Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tfreim Great Light for multiple situations
This is a light I purchase for Camping, and Emergency use. It is easy to store, easy to charge after use, and was at a reasonable price. The only thing missing is a bag to carry it in to keep it from getting scratched easily.
October 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Faisal Not impressed
Light weight, sleek design, easy to carry, easy to store and a good travel companion. Just like any other flash light, this light is only for emergency purposes. So, do not expect it to run for hours and hours. Unit provides 2 modes of light (White and Red Flashing), view attached pictures. Roughly, it will stay ON (with white light) for about 5 hours. It gives you the capability to charge a USB device i.e. Cell or iPod etc. The light has to stay ON for the USB charging and that’s absolutely not a well-thought design. It charged my smart phone at a rate of 3% per hour. That means you will need 33 hours of charging to have a battery charged from 0 to 100. But then again, this is only for emergency purposes and a few percents can mean a lot. You are charging or consuming; you have no way of knowing how much battery life is left. Most of the solar lights out there have no battery indicator anyway, so I don’t see this as a major problem. In open areas, the light spread is about 30 feet. The unit supports A/C charging but the charger does not come with it, you have to spend more to use A/C charging.
Comparing the total cost of this item vs. the capability it offers, this light is not a great buy.
October 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by weld387 Great Emergency Light
The Sun Pad is a great light for an emergency situation. I have used it for a few days to: Charge my Cell Phone, Light my way through dark hallways, and for reading. I am an avid camper. This would be great for someone who car camps. The way it's built might make it to fragile for a back pack camper? By no means is it flimsy. It might not survive a back packers fall unless it was wrapped very well. I don't think its waterproof either. The only other thing I could see wrong is the light needs to be on, for it to charge a cell phone? This seems to be a waste of the power it stores. It will give you light for 4-6 hours. This should get you through the night.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmgirl95602 A great light
This is not a flashlight to see into the distance. It will sure let you walk through a room when the electric goes out. Has carry handle/prop. Better than a candle for room light.
Leave it in a window that catches the sun to keep it powered up. Batteries can be replaced with rechargeable ones. It's got a USB port so it can be charged that way also.
I don't have the cable to connect my cell, but it's suppose to charge it also.
This would be a great gift for the Superstorm Sandy people. It doesn't heat, but when you have light you feel warmer.
Don't forget to remove the plastic between the batteries.
November 7, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tnwhitley Failed on 1st use/charge!
So I bought this hoping that along with a nice LED light it could also charge my iPhone etc. I took it out of the package, set it outside in the sun, came back for it after nightfall & nothing! At least it did initially come on but when I checked the 6+VDC batteries one of them was dead, the other read ~4VDC. Not enough power to even turn on the red LED emergency lights.
I've bought other Coleman brand Solar chargers including one that trickle charges my car via the cigarette lighter & it works great so maybe I just got a lemon or a bad battery.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerdude Very handy light and charger
This item really lights up a tent, and provides light adequate enough to read by. We also set this up in our home and it provided good emergency lighting into several rooms. Item appears to be waterproof enough so that a rain storm does not affect the unit.
Only two things I wished Coleman would have done for this item:
• Does not come with an A/C charger (item has to be purchased elsewhere). Would be nice to have this with it.
• You must turn on a light function to enable the USB charging feature. Would be nice to provide power only to the charging of a cell phone, and not expend power to a light you are not using.
Even with the two concerns mentioned above, this item would be a great addition to your home emergency or prep-per kit.
October 5, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jason31 A light with many uses
I like the flat nature of this LED light, it gives off an even bright light, like a lantern, but it very small and light. The handle works very well for carrying or positioning. Unlike my drop light it is easy to keep pointed in the desired direction. Unlike my halogen light, it does not give off any heat. It's great for lighting the crawlspace or attic. The battery lasts amazingly long, about 4 hours. The solar charging works fine, by also takes regular AA batteries if I get lazy. I couldn't get the cell phone charger to work, it will charge, but the light is on at the same time, seems like it's wasting a lot of power. I takes a long time to charge, so emergency use only, which would be helpful camping. This light is much better as a light that can be positioned or carried light a flashlight.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jakeparlay Super Bright
This rechargeable LED light soaked up a charge well during my initial tests. The most valuable thing about this product was the fact that you can hook up any USB powered device and give it a charge -- Android phones, Playstation controllers, cameras, etc.
The light was surprisingly bright, the alternate red color was a nice touch, and the locking handle was surprisingly sturdy.
November 16, 2012