shopping for portable lamps
\"The beauty of rechargeable lanterns is that we can put them where there is no electricity,\" said Nathan Osman, lighting designer based in New York City and Southampton.
\"Near the water and pool, or in the outdoor dining area where we can\'t pull the wires to do something more permanent.
\"They are especially ideal for outdoor parties.
Because they can be used to light up stairs and tables for the time being, says Orsman.
But they are also useful indoors because bedside lights can illuminate the road to the bathroom or kitchen in the middle of the night.
In recent years, Sir
\"The technology has gotten better,\" says Orsman, with the lights looking better in color, brighter in output and longer battery life.
\"Buy them in large quantities,\" he said . \".
\"You will use them all the time.
\"How will you charge the light?
Plan to store it near a socket that is easy to plug in because \"you won\'t do it if it\'s not easy \". Orsman said.
Some companies also offer charging trays for multiple fixtures.
Is it better to have warm light or cool light?
\"We usually do warm white, about 2,500 to 2,700 Kelvin . \"Orsman said.
More contemporary Whiteon-
White items, you might do 3,000 to 3,500 Kelvin, \"it\'s a bit cold.
How strong is it?
Lighter weight will make it easier to carry, but for outdoor use, make sure you choose a light of moderate weight: you don\'t want a light that can easily be blown down. Glass-and-
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