@sp3ar I don’t know about this guy, but Black Diamond makes some pretty bright lantern style lights & Goal Zero makes some hanging style LEDs that are also pretty bright (the GZ one I took on a week long camping trip, it ran the light at night, charged our phones/iPads and at the end of it all had a 80% charge and I have never bothered to set up the solar panel!!)
@RedOak Yeah I kinda want this too…and like you I have an array…just not all together…there is a more expensive one on Amazon that does even more but it’s $65…and I still want it…gah! This is so like the old days of woot! I love it!
@cengland0 The Lightwave Beam has the 1600 mAh battery while the Lightwave Camp Rocker has the 2600 mAh battery. The Lightwave Beam appears to not have a speaker while the Lightwave Camp Rocker does. Since the model being sold here appears to have a speaker, my guess is that the actual model being sold is the Lightwave Camp Rocker and indeed has a 2600 mAh battery.
Love the Amaxon link… $46 with $49 needed for free shipping. Just buy two for free shipping, right. A few suckers and the entire manufacturing run is paid for. A AA battery worth of mAH. This is a $15 item at best. Meh…
If Paul Revere had this, we have been taught, “60 lumens if by land, 120 lumens if by sea,” in grade school history. And he would have taken an Uber instead of riding a horse. Y’know, strike that. He’s have just sent out a tweet and his fellow colonists would have retweeted and we would have flashmobbed the shit out of the Redcoats.
Some of his family Went There. Or Were There to begin with. Several of his sisters and/or aunts married into German aristocracy, didn’t they?
I think he was thoroughly Britishicized by the mid 1930’s, and served with dedication and honour under the command of his future father-in-law in the Royal Navy during the war. Was PO’ed not to be in serious danger all the time.
Didn’t he absolutely despise his time around German schools and goosestepping when quite young? And his educational mentor had to flee Germany for Scotland?
And he’s the most Entertaining Ass in the royal family. Never at a loss for something insulting to say. And in his 90’s. So he’s cool.
The specs are screwed up. There are 3 models, Beam, Camp, Amp.
See all three of the lightwave specs on Brunton Site.
It says the camp has a 2600 MaH battery.
The photo of the box is for the Beam (lower model)
There is also an AMP model (cause no one would ever conflate Lightwave Camp and Lightwave Amp. So, the model name is not so great if it confused Me and Meh.
Interesting. Not entirely sure I have a need for this. I already own a bunch of lights and even more Bluetooth speakers. Could be useful when the power goes out maybe? But using the speaker and the light, wouldn’t the battery drain really fast?
@savvysapphire That’s part of the strange thing. If this is the ‘Rocker’ (with speaker), then it’s 2.6 Ah, and according to the manufacturer:
Up to 4 hours of continuous light and music on high setting
Up to 10 hours of continuous light and music on low setting
vs. what meh has listed for running the light on a 1.6 Ah battery (low 11.5 hrs, high 3.5 hrs, red 20 hrs)
If it’s linear, and 2.6Ah, then I’d expect 6.5hrs on high / 16.25hrs on low if only using the light. (and I suspect the ‘up to’ means ‘when using line in, not bluetooth … and before you’ve cycled the battery hundreds of times’
I just bought one (dogged-circular-spy) to give to my father-in-law. For him it’ll be just a lantern, but he worries about power outages and he mostly has flashlights so another lantern will be welcome. For me, it’ll be a bluetooth speaker and power pack when I am paying a visit. I often bring them with me, but I also often forget to. This solves the problem.
If Meh ships me the Beam instead of the Camp Rocker I’ll cry fraud, but I’m not too concerned. The sixth photo shows the Beam box, but the second photo clearly shows that the product being offered is the Camp Rocker. It could well be that Brunton put a batch of Camp Rockers in Beam boxes and those units found their way to Meh.
@salaosantiago actually… not so much. IF you had listed “-- with $ 100 bill” and it didn’t come with one you’d be just as well “grounded”. There isn’t any doubt about the way the specs are listed. Our best hope is that they are wrong and will come with the 2600 mAh battery, which would be a bonus. The key will be does it have:
a USB output
at least a 1600 mAh battery.
if any of those are not as advertised you could make a legit case.
@chienfou I have no illusions that my post was legally binding . And I completely agree, if it has the higher capacity battery I will be pleased - and surprised (my hunch is that these are either an older model or a freak production run with the smaller battery). I won’t wager a guess as to why the box photo shows a different model all together. What’s a few hundred milliamp hrs. between friends anyway?
@RedOak Now I want to order another, maybe I’ll start small - like /buy --color purple. Perhaps meh would hit mine with a spray can before boxing it up and shipping it off.
@salaosantiago just opened my box of 3… Each one says 2600 on the actual packaging, but they are in a plastic overbag that is just taped shut, not shrink wrapped as one would expect… so who knows?
Will have to fire one up and see how it handles!
Mine just got dropped off… will have to wait for dark to see if the light is any good (or I guess I could go into a closet if they are charged up at all) and try out the speaker to see how it works. Will post back here later.
@asharp Was the box sealed with the little round tape disks intact?
Both these models look pretty much identical. Sounds weird that they would have the wrong item in the box, but hey, it could happen I guess. Can you post a pic of the bottom of the light?
I got mine—a Camp Rocker inside a Camp Rocker box. Boring, but in a good way. Well-designed gadget; I wish I had purchased two. The hook is very nicely integrated into the carrying loop, and the “glow-in-the-dark” ring around the light is a clever touch.