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An interesting inflatable lantern.
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:42:44 PM »
I bought a new watch today and they were giving away inflatable lanterns with them.  It is kind of neat, solar powered, 12 hour battery life per charge, and good for about 300 charges.  Their website says they will last from 2 to 10 years depending on often you use them.

It weighs next to nothing and hangs from a cord or wire or whatever.  Three modes: dim, bright, blinking.  Here is a link to their website.  www.mpowerd.com/luci-user-manual.

This the light inflated and on dim.




This is the solar end and the strap to hang it up with.  The round dot is the switch.






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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 08:03:06 AM »
A friend brought one (maybe a different brand) on a couple trips and it was pretty handy. It was bright enough to see to move around camp but not so bright as to kill your night vision. It did not attract a bunch of insects like i expected. I'll probably get one.
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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 08:25:58 AM »
I just returned from a four-day backpacking trip.  Two people had them.  They seem lightweight (lighter than my LED lantern) and produced good light.  One day we forgot to charge them (they were inside the packs).  But the batteries still had enough juice from the previous day to last as long as we needed.

The trick is remembering to charge them in the sun.  People kept them clipped to the outside of their packs.  I like a "high speed low drag" pack.  So I need to think about how I'd keep it charged.

But overall I was impressed.

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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 09:12:04 AM »
We've had 2 for awhile.  Like them very much.  You can also drag them behind a kayak for night fishing or just illumination.
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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 10:48:59 AM »
I'd never seen one before, but I sure wouldn't mind having one.  How many frogskins & where do I order?   I didn't see anything in the link about that. :shrug:
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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 04:58:29 PM »
We got ours at Target, wolf
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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 05:06:09 PM »
There are two models.  One is $20 the other $34.  Go to the link to read about them then go to Ebay or other places to see what they are selling for.

Ebay has them with free shipping for $15.00 or so. 
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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 05:30:12 PM »
Make sure they're the real deal...

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Re: An interesting inflatable lantern.
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 07:11:43 PM »
Will do.....thanks, gentlemen! :thumbsup:
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