Ultra-Bright LED Goes From Bike To Campsite In Seconds Flat

Every time I go camping, it feels like the entire house ends up packed in my trunk. Camping is supposed to be a way to “get away from it all” but in the interest of being well prepared, a lot of extra stuff ends up tagging along. The key to traveling light when spending some time in nature is to bring sturdy items that can fill more than one need.

Bosavi’s multifunctional LED headlamp is exactly that kind of tool. First proposed as a Kickstarter project, the super-efficient not only helps you assemble your tent in the dark, but can also fill in as a camping lantern or a bike headlight with just a few simple modifications.

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Image via Bosavi

Although there are lots of different headlamps on the market, this one stands out in a few significant ways (and not just because it can morph into other types of lights). Inside you’ll find a custom Lithium polymer battery that’s designed to be compatible with the Solio Bolt solar charger. This battery can be recharged 500 times, and is efficient enough to provide almost 70 hours of light on low setting, yet strong enough to drive the High Brigthness LED to 110 lumens. You can also choose from red light for night vision, diffuse white light, two levels of high brightness spot light, and a strobe safety light.

Using a unique mount, the headlamp easily attaches to the handlebars of a road or mountain bike so you can take its light-giving goodness on the road. And once you’ve settled down for the night, the lamp’s packaging is quickly transformed into an origami table lamp!

The Bosavi headlamp blew past its goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter, but is still taking pledges. Backers can get access to the lamp at the reduced rate of $79.99.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog