A battery-sourced, portable light source is a must for many types of travel. We’ve tried quite a few, ranging from your traditional headlamps to solar-powered lanterns to LED smart phone-charging light panels.

Luminoodle Light Rope
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Luminoodle Light Rope
  • Plug The Luminoodle Into Any Portable USB Battery Pack Or USB Port And Hang.
  • Hang The String Lights In A Tree To See While You Make Your Way Around Camp.
  • Place It In The Nylon Bag To Make A Handy LED Lantern.

The Luminoodle from Power Practical is one of the simplest, easiest to use, and most practical.

The Luminoodle is a light strip that comes in 5 foot or 10 foot lengths. Definitely upgrade to 10 feet…five is just not quite enough.

Instead of individual light bulbs (like Christmas lights) that can come off, break, or get snagged, the Luminoodle is one seamless cord, with the lights embedded in the plastic.

It’s very durable, easy to pack, and easy to transport.

The five foot version LED strip produces 180 lumens of light and the 10 foot version produces 360 lumens.

You can hang the Luminoodle in various ways, and best of all, you get the tools needed included: universal rubber ties to hang the strip from a tent, balcony, or railing; magnets to hang it from the side of a car or other metal source; and utility loop for any trickier places.

The nylon carry bag even doubles as an illumination tool: you can roll the Luminoodle and turn it on inside the bag to create a glow like a lantern.

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It’s USB-powered, so it works with any USB port or universal battery pack. Power Practical sells a battery pack you can purchase with the Luminoodle, which we tried out.

It worked great, and we can use it for other purposes, too, of course. It’s always nice to have an extra portable battery!

The obvious use of the Luminoodle for our family is camping and backpacking: we like to string a light through our tent for card games and reading before bed.

But since testing it out, we’ve found it works great in my kid’s summer fort at home too, and my oldest now wants to take it to college for his dorm room.

We also brought it on a van camping trip through Iceland, where we used it outside our van for some light to cook by when twilight set in.

The Luminoodle is waterproof, and we had no trouble transporting it everywhere from backpacking trips to air travel.

It’s a solid tool to have at your disposal for a multitude of travel situations, and will now live in our car for road tripping, too! Pick it up on the Power Practical site for $19.99 for the five-foot version or $29.99 for the 10-foot version or grab it on Amazon.

Luminoodle Light Rope
1,146 Reviews
Luminoodle Light Rope
  • Plug The Luminoodle Into Any Portable USB Battery Pack Or USB Port And Hang.
  • Hang The String Lights In A Tree To See While You Make Your Way Around Camp.
  • Place It In The Nylon Bag To Make A Handy LED Lantern.

The battery pack is another $20, and worth snagging as well, unless you already have a battery you love.

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