Stakes have their versatile place in the camping world — you stake down tents and canopy ropes. However, sometimes, they can be difficult to see in the dark, causing you to step on one, which is never fun. UCO’s Stakelights, which run $19 for a pack of four on Amazon, can help with that problem.
They give off 17 lumens of light, which is just enough to light up the stake and its surrounding area, and will work for up to 10 hours. Once the battery dies, simply replace it with another AAA battery.
The Stakelights come with two settings: You can either set it to shine like a normal light, or to strobe mode, which will help you find your tent easier if you step away for a bathroom break. Additionally, the LED is protected by a water-resistant housing, so no need to worry if it rains.
Overall, reviewers seem to be happy with the products, though there are some setbacks. The lights do turn on with a simple click of a button, so the Stakelights have been known to turn on accidentally, which will drain your batteries. Also, to make use of the lights, the stakes can only go into the ground about halfway.