NITECORE LA10 CRI: Award Winning LED Camping Light

Winner of the IF Design Award 2017, the lipstick-sized LA10 camping light is designed for easy storage and functionality. The budget-friendly AA camping light has a pop-up/retractable diffuser that offers 360-degree illumination, while the extremely compact body allows users to carry it around everywhere. It’s powered by a single AA battery, which is readily available and can last up to 23 hours. LA 10 CRI is probably the most portable and unique lantern light ever produced than runs on a single AA battery. Adjusting brightness is super easy and just requires the user to rotate the tailcap. The illumination can go up to 200 lumens, which is actually quite impressive for such a compact device.

Constructed from lightweight, yet solid aluminum alloy, the camping light feels premium in hand and the sturdy exterior protects core components from damage. The high CRI Nichia 219B LED can output from 1-200 lumens with a maximum luminous flux of 85LM and can cover an area of 10 meters (in diameter). The retractable diffuser means 360-degree flood illumination, while users can also use the camping light in focused beam mode by keeping the diffuser inside the shell. Rotatable tailcap allows conveniently turning on/off the camping light and adjusting brightness. The magnetic cap also serves the purpose of attaching the camping light with metal surfaces, while the lanyard allows hanging or suspending LA10 CRI with other objects. The camping light is also IPX6 water resistant and provides protection against spills, rain and light showers.

Specifications

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Parts Specs
LED Emitter Nichia 219BT
Lumens range 1-200
Luminous Flux 85LM
Type Camping light, lantern
Light modes Low, mid, high
Power 1 AA battery
Waterproof IPX6
Beam distance 50 meters
Coverage area 10 meters in diameter
Working voltage 1.2V
Impact resistance 1.5 m
Runtime 23 hours max on low brightness
Weight and dimensions 41 grams, 7.85 x 2.20 x 2.20 cm
Package weight 90 grams
Package contents LA10 CRI camping light, lanyard, 2 O-rings, Manual (English)

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Features

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  • 360-degree illumination
  • Thumb-sized
  • Aluminum alloy construction
  • Lanyard for handing
  • Magnetic base for attaching with metals
  • SOS/Emergency light
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Water resistant
  • Tail stand

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 Pros and Cons

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  • Highly portable
  • Durable, excellent built quality
  • Good battery runtime
  • High CRI LED
  • Easily adjustable brightness
  • IPX6 water resistant

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  • Limited availability
  • All colors are not available

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Conclusion

The award winning LA10 CRI is a perfect option for users looking for an extremely portable camping LED powered by widely and cheaply available AA battery. Runtime of up to 23 hours (on 10 lumens) is good-enough for most situations as keeping some extra AA batteries is not such an issue. LA10 CRI offers a lot of features, a unique design and solid build at a very affordable price. There is nothing to complain about it considering the asking price as the camping light delivers what it promises i.e. durability, portability and functionality.

How to Buy

Nitecore LA10 CRI is available at a market-competitive price from Gearbest. The following link takes to the product page that provides pre/post-sales support, more information about shipping and answers any questions you might have about the product.

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