Review: Power Practical Luminoodle

Silly name aside, the Luminoodle light rope by Power Practical is a smart investment in outdoor illumination—especially in the fall, when daylight recedes earlier as the season moves along. Sling it high in your tent or topper, stretch it along a camper awning, or string it up in some tree branches—whatever, you’ve now got 180 lumens for cooking, reading, or playing cards. You can even stuff the five-foot strip in its opaque carry bag and plop it on a picnic table like a lantern. The Luminoodle plugs into any USB power port, as well as an optional battery pack that recharges with your car’s accessory outlet. $20;