Monday, June 24, 2024
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Three portable solar-powered lights for travel

Travel-friendly lanterns that charge-up by day and keep going all night. Who needs batteries?
1 – Mpowerd Luci Aura

Able to cast light in eight different colours, this inflatable solar lantern gives 12 hours of light after a full day’s charge. Great around the campfire, campsite or out on the decking at your Airbnb. Read TravGear’s full review here.

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2 – LuminAID PackLite Max

LuminAID’s solar inflatable lanterns have been distributed around the world to people living off-grid having been created by some architecture students after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. However, they’re just as good for general travel as they are for disaster zones. It takes two hours to recharge and then works for 50 hours. Reviewed here.

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3 – Goal Zero Lighthouse Mini

Here’s an altogether more serious attempt aimed at more than just overnight campers. Using a separate solar panel to charge-up, and also able to recharge a smartphone or tablet, this lantern keeps going for 500 hours when fully charged.

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