The most versatile light ever made.
Is it a workshop light? A breakdown light? Is it a camping light? Or an emergency light?
In fact it’s all of these, and more.
The Hardkorr U-Lite™ Dual Colour Universal Lantern has developed a huge cult following since its release in 2018, and now we’ve made it even better! Not only is it 50% brighter, but we’ve ditched the AAA batteries and replaced them with an inbuilt rechargeable lithium battery, making the lantern even easier to use.
After the upgrades the lantern still weighs only 85g, and with both an inbuilt magnet and durable elastic strap, it can attach to wheel wells, under bonnets, tool or tackle boxes, tent poles, caravans, awnings, camper trailers, fences and many more places. It also comes with the same bug-reducing orange/white technology that has made our camp light kits so famous, plus a flashing orange mode for emergencies.
It is IP66 waterproof, and battery life is 4-6 hrs on high setting and 30+ hrs on low setting.
Keep one in your car, your tackle box, your garage, with your camping gear, even in your kitchen!
- Powerful 155 effective lumens light output (per lantern)
- Inbuilt Li-ion battery
- Solid battery life (4-6 hours on high / 30+ hours on low)
- Switchable orange and white light
- IP66 waterproof
- Inbuilt magnet and strong, long lasting elastic band
- High-quality materials and sturdy construction
Switch from orange to white light.
Drag the slider to see what happens when you switch our U-Lite™ lithium powered LED lantern from its bright white setting over to bug-reducing orange.
How does orange light reduce bug presence?
Some bugs, like mosquitos and moths, can’t help but move their body towards any light source they can see. This phenomenon is called positive phototaxis. Entomologists still don’t have a complete understanding of why this phenomenon exists, but it is clearly observable in nature.
Of course, bugs will only be attracted to light they can see, and there is a useful difference between the spectra of light which are visible to humans compared to bugs. Humans can generally see light which has a wavelength between 380nm (blue) and 740nm (red). Most bugs, conversely, can see light with a wavelength between 300nm and 600nm.
The wavelength of our orange LEDs is 610nm, putting them outside of the spectrum visible to must bugs, but still well inside the boundaries of human vision. As a result, most bugs will not congregate around our orange light because they simply don’t know it is there.
The Hardkorr guarantee
All Hardkorr products are manufactured using the highest quality materials. We are confident that they are the most durable in the market and will give you many years of reliable service. We stand behind this product with a comprehensive 2-year Australian warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.
|Effective output (per lantern)||155 lumens|
|Dimensions (per lantern)||60mm x 45mm x 50mm|
|Weight (per lantern)||85g|
|Battery||Inbuilt rechargeable Li-ion|
|Charge time (from flat)||4-5 hours|
|White (high)||155Lm output
Battery life 4hr
|White (med)||100Lm output
Battery life 6hr
|White (low)||15Lm output
Battery life 30hr
|Orange (high)||50Lm output
Battery life 10hr
|1x||4-way USB charge cable|
|1x||Tough carry case|
Brilliant lights! Compact, magnetic with long life and easy charge batteries. The sturdy case keeps them safe and easy to locate. Very happy with this purchase.
Ron Bloxham (verified owner) –
These lights exceed all expectations for portable options. Very bright, easy USB charging and have lithium batteries. So impressed i purchased 2 packs of 4 lights.
I don’t often write reviews. We have owned these lights for over a year now. They are fantastic. Highly recommend them. Quick to charge and the orange is great. The Magnet is strong too.
Bronco (verified owner) –
Love the hard carry case, I pack it with all my camera gear so I know I’m ready to go at a moment’s notice. I was surprised at how much light just one light puts out, don’t think I’ll ever have more than two going at the same time. Had to use two of them early this morning at home as the power went out unexpectedly. These lights are so handy and easy to set up practically anywhere. Exceeded my expectations.
