Lighting Your Campsite With The Best Camping Lights
Light pollution is a problem in many urban areas. Getting away to experience natural darkness in the wilderness is awesome BUT you still need to see. Properly lighting your campsite keeps things safe and fun. The best camping lights include solar powered, battery powered, string lights and more! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.
Solar Powered Camping Lights
Using the sun to power your lighting device is genius but having the unit deflate to a super small compact size for storage and transportation is even better! This MPOWERD Luci Original – Inflatable Solar Light has really bright LED lights and lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. You blow it up (like a small beach ball), it’s waterproof and lightweight!
Want to add a splash of color to your campsite lighting? The MPOWERD Luci Color – Color-Changing Inflatable Solar Light has a color-cycling mode and featuring 8 awesome colors! The power button on bottom of lantern allows you to toggle through color settings. It’s inflatable, lightweight, waterproof and lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge.
Multi-Powered Camping Lights
The 3-Power Option Outlite 180 Lumen Collapsible LED Camping Lantern give you choices for power. It can run on: 1. Solar, 2. Rechargeable built-in battery or 3. AA batteries. It has 8 individual low powered LED bulbs. Because it is lightweight, sturdy and water resistant, it can be hung from tree branches to light your campsite as well as hung inside tents and under awnings.
The Suaoki Led Camping Lantern is a mini collapsible flashlight that can be charged by its solar panel or through its micro USB port. It has three modes: high, low or SOS blinking for emergencies. The small handle makes it convenient to hang from hooks around your campsite.
The Ivation Waterproof Rechargeable Flashlight is a small waterproof flashlight that can be powered by its solar panel or by its hand crank power generator. The three modes include: 1. One LED, 2. Three LEDs, 3. Three LEDs flashing.
Solar And Battery Powered String Lights
The easyDecor Water Drop Outdoor Solar Powered String Lights, are awesome for gently lighting an area at the campsite with a festive multi-color mood. They are water resistant and are powered by its solar panel. You can choose from steady-on or flashing modes. Other options include single color strands.
The Innoo Tech Solar Outdoor Globe String Lights have a unique look but they are fabric balls which may not be the best choice for all camping situations. My personal preference: when we are camping in remote “boondocking” destinations, I use our more rugged gear but when in improved campgrounds and RV parks, we use our more stylish gear because the roads are paved and our gear stays cleaner.
The Innoo Tech Solar Powered White Crystal Ball Globe String Lights provide 8-10 hours of a stylish lighting feel. This set has a built-in rechargeable NI-MH battery which is powered by a small solar panel which is attached to a stake and adjustable for efficient absorption and conversion of direct summer and winter sunlight.
In keeping with a camping theme, these Multicolor Dragonfly Cylapex LED Solar String Lights are a cute way to capture the feeling of insects in nature. With 20 LEDs and 8 modes, these fun colorful lights last about 8 hours after charging with the small solar panel that attaches to a garden stake.
Rechargeable Battery Powered Camping Lights
The Albrillo Rechargeable Battery Powered Camping LED Lantern can be easily hung from a tent by its hook. The built-in 1800mAh rechargeable battery can act as a mini “power bank” for charging your mobile device at the campsite. There are 3 modes including: high, low and flashing which can be used as an SOS signal.
The Hallomall 15W 24LED Work Light And Mobile Device Charger includes a stand and handle which is convenient to set the work light on the ground, tables or hang from trees and awnings at the campsite. Just plug the included charger into an electric outlet to recharge the built-in lithium ion battery. This unit also has 2 USB ports so you can charge your mobile devices during your camping trips too.
Battery Powered Camping Lanterns
This Coleman Quad LED Lantern is a great tool for lighting your campsite with a lantern runtime of 75 HOURS and 190 extra-bright lumens! The panel runtime is 1.5 hours and 47.5 bright lumens each; four individual light panels snap onto a single lantern. It is powered using 8 D-cell batteries and the lights recharge on the base.
The Etekcity Portable Outdoor LED Collapsible Camping Lantern runs up to 12 hours on 3 AA batteries powering 30 individual low powered LED bulbs. The design provides omnidirectional fill lighting for visibility no matter which direction you turn. Fold-out handles make portability and hanging easy; the entire lantern collapses for storage.
E-TRENDS Battery Powered Portable LED Lantern Light Bulb has a hanging hook design and is water resistant. The dimmer control feature is designed to save energy and maintain long battery life; it is easily adjusted with a button allowing you to choose from these settings: On-bright (150 lumens), on-dim, SOS blinking and off. Each lantern light bulb runs on 3 AAA batteries.
LE Outdoor 3 Mode Battery Powered Water Resistant LED Lantern
The LE 300lm Battery Powered Outdoor LED Lantern is water resistant and has 3 modes: low, high, flashing. With 300 lumens, this lantern is one of the brightest we are featuring. It runs on 3 D batteries which will provide run times of up to: 3 days on full brightness, 6 days on half brightness and 10 days on flashing mode.
Battery Powered Camping Lights
Want a new generation shop light? Here it is! This LED Work Light can be used as a typical flashlight or a flood light. It can hang from almost anything by its 360° rotatable hook or can be magnetically attached to any metallic surface with its 2 base magnets. The pivoting design allows you to focus the light exactly where you need it. It runs on 3 AA batteries which are included.
If you have ever set-up or torn-down your campsite in the dark, you know the importance of hands-free lighting. The LE Battery Powered LED Headlamp/Helmet Light is lightweight with an easily adjustable elastic headband. It has 4 modes including 3 levels of brightness using white light and a flashing red mode. This headlamp is IP44 WEATERPROOF rated; it is protected against splashing water from all angles. It runs on 3 AAA batteries.
When you need a little light and airflow in your tent, the Image Portable LED Camping Lantern With Ceiling Fan is a great piece of gear! It is weather resistant and runs on 2 D batteries. A set of batteries can provide up to 37 hours of light through its 18 LED bulbs, up to 50 hours low-speed fan hours or up to 30 high-speed fan hours. The design allows it to stand as a fan or hang as a fan or lamp from the hook on the built-in handle.
Mini flashlights are convenient to have throughout your campsite … in your tent, RV and automobile. BYB Super Bright 9 LED Mini Aluminum Flashlights have lanyards for easy hanging and handling. A simple push button turns the flashlight on and off. Each flashlight is powered using 3 AAA Batteries. We love these things so much we got a stack of them for home! 🙂
The ZEEFO Retro LED Wireless Motion Sensor Battery Operated Night Light is an awesome gadget for RV camping … especially when you have guests who get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. The light automatically turns on when someone passes within 6 feet of the sensor and automatically turns off after 15-20 seconds. It is lightweight with a stylish retro design and runs on 3 AAA batteries.
Catching up on reading is a favorite activity for many campers. Unfortunately, after the sun goes down it can be difficult to see printed books. This Mighty Bright 40511 XtraFlex2 Book Light can be clipped to almost anything or used free-standing while sitting on its base. It is powered by 3 AAA batteries and has an AC adapter which is sold separately, Mighty Bright AC Adapter-100V & 240V.
Glow In The Dark Light Sticks
Glow In The Dark Light Sticks And Necklace Strings are a fun way of lighting your campsite with color splashes just about anywhere. These sticks glow for 8 – 12 hours, come in 5 bright colors and are lightweight enough to hang from tents, awnings, tree branches etc.
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