Compact, collapsible, and inflatable to pack anywhere. Boasts 4000 mAh battery for charging smartphones, tablets, GPS and other devices. Bright 300 lumens illumination. Light can last up to 100 hours on low on a single charge. Rated IP67 dustproof and waterproof.
Takes more than 2 days to fully charge via solar power.
Very compact at just over 3 inches across, can be packed anywhere. Offers three lighting modes including emergency SOS mode. Can power a cellphone for emergency use. Also doubles as a directional flashlight.
Can’t replace full lighting. Won’t fully charge a smartphone.
Runs for up to 24 hours of light after sitting in the sun all day. Lightweight lantern at only 4.4 oz., which is perfect for hiking and camping. Gives you 4 different lighting modes, including a blinking SOS mode. Has a charge level indicator light.
Not the most powerful light. Materials may not stand up well to rugged conditions.
Good charging efficiency in a solar powered lantern. Lightweight unit that's easy to carry when hiking or camping. Offers 3 lighting modes, including an SOS flashing light. Looks like an inflatable white cube, meaning it provides a decorative element.
More expensive than others. Some problems with light brightness and charging capacity.
Mimics flickering lamplight. Decorative design offers rustic flair without the need to use candles, fuel, or power cords. Durable metal construction with plastic panels is weather-resistant and rated IP65 dust- and water-resistant. Comes in a pack of two lanterns.
Provides more ambience than illumination.
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Solar powered lanterns are handy pieces of hardware for camping or other outdoor activities. Solar lanterns have LED lights inside, giving you a nice level of brightness. These lanterns contain a solar panel, allowing them to charge in the sun. After charging during the day, you can use the light at night. Most solar-powered lanterns are made to be small and lightweight, so you can carry them when hiking or camping. Some solar lanterns provide a strong light that’s great for close-up work. Others are more decorative in nature, providing just a little light for ambiance. Some of these lanterns have a fast charge mode via USB for convenience.