Terry (verified owner) –
Great purchase, portable multi purpose lighting. 4 pocket rockets that magnetically attach to Gazebo frame or via the hook. Lights up a campsite easily. The 4 way USB charging cable is a bonus, well done Hardkorr.
sam doyle (verified owner) –
These lights are fantastic the option to have the orange light is also great to keep the bugs away. Easy to use easy to charge and the 4 way charger is awesome. Would be even better if they had a battery useage light on them to check how much battery is left. But thats a minor issue put them all on charge in our camper and they charge durning the day and last about 3 nights. The pole clip is also great to strap to the car and boat love them.
Bruce Kayes (verified owner) –
Don’t have to take the generator anymore for one night at our fishing hut, we bought two sets, the place looks like a Motel! Thank you
Brian Bishop (verified owner) –
These lights are so versatile. Used in the home, motorbike camping and in the caravan when free camping. Awesome, highly recommend.
Jennifer Egan (verified owner) –
Absolutey love these lights – so versatile – a great choice of how to use and best of all, they pack away in a fabulous little case!! Definitely recommend.
Peter (verified owner) –
I bought these lights on the back of a GoRV review. All I got say is awesome and versatile.
PJ (verified owner) –
Great product, after five weeks of full time use the lights stood up well. The only exception was one of the lights would not recharge and a quick email to the warranty department had a new one on my door step in less than a week.
The use time is fantastic for a small product. The magnetic base is perfect for metal surfaces.
Service and communications is on point and a testament to Hardkorr’s products.
CB (verified owner) –
We purchased these lights to augment the lighting in our camper trailer. They’re great. So versatile and easy to use. The other great thing is that they are rechargeable via USB. Very good quality.
James (verified owner) –
Excellent, purchased other lighting products, but these were the first and only choice under the circumstances.
Don Matheson (verified owner) –
excellent lights and on recent trip only had to use two at any one time for our small camp.
The only minor negative we found was trying to start them by pressing the usb cover instead of the on/off switch
Darryl McPherson (verified owner) –
Great lights the grandkids loved them.lit up our annex great.
Also good for checking outside as well.
KH (verified owner) –
Have been looking for something like these for a long time, sick of tripping over cords and making repairs. The magnet attaches to the vehicle when I need to get something out the back and handy to put in the pocket. Great charge life also. Have recommended to a few friends also.
Dave Acree –
These light are amazing! When it is just my son and I we only really need to use two lights for our set up and it gives us plenty of light! I have been really surprised by how good these really are to be honest. So much so that I am currently on this site to buy two more sets as gifts for friends of mine.
Tia. A (verified owner) –
Put out quite alot of light for their size, battery life is also great. Get alot of light time out of them. So easy to use compared to other lights I have used.
Glen Williamson (verified owner) –
Absolutely fantastic product, I was so happy I bought a second set of lights for a gift. You don’t realise how handy they are until you have them. I had a flat tyre at night and just stuck one over wheel arch as they are magnetised. Good under bonnet too and your best friend around the campsite. I cannot foult the product, the quality or the service from hardkorr, thanks guys 👍
Chris (verified owner) –
Fantastic set of small lights in a neat package. Give off plenty of light and are easily recharged.
Anna (verified owner) –
These lights are amazing! A fellow camper sent me the link and I purchased straight away after seeing how functional and superior they were to our head lamps, love how they can be moved around depending on where you need them, from cooking to creating great atmosphere at night. Unfortunately our camper was stolen after Christmas with all of our gear inside, so somebody else somewhere out there is enjoying these now 🙁
They are top of our list of things to replace as they were brilliant. Highly recommend!
Paul McDonald (verified owner) –
Brought a set of these lights leading up to Christmas 2021, and they have been great little lights, they pack a punch on high, but we have found low and medium is all we have needed!
easy to use, push the power button to cycle through the mods High, Medium, Low, Steady orange, then flashing orange (then off), but if you leave it set on Medium for example, you only have to hit the power button once to turn off.
