What is the UVMatlite? The UVMatlite is a night light for your Home, RV, Tent, Trailer, or Boat. The Matlite contains special glow-in-the-dark crystals that absorb light to recharge. The Matlite also makes finding any items in the dark easy! When fully charged it will provide at least 8hours of functional light in a dark environment. The Matlite is made from a flexible material so you can bend it, wrap it around objects, and if dropped it will not crack or shatter. How do I recharge it? Recharge the Matlite by exposing it to another light source such as: sunlight, flash lights, flourescent bulbs, halogens, etc. You do NOT need to take it out into direct sunlight to recharge it, it will just absorb ambient light from its environment. What makes the Matlite different from the UVPaqlite? The Matlite is designed for increased durability and let's just be honest...it's much better looking! It has the same brightness as the large UVPaqlite but is 5x heavier. They both can be rolled up, taken under water, glow in any temperature, and are designed to be used anywhere. They recharge the same and can be written on with a flashlight. The Matlite is only available in one size. Why would I want the Matlite vs the UVPaqlite? Customers requested a nicer looking version of the UVPaqlite for their homes, boats, and RVs. So we listened! It is also more rugged but with that comes the extra bulk weight. It's your choice!