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The Princeton Tec Helix Basecamp Rechargeable lantern is specially designed to be one of the most compact and versatile camping lanterns.

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The neutral white LED is fully dimmable from 250 to 25 lumens. Looking to preserve your night vision? Switch to the red LED so you don't disturb your neighbors. The Helix Rechargeable runs an amazing 5 hours in high and 18 hours in low. The Helix Rechargeable offers dual power options - the included lithium-ion battery or three AA batteries, so you can rest assured you'll always be able to find power when you need it.


  • Neutral white Maxbright LED and red Ultrabright LED
  • fully dimmable brightness from 250 to 25 lumens (white LED)
  • powered by either the included 3.7V 2000mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack OR three AA alkaline batteries
  • run time specs with lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack: Highest white - 250 lumens, 5 hour run time Lowest white - 25 lumens, 18 hour run time Highest red - 7 hour run time Lowest red - 22 hour run time
  • run time specs with three AA alkaline batteries: Highest white - 250 lumens, 8 hour run time Lowest white - 25 lumens, 30 hour run time Highest red - 16 hour run time Lowest red - 40 hour run time
  • lithium-ion battery can be recharged via the USB charge port on the bottom of the lantern
  • integrated battery status indicator 1 bar = 30% power remaining 2 bars = 60% power remaining 3 bars = 90% power remaining all three bars will glow solid green at 100% charge, then turn off
  • easy to use dial switch press in and rotate clockwise for white LED - light goes from low to high press in and rotate counterclockwise for red LED - light goes from low to high
  • unique lantern housing can be collapsed for storage and transport
  • measures 5.25" tall expanded, 3.1" tall collapsed
  • lantern housing can be removed for a less-diffused light
  • Helix lantern can be used as a power bank to charge other devices, such as a cell phone: push in dial twice to activate "charge out" mode blue light will show that charge out mode is activated
  • neutral white LED is softer on the eyes, better for reading or extended use
  • weighs just 11 oz with battery pack
  • removable rubber handle can also be used as a hanging hook
  • folding legs can be used to hang the Helix lantern
  • IPX4 rated water resistant
  • includes Helix Basecamp Rechargeable lantern, rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, USB charge cord, and rubber handle
  • 5 year limited warranty through Princeton Tec lithium-ion battery pack not covered by warranty
  • made in the USA with domestic and foreign components


Included straps attach for hanging or carrying

Rechargeable Hang Strap

Removable globe allows for use as tent dome light

Helix Rechargeable Dome Light

Built-in hook on each leg for hanging from rope, hook or nail

Helix Rechargeable Hang Leg

Folding legs allow for precise aiming in spotlight


Helix Rechargeable Kickstand


Packs down to half-height

Helix Recharge Halfheight


Activate fully dimmable red or white LEDs via the easy to use locking dial

Helix Recharge Color LEDs


Charge the removable lithium ion battery via

micro-USB port

Helix Rechargeable Hang Strap

USB port allows charging of phone, GPS or other electronics

Helix Rechargeable Charge Out


  • Princeton Tec Helix Basecamp
  • Rechargeable lantern
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
  • USB charge cord, and rubber handle (AC wall adapter not included).
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