Nothing is more soothing than natural light. The calming green glow of sunlight as it passes through newly budded leaves on a spring day. The fiery pink, orange, and yellow rays of a fresh sunrise burning their way across the sky are magnificent, yet awe-inspiring. Natural settings such as these provided the inspiration for BioLite’s new AlpenGlow camp lantern series.
“It’s right there in the name: we were inspired by those breathtaking color blends you catch at daybreak or moments like the Northern Lights,” said BioLite CEO Jonathan Cedar via press release, “with our design, users can select colors to match their mood – lighting plays a huge role in creating a sense of space and place and the AlpenGlow will help you feel at home, whether it’s the backyard or the backcountry.”
The USB rechargeable AlpenGlow lanterns provide more than seven light modes utilizing ChromaReal LED Technology, which emits broad-spectrum light for daylight-quality illumination even in low-light conditions. The AlpenGlow is also unique in that it possesses an internal accelerometer, which allows the user to simply shake the device and fluctuate into secondary modes such as candle flicks, multi-color party, and even, as a tertiary mode, fireworks.
The AlpenGlow is also IPX4 certified, which means that it’s resistant to water splashes, but isn’t quite waterproof and can’t be submerged in water. The battery has a charge time of two and a half hours and a burn time of five.
The AlpenGlow camp lantern series is available to pre-order in 250- and 500-lumen sizes for a respective $59.95 and $79.95 each. BioLite, founded in 2006, is an off-grid energy startup based out of New York City that specializes in creating daily life solutions for off-grid households.