BioLite built a new kind of multi-purpose LED product with its PowerLight Mini. It functions as a camp lantern, bike light, portable charger, and flashlight in a single, compact unit.
The PowerLight Mini from BioLite has four functions housed in a stainless steel case with a kickstand/clip, and “edge lighting” lens that amplifies its glow to a 135-lumen cloud. Five light modes allow it to transition from the campsite (white lantern or flashlight) to the back of your bike (blinking red light). The whole unit is 15mm thick and smaller than an iPhone.
Beyond the light function, the product’s 1350 mAh battery serves as a power source to recharge gadgets in the field.
In the video above, BioLite’s engineers explain how they managed to fit all its power and functionality inside such a small form. More details on the $44.95 unit are at the PowerLight Mini page.