Luminoodle LED Rope Lights for Camping, Hiking, Safety, Emergencies - USB Powered Portable LED String Light That Doubles as an LED Lantern
|Price:||$19.99 - $29.99|
- INCLUDES: The Luminoodle light rope includes USB-powered, waterproof LED rope lights producing 180 (5ft) to 360 (10ft) lumens of light. Also includes noodle ties, embedded and sliding magnets, utility loop for easy hanging, and a rip-stop nylon carry bag designed to diffuse light and double as a tent lamp, hiking lamp or LED lantern.*BATTERY PACK NOT INCLUDED*
- VERSATILE: You can use these portable LED string lights for anything. Add it to your collection of backpacking and camping essentials (who doesn’t want easy tent LED lighting?), use it as a safety light for kids and pets, or as bright, fun lights to make any party that much better. The LED rope USB plug is reversible and universal so you can use any USB battery pack.
- BEAUTIFUL, WIDESPREAD LIGHT: Sometimes you want bright, widespread light and the ability to use both hands - the Luminoodle makes it easy. With universal noodle ties, magnets and a utility loop, this LED rope is easy to hang wherever you need it. Your friends and family will be impressed when you use this great lighting system on your patio, in your backyard or as a camping lights string to light up your camping area.
- SAFETY FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES: Drape this LED light strip around you and your kids while you take a walk at night, keep it in the glove box as an emergency safety tool in case your car breaks down after the sun sets, or wear it as you ride your bike around town.
- LANTERN MODE: Turn your light rope into a lantern with the included rip-stop nylon bag designed to diffuse light and allow for easy carrying and hanging.
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A Few Ways To Use Luminoodle
Take a look at any lantern on the market today and you will just see a reboot of the lanterns people have been using for millennia. Then came Luminoodle (yes, we are serious about the name): the world’s first completely waterproof, flexible, ultra-bright ambient lighting solution that can be hung, strung, hooked, stuck to or wrapped around basically anything.
Use the Luminoodle at home!
The number of ways to use the Luminoodle is only limited by your imagination. With built-in magnets, it can easily be used as patio lighting and is a must for garage projects. Just open up the hood of your car and magnet the Luminoodle straight to your car. If your TV has a USB port(most new TVs do), just connect the Luminoodle to it and now you have a backlit TV or monitor that turns on/off with the screen.
Use the Luminoodle on your next adventure!
The Luminoodle can be used in two ways:
Light Rope Mode
Take the Luminoodle out of it's bag and unwrap the 5 ft or 10 ft of LEDs and strap it, magnet it, or loop it to whatever you have handy!
Includes 3 Universal Ties
It comes with 3 universal ties which can be used to attach the Luminoodle to tent poles, branches or any stick like objects available. At the end of the noodle is a utility loop allowing you to hang the noodle in seconds. You can also drape the noodle over your tent or in a tree to create the perfect ambient lighting.
Additionally with the built-in magnets, you can stick it to the side of your car or picnic table and light up your night time activites. With 180 lumens spread over 26 LEDs, it provides enough light to read without creating any of those irritating hot spots like a headlamp or flash light.
Rip-Stop Nylon Lantern Bag
In the included rip-stop nylon bag, Luminoodle acts just like a lantern by diffusing light and spreading it 360 degrees. Just wrap Luminoodle around any USB battery pack, turn it on, and stuff it in.
You can carry around the Luminoodle by its drawstring and illuminate the path ahead of you. You can also hang it inside your tent or place it on your picnic table and it works just like a standard camping lantern.
Use As A Storage Bag
Use the rip-stop nylon bag to store your luminoodle, accessories, and battery pack when not in use.
Light Up Automotive Projects
You can feed the Luminoodle through those hard to reach places like the engine compartment and undercarriage to get evenly dispersed light.
Outdoor Lighting Solution
At 10x brighter than your average Christmas lights per foot, you just moved up from accent lighting to real usable lighting.
Safety Light for Night Activities
Luminoodle is quick and easy to use. It's lightweight and flexibility makes it a comfortable night time safety solution.
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Top customer reviews
First on the Luminoodle light:
My initial thoughts were that the strip fell flimsy or that the rubber tube it was enclosed in was loose feeling and sloppy rather than a single molded or heat-shrinked piece, and I still have a bit of concern that this might cause one or more of the LEDs to loose their connection and not light up.
However after taking it on a backpacking trip, I changed my mind completely. Two thumbs up!
