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4 Advantages of Using Rechargeable Lanterns

Posted on June 6, 2012 by goalzero

There are campers out there that think a lantern is just a lantern, to which we respond there are lanterns and lanterns. When camping, you need light, and there are a number of different lanterns to choose from ranging from good, better, and best. We have reason to believe a rechargeable camping lantern is the best route to take and here’s why:

  1. Lightweight. Compared to a gas lantern, a rechargeable lantern is light as a feather. Gas lanterns are typically made of glass and have metal canisters that add weight that rechargeable lanterns are able to eliminate. The lighter the weight of the lantern the more versatile it can be, whether it be to light up the card table or take it for your bathroom break.

    Rechargeable Lantern

  2. User-friendly. With the variety of lanterns like liquid fuel, gas, or even candle, a rechargeable lantern is an alternative that offers ease of use. All you have to do it switch it on and light is available. This saves you from having to remember to bring other items on the trip like gas to fuel the lantern or matches to light the candle. If you happen to have kids joining you on a camping trip, spoiler alert: they will more than likely drop a gas lantern and break the glass. Skip to the good part and allow them to carry a rechargeable lantern without worry.
  3. Safe. Lanterns with flames always come with a small risk of causing a fire, but rechargeable lanterns don’t require a babysitter. By avoiding a kerosene powered lantern, you can eliminate potential fumes.
  4. Convenient. The right rechargeable camping lantern offers a number of ways to keep it up and running. There are camping lanterns that can be charged via AC plug, DC plug, dynamo crank function, or with solar panels.

Of course, at GOAL ZERO we want to take traditional gear to the next level. Our own rechargeable Lighthouse Lantern comes with a USB port. This means that you can power other electronics on your camping trips for additional entertainment.

The bottom line is a rechargeable lantern keeps it simple and safe. Charge it, hang it, and continue with your adventures into the night.

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