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Biolite brings its customizable Nanogrid lighting system to the campsite

BioLite NanoGrid | Outdoor, Off-Grid Lighting System
Over the past few years, the number of options we have for lighting our campsites has grown substantially. Gone are the days of wearing headlamps or using bulky propane lanterns, as sophisticated LED lighting systems that are brighter and more efficient have risen to prominence. One of the companies that has been at the forefront of this movement is Biolite and its NanoGrid line of lighting products. Now, the outdoor brand is expanding that lineup further, delivering some interesting new ways to light up the night.

Debuting in time for the summer camping season, Biolite introduced four new additions to the fully modular Nanogrid family. Those products include the Baselantern and Baselantern XL, as well as the Sitelite Mini and Sitelite XL, which join the existing lineup that already includes the Powerlight, Powerlight Mini, and the standard edition of the Sitelight as well. Each of these items has been built to work seamlessly with one another to create a smart, rechargeable lighting system for use just about anywhere.

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The new Baselanterns are designed to serve as a central hub for the Nanogrid system. Both the standard edition and XL models are capable of putting off as much as 500 lumens of light and come equipped with two USB ports that allow them to recharge other devices as well. The lanterns can also provide power to Biolite’s portable string camp lights too, and they each feature Bluetooth connectivity that allows users to control the Nanogrid’s settings via a smartphone or tablet. The standard Baselantern is equipped with a 7,800 mAh battery, while the XL model features a 12,000 mAh power source. Both can be recharged via a standard wall outlet or Biolite’s Solar Panel 5+.

The standard Sitelight has been a part of Biolite’s catalog for some time now, and have become a fan-favorite. These string lights can be suspended from trees, tent poles, or other items, and are capable of putting out as much as 150 lumens of light throughout the campsite. The new Sitelight Mini takes the same design principle and shrinks it down to an even smaller, more compact version, while still offering the same level of illumination. Meanwhile, the Sitelight XL bumps the brightness up to 300 lumens and comes with collapsible, easy-to-carry fabric lanterns that further enhance their glow.

Each of the new Nanogrid products is available now. The standard Baselantern is priced at $100 while the XL model will set you back $130. The SiteLight Mini sells for $20, while the SiteLight XL jumps up to $30.

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