I arrived at my backcountry campsite after dark in the woods. I strung the luminoodle just above head level over the area I chose to setup my tent. A pleasant not too bright light allowed me to setup my tent, and see all the accessories needed without a headlamp. The included noodle ties allowed me to quickly attach the light to a thin branch and the low weight of the unit extended out toward the end of the branch meant that the branch would barely sag, even with the battery pack back towards the trunk. Consider also that I typically rig a clothesline with paracord over top or near my tent. This is so in the morning I can dry dew or rain off my tent fly while packing other items up. In this case one could just hang the luminoodle from the paracord clothes line for the same even lighting effect as from the tree branch when setting up a tent after dark or for general illumination over a picnic table etc.
Inside the tent, rather than a bright single-source light like a flashlight awkwardly placed in a pocket facing up to light the interior, or endlessly wearing a headlamp, with the noodle you can string it up in or around the gear loft. Now you have bright even overhead lighting perfect for all your in-tent tasks and you never have to worry about bumping it, setting it back up, or shining a headlamp in your camping partner's eyes while talking to each other.
It was also nice for late night trip to the spring to fill up water bottles. I propped it in a branch and the whole area was lit nicely. It's waterproof so if it fell no worries there, except for maybe the battery. A small nite-ize biner kept my battery attached to a branch.
The bi-drectional USB plug meant no worries also on how to plug it in, remember you plug it in in the dark, when things like that matter. Surprisingly the noodle was easy to manipulate such that the LEDs faced down when needed and hung by noodle ties. I didnt use the magnet, fwiw.
What would I add? A dimmer inline with the string, simple push and hold to dim with a slight blink at each extreme just like the Black Diamond headlamps, something made small with attention paid not to add bulk. It would be nice to not completely loose your night vision with a full brightness light when appropriate with the addition of a dimming feature. Also a press and hold setting for SOS might be useful as this would get noticed if you strung this up in a tree on a canyon edge or on top of your tent etc, if you really needed to signal for help.
The Lith4400 Battery:
The 2A stated output is nice, if you needed to it would charge your phone relatively quickly. But my feelings on the battery are not as positive as the light. My main beef is the capacity and cost vs features. Similar sized units by Anker are generally $10 less with 6700mah and use two high quality 18650 internal lithium ion cells. I have that model and use it daily and it gets all of it's spec'd mah rating.
What I would add? It seems Power Practical could have achieved the same capacity and added an LED light of some manner for the price tag they are asking. Just put the LED lamp on the bottom of the battery like a flashlight so you can hang it over something (like a picnic table) as the luminoodle is also running plugged into the top. Also I think for the money, more intuitive battery level indicator and switch, seems there are some things still on the table to implement with the battery to make it worth carrying in a pack. While off switch on the lith4400 is nicer than simply unplugging the lights for the weight I choose to have the larger capacity units by other manufacturers if I was on a 3-4day trek. I suggest implement the downward LED lamp on the battery, make it 6700mah, place a nice battery meter on the side and incorporate the dimmer/sos feature into it and I would pay 29.99, no problem, perhaps more. Keep the light cheap, add features to the companion battery and you have a nice combination.
So my final thoughts are, get the noodle, you will love it. Two thumbs up! It will prove it's usefulness and it is lightweight and small.
There is a good chance are you have another 5v USB device like your phone or GPS along with you and you will be bringing a battery for them. At this point I would recommend against the Lith4400 and pickup and equally rugged and reliable Anker unit for 30% less and nearly the same weight with far more capacity (6700) for $10 less. They also have a 10,000mah, weighs 6oz for $5 less.
The power source can be any USB powered outlet or battery pack. There is no on-off switch. Plug it in and it turns on. Unplug it and it turns off. This was a minor annoyance trying to find the connector in the dark to plug in. -0.5 stars for this reason. I did not purchase the matching power pack since I have several USB battery packs already, so perhaps it has a switch. Would have been easy for them to add one to the light itself.
The other reason I would not recommend this as a sole car camp light is that there is no dimmer switch. Sure you could put it into included translucent storage sack, but it's still quite bright and is draining the battery at the same rate. -0.5 stars for this.
This product is innovative and relatively portable. I would recommend it for car camping and home use. The lack of waterproofing, self-contained battery, and short runtime would not make for a good technical light source.
Things that can be added.
Inline switch on/off.
Remote, on/0ff. Witch i hear is a option on the base camp 20 ft
Use solor pannel to charge remote batt.
Wish they had and option to add a string to the end to extend them ...
Deff will by more.