Meet the BioLite BaseLantern

The BioLite BaseLantern is the world’s first flatpack lantern that combines breakthrough edge-lighting with Bluetooth connectivity to bring you a portable lighting solution that doubles as your own miniature smartgrid. No bigger than the sandwich you pack in your lunch, the BaseLantern can light large group settings, charge phones and other devices, and offer powerful real-time analytics so you get the most from your off-grid energy.


The BaseLantern is a 500-lumen, flat-packing LED lantern that lights your campsite while also creating “a mini smartgrid” you can control from a smartphone.

1. Illuminate large areas with a lantern that fits in the palm of your hand; extend light around your site with the integration of BioLite string lighting. 
2. The rechargeable internal battery doubles as a portable powerbank to charge phones, tablets, and other devices.
3. Unlock the functionality of a mini smart grid from your phone with features like Proximity Activation, Full Color Control, and Real Time Energy Analytics.



Edge Lighting: Big light in a small package

When you went camping twenty years ago, chances are you brought along a big bulky sleeping bag with you – but then compression sacks came along and took the air out, shrinking your bag into a fraction of its original size.

That’s exactly what we’re doing with the BaseLantern – we’re taking the air out. Using the same principles found in fiber-optic cables, we’ve skinned our lantern’s rechargeable batteries in a thin, durable, bright sheet of light.

By using edge-lighting rather than traditional diffusing lenses, we’re able to remove wasted space and deliver a lantern that’s four times smaller than the competition.




Shareable Energy: The Power to Do More

The BaseLantern features a 7800 mAh rechargeable li-on battery that provides a burn time of up to 54 hours or power out to your other electronic gear via 2 USB charging ports.

The BaseLantern also features two custom ports to power BioLite SiteLights for extended lighting.

Read more: BioLite Website | Biolite on Kickstarter