I bought a UCO candlelier this year for camping and I have to say I am impressed. Its not super bright, but thats the reason why my wife and I bought it. It is bright enough to light a picnic table or a board game with the nice warm glow of the candle. It sets a nicer atmosphere than LED lanterns. The candles run for a long time as well (at least 8 hours). Sometimes I like the natural light from this thing better than a campfire and I can warm up water for coffee/hot cocoa as well.