The Helix Basecamp is the larger, more powerful of the Helix Lantern series. Helix Basecamp packs the latest LEDs, while the collapsible globe keeps the light soft on your eyes. Folding legs raise the lantern up to ensure it lights up a wide area, while multiple hanging options add versatility. Folding legs and collapsible globe also allow the lantern to pack down to half its size while you are in route to your destination. The globe can be removed to swap the diffused glow to a direct spot light. The power dial controls dimmable white and red LEDs in the same intuitive manner as old-school gas lanterns.
This lantern provides a burn time in white LED on high for 8-hours and 30-hours on low. With the red LED on high the burn time is 16-hours and 40-hours on low. Both the white and red LED are dimmable design and the light can provide up to 150 lumens of brightness. The white LED is a Maxbright and the 2-red LED’s are Ultrabright LED’s. Power is supplied by 3-AA alkane batteries (included). This light is designed for area illumination and disperses light in a 360° pattern to light up a campsite or other area. Lights rated IPX6 have a high level of water resistance; generally, they can take a quick dunking, some precipitation and even a strong spray of water. If water enters the housing of the light, please remove the batteries and dry everything out.
Ideal for Backpacking/Hiking:Planning to cover some ground and travel light? Maybe it’s the destination or maybe it’s all the steps between. Either way, lights in this category will help you find your way (or enjoy right where you are) when the sun goes down. (especially if something goes bump in the night). Great for Camping:Sleeping under the stars and getting away from it all. Whether you need some light to bustle around the RV after lights out, set up your nomadic home for the night among the pines, or enjoy some campfire time with friends, family (or yourself), these products will serve you well. Perfect for Caving/Canyoneering:When the spirit of adventure leads you to places where daylight is scarce, these lights will help you explore the darkest depths and narrowest canyons. (If Gollum needed a flashlight, he’d check this category). Must Have for Hunting and Fishing:Tree stands, duck blinds, jon boats, bass boats, streamside, dockside, backcountry camps examples of places that tend to be most productive around dawn or dusk. Check out these products to help you make the most of those hours.
Required for Law Enforcement/Military:Men and women protecting and serving in all different ways these lights strive to be as tough, bright and reliable as the people who count on them. Designated for Preparedness:Light is an integral part of survival whether you’re headed off the grid or experience a loss of power having your own source of light at hand helps to keep you safe. Important for Safety/Industry:Does your job require work in less than ideal environments? Sometimes you need a little extra light, sometimes you need a primary light and sometimes, that light needs to not only be bright, but be rated to work safely in hazardous conditions. Light weighs 12.6 oz. (358 g) and is proudly made in the USA.