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  • Two 3W LEDs output up to 250 lumens to light up your campsite or home; brightness level is easy to adjust with the turn of a dial
  • Built-in 4,400 mAH rechargeable battery powers the lantern for 48 hrs. on low and 2 hrs. 30 min. on high
  • Recharge the lantern anytime, anywhere—plug it into a Goal Zero solar panel (sold separately) or any standard USB port, or turn the built-in crank
  • Battery recharges fully from the sun or USB power source in 7 hrs.; 1 min. of cranking provides 10 min. of runtime
  • Lighthouse 250 lantern can also be used to power your electronic gadgets
  • Use the built-in USB port to boost your tablet's battery power by 40%, or recharge an e-book once, a smartphone twice or a digital music player six times
  • Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 LED Lantern has a battery level indicator that lets you know when you need to recharge the battery


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Best Use Camping
Lantern Type Electric
Bulb Type LED
Bulb Detail 2 LEDs
Max Light Output (Lumens) 250 lumens
Average Run Time High: 2 hrs. 30 min. / low: 48 hrs.
Batteries Rechargeable via AC, 12V DC, USB, solar or crank
Rechargeable Yes
Material(s) Plastic
Dimensions 6 x 4 x 3 inches
Weight 1 lb. 4 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multiuse lantern Used this for several overnight trips with great success. Light lasted quite a while on low setting with the crank recharging it at a decent pace. The attachment and hanging sections worked well withotut adding bulk to the package. Have always used propane lanterns but this has convinced me to give LED technology a chance. The attention to details has left nothing to chance. The charging cord wraps perfectly and stays in place. It's nice to not have to worry about empty tanks and broken mantles. This will be the high water mark other LED lanterns will soon be compared with.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power level indicator are not accutate As soon as I receive the lantern I topped off the battery to make sure it was fully charged. I set it to the 180 degree illumination and the lowest out put possible. The lantern remained on for 60+ hours. This was good. However, the battery life indicators failed to give an accurate reading as to how much battery life was left. The lantern showed two blue lights (indicating 1/2 of the battery remained) at 60 hours. The battery ran out of power at about 64 hours. Warning, the battery indicators are not an accurate indicator of the remaining power. You can not trust the battery power indicators to tell you how much power is remaining.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broken Recharging Handle I bought this product a little over a year ago and have used it 5-6 times. Works well as advertised as far as all of the specs go. I was sitting on my couch a month ago and decided to try manually charging it for with the crank on top just to give it a try. I had never used it before and it broke off in less than 1 minute of cranking. Love the light but that seems to be a weak point. Unless it has been upgraded in the last year I wouldn't recommend using it unless you are in a real emergency situation. If the crank hadn't broken so easily then this would have been a 5 star rating.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Breaks right out of the box I purchased this product on the 3rd of May, 2014. I was most excited to use the emergency crank feature on the Lighthouse 250. I opened the product and attempted to flip open the crank lever. With about the amount of force it takes to open a soda can the top of the Lighthouse popped first I thought it was supposed to, since it came off with no effort. After quick investigation I discovered the glue welding the two pieces together had failed, and after some internet searching I found this to be a little too common. I really wanted to incorporate this product into our overland kit but a failure of a emergency component is unacceptable. I believe the overall concept is great! but the quality falls short.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Portable Light and Power System I have had my Lighthouse now for a few weeks, I have tested the life cycle of the light, recharged it with a USB wall charger, Nomad 13 Switch 8, Guide 10, and slapped in spare AA batteries for the Guide 10, and charged again. That my friends is one sure fire way to have light for a long time. All specs were exceeded in my tests. I also used it recharge a switch 8, Guide 10, and RockOut2, all published recharged times were close. If all else fails, turn the hand for one minute and get about 10 minutes of low light. The red "cyclops beacon" emergency lights are great to draw attention. For an emergency kit this is handy if you trapped or changing a tire in the roadway. My only suggestion is to add an emergency attention "chip" to assist in emergency location tracking
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lantern that also Charges Phones Full disclosure: I'm a Goal Zero employee who has been testing this product for several months now. I've been using iterations of the Lighthouse 250 for several months now, and in my opinion this version of the Lighthouse is a huge step up from the previous version. Updates from the previous version include: - Adjustable light. You can light one side of the LED to use to light a path, and you can adjust the brightness. - Brighter light. This version is 250 lumens, which is much, much brighter than the previous version. - Double battery capacity. - USB rechargeable. Charge from any USB plug, computer or any Goal Zero solar panel. - Size. It's half the size of the previous version. - Charges most smart phones 2x. Still has: - Dynamo emergency crank - Emergency LED functionality - Durable construction Great lantern that also charges phones.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lantern for camping and power outages. We got a lighthouse package (solar panels) for Christmas and I can truthfully say that it is one of the most used and most valued Christmas gifts we have ever received. We use this lantern for light and to charge our cell phones when we go camping. My kids love it and it packs away super easy. It is sturdy, powerful, and just plan cool. We have also used it at home when the power goes out for a few hours. It is powerful enough to light up our whole room. This is a great gift item to have on hand for fun, and just in case of an emergency.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lighthouse 250 This has to be the greatest camping lantern in the world. It is plenty bright for those camping trips with no power. The battery time lasts for at least two days. If you buy a small solar panel and charge it very day you have all the light you will ever need without buying batteries. The design is light yet can be tall enough to use for a dinner light. I am so impressed with this lantern I am going to buy a second one for backup. I have never used the hand crank since the solar panel charges it up every day. I haven't used the usb charger either. Goal zero has become one of my favorite company making quality products the don't pollute the world we live in.
Date published: 2015-02-11
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is this compatible with other brand solar chargers?

Asked by: carpediemkath
Goal Zero only recommends the use of their solar panels for the Lighthouse 250.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-07

Is the Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 waterproof?

Asked by: ElNotorioso
Goal Zero does not share any details suggesting this product has any waterproof capabilities. I believe you should keep this lamp protected from moisture as best you can.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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