Goal Zero Light-a-Life

Weather-resistant LED lantern

  • Goal Zero Light-a-Life


  • Goal Zero Light-a-Life

    Clean, bright light when you're off the grid

  • Goal Zero Light-a-Life

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  • Goal Zero Light-a-Life

    Keep the lights on during the next blackout

  • Goal Zero Light-a-Life

    You can daisy chain up to 8 lights in a series


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Goal Zero
Goal Zero Light-a-Life

Multiple Light-a-Life lights can be daisy chained together to illuminate an entire room during a power outage. You can power a Light-a-Life with any Goal Zero recharger with a 12-volt output.

Keep the lights on

Goal Zero's Light-a-Life lantern is a great lighting choice when standard household lights aren't available. The LAL produces a soft, lantern-type light that is still surprisingly bright. The cool-running LED light draws little power and can run for hours off one of Goal Zero's rechargers. A single lantern provides plenty of light for a tent, and you can string several lights together to keep a backyard or campsite illuminated.

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  • bright 3-watt, low power-draw LED lantern light
  • can be powered by any Goal Zero recharger with a 12-volt output, or by using the included car cigarette lighter adapter
  • chainable — daisy chain up to 8 Light-a-Life lights in a series
  • rated for 20,000 hours of use
  • weather-resistant design — optimal operating temp. 0-120° F
  • 12-ft. cord with attached carabiner
  • 4-1/16" diameter x 6-5/8"H
  • weight: 11.2 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Note: The Light-a-Life bulb is a 12V light bulb and not meant for a 110V socket

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  • Light-a-Life LED lamp with 12' cord attached
  • Carabiner attached to cord
  • 12 Volt car adapter (male cigarette lighter type plug)
  • User guide
  • Warranty information

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Overview: The Light-a-Life lamp can be powered by any of the Goal Zero batteries with a 12 volt output, or by the included car adapter (with cigarette lighter type plug). The 12 volt output port beside the power cord allows chaining up to eight lights together. The carabiner can slide along the power cord, adding to the mounting flexibility. A switch near the top turns the light on/off.


  • Input: 12 volts (0.25 amp/3 watts max per lamp); 6mm plug
  • Output: 12 volts; 6mm port for chaining up to eight lamps together
  • Light Output: 270 lumens
  • Weight: 0.7 lbs/11.2 oz
  • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 0°-120° F
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 4-1/16"
    • Height: 6-5/8"
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5 out of 5

Great light

Written By Eddie, Sylmar CA on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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I bought this light to replace my leaky white gas lantern. I use it when I cook on our rv camping trips in the desert. It puts out more than enough light for my grill and table. It draws very little current and is very convenient.
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