There's nothing quite like lighting to change the mood, whether it's an outdoor get together, a camping tent, or just a cozy nook indoors.
Mood enhancements aside, portable lights can also come in quite handy for power outages... instead of fumbling to light up some candles that might burn your house down, relax instead with these beautiful and fun illuminators.
Rechargeable Table Light by Marset
In photos online it can be hard to figure out the scale of this light. It is quite small, but it's also a powerhouse and incredibly adorable.
The top of this rechargeable light can be tilted, which makes it great for providing directional light for book reading, or even for taking a dramatic photo.
Rechargeable Lantern light by Juniper Designs
Plug it in and keep it by your bedside, then unplug it at the lantern base to carry a soft glowing spot light around with you.
Its warm glow is dimmable, the head can be rotated, and the light and can stay on for 5-60 hours on a single charge.
We use it to light up a cozy nook for reading a book with our son, to light an outdoor dinner or buffet table (in dry weather) and most importantly, as a bright, pleasant and portable way of providing light during a power outage.
Besides the utility, we love the minimalist look that was originally inspired by a miner lamp, as well as the heavy duty feel, diffused light quality and matte finish. Created by Brooklyn-based Juniper Designs.
Portable Metal and Wood Table Lamp by Marset
We first experienced this gorgeous lamp at an al fresco dinner at Masseria Moroseta in Puglia, Italy.
While the dinner itself was tasty and memorable for other reasons, these lamps definitely played a big part in creating a magical ambiance and the perfect amount of light for admiring Chef Giorgia Eugenia Goggi's beautiful meal.
Make sure not to leave it outside in the elements though, as this is a very precious lamp made from pressed wood and metal.
Floating Dimmable RGB Globe Light by Loftek
This light is just so much fun. We originally got it for Silas for the inside of a camping tent he got for his birthday and it was a big hit. We got the 8", but there are a bunch of different sizes, all the way up to 20".
We hung it from the center of the a-frame and the pulsing colored lights made for the perfect little outdoor/indoor dance party. Add to that a fancy little remote for changing the color and light levels, a carabineer on the back for hanging, an easy recharge port, and the fact that it floats and you've definitely got a winner.
We've been known to bring it with us for picnics or outdoor dinners that sneak past sunset time.
Portable Globe Light by Menu
We love this moody, glowy, portable lamp for all of its various applications, its high-quality materials, and overall classy style.
With its rotating handle, it can sit sturdily on a surface, be hung on a wall hook and look like a fancy sconce, or could even be hung from above.
Just plug it in to recharge between uses and it will always be ready to go for your next garden party or outdoor shower :)
Portable light and USB charger by OnlyLux
Besides just being totally adorable, this little metal-encased LED light is super handy for life in the mountains, or the city.
The convenient handle makes it easy to tote along on hikes or just to go enjoy the fire pit. A USB plug provides charging capability for a phone or anything else USB-powered (particularly helpful for power outages or camping trips). It also features a solar panel on the back as a nice backup if you're away from the grid for a while.
Outdoor Globe Light by Fatboy
While there are a bunch of low-cost variations out there on an outdoor globe light, this is a fun designer version :)
Attached to a silicone sling, the bonus here is that you can hang it from anywhere... like tree branches, or umbrella supports, or pergola beams.
While the light itself doesn't change color, the silicone sling comes in a bunch of fun colors.
Moon Light by Acer
Silas received this 3d-printed RGB moon light as a gift and it gets used every single night.
The size and brightness make it just perfect for a warm glowing nightlight in his room and is also just bright enough for me to still be able to read him a book by.
You can turn it on and off and change the color just by tapping it, and this version also comes with a fancy little remote. We keep it plugged in by his bed :)