Luminoodle ルミヌードル ポータブルLEDライト ロープ ランタン 防水 キャンプ アウトドア 緊急時 (1.5m + バッテリーパック)
Luminoodle(ルミヌードル) ポータブルLEDロープライト 1.5m 防水 キャンプ アウトドア 緊急用
Luminoodle ルミヌードル ポータブルLEDライト ロープ ランタン 防水 キャンプ アウトドア 緊急時 (3m + バッテリーパック)
LEDGLE LEDテープライト キャンプライト USB ロープライト ランタン 野営 登山 釣り用品 防災非常用 テントデスクライト ベッドランプ 車中泊 停電 緊急 USB LED ストリップ ライト 昼光色
(ルミヌードル) Luminoodle Luminoodle BASECAMP (6m)
|価格||￥ 10,110||￥ 3,866||￥ 12,826||￥ 1,599||￥ 16,178|
|品目の重量||280 g||125 g||140 g||97 g||0.81 kg|
|サイズ||1.5m + バッテリーパック||1.5m||3m + バッテリーパック||情報が提供されていません||情報が提供されていません|
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.
1. Not adjustable. The LEDs are really bright when in a smaller tent and they're right in your face. Why isn't there a dial to turn and get them to dim?
2. USB connector slides out easily. I guess this could be a feature for strain relief, but it's annoying when your battery pack slips and falls off, and then you're in the dark, looking for it.
3. Static cling. This thing has a case of some static cling. Between that and the sticky-ish silicone coating, it will pick up hairs, lint, etc.
I'll be 100% honest. I tried it out and liked it at first, but when it came time to camp, I just took a normal USB powered RGB LED strip with an inline controller. Not only could I adjust the intensity, but I could adjust the color too, which was really nice!