Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Bright Outdoors Solar Lantern - energy charged by the sun or via a USB port cable [Review & 2-unit Giveaway]

When the power goes out, what do you do? Light candles? Get out the flashlights (oops! batteries are dead)? Or how about when you're camping in the great out-of-doors? What lights up your campsite or lights your way through the dark?
1) Solar lantern expanded, 2) Closed cover of the USB ports, 3) Hanging handle & solar panel, 4) Flashlight/strobe light

The Bright Outdoors Solar Lantern is a small, collapsible device that is truly a gem. It folds down to be tucked away in a pocket or backpack or safely stored away at home for those times when you need to have some light. My little video is very poorly done, but it is an attempt to show you how the light changes from normal glow to brighter glow and then to strobe/emergency light. (video might not work with Chrome browser)
video

I truly love this product. The light is truly intense and bright. There are two levels of light brightness and then a third lever that works as a strobe or emergency flasher. And you can use it as a flashlight to direct the light where you need it or it can be opened up to form a lantern that lights up the darkness very well. Truly a gem!
In a darkened room and with a flash on the camera, the lantern's
glow is still apparent in this picture though it does not fully capture
the brightness of this light.

But the goodness of this neat little lantern doesn't end with it's light abilities. You can charge it with the sun - solar energy. Or you can charge it with the USB port cable included. In fact, if you're out 'n about and your phone battery goes dead on you, you can use the charge of the lantern to charge your phone with the cable. So neat! I am so glad to have the opportunity review this product and can truly recommend it.

Product Description #thebrightoutdoors (from supplier):

The Bright Outdoors Solar Lantern is a super versatile, super bright light that suits any outdoors activity. Solar powered, you can simply leave it to soak up the sun's rays or plug in to a USB outlet for 6-10 hours of light.

The ingenious design creates 3 products in one: leave closed for a directional flashlight or pull open for a lantern that lights up the campsite or yard. If you need to charge your phone or other device, simply plug into the powerbank (will charge the average smartphone about 50%) 2 different brightness modes let you control the battery life. And there's even an SOS flash setting for when things get rough.

Clever design gives big light (65 lumens) from a package that folds down to just 2 inches high and 3 inches wide. It easily fits in your backpack, cupboard, glove compartment or just about anywhere!
Retail Price: $19.95 but for a limited time a special deal of $9.99 using the code JXGHI872. Find it on Amazon - click here.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary product to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated.

54 comments:

  1. I have a small flashlight by my bed .

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  2. I'd use this camping! Love that it's so portable and easy.

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  3. love to keep by the side of our bed for power outages we get a lot of them. thankyou, ken ohl pohl19@comcast.net

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  4. Not only would we use this camping; we would use it on our deck for late night picnics!

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  5. I love that it can run up to 10 hours on a charge. Perfect for those middle of the night bathroom runs while camping.

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  6. The fact that its solar and no need to batteries or an outlet!!

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  7. We would use for camping and bike rides at night.

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  8. I love it's so compact and portable.

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  9. I would use it for everyday living since I live off grid already!

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  10. I live off grid so I have flashlights, oil lamps, candles and a generator.

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  11. My husband is obsessed with lanterns, flashlights, and kind of lights.

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  12. Besides being great for camping andf handy when the lights go out, this would be a great thing to have in the car on road trips...just in case.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  13. I love that this is solar powered, I also really like how compact and easy to store or travel with this is.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  14. We would use this when we go camping!

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  15. I like that it can be used as a flashlight or a lantern. The versatility is nice.

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  16. I'd probably leave it in the car for use when we go car camping.

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  17. I would use this when we go camping. and leave in the car for emergency

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  18. My favorite feature is that you can Use it as a lantern, a torch or an emergency powerbank for your devices

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  19. I like that you can fold it up and put it in your pocket.

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  20. I love that you can keep it closed for directional light and leave it open for broader light. This is great Thank you so much for sharing

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  21. My son and grandchildren do alot of camping. This would be great for them. Thank you for sharing

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  22. I would use this for camping. SOLAR or USB POWERED - Porch, tent or hiking illumination without the need for batteries

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  23. I like the SOLAR or USB POWERED - Porch, tent or hiking illumination without the need for batteries best.

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  24. It will awesome for a camping.

    I am K S

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  25. I would use this when we go camping. :)

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  26. I really like how it can act both as a lantern and a flashlight. Very unique!

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  27. Not sure if I am supposed to answer this or not but we have a flashlight on our headboard and in the bathroom.

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  28. Feature I like best is SOLAR or USB POWERED. But, like you, I like all the features.

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  29. We'd use this camping. My boyz are Scouts and they could take this hiking/camping w/them. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

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  30. We had a tornado blow our power out not that long ago and this lamp definitely would have been handy! I would use it for that as well as for camping and spending time outside in the summer.

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  31. Not having to use batteries is wonderful

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  32. I would love to win and use this super cool Outdoors Solar Lantern for camping, too!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  33. In case of a power outage we have numerous flashlights and solar lights

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  34. Yes I have candles

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  35. I really love that there are several levels of brightness, including the emergency flasher. It will come in handy, especially this spring and summer as Texas faces severe storms.

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  36. We do a lot of camping. I love that it has such a long battery life.

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  37. For camping or just outside we like to spend evenings outside during the summer

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  38. We are all the time in need of something to use when traveling or if we go camping. This would be perfect for that.

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  39. I like that it can be charged solar or USB.

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  40. I would keep it for emergency lighting (it would make a great addition to the hurricane supplies) and also use for camping.

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  41. We would use this on our camping trips

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  42. These lanterns would be great to use during a power outage at night.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. I like that the level of the light is variable.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  44. I like anything solar, and this little light makes perfect sense for extended camping trips

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  45. Most of these type of lights I've seen were not dimmable. That's a handy feature

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  46. I would love to use these camping.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot(com

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