Product Review: Solight SolarPuff Lantern

The Solight SolarPuff Lantern is a collapsible and solar rechargeable lantern that can easily be unfolded for use, and afterwards folded back again.

You get a waterproof, lightweight and eco-friendly lantern that can be used for both indoor and outdoor lighting purposes.

The unique cube shape features 10 LED lamps that feature 3 different lighting modes, you can choose from Low Light, High Light, and even have a flashing light.

I’ve been given a Warm White and a Bright White lantern to review!

But is this lantern just a gimmick? Is it durable? Time to test it out!

Retail Packaging.

The Solight SolarPuff Lantern comes boxed in a zip close plastic bag. The bag measures 24.5cm x 13.5cm x 1.0cm and weighs 90G.

Retail Packaging of the SolarPuff. Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Contents.

Upon opening your Solight SolarPuff Lantern bag you will find: 1x Lantern.

Calapsed packaged SolarPuff. Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Solight SolarPuff Lantern.

The Solight SolarPuff Lantern is made from Recyclable PVC-free PET sailcloth with added UV protection.  The cube when fully popped up measures 11.0cm x 11.0cm x 110.0cm and weighs 80G.

You’ll notice the main Solar Panel is on the bottom of the lantern, this panel measures 7.5cm x 7.0cm and the main power on/off button is in the centre of the panel.

Solar panel and the on/off button of the SolarPuff. Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

On the top side there is a Velcro pull handle, this is great for hanging the lantern, but also is used to help pop up the lantern from a collapsed position to being fully open.

Image showing the Velcro handle with the SolarPuff lantern powered on. Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Using the SolarPuff Lantern.

Firstly, you need the help of some sunlight to charge the lantern via the Solar Panel on the bottom.  Charging takes around 8 hours to fully charge and you get around 5-12 hours of light (Depending on light level selection).

Close up of the Warm White SolarPuff. Image Source – Solight (Subject to Copyright)

To use, press the power button on the bottom, pressing once will put the lantern on Low light (60 Lumens), press it again to use the High light (90 Lumens), and if you press it again you’ll select the bright flashing light mode.  Pressing one more time turns off the lantern.

SolarPuff beach scene. Image Source – Solight (Subject to Copyright)

The lantern can be used for both indoors and out, and is very good for hikers, campers, and is also a great emergency light for the back of the car.

I found the lantern to be very durable and the material used is very good quality.  I’m sure it will last for many years without much deterioration.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand – Solight
  • Model – SolarPuff Lantern
  • Model Code – Puff1A
  • ASIN – B017WOCZAY
  • EAN – 868833000105
  • Lighting – 10x LED
  • Lumens – low setting 60; high setting 90
  • Battery – Lithium Ion 1000mAh; 3.7V
  • Solar Panel – 160mA 5V
  • Charge Time – 8 Hours
  • Industry Certified – IP68 (Dust & Waterproof)
  • Compliance – CE

Conclusion.

I really like these lanterns from Solight.  I really like the Warm Light version; the light is soft whilst still being bright enough to see what you’re doing.  The Bright White is a bright harsh light, that lights up a room very easily but does hurt your eyes if you look at the lantern directly, even on a low light level!  Solight also do a multi-colour version, which uses Red, White, Purple, Green, Blue, Yellow & Auto Colour Cycle Modes.

If you want the Solight SolarPuff Lantern for yourself, it’s available on Amazon and directly from the Solight website and comes with a full 12 Month Warranty.  The RRP for this lantern is £26.50.

Product sample provided by Solight in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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Darren

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