HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0

Last updated date: August 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the HeroBeam HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0 placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 2, 2020:
Checkout The Best Camping Lantern for a detailed review of all the top camping lanterns.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
1,459 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s easy to work and comes outfitted with numerous characteristics to help to assure ultimate comfort.
- Top 10 The Best Reviews
December 29, 2018 | Full review
This lantern does away with the light switch so you won’t fumble around in the dark anymore. You just lift up the top part using the handle to turn it on and push it back down to switch off.
- Dotbeasts
January 16, 2019 | Full review
Compact and light weight, this design is outstanding and clearly takes into account important factors like rough weather, accidental drops, and the basic wear and tear that can come from use in outdoor and emergency situations.
- Amazing Outdoor Adventures
April 13, 2017 | Full review
Furthermore, it is completely water and shock resistant and comes with a hard ABS body. The size of this lantern is super compact, and it is also very lightweight so you can even keep this in your backpack.
- iPerfect List
May 2, 2019 | Full review
The HeroBeam LED Lantern use 3 sets of LED strips, which means that it will enough to light over the area of your tent, room, boat and shed with ease.
- FoxReviewPro
The housing is easily collapsible to make it compact when using it as a torch. Also, the whole lantern is weather sealed and built to withstand impacts when mishandled.
- Review Alley
Its body is constructed of high-quality and extremely durable ABS material. The lens is made of tough acrylic.
- Riders Trail
December 13, 2018 | Full review
The HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0 with Flashlight is very durable that it’s even weather resistant.
- Reviewzky
What experts didn't like
Decide not to look at the COB-LEDs, while it is on; it would burn a short image in one’s eyes
- Top 10 The Best Reviews
December 29, 2018 | Full review
Overpriced
- Dotbeasts
January 16, 2019 | Full review
The battery life is slightly shorter.
- iPerfect List
May 2, 2019 | Full review
​Battery lasts for only 8 hours even when fully charged
- Riders Trail
December 13, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

For this latest V2.0 version we’ve added a FLASHLIGHT in the base, giving unrivaled versatility coupled with our superior COB brightness. The COMPACT collapsed size means you can even keep one in the car for night time highway emergencies such as changing a tire or adding screenwash.​ EASY TO OPERATE – The lantern comes on as soon as you lift the top section, so no fumbling for a switch in the dark and it deactivates when the top is pushed down again. And there’s an entirely sep arate button for the flashlight, so there’s no annoying mode cycling with our lantern! Featuring the LATEST LED TECHNOLOGY in the form of three 48mm COB strips which brightly illuminate 360 degrees. Twice the brightness of old tech 30 LED lanterns, enough to light a tent, caravan, boat, garage or shed with ease. Also perfect for keeping round the house for use during power outages, Halloween and night time events. Ideal for INDOOR OR OUTDOOR USE – Camping, Fishing, Auto Maintenance, Highway Emergencies, Reading.

Overall Product Rankings

Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern
1. Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 15
Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern
2. Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 22
Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern
3. Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 15
Odoland Portable LED Camping Lantern
4. Odoland Portable LED Camping Lantern
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
Etekcity 4-Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern
5. Etekcity 4-Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
Lighting EVER LE LED Camping Lantern
6. Lighting EVER LE LED Camping Lantern
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0
7. HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
AYL Starlight Camping Lantern
8. AYL Starlight Camping Lantern
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 19
Coleman Quad LED Lantern
9. Coleman Quad LED Lantern
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 19

An Overview On Camping Lanterns

Whether you’re sleeping in a tent in the middle of the woods or launching a nighttime kayaking adventure, a good camping lantern can be your most treasured tool. Camping lanterns are made specifically for the unique needs of outdoor adventurers, with many even having a hook to make them easy to hang on tent poles and other surfaces.

But there are several things to consider when you’re in the market for a camping lantern. The first is just how bright you want your lamp to be. Most of today’s lanterns use LED, which are both energy efficient and powerful, with the ability to illuminate a wide space. However, you may want the ability to lower that brightness or switch over to a red light to navigate through your campsite without waking everyone else. Some camping lanterns even come with SOS lights in case you ever find yourself in an emergency situation.

As handy as a bright light can be, though, it won’t help much if it drains your batteries quickly. The energy efficiency of LED lights helps quite a bit, but some lanterns also have a setting that allows you to switch to a lower-powered light, preserving the bright light for only when you really need it. This can conserve battery power, with some lamps lasting for 12 hours or more.

Durability is another important issue. Although it’s important that your lantern last for many years, it’s also good if it can survive drops. Chances are, your lantern will suffer at least an accident or two on your adventures, so finding a rugged lantern is important. Whether you plan to take it on water-bound adventures or not, a waterproof lantern can be invaluable. You never know when you’ll be stuck in a rainstorm or you’ll accidentally drop it in a puddle. Some lanterns are not only waterproof, but they also float to make it easy to recover if you drop it in a body of water.

DWYM Fun Fact

Coleman is credited with bringing camping lanterns to the world. In the early 1900s, W.C. Coleman hung the company’s first gas lamps from poles near a football field in Wichita, Kansas. This effectively provided light for that night’s game at Fairmount College. That game is believed to be the first nighttime football game held west of the Mississippi. The lamp, developed in 1905 by W.C. Coleman, used a small pressurized base tank to provide safe, bright illumination at campsites. Since then, Coleman has been a leader in the camping lantern field, although today’s lanterns use batteries for power and LEDs for energy-efficient illumination.

The Camping Lantern Buying Guide

  • LEDs can provide plenty of energy efficiency without sacrificing brightness. The LED light on the Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern is especially brilliant, covering a wide space. With the Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern, you get 360-degree light distribution to help cover your campsite.
  • The Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern also comes with a red light, which provides just enough light for you to see without blinding those around you.
  • If you ever find yourself stranded and need help, the SOS light on the Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern will prove very useful.
  • Even with energy-efficient LEDs, camping lanterns can drain your batteries, possibly leaving you stranded if you don’t have a way to charge them. The rechargeable batteries on the Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern give you up to 12 hours of light. The Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern has a low white light mode, which can extend the life of your batteries to up to 295 hours, but the high setting will drain your batteries quickly.
  • The Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern runs on rechargeable batteries, which can save you money over time. The Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern runs on three D batteries, while the Odoland Portable LED Camping Lantern takes two D batteries. With the Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern, you’ll need three AA batteries on hand.
  • Chances are, you’re taking your lantern on outdoor adventures. That means eventually, it will suffer a mishap or two. The Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern is made from military-grade materials that keep it intact no matter what you put it through. The Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern has been extensively tested and can survive falls of up to two meters.
  • Water-resistance is also important. The Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern is waterproof, but the waterproof Streamlight Siege Compact Hand Lantern also floats in water.