4 Must have Lighting Items for Camping

4 Must have Lighting Items for Camping

Many countries are still closing their border because of the pandemic and some even expect ‘normal’ travel may not resume until 2023. Everyone is desperate to go on holiday and outdoor camping is now becoming one of the latest travel trends.

Camper will need lots of gear for an outdoor camping adventure, items like a tent, sleeping bag, backpack and all sorts. But wait, never miss out this key item– the lighting set up for the campsite. A proper lighting setup for a campsite will create a perfect vibe for a camping adventure, in this article, we have come up with these 5 lighting items for your customers, scroll down and keep on reading!

Before looking into these 4 lighting items, you will first need to have a rough idea about the lumen. As defined by Wikipedia, a lumen is “A unit of luminous flux in the International System of Units, that is equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one-candela intensity radiating equally in all directions.” In short, the higher the lumen, the brighter the light will be. 

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So you may ask, how many lumens do you need for each type of lighting device? For headlamps and flashlights, 50-100 lumen is good for most needs, the string light is also similar since most of the time they only serve as ambient lighting, 75 to 100 lumen is already enough. Whereas for camping lanterns, as they need to provide 360° of floodlighting, the lumen will need to be higher, a lumen range between 200-400 is needed in order to light up a larger area.  

A Headlamp is probably the most crucial camping item for every camper, it allows you to do night-time cooking, setting up tents, and moving around in the dark. In general, it needless to be too bright, around 50-100 lumens will be good enough as you will only need some basic brightness for doing close work in your tent. A light-weighted headlamp with a long-lasting battery is also preferred when you are having a camping adventure.

2. String light/ rope light

String lights should also be one of the items in your top 10 camping gear list. As they are lightweight, battery-powered, you can quickly hang them up anywhere and light up the area in a short time. Some campers will use them for decoration purposes, you may hang them over your tent entrance or around small tables.


A flashlight is another common tool for a camper. You might ask, isn’t a smartphone with flashlight functions already good enough? Of course not. A good outdoor flashlight should have different light modes such as strobe mode or red light mode. What’s more, some of them even play the role of window breaker and seatbelt cutter or acting as a blunt weapon for self-defense in case of emergency.

4. Camping lantern

A camping lantern should also be included in your camping gear list. When choosing a camping lantern, you need to consider few things: Will you need a handle and base for your lantern? If you need to move it around all the time, a lightweight one with a handle is what you need, if not, just go for one with a sturdy base. Will you wish to have more lighting options to choose from? Many lanterns nowadays have multiple light settings. Some allow you to adjust the intensity of the light, some even let you choose the colour as well.

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