Kelty LumaPivot {Review}

Get Out and PLAY Event – Day 5

When I'm packing for the outdoors, I am really careful to bring good lighting for all of our activities. Nothing ruins the fun faster than running out of daylight and not having good lighting to utilize in its place. With this in mind, my husband and I have tried nearly every lantern and flashlight on the market looking for the best ones to pack that cover our wide range of needs.

391 While the past few years have been great for lightweight and smaller lighting options, we haven't found anything near as versatile as the new LumaPivot from Kelty. Instead of a standard lantern that has a base and then a glass or plastic top, the LumaPivot starts with a whole new design and radically improves your lighting options and versatility in the outdoors.

As the name would suggest, the Kelty LumaPivot works on a pivoting design that allows you to position two LED panels to direct light where you want it. No more single beams of light that leave most everything in shadows and no more all-over lanterns that shoot light where you don't need it. Since the LumaPivot allows you to configure it in numerous different positions, it means that you can actually control the light output for all your many activities.

391_4_By making the light panels flat and with LEDs mounted only on one side each, Kelty really maximized the versatility of the LumaPivot. Whether you swivel the LED panels so they are facing downward for cooking prep, playing games, and eating, or facing upwards to bounce off ceilings, tents, or structures, or any range of positions in between, there are many different ways to light without blinding everyone in the process.

In fact, one of our favorite activities once we got the LumaPivot was to make up all the different scenarios we could think of using it in, each with its own custom configuration. We found that you could position the LED panels in a cone shape to really direct the light, or you can position the panels facing away from each other for all-over lighting options.

391_3_ This range of configurations gives you both full coverage and focused options to suit all of your needs and activities. One of my favorite things is that because it is dual sided, it also makes it dual user. Being able to adjust the LED light pane at the angle you prefer makes for a whole lot less arguing than if everyone had to agree on a light placement configuration!

Besides being incredibly versatile, the LumaPivot is also a whole lot more efficient than traditional lighting options. By using multiple LED light panels, each with 15 individual LEDs, it gives you great light output with maximum efficiency. Adding to this efficiency is the fact that you can also turn off one of the panels completely to save batteries when you only need to illuminate a small area. With these two power settings you can expect to get around 12 hours battery life on low and about 6 hours on high, which is enough to give you light through a few nights of activities.

Kelty Light and BagWe also like how rugged the LumaPivot is with its lightweight metal frame and durable plastic construction. When the inevitable happens and you leave your LumaPivot out in the elements on one of these nights, rest assured it will live to shine on the next time you need it with its weather friendly aluminum and plastic construction and sealed battery compartment.

I know many of you are saying, “I don’t go camping that often, is this something I would actually use?” Well, if you’re anything like us, you will find that you use the LumaPivot a whole lot more than you thought you would. It is now our go to lantern for late night walks, camping, hiking, BBQs, power outages, ghost stories, night time corn mazes, bedtime rituals, crafts, and so on because of its versatile and lightweight design {image at left shows the LumaPivot hanging from tent peak, illuminating tent}Whether you are staying home or getting out to play, the Kelty LumaPivot is the perfect lantern for all your activities.

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Leanne Signature 2 Thank you to Kelty for providing the sample for review.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

2 thoughts on “Kelty LumaPivot {Review}”

  1. Thank you for your willingness to share your article, really good. When you go camping, a waterproof led flashlights is also important.


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