My wife sent me a link to these really cool (both figuratively and literally) LED pieces from OXO (you know, the company that makes all the great kitchen stuff) – the Candela series.
There are a TON of models in this line – fun, playful, colorful models to sets that can look like tea lights. OXO also makes a large carryable lantern and several medium-sized models. From the images I’ve found in articles online, these things have a great glow, decent intensity, and last for around eight hours. To charge? You set it on the cradle. That’s it.
Amazon has some good prices on these – at least they’ve got the best price around. The 8-set (called the DemiGlow) is $130, the 4-set of DemiGlow is $70, the set of 2 is $40 – and there are several more. The kids’ sets – called the Tooli – which comes in blue, green, red, and magenta – is $40 for a set of 2.
Now I’ve only to convince my wife we need to get a set of these for “research…”