We have used these out camping, we put one under the step of the van so if req to get up through the night your not going to stand on a snake at the doorstep, and have used these inside our home when we lost power, the magnet just holds it to the cupboard handles and the kitchen sink.
Very happy with these, and several mates have ordered a set since seeing ours! Good job Hardkorr!
David (verified owner) –
Love these lights. Very bright at highest setting and love you have an orange light to not attract the bugs.
I use these camping magnets stick well to the car.i used them doing some handyman work when doing stuff in darker areas.
Used them for a night light at home.
They have a good charge life .
Handy and versatile for many situations. Well worth the purcgase
bigredautomotive (verified owner) –
Absolutely fantastic. Used these for the first time over the new years weekend. Charged them fully at home out of the box. Used them on Yellow from Sunset to 1am the first two nights, they were still going at 3.30am on the 3rd night. We also used 2 or 3 of them on bright white whilst cooking each night for approximately an hour. So much easier then running cords around the gazebos to a battery somewhere.
Laz (verified owner) –
These are simply brilliant – I just wish the yellow lighting had three modes like the white!
For camping the yellow light is absolutely great – No BUGS! The combo of an elastic loop and magnet is super handy.
Being able to recharge all of them at the same time from a single USB port is really clever (4 way splitter cable)
Karen (verified owner) –
Love this set of lights. The design is beautifully thought through with clever options for mounting and a versatile range of brightness. They’re very sturdy lights and the case and charger are great quality. Very happy.
Paul Slinger –
Great little lights that provide excellent lighting around the camp site. Easy to uise and the magnetic backs make them easy to atached to surfaces.
Sam Moorhouse –
Fantastic light set. We have the 4 x LED HardKorr strip lights as well but I bought these for faster, more convenient set up without having to run wiring etc. They are perfect for an overnight or short term fast set up and pull down. They magnetise to the camper trailer, strap to the awning poles, whatever and put out enough light to easily and fully light a 20-30sqm area like daylight. The orange light function is a great addition. #nailedit HardKorr.
A camping mate put me on to these which he has strung on elastic rope inside his vehicle and tent. These little lights are awesome! Grab the 4 pack, you’ll find a use for them everywhere, and they come in a really nice zipper case with a 4-1 USB lead so you can charge all 4 at once – a nice touch. The battery life is really great too. Brilliant product and the quality is evident. Have not tried the anti-bug orange feature but I have heard it works. The inbuilt magnet is also great, you can bung it on any steel anywhere, so handy and quick.
Ive got these BUT in the old style without lithium batteries. Really happy with them inside or outside the camper. So far they still have the original batteries in them. Going on the road full time so happy to test the new fancier ones!! 😁
Kevin Hartwig –
brought a set of theses lights about 12 months ago and used them a couple times camping and at home when power went out…wow what great light they shine..ones good but 2 or more nearly over doing it … all ++++++++
Vern (verified owner) –
Absolutely love these, we have an old caravan, also car/tent camp setup and swag/cot bare minimum overnight set up, the best thing is we use these over all set ups , without having to have individual set ups which makes the price incredibly cheap- I also use the elastic to put it on a baseball cap clasp( worn backwards ) for a head lamp, and at home over my bbq- stuck to the corrugated iorn roof by the magnet- rarely use 4 at once so they last days of camping without charging , even though easily charged while driving, I’d had the magnetic bar kit for years so was happy with the quality of hardkorr- I don’t use it anymore and have given it to my mate, as this new kit is so small and convenient
Shane Jones (verified owner) –
Great little product. Handy hard carry case. These lights throw out enough light to light up your Gazebo or awning area. Ideal for those quick weekend getaways with minimal gear to take.
With the USB adapter for charging you have no issue of running out of lighting power.
Handy and versatile lights for a range of situations. I was impressed by the life of the battery per charge. A great addition to my lighting needs.