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When it comes to innovation in the outdoor lighting industry, Biolite are lightyears ahead. The BaseLantern XL is the first flatpack lantern that combines lighting with Bluetooth technology which provides you with your own little smart grid for charging devices.

To unlock this lantern’s full potential, hook it up to the low energy Bluetooth app that will allow you to use unlock the alarm function for early mornings, proximity activation to prevent any stumbles in the dark, and an/off dimming so you can switch your light up from the comfort of your sleeping bag or bed. The powerbank function will allow you to charge your phone, tablet and other gear thanks to the 12000 mAh battery in the BaseLantern XL. The edge to edge lighting design provides you with 500 lumens of light, but without the bulk, so it’s easy to slip into the top of your bag.

The sturdy stainless steel folding legs let you hang this light from a tree, stand it off a table, or angle the direction of light when you need it. With several different lighting modes, you can switch it red to preserve your night vision, change the light to blue to rest your eyes, or switch it to the multi-coloured light mode if you want to add some party vibes to your campsite or home.

  • Flatpack lantern and miniature smartgrid
  • Doubles as a powerbankbattery can charge phones, tablets, and other gear
  • 12000 mAh rechargeable internal battery via Micro USB cable
  • Stainless Steel Folding Legs to stand it up, angle it or hang from a branch
  • Blue tooth enabled, and with the compatible app you can control on/off and dimming, sleep timers and alarms, and proximity activation from your phone. 
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External Dimensions:
21.5H x 12.5D x 12.9W cm
Packed Dimensions:
12.9W x 12.7H x 4.4D cm
Plastic | Steel
Light Source:
1200 mAh Lithium Ion | USB Rechargeable
Run Time:
High 7.5 hrs | Low 78 hrs
Approx. Weight inc. Batt's:
0.653 Kg
Suggested Use:
1 Year

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Aug 27 2018

Absolutely wonderful!

So practical and useful around the house and for camping. This lantern packs a punch with masses of light, but can be dimmed down for a lovely intimate ambience. I've used it in my living room tucked behind a picture frame for subtle light, I've used it to direct at my face when video conferencing to improve lighting, to relax with when reading in bed, and to find my way around at night. This lantern will be indespensible on camping trips when I need to charge my iPhone unexpectedly, have some orange lighting to discourage insects, need bright light over cooking, or dimmed lighting for late night in the tent. The app on my iPhone is so much fun - who'd have thought I'd get excited about turning on a light! And of course my son thinks the rainbow effect setting is 'da bomb'! Thank you Nick from Snowy's for recommending this to me - much appreciated! :)

- Orange NSW
Mar 15 2018

Great light

Works really well in conjunction with the satellite
lights, don't think I'll be using my gas lantern again.

- Ermington, NSW

LEDS remain dimmed when off?1 answer

Hi guys, I've just got this and unsure if this is meant to occur but when the unit is off there are what appear to be 6 LEDs that remain 'on' but very dim on one side of the lantern where the battery indicator is. Is this meant to occur, are the LEDs meant to stay dimly lit or is this a fault? Thanks for your help.

- Melbourne(9 months ago)

G'day Matt,

I've just had a chat with our assistant store manager, Jake, who has a BioLite BaseLantern himself. He said that his stays dimly illuminated for about a minute after he switches it off but that it doesn't stay on permanently. If yours is staying on permanently, then it might well be faulty. Feel free to give us a buzz on 1300 914 007 and we can help you out.

- Snowys(9 months ago)

recharge1 answer

can this set up be recharged from another 12volt source? it seems great but the high power run time is not enough for a few days. thanks

- northcote (1 year ago)

G'day Alex,

It can. The BioLite BaseLantern XL is charged via a Micro USB cable.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

How many string lights does it power1 answer

Can't seem to find a basic answer to how many sets of string lights the base unit powers amongst all the bluetooth twaddle. Is it one set of two string lights (total, 2 lights) or 2 sets of 2 lights (total, 4 lgihts) and thus has two separate ports for each set of lights. Ta.

- Moonee Beach(1 year ago)

G'day Sam,

Great question. From my investigation, the Biolite BaseLantern XL can power 4 SiteLights. This would equate to a set of 2x lights running from the 2 available ports on the BaseLantern.

- Snowys(1 year ago)
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
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