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Setting up in the dark

Lighting | Lanterns

Lanterns are a fantastic addition to any hiking kit. Spend your evenings reading, cooking or sitting around with friends without the harsh light of a headlamp or torch. We stock rechargeable Ledlenser lanterns, inflatable Lucy lanterns and more.

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Light Output

Light output is measured in lumens which is key to evaluating the brightness of a light source.

Unlike watts, which measure energy consumption, lumens quantify the total amount of visible light emitted. This makes lumens a crucial metric for selecting appropriate lighting solutions for various environments. A higher lumen rating indicates a brighter light, essential for tasks requiring good visibility. Conversely, lower lumens can create a softer, more ambient lighting.

While this is a good indication of how effective the headlamp will be, bear in mind that lumens just measure the brightness of the beam - not the beam distance. Many headlamps will show both the lumens and the beam distance, so it's a good idea to take note of both.

Battery type and runtime

Run time and battery type can differ greatly between brands and models. While a longer run time is generally more desirable, the choice of battery type can depend on individual needs. For instance, rechargeable batteries offer convenience, but you should consider if a single charge will last through each use and whether you can recharge them when necessary. In scenarios like multi-day hikes, where more than one charge might be needed, a lantern with single-use batteries might be a better option.

Size and weight

Consider how portable you need the lantern to be. Smaller, lighter lanterns are better for backpacking, while larger ones may be suitable for car camping or home use. It is important to balance size and weight with the necessary brightness and battery life, ensuring the lantern is powerful enough to meet your needs without becoming a burden.


If you have a particular lantern in mind but would appreciate some additional advice. Simply get in touch with our friendly sales team – they’re always up for a chat. You can contact us by calling our Tumut store on (02) 6947 4062 or by email.

Snow Peak Rechargeable Mini Hozuki Lantern

Snow Peak
Original price $129.95 - Original price $129.95
Original price
$129.95 - $129.95
Current price $129.95

Light your world with the Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern! The Mini Hozuki Lantern from Snow Peak is a versatile, compact, bright and lightweight LED...

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LedLenser ML4 Rechargable Mini Lantern

Original price $86.95 - Original price $86.95
Original price
$86.95 - $86.95
Current price $86.95

The ultra-compact lantern that can get you out of trouble when you're away from home. Ledlenser's ML4 mini lantern gives you the perfect light anyw...

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Exped Widget Inflation Pump, Lamp & Powerbank

Original price $69.95 - Original price $69.95
Original price
$69.95 - $69.95
Current price $69.95

Effortless inflation, illumination, and power on the go. The versatile Exped Widget is your all-in-one solution for camping convenience. This co...

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Luci Pro Series: Outdoor 2.0 - Inflatable Solar Light & Mobile Charger

Original price $64.95 - Original price $64.95
Original price
$64.95 - $64.95
Current price $64.95

We like to say if you dont own a Luci Light, well thats your problem. There are no good reasons not to make Luci an essential part of your kit, non...

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Luci Outdoor 2.0 - Compact Inflatable Solar Lantern 75 Lumens

Original price $34.95 - Original price $34.95
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$34.95 - $34.95
Current price $34.95

Meet Luci - the little light, who does big things.  Luci is a sturdy solar-powered lantern that is a lightweight, waterproof and reliable companio...

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Snow Peak Lantern Hanger

Snow Peak
Original price $26.95 - Original price $32.95
Original price
$26.95 - $32.95
$26.95 - $32.95
Current price $26.95

Create more light and in your campground with Lantern Hangers These nifty little hangers are designed to securely wrap around any pole the create a...

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