A Review of the Enkeeo Mosquito Zapper Lantern for Backpacking and Camping.
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The Enkeeo Enkeeo 2-in-1 Mosquito Killer Camping Lantern Tent Light is both a standard backpacking / camping lantern with 3 levels of light output, as well as a mosquito zapper. The bug zapper function uses several blue looking LEDs operating at 360nm to 400nm that specifically targets the attraction of mosquitoes (while mosquitoes are said to not be attracted to UV light (which has wavelengths of around 10nm – 400nm), these LEDs seem to emit light just at the edge between visible light and non visible UV Light. Once attracted, a wire mesh grid operating at 1000 volts completes task.
Features and Specs, As Per the Manufacturer
High Light (100% lighting) ≥ 180 Lumen, ≥ 6h
Normal Light (50% lighting) ≥ 90 Lumen, ≥ 12h
Low Light (20% lighting) ≥ 30 Lumen, ≥ 20h
Weight: 200g/ 0.44lb
Dimension: φ3.46″ x 5.08″
Zapper-Only Mode ≥ 15h
Voltage Input: 5.0±0.2V
Current Input: 900mA±100mA
Full Charge Time: 2~4 hours (depends on the input current)
Discussing my Favorite (and cheapest) Ultralight Camping Lantern Option.
Just a quick backpacking tips video to highlight a technique that I actually showed briefly in a video years back. I recently read a list of “camping hacks” that mentioned a DIY way to turn your camping headlamp into a lantern. They used a 1 gallon water jug to diffuse the light. Clever, and it probably works well, but it reminded me of my preferred method – simply using a headlamp and a balloon to create a lantern effect.
Surprisingly, I haven’t really seen or heard of hikers doing this very often. Perhaps it’s because it’s just too obvious, but I figured it was worth sharing.