We like the idea of a multitasking outdoor lamp that goes anywhere: the garden, the park, the beach, and back indoors. Here are our picks for portable, rechargeable, and versatile outdoor LED lanterns.
Above: Designed by Norm Architects for Menu, the Carrie Portable LED Lantern comes in a white or black powder-coated-steel housing and an opal glass diffuser; $143.97 at Menu. Above: Ikea’s Solvinden Solar-Powered LED Lantern is just $24.99. Above: Designed for camping but useful in any indoor/outdoor scenario, Snow Peak’s Hozuki Lantern has a realistic LED candlelight flicker and is available in three different colors (shown in Moss); $99.95 at Snow Peak. Above: The Uri Portable Table Lamp, a MoMA Design Store exclusive, comes in three colorways (shown is green/purple combination); $50.
Above: From Koncept, the Mr. Go LED Lantern is rechargeable by way of a USB port. Contact Koncept for more information. Above: The Uma Sound Lantern from Pablo Designs is both a speaker and a lamp; $479 at Design Within Reach. Above: Fermob’s Balad Lamp, shown in Storm Grey, comes in four colors and two sizes; from $151 at Lumens.