|Item Weight||9 ounces|
|Type of Bulb||LED|
Mini-BoGo Light - Solar Powered Flashlight
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It's very bright. Not spotlight bright, it has a broader focus, tho you can certainly shine it on the ground when walking in the dark, just not several yards away. If you read the inventor's blurb, it was designed as a portable solar light bulb for third world countries, not a flashlight per se.
Mine is yellow, not orange, as they show in the picture. There's a glow-in-the-dark band around the lens cover. It is infinitely superior to the little AA battery flashlights, and has already saved me enuf $ in not buying batteries to pay for itself. The switch requires a hard click.
PS I am adding this 8 months after purchase. It is still completely reliable, holds a charge for such a long time that I've never seen it run down, I've left it in the rain, dropped it, lost it for a month and it was still bright. another brand left in the rain quit working.)
I just got it today and had to crack it open. SunNight Solar was smart enough to use a 1.2 volt, 1,200 mAh NiMH rechargeable battery, just like you can buy in any store. Better yet, they didn't solder it into place. So the company expects the light to outlive the battery, which will last for hundreds of recharges. The panel used to house the battery has a silicone seal as well as a bit of something gooey. Screwing the case back in made this hissing noise, proof of a good airtight seal.
The LED is sealed with the reflector, which is very shallow and doesn't give much throw. It's still bright enough to fill a wall, and it's passable off the ceiling. The Mini-BoGo is extremely light and has a built-in carabiner as well as a hole at the rear for running a lanyard. They put so much thought into this design. There are holes in the housing to reduce weight, and even the "bottom" half of the flashlight has shallow, molded finger grooves. SunNight says it's waterproof, and it's so light I bet it will float. My only concern is the sliding switch which is the only potential weakness.
They claim it will run six hours on a single charge. I can't wait to test it out. I only review things I like, so if you've made it this far, you may as well buy one and try it out yourself.
The BoGo Light is really one of the greatest products I own. For me, it's up there with my iPhone, Vizio TV, Toyota 4Runner, Gmail account, etc. I appreciate great design, efficiency, value, and durability and this product really holds up to its reputation. I own 3 or 4 and some extended family members have one or two for camping. They really will blow your mind the first time you turn one on in a room. You'll realize that there are flashlights, and then there is the BoGo Light. There's just no comparison. It's also just a great product to hold in your hand. It's really comfortable and molds to your natural grip. It's also staggeringly lightweight, you won't even notice it hanging on your shorts or backpack. I keep two out on my back patio and one in my truck at all times.
Again- I have worked with the company so I realize this review is biased. But- I also only work with clients who make great products. I got tired of working with things that were hard to sell based on poor quality, etc. So, take it or leave it- but my opinion is this is an A+ product made by someone who is incredibly passionate about the mission building a great light, and helping those who need it around the world.
Outside of that, I'd give it 5 stars, but there are still ways to improve it, perhaps these are just personal preferences.
1, Improve that clip so I attach it to my backpack to charge it and not be afraid to lose it as I hike.
2. A more focused beam, or a way to adjust.
3. Add another battery and make it brighter. Also, since you are able to open it up, you could use it as a solar charger for AA batteries.
4. Add a USB port to be able to charge it off of a computer, but also to use the light itself as a charger for almost anything that charges via a USB port. IE phones, GPS, walkie talkies, etc.
5. Add some different modes, or at least a switch that would allow different levels of brightness.
I realize these changes would drive the price up a bit, but not by a lot and it would make an already great product exceptional.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are the perfect light for kits for wider area use than regular flashlights--and work great for power outs in a room, so you can still function without having to carry a... Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by marla a. sharp
Great flashlight. I have used it for over a year and the battery still holds the sun charge. Would highly recommend.Published on February 6, 2014 by Upasika M
This is the best solar flashlight we've seen. We took it on a mission trip to Africa and highly recommend itPublished on December 30, 2013 by melodyt
Great solar recharged light! Beam is very wide, so it works more like an area light than a flash light. Battery is replaceable.Published on July 17, 2013 by New Qnap user
Mini-BoGo Light- Solar Powered Flashlight is an awesome light. My son will enjoy it on his many camping trips! Fast delivery, represented well
We bought 10 Mini BoGo lights for our trip to Kenya. Two for ourselves and six to give as gifts. Our six week trip took us to rural Kenya where electricity was intermittent. Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by Kathryn Ketcham
This flashlight is awesome-it is everything I hoped for. I keep it in a sunny window and reach for it whenever needed. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by yellow
I read the reviews and bought one, unfortunately I dismissed the 3 star review that said "it's not good if you're looking further than 6 or 8'" how very true. Very little light. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Scott-Mo
We looked all over, at many diferrent solar flashlights and lanterns, and this was the hands down winner according to the reviews as well as from third party published reviews. Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by D. Day