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Camping with a partner? Our Gear Guy recommends the Apollo, which uses a QuadPower LED light that pumps out 250 lumens, and features a non-glaring case and fold-down legs. It’s ideal for lighting up your camp kitchen or tent.

A flashlight and lantern in one, the Orbit is great to have around camp when night hits. The 105-lumen light operates with one button to transition among flashlight, lantern, and dual (lantern and flashlight both illuminated) modes.

Setting up a mobile office anywhere just got easier

Throwing a lit party doesn’t have to be expensive

Portable solar gadgets are better than a decade ago. But are they worth it?

The Luci lantern just turned it up a notch

It's easier than ever to find affordable outdoor lighting solutions

Everything you need to throw the ultimate party

Distilling our long, tedious road to configuring an Airstream's solar panels to provide enough energy to allow us to work from the road

The Luci Lux is an affordable, solar-powered lantern fitting for wherever you go

Everyone needs a classic camping lantern

Camp lights for when you don't have to worry about fast and light

The brightest, most advanced camping light on the planet is totally overkill. But it's awesome.

Equipping yourself to be a one-person A/V Club should be a point of pride

Mood light, spotlight, emergency light—all in one adventure-ready box

We've come a long way from the days of instant coffee and card games by flashlight.

Headlamps, flashlights, and lanterns keep getting lighter, brighter, and smarter. Here are our picks for everything from bike commuting to car camping, including the 75-lumen Black Diamond Sprinter with a USB-chargeable lithium battery, the 200-lumen Apex headlamp, and the simple 130-lumen Energizer High Intensity LED flashlight.

Spontaneity means traveling light but also being prepared. The gear you bring—bikes, boats, ’biners—depends on where you’re going. The rest? Pack no more than the Black Diamond Equipment Apollo.

New-School Lantern Your old propane-powered lantern might have sentimental value. But it’s also fragile and high-maintenance. That’s why we like the Titan. It runs on four D batteries, is bright enough to illuminate an entire cooking area (45 feet in diameter), and has a power meter to let you know…