Nitecore's LR50 Campbank 250 Lumens is a tough and waterproof lantern that doubles as a power bank. A great lightweight device for any trip away.
The Nitecore LR50 is an innovative new camping light, offering a maximum output of 250 lumens from the high CRI LEDs which offer a colour temperature between 4000K and 4500K. The lantern is recommend to be powered by 1-2 18650 Li-ion batteries which can be charged inside the light. It is also compatible with CR123 single use and RCR123 Li-ion cells, however these cannot be charged inside the LR50.
In addition to its excellent capability as a camping lantern, the LR50 can also be used as a power bank and 18650 battery charger. To use as a portable power bank, simple connect to the light via the USB port and allow it to charge your device, from headlamps to cameras and mobile phones. Alternatively, connect the lantern to a power source via the micro USB port, such as to a USB adapter, power bank or solar panel, to charge up 1 or 2 18650 Li-ion batteries inside the body of the LR50.
The camping lantern offers three brightness levels, plus two special modes of beacon and SOS. The LR50 has various options for which way the light is illuminated to save power and provide the best lighting set up for your application. Choose from downward lighting, suitable when the light is hung upside down, or forward lighting for short distance illumination. To allow for hanging upside down, the lantern has a metal hanger and a magnetic base so it can always be attached by the base, no matter where you are.
Nitecore's LR50 Campbank 250 Lumens performs two tasks very well at a low weight. Its a tough and waterproof lantern With multiple hanging options thanks to the hook and magnetic base. It emits a soft light up to a very bright 250 lumens.
The LR50 also double as power bank enabling you to charge other devices wit hits USB port. The device cleverly manages its battery level and optimises its power output to suit.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear