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Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub

Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub

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Lighten your load with this 2-in-1 lantern and USB power hub. Long lasting battery provides power to disperse up to 430 lumens of light and recharge your phone or other small device. Call 800-298-1624 to order Goal Zero camping lights part number 287-32009 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Goal Zero products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub. Camping Lights reviews from real customers.
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Goal Zero Camping Lights - 287-32009

  • Lanterns
  • 351 - 500 Lumens
  • USB
  • Goal Zero
  • Device Charger
  • 4 Light Modes

Lighten your load with this 2-in-1 lantern and USB power hub. Long lasting battery provides power to disperse up to 430 lumens of light and recharge your phone or other small device.


  • Brightness dial lets you easily control up to 430 lumens of light and can run for up to 350 hours on lowest setting
  • Built-in battery can also charge smartphones or other small USB devices
  • Mounts easily with magnets in the base of the lantern or with hanger on the top of the lantern
  • Charge the internal battery from any USB port with the included USB cable


  • Charge time:
    • USB source: 5 hours
    • Nomad 7 Solar Panel (sold separately): 5 - 10 hours
  • Ports:
    • Regulated USB output: 5V up to 1A (5W max)
    • USB input: 5V, up to 1A (5W max)
  • Battery details:
    • Cell type: Li-ion NMC
    • Cell capacity: 16.3 Wh (3.7V, 4,400 mAh)
    • Shelf life: Charge every 3 - 6 months
  • Light:
    • Warm white LED
    • 430 lumens
  • Run time with 1 side lit:
    • Low power: 350 hours
    • High power: 8 hours
  • Run time with 2 sides lit:
    • Low power: 200 hours
    • High power: 4 hours
  • Dimensions: 5" tall x 4-1/2" wide
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs

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Video Transcript for Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub Review

Evangeline: Hi, it's Evangeline from etrailer.com. And today we're looking at the Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub here at etrailer. So this is a great portable lantern if you really want to fill up your campsite, your vehicle, your tent with light as well as charge your other devices. So now we're going to show how our Lighthouse Core fills up a space with its ambient light. So right here it's off. And here it is on at its highest setting.

And as you can see, it really fills up the Jeep with its light. So this here is a very portable lantern. So you can't detach the handle here on the end and reattach it onto your tent pole or you have it here on a rope, on your hammock, you can really put it around everywhere.So you can just reattach the handle to the side and it just pops into place. So right here we have it on its highest setting which is 430 lumens, and you can really see how it lights up the whole space around it. And you can dim this down right there.

So here at its lowest setting it can actually run for 350 hours, which is awesome. It also has a directional beam here where it only shines on one side, and here it is at its brightest setting. So in this setting, I think it's great for when you're camping and just want to shine it one direction. Also if you're sharing a tent with someone and you don't want to disturb them on your side of the tent. If you want to read a good book or it takes some time to get ready for bed, this is a great setting for that.So this also works as a USB power hub, so if you want to charge up your battery or connect your other lights you can just attach it to the USB port right here.

There we go. So it's very easy to charge. Once you detach the cable that wraps around it, you can just plug it in. It's a USB cable so you can also pair it with Goal Zero's Nomad 7 Solar Panel, and you just plug that in and it takes about five hours to charge it completely. So this is a very light, it weighs less than a pound, and durable lantern.

So you can feel it's made of this strong, hard plastic and it's also water resistant so it can hold up in the rain. So I'll turn the lights on so that we can take a closer look at its features.So we have this detachable handle here and that really helps with attaching it to different things. And it's really easy just to snap right back on. We have this knob here which controls the light settings. So over here we have it on either all around lights. So this is its brightest setting and you can adjust it by rotating knob, if you move it the other way you have your directional light. And this is awesome maybe beside the bed or in the tent if you just want one side with a light on. So that's at its highest setting right there. And you can also see with this on how we have these indicator lights to show how much battery is or the charge of your lantern. So here towards the base we have the USB cable. And I like this feature because well for one, with the cable you can just plug it in and charge the light. And for another, it has a magnetic strip here on the light so it just snaps into place. So that's a really nice function for storing the cable.Here we have the USB port to charge your phone, your other gadgets, your other lights. And at the very bottom you see here these magnets so that you can just attach them to other metallic surfaces, maybe to the roof of your vehicle or to the side of a beam just so that you have that light positioning. Let's turn this on, just attach it to metal surfaces. This is the Lighthouse Micro Flash, the Crush Light Chroma Solar Lantern with its different colors. The Crush Light Solar Lantern at its highest intensity. The Lighthouse Core, the Light-a-Life Minis with shades. So the one on the right has the red shade on. So in terms of ambient lighting, actually these all emit a good amount of light. Surprisingly, even the Light-a-Life Minis have a really strong beam. But for ambient lighting you can see how the Lighthouse Core here really spreads out with its 430 lumens. Which is definitely the highest amount of lumens of all the lights.So now we're going to see and compare how powerful the beams of each light are. So we have here the Lighthouse Micro, now we have the Lighthouse Core in its half light directional mode at highest intensity. Now we have the Light-a-Life Mini, just one of the lamps, this in medium mode and this is at its highest intensity. This is the Crush Light Solar Lantern at its highest intensity, at its medium intensity, and at its low intensity. This is the Crush Light Chroma with green, aqua, blue, pink, red, and warm or yellow. So now you can see the difference between the ambient lighting and the beam intensity of the different lights. So the one with the strongest beam intensity was the Lighthouse Micro in its flashlight mode, as well as the Light-a-Life Mini. So, that was a look at this lantern. I had a discussion with my co-workers about their questions about it, so let's watch that. Do you have any questions about it, or Yeah. So I always get your overall impressions of it. Does it feel rugged Because they touted for being at the campsite and stuff like that. Do you feel like it's a rugged, solid thing Evangeline: Yeah. Actually, I realize now it looks like a nice little glass lantern. But it's really strong, it has this hard plastic case which I'm knocking on right now. And I feel like it's very sturdy. It's also waterproof, so you can see how sealed it is especially at the top. I mean, not water resistant, you won't have to worry flashing it and getting things messed up too quickly. Speaker 3: I will say though, the charging cable is a bit on the flimsier side. Evangeline: Oh, this one. Speaker 3: It's not the worst thing I've ever seen and it looks like it'll hold up to some shocks, but I think one of the big things with it is the fact that you can literally. It has a little metallic. Evangeline: Oh, yeah. Speaker 3: Magnet right there that'll keep it in place, so it isn't getting all messed up. So I think that's their kind of like, "Oh, you know we have a flimsier plug in, so we'll just make it where it wraps around really well." Evangeline: Yeah. The place where the cable's mounted to isn't too bad because it's mounted inside to the light, so that will really help. But obviously you shouldn't be yanking on the cord. Right. Dragging it around at the cord. Speaker 3: Yeah. Evangeline: Please don't. I don't know, it seems like it'd be a good thing just to have around the house power outage, stuff like that. Just charge your phone because that little USB charger can definitely be handy. Evangeline: Yeah. Especially because it lasts so long. You're supposed to recharge it at least every three to six months if you're not using it just because that's how batteries work. But what if you suddenly have a blackout or no electricity I think this would be great to have around the house or in your RV for when you do not have electricity and the you go like- Speaker 3: Well not only just blackouts, but the fact that you can charge your phone in an emergency situation that's going to be really useful. Evangeline: . Yes. Yeah, for sure. Evangeline: When you can't live without your phone, this will be a great. And it works well too because it connects with the solar panel. So we have Goal Zero's solar panel here the Nomad 7. So when you want to recharge it but you don't have electricity, this has a cable that plugs into the solar panel. So when you have to inaudible 00:09:09 that's what you can use to recharge it as well. Did you guys try charging your phone or anything from it Speaker 3: Yeah. We didn't test it to see how long it would take to charge up your phone, but whenever I used it I got a couple percents off of not that much amount of time, so. Okay, that's good. Evangeline: Mm-hmm (affirmative). So it's a steady, I believe it's a five volt USB charge. Speaker 3: Though I did notice that if you're charging something it's going to bring the power way farther down, which this is actually where you can see how much which is nice. Because I've seen a lot of power banks in the past that don't have that kind of thing. They're finally starting to do that but with lights as well. But it definitely seems if you're using it as a light it's going to last a lot longer than if you're using it for a power bank. For sure. I think that's right. Evangeline: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yeah. I don't think they say how many charges you would get out of a phone, but I'm not going to say that many probably. Speaker 3: Yeah. I would say maybe one, one and a half. Evangeline: Yeah. It's three as an emergency though. Yeah. Evangeline: inaudible 00:10:15 charge it up. Or I mean, if you're using it just for that then it will work enough for. It'll last you through the night so you can recharge it with a solar panel. Yeah. Yeah, and I think- Evangeline: inaudible 00:10:27. . Yeah. I think the solar panel will take five to 10 hours. So I guess I mean, if you're outside all day and it's summertime you shouldn't have too hard of a time doing that. Evangeline: And you can also charge this for, it's five to 10 hours with the solar panel or five hours directly plugged into the wall. Okay. Evangeline: So it's no clear amount of time. Yeah. Evangeline: But how fast my torch if it charges well, so inaudible 00:10:55. For sure. Evangeline: So my final thoughts about this lantern is I think it really does its job well. If you wanted something with a more strong, powerful, direct beam, you'd get a flashlight. But if you want something that really fills up the space with this nice, warm ambient light this is a great option. So I hope that helped answer any questions you might have about this. And that was a look at the Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub here at etrailer.com.

Customer Reviews

Goal Zero Lighthouse Core Lantern and USB Power Hub - 287-32009

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Lighten your load with this 2-in-1 lantern and USB power hub. Long lasting battery provides power to disperse up to 430 lumens of light and recharge your phone or other small device.

- 287-32009

- GZ56VR

Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

Bought the Lanterns as a gift for our grandchildren for when they do their farm chores. Much easier to handle than a flashlight and great for camping out. The company was wonderful to deal with and kept in touch until they came in. We definitely recommend to all members of our family to use. See you again!

- GZ56VR

Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

Gave this to my brother as a gift. HE LOVED IT He was wondering if he uses both sides how long will it last in the woods on high power?

Thank you for your question Heather and nice first name! On high power with both sides of the lantern lit, it should last 2.5 hours. I have attached a video of all of the specs on the lantern for your reference below.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/12/2021

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Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

After using this camping light for one year it is still a great product and going strong. Everything I have ever purchased through etrailer.com has been quality and long lasting. Great company and always quick delivery.

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Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

A bit smaller than I thought, but is a good thing. Going to use on the back of my slide in truck camper (I bought 2). Lights are plenty bright for application.

- GZ56VR

Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

This will be a favorite item at the campground this year. A novel idea and the light output is amazing.

- GZ56VR

Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

This is a lantern I know I will use. It is very versatile and much brighter than other battery lanterns that are not this compact. I have gifted this item twice.

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Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

just like it said nice

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Review from a similar Lighthouse in Camping Lights

Most Excellent! Have 3 now..

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- GZ56VR

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