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What's a heli®?

heli® (hee-lee) is the result of nearly a decade’s worth of field research in the harsh and unforgiving climates of the developing world.

The heli® lantern is the most rugged, powerful, and unique device of its kind. Early versions, designed by Dr. Dale L. Williams, of Muskegon, MI, were built to replace kerosene lamps in Africa. They are still being used by humanitarian and relief agencies like the International Committee for the Red Cross and the UNHCR, shining brightly in refugee camps and third-world villages all over the globe.

The 2200 and 4400 classic USB lanterns have been independently tested and approved by one of the world’s most elite engineering firms. Siemens AG put heli® through its paces; Drop tests, Battery strength, Port Integrity, USB Device Charging, Positioning Integrity, and more. heli® passed with flying colors.

But heli® is now more than just a USB lantern. We are a brand focused on portable power and light to specifically meet the needs of an active and connected U.S. market. All of our products are engineered to be durable, feature-rich, and full of value. heli®— setting new bars in portable power and light. 


heli® systems are built around your needs. Choose your power source—be it from the wall, the car, or the sun. Store that power for use later in our 2200 or 4400 classic USB lanterns.


When the time’s right, use that power to keep on talking, capture that awesome footage, post to your friends, and more. Or simply let the light shine with one of our USB lanterns.

Run Times

MODE HELI® 2200 HELI® 4400
Turbo White 10 hours 20 hours
High White 18 hours 36 hours
Regular White 40 hours 80 hours
Blinking White 40 hours 80 hours
Steady Red 17 hours 34 hours
Flashing Red 38 hours 76 hours