Thursday, June 23, 2016

Light Up The Night With Luminoodle

Luminoodle Cover

 Every now and then I come across a product and I wonder, "How did I ever survive without this!?" Such is just the case with the Luminoodle. You might be thinking something that looks like a glorified rope light could never be anything useful right? Yes, you might think that just, as I did, and You'd be horribly WRONG! The amazing folks at Power Practical sent me my very own Luminoodle (pictured above), at no cost, to facilitate this review.  My family and I took this Luminoodle on our last camping trip, and without a doubt, we'll be taking this very cool, multi-functional gadgets with us on every outdoor adventure in the future! I can't wait to show you the power of the Luminoodle!

Power Practical's Luminoodle (ARV $19.95)

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Whether you are camping, biking, or doing handy work, the Luminoodle provides a bright, spread out light to see your surroundings. It is flexible, waterproof,  and powered by any USB battery or power source. Luminoodle comes with universal ties, embedded magnets, utility loop, and a lantern bag so you can stick, strap, hook, or hang it to add light to your night.
  • ULTRA BRIGHT: 5 ft. (1.5 m)  LED strip produces 180 lumens of light.
  • HANG ANYWHERE: Universal Ties,  magnets, & utility loop for easy hanging.
  • LANTERN MODE: Rip-stop nylon carry bag designed to diffuse light
  • USB-POWERED: Works with any USB port or universal battery pack
  • WATERPROOF: IP-67 rated (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes) - Power Practical Product Description
My first impression of the Luminoodle was that it hardly weighed anything at all! I thought there was no way something so thin and flexible could give off as much light as the Luminoodle promised to do but as soon as I turned it on?...think Christmas lights on steroids! Aside from how easy it is to string up in a tree or cabin, or tent, my  favorite feature is the ability to literally put all of the components of the Luminoodle into it's  bag (which comes with the Luminoodle), turn it on, and use the bag as a lantern. My kids loved using this feature to walk to and from our camping cabin at night. Our tenting friends, who came along for the camp out, were even able to utilize it as a hanging lantern on the top hook in their tent. No more worries that my youngest kids will burn themselves on our gas lanterns, the Luminoodle is the perfect answer to providing safe and bright light to any camping experience!
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My Liminoodle came in this simple packaging, proving just by how it's shipped, just how lightweight it really is!

Lithium 4400 Portable Battery Pack (ARV $29.95)

Though you can purchase just the rope light, and power it through any USB battery, I highly recommend the Lithium 4400 USB portable battery! Luminoodle collage 2

The Lithium 4400 is the perfect companion for anyone who can't have their mobile devices dying on them. It packs enough power to keep your gadgets charged for days yet is small enough to carry around in your pocket or bag everywhere. Plus it has a crazy bright built-in lantern that can last 30+ hours? Ya, so take that darkness!
  • 2A USB Output to charge any USB mobile device
  • Built-in high-power 4 LED lantern
  • Small, lightweight, and fits in your palm like a boss - Power Practical product description


This battery pack was extremely easy to charge and simple enough for my kids to handle and work. With extra light to the Lantern function of the Luminoodle, extra USB outputs for charging cell phones and tablets, and long-lasting lighting and charging features (not to mention sold at an amazing price!) this battery is sure to please in so many ways!

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Our family loves getting out in the woods and escaping the busyness of life. In the past, it's always been a rush to get camp set up, get dinner over the fire cooked, and enjoy our first meal before it's almost two dark to see the hot dog in your hand! Running out of daytime is no longer a problem with our Liminoodle! Check out that light up power! This picture was taken in the pitch black of night using only one single Luminoodle! This light was so bright that our entire family was able to sit down and enjoy our meal, snacks, and even play a few games of checkers before we turned in for the night. It was so nice to get to enjoy this little bit of extra family time making camping truly a relaxing experience.

 Everyone on our camping trip agreed, the Luminoodle made our night not only a lot brighter, but also a lot more fun! Friends who didn't own the Luminoodle but got to enjoy ours, insisted they had to get one before their next outdoor adventure! I'm going to insist that you get one for yourself before YOUR next outdoor adventure! Click on the links below to check out the Luminoodle and more amazing products from Power Practical!

Click HERE to order your own Luminoodle today!

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  Luminoodle Giveaway

 One lucky reader will win a Luminoodle!  The giveaway will end June 17th, 2016 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US only and must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

Disclosure: I was sent the item listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Power Practical and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.


  1. I love the Power Pot!! How awesome for nights you can't have a fire or don't want to have one!!

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  3. I'd love the Luminoodle, though the portable charger would really be handy, too!

  4. I think it would be very handy to have the power pot 5 for overnight trips.

  5. I love that LUMINOODLE LIGHT ROPE - would be very handy!

  6. The power pot 5 looks really awesome!

  7. I would really like to try the Pronto 5 premium battery pack.

  8. I would also love to have the POWERPOT 5. My family would use this alot. Thank you so much for sharing

  9. The luminoodle is awesome looking - would love to have it!

  10. I would love to have the PowerPot 5. I have never seen anything like that!!!!

  11. /powerpot5-thermoelectric-generator love to have it to run all my devices