3 Favourite Camping Light Options

If you’re looking at taking up camping this year after months of being stuck at home in Covid-19 lockdown there are some essential items of equipment which you will need. Unless you happen to have night-vision eyes you’re definitely going to need a camping light. These are just some of the options available:

Coleman Duo Panel Light Lantern

Coleman Duo Panel Light Lantern

The Coleman Duo Panel Light Lantern is a versatile piece of camping equipment because it’s more than just a lantern. With high and low lighting options the Coleman Duo can set the tone for the evening. Use on high-level lighting whilst preparing a meal and then turns the lights down low as you relax with a glass (or two) of wine.

The really cool thing about this camping light is that it has two removable light panels which can be used as a bright flashlight or as a broad panel light with main or flashing modes. Each panel light has a stand and a strong magnet on the reverse to attach them to something metal or be standalone.

It even has a USB port on the top so you can charge your mobile phone.

MPowerd Luci Colour Essence Inflatable Lantern

MPowerd Luci Colour Essence Inflatable Lantern

If you’re short on space and don’t have electric hook-up then the MPowerd Luci Lights are a great camping light option. These are solar-powered lights which are inflatable, so they fold flat when not in use and will provide up to 8 hours light on a single charge of direct sunlight of 7 hours. These pretty colourful lights will look fabulous on the campsite but if you want plain white lights, they are also available.

3 Favourite Camping Light Options 1

They are also waterproof so could be used in the bath, hot tub or even at a pool party.

Vango Sunbeam Flexi Light

3 Favourite Camping Light Options 2

The Vango Sunbeam Flexi Light is exactly what it says, a flexible length of lighting which can be attached to the tent via special Sky Hooks. The Flexi Light is available in lengths of 2m, 4m or 6m. The 6m length shown here has 360 LED lights offering up to 3400 lumens.

The really clever thing about this camping light is that they come with a remote control so you can not only switch them on and off but also adjust to the required brightness depending on the mood.

Light Up Bunting

Light Up Bunting

As you can see, we like to be able to see our tent in the dark (it saves people from tripping over the guys) and it helps us find our way back after visiting the toilets at night. We have used the Light Up Bunting for the last few years because they don’t just look pretty when lit up at night but they also add colour to the tent during the day.

This camping light is battery operated, not solar but others may be available.

We also use small solar-powered light stakes (as seen above) which help to light up the front and back guys to prevent people from tripping on them. Generally, we just purchase these from Poundland or our local supermarket.


  • Sarah L Stockley

    July 13 at 8:19 pm

    I love the look of the inflatable lights and the light up bunting. When we are camping it’s one thing we lack, good lights. I will have to take a look.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 13 at 8:31 pm

      I absolutely love having lots of lights around, it feels so pretty and homely with lots of light x

  • clairelomax2018

    July 13 at 8:37 pm

    I LOVE these! Camping lighting is a nightmare, we go with battery operated bulbs and torch.

    I’ll have to check these out for our next trip x

    1. Sabina Green

      July 14 at 11:59 am

      Solar lights are fantastic for decorative lights but I really love my Duo Lantern, it’s the best 🙂

  • Jon

    July 13 at 8:52 pm

    Oh wow these look amazing! What a lovely way to make your tent stand out at the campsite!

    1. Sabina Green

      July 14 at 11:58 am

      I do love to have a tent which stands out 🙂

  • Beth Evans-Topham

    July 14 at 5:26 am

    These are very topical for me right now, we’re already planning our 2021 camping trips and buying the bits we need. 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      July 14 at 11:58 am

      Oooh, exciting times, our new tent has just arrived and I am itching to go out and pitch it!!

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    July 14 at 7:16 am

    That bunting is so pretty. What a way to make a tent a bit more exciting.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 14 at 11:58 am

      They look pretty, don’t they?

  • Jenni Fuchs | The Bear & The Fox (@bearandfoxblog)

    July 14 at 11:39 am

    I’ve never been camping before, but these could also be useful sitting in the garden in the evenings (when the Scottish weather allows, haha).

    1. Sabina Green

      July 14 at 11:57 am

      Exactly, they are great options for the garden too or even just for an evening picnic or watching the sun go down at the beach x

  • tiredbutcraftymummy

    July 14 at 12:05 pm

    I cannot count the amount of times I have tripped over guy ropes when camping. Lighting them up and using solar lights to mark them out is such a fantastic idea plus they look so pretty too!

    1. Sabina Green

      July 14 at 1:16 pm

      Tell me about it, I still have the skin burns to prove it! Plus you feel so silly lol x

  • Wendy

    July 14 at 6:33 pm

    I now really really want to camping just for the light up bunting. The few times we’ve been camping we’ve just used a standard torch, these are all way better!

    1. Sabina Green

      July 15 at 12:17 pm

      Haha, I like your priorities 😉

  • Stephanie Moore

    July 14 at 8:12 pm

    I love the strip lighting around the tent, looks fab

    1. Sabina Green

      July 27 at 2:22 pm

      They are amazing, so bright (but can be dimmed right down too) and so versatile. We have used ours over a beam and zig-zagged along the centre the of the tent too 🙂

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