One of the most useful devices that you can find when out camping is a battery camping lamp. These hand held items not only allow you to see but also provide you with sufficient light when you’re at a campsite or some remote location. I can’t think of anything more perfect for a group of people camping than a battery camping lamp that’s built right into your camp bag.
Be aware, though, that batteries don’t last forever. The battery will run down soon after you remove it from the camp bag. You’ll want to replace it at the first opportunity so that you can use the light with even brighter illumination.
If you’re in an area where rechargeable batteries are common, you might not have to worry about it too much. However, most times you find batteries in portable camping kits. These are the rechargeable type of batteries that you’d use in other electric devices. After you’ve used up the full battery in a small battery kit, you’ll want to replace it with a new one.
This is a fairly expensive lithium battery that is extremely popular with hikers and backpackers. Unfortunately, once it’s dead, you can’t just run it through the whole thing again because there isn’t enough juice to do so.
If you’re looking for a multi-power or multiple light battery camping lamp, you have a wide range of choices. Some come with rechargeable batteries and they charge with a USB port. Others, such as the extra bright and versatile LED camping lamps, contain rechargeable batteries.
Although they look and operate similar to rechargeable lamps, such non-rechargeable lamps are not quite as bright. Instead, they provide up to 300 lumens of illumination and are great for low light situations when you need adequate light without sacrificing quality. Also, the power system can vary from one model to another. It is important to understand the specs before purchasing a battery camping lamp if you plan on using it to last a long time.
For instance, the intensity of the battery output varies greatly from one model to another. A 200 lumens can be produced by a flashlight like the Turbo II or even the venerable Philips HSM-X, but this is not what you will find on the LED models.
One of the best ways to find out how many lumens you will get out of the LED flashlight unit is to take it on a test drive. Take it to a friend’s house and test it out to see how much it’s bright and then compare the results to other units. You may even be able to figure out which ones you prefer in advance.
It should have an auto-dimmer switch for those times when the power needs to be turned down. If not, you will need to test it before you run into a situation where you need to turn it off.
It also needs a remote control, an LCD screen to keep track of battery level, an automatic cell charger and various other features such as strobe mode. Most of these are optional extras that can be added on later. You can also have them delivered.
If you plan on doing a lot of camping and have a family, you might want to look into a multi-power or multi-light camping lamp that is powered by a rechargeable battery. It’s great for hikers and backpackers who are just starting out and don’t want to deal with paying for batteries and trying to figure out how to recharge them.