Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnG Excellent performance. Needs 12v auxillary plug-in. Minor manufacturing defect.
The brightest LED lantern out there and perfect for tenting where you don't want anything hot/flammable inside. Dims down to a night light as well. Since the lantern takes 8, 1.5 volt batteries it runs on 12 volts, but for some silly reason there's no way to connect it to external 12v power. Mine had the same manufacturing defect as another I read about when researching this lantern. One of the "c" clips that keeps the handle ends in the lantern top is too loose and falls out making the handle useless. You get the joy of hammering off the top and dismantling the lantern so you can tighten up the clip and put it back together. Other than that the quality and performance of the lantern is excellent.
June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justice I haven't had the chance to actually use this Lantern. I tested the brightness excellent its worth the purchase
I made this purchase to use the next time there is a power failure in my area. I haven't had the chance to sctually use the Lantern; but I tested the brightness and its excellent. You can't go wrong with this purchase. I tried it in the dark and it gives you plenty of light. I'm only interested in seeing how long the Batteries will last the next time my lights go out but the over all quality of the lantern seems excellent. I just made sure I have plenty of batteries its worth the purchase you won't be disappointed.
July 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGUY Poor Assembly Quality
Although this lantern throws quite a lot of light, it was badly assembled and I can't figure out how to fix it.
When I opened the box, I heard something rattling around inside the lantern and it was an e-clip that was supposed to hold the wire bail handle in place. Soon the second clip fell off also, so now I had two clips rattling around in the top cover. I tried opening the top cover to remove and replace them, but it seems to be not removable even after removing the 6 screws holding it in place.
So I pried up a corner of the top and got the e-clips to slip out and I now have no rattles. But the wire bail handle can now be removed whereas it shouldn't be removable.
The problem seems to be bad manufacturing of the groove in the bail where the e-clip goes and inferior material used for the clip.
But the thing throws a lot of light!
November 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ebrantley This light is great. Quite bright
Lantern was just as described. Very bright output. Light is adjustable, what a convenience. Shipping was fast.
August 31, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joie great light
excellent product with a whole lot of light for a latern
February 8, 2012