Winter camping is a ton of fun, but it requires a very high level of preparedness due to the difficulties inherent in long periods of darkness and severe cold. The sun sets very early in the winter, and it's not always easy to start a fire in the cold winter night. Fortunately, LED technology isn't limited to light bulbs
; there are plenty of LED lights available for various purposes during camping.
It's a good idea to make sure you have a lot of lighting while you are camping during winter. The shorter days and lengthened nights make good lighting especially important. LED lanterns are ideal for lighting up a campsite. LED light sources use very little battery power and can stretch the duration of batteries by a great deal, but it's still a good idea to bring spare batteries for any portable electronics.
Another great piece of LED technology is the LED headlamp. LED headlamps provide hands-free portable lighting; perfect if you plan to do any hiking, climbing, or spelunking during your winter camping trip. LED headlamps are superior to old incandescent headlamps for the same reasons that LED lanterns are superior; they use minimal energy and last extremely long while providing a lot of light.
Perhaps the most important light you can take with you is an LED flashlight. A pocket-sized LED flashlight is the perfect tool for a winter camping trip because it's dark most of the time and you can take the flashlight with you anywhere. There are even rechargeable LED flashlights with hand-cranks for manual recharging, saving you money and the hassle of lugging around batteries everywhere.