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heli is not your typical lantern

For nearly a decade, we've provided the ultimate portable power and light solution to people who work in some of the harshest places on earth. From U.S.M.C. Camp Leatherneck to the UNHCR, the world's preeminent first-responders have relied on our lantern to be seen, be found and be connected.

The Knack:

...it's solar powered and incredibly mobile! ...simply the best lantern around. Talk about a fantastic present!

Stephanie Dickison, The Knack

I endorse it with all my heart

...what a blessing heli lights are. No batteries are needed as the sun is the power source. It is a good investment. This is a one time expense but it may save children's lives.

Arlene Brown, Hope Made Real: Unaccompanied Children’s Home, Rwanda, 2014

Audubon Magazine:

...a small gadget with big potential… you can practically kick this device, thanks to its hardy construction.

David Seideman, March/April Issue 2010

Engineered to fit your active livestyle. True power. Latest technology.

We built our lantern to work and play as hard as you do. Durable and functional, the heli® 2200 and 4400 portable USB lanterns are ready for your next outdoor adventure, home project, or emergency.

Use them with our portable solar panels and 10-in-1 charging cable to take USB power anywhere. heli®—Truly Ready For Anything!

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Field tested in the developing world for nearly a decade.

The heli® USB lantern is the most rugged, powerful, and unique device of its kind. Early versions, designed by Dr. Dale L. Williams, of Muskegon, MI, were built to replace kerosene lamps in Africa.

They are still being used by humanitarian and relief agencies like the International Committee for the Red Cross and the UNHCR, shining brightly in refugee camps and third-world villages all over the globe.