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
- 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||155 lumens|
|Dimensions||60mm x 45mm x 50mm|
|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||USB charge cable|
Michael Cawthorn –
Bought these at the Melbourne caravan show on a whim, I’m so impressed, easy to use, and with the elastic strap you can attach them most places. We try to be off grid, so rather than use the house batteries on our internal four stalk type van lights, I attach one of these to each light and they work a treat, especially the different light levels, so I use the low ones in the bedroom area and brighter in the lounge area. Easy to store and simple to charge with the one usb cable and that is linked, so they chain charge. I would rate these 10/10. I’m a customer and very thrilled with them.
Laith Robinson –
Good lights but been having a problem with turning off after 30 seconds
Besides that love them
Fernando Balart (verified owner) –
Top little light. Compact and has enough light for cooking, under bonnet situations and so handy with its magnet backing. Long battery life and usb rechargeable. Top all round light.
Filippo (verified owner) –
Great product. Light, powerful and versatile. Keep up the good job!
These lights are great but when you integrated the rechargeable battery you went from USB C to micro USB. Strange decision considering everything is moving to the superior USB C. When I ordered more I didn’t know this so now half my lights require a different cable.
We find the four lamps in the kit brilliant for camping… 2 x high white for cooking, then one for two on orange for the rest of the evening. Or one on low white just to help illuminate our table area while accessing phones, photos, etc. over a muscat or other digestive.
The 4x charging rig is very easy to use, as each lamp confirms it’s fully charged.
Perfect after 12 months of regular use.
Evan Horton (verified owner) –
A great little light to shift around and magnet onto what is nearby. So versatile
Sam (verified owner) –
Awesome little bit of kit, super happy with my lantern.
The magnet and the elastic band make it mountable to just about anything and with is small size it easy to pack along for trips.
I’ll definitely be coming back for more!
Rhym De Havilland (verified owner) –
great compact light can use backpacking or around caravan. i use mine as a music stand light and put them elastic in my ponytail and use it
as a head light. great amount of light snd long time
Ted Walkowiak (verified owner) –
Fantastic lights, use them inside the caravan to reduce battery use of caravan battery. Great with yellow light, no bugs. Very bright lights, lights up most of the inside of van. I purchased 3, battery power lasted quite a few hours. Great elastic or magnet to attach to cupboard.
Ian (verified owner) –
Great bit of kit to have in your camping box.
A good sturdy little light which performs very well for its size.
Several light outputs, so you can find the right amount of light you need.
James (verified owner) –
Perfect little lights, makes me question the need for an expensive 2nd battery set up.
Debbie (verified owner) –
Love these powerful little lights, provides amazing light around our camp trailer or wherever needed. So versatile.
Recharges in minimal time during the day.
Best light ever, I even bought one foe a friend!!
Tony C (verified owner) –
Great little light, a powerful light source for it’s size yet has flexible options with a large area spread. I think the addition of orange light is excellent touch. Have been camping in swampy areas and the bug invasion is minimal. It’s light weight is great for throwing in the backpack, you don’t even know it’s there. Can’t recommend enough for a portable and very bright area light at a great price. Have been camping/hiking for 30 years and I have had many types of torches and lights for general campsite illumination but have nothing come close for it’s size and weight. True value for money.
Steve (verified owner) –
Cant fault this light , I have 2 and are used constantly with out problems . The 5 settings are great , I don’t use the flash orange mode but can certainly see its usefulness .
Mt third 5 star product from hardkorr .
Love your work guys .
Graham Clarke (verified owner) –
Versatile light, will hang or magnetise (to steel only of course not aluminium)
Orange light great to minimise bugs.
I would buy more and give 5 stars if they weren’t so expensive 😁
Was given as a gift and didn’t think to much about it up until work had changed the batten light in my donga to a overly bright LED light. U-lite had come in extra handy when it gets late and my eyes are sore from the main light. All 3 levels of the white lighting is perfect and battery life is as described as packaging. Though could only rate it 3 stars as i put it to the test for about 5 times a week for about 1.5 months and the battery will now either refuse to charge or could barely hold a charge anymore.
Other than that pricing is set perfectly and construction of light is good and would make a great light if its for casual use only.
Hardkorr Australia –
Hi Ron, appreciate the honest and thorough feedback. Battery issues like you described would be covered under our warranty policy – I will email you separately with instructions on how to initiate a claim.
ALLAN ROBB –
like everything i have bought from Hard Korr fantastic product.
Marcus Allan –
This is the only lantern you will ever need…for everything. Just brilliant.
Cody Francis (verified owner) –
Love this light. For the size it’s very bright. And weighs nothing. Best camp light I’ve had and rechargeable. So versatile. Do yourself a favour.
mick (verified owner) –
A very versatile light .Super easy to charge whilst driving ready for night use. Also super handy a home during blackouts.Great value for money.
Paul Jackson (verified owner) –
Great light and very versatile for a small light
Kevin page (verified owner) –
Wow, these compact lights are the go! They are really effective. Cheers
Rob (verified owner) –
I highly recommend these. Good quality, multiple settings, orange lamp option, waterproof. Magnetic – can use under bonnet, under hatch, or on side of car under awning. Elastic strap – can fix to tent pole. Small enough to use as portable torch.
William Robinson (verified owner) –
Great light, nice and compact.Very bright light on high,i like the orange light option on it also,works a treat.Definitely are going to get more……
Luke brown –
No a bad product could be better was expecting it to be rechargeable. Especially when heard so many fantastic things about hardcore products
So far so good! I bought the 4 pack and they are awesome for a quick set up and pack up. I use an oztent RV-4 so put 2 of these lights on the middle bar inside the tent and the other 2 under the awning, perfect. I do own other battery operated mini floods for cooking but on a quick 1 or 2 night trip these would be sufficient. Cheers guys.
Pramodya Wedumpuli (verified owner) –
Great little light very bright and very versatile, I use it around the house and when camping. The lowest brightness setting is very good inside a tent at night. This great value for money would buy again.
Simon (verified owner) –
Such a versatile light in such a small package. I use it around the house as well as camping. Brilliant. Great value for money
John Thomas (verified owner) –
Great bright lite. Only problem is the elastic strap broke easily