Showing posts with label solar lights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label solar lights. Show all posts

Small But Mighty Camping Light - Review

My favourite solar light company (you can tell a hippy camper when they have a favourite solar light company) has sent me a little Christmas gift!

The rather cute but extremely bright, SunJack. It's not a solar light by itself, it's a usb light, it looks like a traditional bulb and is very light (in weight!) it can be hung up. At first I wondered how I would use it - but I not only take solar camping, but some rechargeable power packs. They are handy on dull days when there is little sun, and can charge phones via USB. It turns out they can power the SunJack too!

To test it I didn't get the tent out, but I did try it on a dark night at home. DD helped to demonstrate the power of this tiny light.

It's a great little light and would be useful with a solar charger with a USB port too. Check out The Solar Light Company for some Christmas gift ideas for the camper in your life (or treat yourself!)

The SunJack® CampLight - the ultimate in portable lighting!  £9.95

It's bright and highly portable. Plug into your powerbank or laptop or any usb connection and off you go.  It lights the equivalent of a 40W incandescent light bulb so is easily bright enough to light a tent or a food preparation area and weighs almost nothing, ok thats not true but it only weighs 100g, roughly 100 Smarties®. 
When connected to the SunJack® Fast Charge Battery (8000mAh) it will light up for up to 20 hours. Amazing. So thats your lighting fixed. The long cable, an incredible 2.1m, allows you more freedom when placing it and it comes with an inbuilt hanger so you can hang it wherever you want.
The latest version only uses 2W of power and even comes with an on/off switch.  The materials used in the construction are top grade so the SunJack® CampLight is durable – shatter, shock, and vibration resistant. 
Main Features 
  • Super bright 8 LED USB light bulb
  • 340 lumens, equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb
  • 2.1m long USB cord
  • 270 degree beam angle
  • Powered by any USB source
  • On/Off Switch for easy use
  • Compatible with all USB wall plugs, USB powerbanks and laptops

 The SunJack retails at £9.95 but I was sent one free for the purpopses of this review

A quick "pre- review" - Solar power, lights, charger, action!

This is a very short review based on a weekend away, a fuller review will appear after I've tested these lights and charger at festivals over the summer,

I was lent a SunBell light/charger by the rather lovely Solar Light Company. They are superbly green and sent me  (as they send all customers) a little tin of seeds to plant to offset the carbon used in delivery of the product! Which was a rather nice touch.

The SunBell sounded so good on the write up I was sceptical...but it is as amazing as it sounds! A full charge on 3 hours of bright sunlight (we've had plenty of that) and it had power to light my tent and recharge my phone!

The ability to pop the solar array outside the tent and leave the battery etc inside due to the 3m cable was excellent.
I might be a bit in love, and I heartily recommend it. My parents. who camped with me were also impressed, enough to add it to the'Christmas wants' list! So that's one Christmas gift sorted. They fancy a yellow one. Did I say it came in various colours? It does, I'm testing a red one.

I am also testing the adorably cute Little Sun (perfect for kids and no danger of them wasting the battery!) and the Nokero Start (rather wittily shaped like a lightbulb, the old fashioned sort)

More news as it happens! Stay tuned...

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