Reel out this solar-powered LED lighting solution for off-grid illumination & charging

Revel Gear solar charger and LED lighting
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This solar + battery + LED light combo aims to be the future of portable light & power.

With a 30-foot string of 100 LED bulbs delivering 350 lumens, coupled to a 6W solar charger with an integrated 10,000 mAh battery, you'll never be without lights or a smartphone charge, no matter how far off the grid you go.

A reliable, lightweight, and clean source of off-grid power can be a real lifesaver when traveling, whether to another country or to the backcountry, and when you add in a bright and efficient lighting solution, as well as a backup battery, you've got the beginnings of an adventure kit that will keep you lit and charged, without weighing you down. Revel Gear's Night Owl solar pack and LIGHT spool could be the backpack-friendly power and light solution you've been waiting for.

The Revel Gear Night Owl is a small solar charger with an integrated 5V 10,000 mAh lithium-ion battery pack that can fold up to a 5.9" x 3.3" x .9" package for storage or travel, yet delivers 6 W of solar power for charging small mobile devices from its 2 USB ports. The four-paneled device weighs in at 9.9 ounces, and can provide charging at both 1A and 2A, either while deployed directly in the sun, or from the battery after the sun goes down. The Night Owl also comes with a storage case that can double as an attachment point for hanging the charger while in use, either from a backpack, tent, or just about anywhere with exposure to direct sunlight.

The LIGHT spool features 100 LED bulbs embedded in a 30-foot long flexible waterproof (IP65) cable, which is then inserted into a spool that allows for it to be quickly reeled in without any tangling. The USB-powered lighting solution is designed to be plugged into the Night Owl, and can be chained together (up to 3 in a row) for longer runs of light. It's available in 7 different colors of bulbs, capable of delivering 350 lumens, and the spool has a dimmer option for dialing in the exact lighting level needed, as well as a number of other handy features (bottle opener, multi-tool, compass, belt clip, can opener).

To launch this new portable power and light solution, Revel Gear is running a Kickstarter campaign through the beginning of October, where backers can reserve a Night Owl for a pledge of $89 (MSRP $129), a bare-bones LIGHT spool (no reel included) for $25 (MSRP $39), the LIGHT with a reel for $59 (MSRP $99), or the full package of Night Owl and LIGHT spool for $148 (MSRP $228). The company expects to ship the lights to backers in April of 2017. Find out more about the company at Revel Gear.

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