for a small LED lantern (for longer battery life), tripod legs (to accommodate uneven ground), large button switches to make nighttime use easier, and a hanging system (preferably a hook) for use inside your tent or in a tree. All the better for extended backcountry use if it’s also foldable and durable. You’ll be hard pressed, though, to find one weighing less than ounces.

Tent lights

Weighing about the same as a lantern or torch, these are strung through the interior of your tent, like Christmas lights. Much like inflatable lanterns, they’re more about chilling than illuminating a work area. And they absolutely will not help you navigate a guy-wire strewn camp to take a leak in the middle of the night. Keep in mind, as well, that the batteries run out much quicker than most are rated (many say 7hours, but the ones we tested lasted 25% less than that so it’s a crapshoot). If you don’t mind carrying the extra weight of AAA batteries, than go for it.

Headlamp

The most complicated choice of all—simply because there are so many iterations available—is the headlamp. By far, it’s the most versatile, and offers the most stable, focused lighting. Prices tend to track inversely with weight. For the most part, the heavier the handlamp, the less you’ll pay. In the end, for many, it comes down to price point. If you’re an ultralight weeklong backpacker, you’ll likely be happy to pay more to carry less weight. For shorter trips, where weight isn’t as crucial, a low-priced headlamp will do just fine.

Some headlamps come with optional beam settings including wide, also called “flood,” for reading, camp tasks or nighttime elimination trips; or spot (also referred to as focused or narrow beam) for long-distance viewing or night time hiking.

Look for one with multiple lumen settings as well as a red light if you plan to camp with a group. Bright white (LED in particular) light makes pupils shrink and will temporarily blind your camp mates (especially on high lumen settings). Red light doesn’t do that, making them a more considerate choice for groups. Everyone can still see what they’re doing but without all the blaring and glaring “light” noise.

Your automated-lighting options

The first thing to look at is how the bulbs communicate with you. Some offer direct connections with your smart phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which makes setup as simple as screwing the thing in and following in-app pairing instructions.

Some smart bulbs come with their own gateway. Others, like the Cree Connected LED, require a third-party control device, like the Wink Hub.

Color control

Hue lights are also directly compatible with the popular web service IFTTT, with recipes already available that will change the color of your lights to match the weather, or to signal a touchdown from your favorite football team, or even to indicate when your stocks are doing well.

Grilling out

When you do things, you do them right. “Go big or go home” is your personal motto. You’re bring people together, whether it’s around a campfire or with the family on the annual RV trip. So of course you have a PackLite Max USB handy for this week’s big grill out. You’re not about to try to finish grilling the burgers in the dark.

Which is why you have this dependable lantern that will light up the whole grilling station, picnic table and more. Charge it from the USB port ahead of time for even more hours of bright light.

Music Festivals

You’re the light of the party, always ready to add a little something to keep the fun going. For festivals, you always have your PackLite Spectra USB hooked to your bag. We’ll find you at the best summer festivals, flashing all PackLite Spectra’s colors and showing off your eco-friendly gear. Whether it’s a little mood lighting or a rainbow of color, you’ve always got the feel of the crowd just right.

Camping

Ah, the great outdoors! If only you’d arrived to the campsite a earlier to avoid putting up the tent in the dark. But, no worries! You’re prepared. You take out your PackLite Max USB, inflate it and hook it to a branch and you’re set. The tent goes up without a hitch. Like you, the PackLite Max USB is about utility, practicality, and durability.

Ultra Bright LED Lantern 

Good for camping at extreme weather as it comes with superior military grade material also has a longer battery with power saving 30 different individuals LED bulbs. Ultra Bright LED Lantern  is listed on the top of our top best camping lantern review because it has a total combination of brightest LED light, high-class durable materials,   well-engineered design and super long battery for maximum brightness.

The advanced design helps you to hold and easily move the lantern and it comes with 10-years of warranty. Also, it is one of the best water resistant camping lanterns.

Important Features

The material of this ultra bright led lantern is well-graded which ensures longer durability of the product though having a lightweight with it’s compact design.

This lantern comes with the lower power consumption technology. It runs 1hours at normal brightness and hours in high brightness.

Important Features

This lantern comes with the size of 7x5x3.inches with a weight of 9.1inches with 60 lumens bulbs.

Energy saving bulb with an Omni-directional design having 30 separate energy saving bulbs.

The lamp offers you longer and high-class durability and is easily portable.

The lantern comes with a foldaway handle. Whenever you are out for a walking or any other work you can easily handle the lantern and if you are staying at your camp just fold it down.

Wrong into the Product

Streamlight 4494Super Siege Series Lantern has listed on top of this best camping lanterns reviews  with its ultra-powered LED bulb of 1100 lumen.

This spring-loaded d sized rings of the shape of the lantern make it more attractive to the customer. Because of the portable charging facility makes it be listed in this top best camping lanterns list.

Technology of Camping Lanterns

Also, you will find some best-rated camping lanterns available in the market which has unique dimming features.

If you need more light than you can go for liquid fuel powered gas lanterns.But nowadays battery powered lanterns are more effective as it has additional solar panel technology.

Dimming features are one of the greatest innovation for modern camping lanterns. You can easily turn the brightness high or low according to your use.

You will also find that best camping lanterns come with a waterproof facility. This waterproof technology helps to carry the lanterns in any places like rainy or snowy.

After all, as the engineering is going to an advanced level day by day so the manufacturers are also bringing ultra modern tech to their lanterns to make it more useful to the user.

Well, first let you know about the differences. The flashlight is kind of directional lights. Though it can enlighten a long distance but cover only a certain direction.

Headlamps are also likely to flashlights. Only the difference is it can be attached to your head. But lanterns will illuminate your surrounding area. So obviously, lanterns are the best choice.

Solar Panel Technology fo r Charging

Solar panel technology is a useful innovation through the camping lanterns can be charged via any kind of AC plug, DC plug or other dynamo crack function.

Also, this modern technology helps the lantern to keep running for a long time and saves energy. It is of great use at night. Your lantern will automatically become charged at day night and will serve you into the night.

Brightness

Most campers consider brightness one of the most important factors involved in choosing a camping lantern. People use lanterns in a number of setting. The light source must deliver despite this variable.

Is the light comfortable? You may find some lanterns emit harsh, almost blinding light. If you want further control, you could opt for a lantern that includes a dimming feature.

Overall, your lantern light should prove comfortable for your eyes and give you enough light for any setting you use it in.

Large lanterns prove hard to transport if you operate within a small tent at night. This is due as much to the amount of physical space the lantern takes up as the weight of a large, heavy lantern.

Smaller lanterns offer improved handling. They work better inside tents but might come up short for outside activities like cooking.

Pick a lantern that fits your needs best. If ease of use and portability is the most important to you, a smaller lantern is a good choice.

Features

Lanterns come in many shapes and sizes. They include features like the ability to charge smartphones, flexible legs for balance on irregular surfaces, dimming control, sliding globes or improved hooks.

Simple models that contain a single on/off switch also exist on the market.

The number of features is less important the how the features impact your camping trip. Choose a lantern that adds to your experience with useful features.

HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0 with Flashlight

Let there be light! The Blazin’ Bison LED 500 Lumen Lantern is capable of lighting up the entire room, so you can play games, walk up and down the stairs or read a book. It is without a doubt one of the brightest D operated lanterns you will ever come across. With it, you will be able to effortlessly brighten up evening dinners or your patio.

Value Section

Ideally, campers like to keep it as natural as they can by traveling light. Many have upgraded from the basics to the high-tech camping experience. Almost every camper’s essentials now include camping fans. They are safe, comfortable and light weight. In some camping areas, a camping fan is a necessity more than a luxury.

Ivation Solar LED

This rechargeable LED lantern with its built-in hanging handle, has a useful feature. It can collapse into a compact circle that makes it useful for not taking up a lot of space when packing. The light has settings – high and low, as well as having an SOS blinking feature. When charged, it offers 1hours of continuous light. Very useful is the fact that it can be charged by a USB cord but also with a solar panel.

Ultra Bright LED Lantern 

Good for camping at extreme weather as it comes with superior military grade material also has a longer battery with power saving 30 different individuals LED bulbs. Ultra Bright LED Lantern  is listed on the top of our top best camping lantern review because it has a total combination of brightest LED light, high-class durable materials,   well-engineered design and super long battery for maximum brightness.

The advanced design helps you to hold and easily move the lantern and it comes with 10-years of warranty. Also, it is one of the best water resistant camping lanterns.

Answer

Well, first let you know about the differences. The flashlight is kind of directional lights. Though it can enlighten a long distance but cover only a certain direction.

Headlamps are also likely to flashlights. Only the difference is it can be attached to your head. But lanterns will illuminate your surrounding area. So obviously, lanterns are the best choice.

Brightest LED Camping & Hurricane Lantern

Let there be light! The Blazin’ Bison LED 500 Lumen Lantern is capable of lighting up the entire room, so you can play games, walk up and down the stairs or read a book. It is without a doubt one of the brightest D operated lanterns you will ever come across. With it, you will be able to effortlessly brighten up evening dinners or your patio.

 

 

 

 

How to save up to 86%? Here is little trick.

You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the led camping lantern by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.

 

 

Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your led camping lantern wisely! Good luck!

So, TOP3 of led camping lantern

 

 

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