Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 5 out of 5Â by paulin alarm
IT IS A SAFETY ITEM THAT EVERY CAR OWNER SHOULD HAVE IN IS SAFETY KIT.NEVER KNOW WHEN OR WHERE YOU MAY BR STUCK WITH CAR PROBLEM.IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE AT NIGHT YOU WOULD BE GLAD TO HAVE THIS
December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bona106 Great in an emergency
We got lantern so we would be safe during a power outage. Its great in
the bathroom as it lights the entire room up. This is the lantern we give our kids in their room when the power is out. They are not scared and they can find their way to the bathroom without a problem. The best light
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by flycastin Definately a MUST in your Earthquake Prepareness Kit
With the earthquakes that are hitting the BC coast recently, this product is a MUST in our earthquake kit. Knowing that we can trust this brand during this time is great!
November 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kimml great area light
this product is great for area lighting for camping or use to light an entire room as we did during power outages .
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Poppy Great Lantern with adjustable, regulated output, takes rechargeable AAs
Generally speaking, I DISLIKE lanterns for INDOOR use, primarily because they offer too much glare. If you set one in the center of the room, your eyes are drawn to it, and then as your iris closes you can't see much else. However for OUTDOOR use, you don't have much of an option.
The Light Fusion Technology of this lantern truly sets it apart. It spreads the hot spot (that produces glare) out throughout the light panel so broadly that glare is essentially eliminated. I really like the beam of this lantern!
Additionally a BIG PLUS for this lantern is that it has a regulated light output. That means that it has circuitry to manage the power to the lantern from the batteries so that it will maintain the same level of light, a consistent level of light, until the batteries are depleted. Other lanterns get dimmer and dimmer as the batteries deplete and get crazy long run-times but at increasingly lower levels of light. This lantern also has a digitally adjustable light out put. You can set it at whatever level of light is most comfortable, with the consideration that brighter means less run-time, less bright means longer run-times.
A friend wrote this.. "Runtimes on high seemed to come in at about 3.5hrs for 4xAA and just shy of 7hrs for 8xAA loads (under warm summer conditions with Alkaline disposable batteries). Lowering the light level just a small amount led to dramatic increases in runtime, so much so that I terminated testing because I got bored." Another poster stated that he got 20 hours on 8 high quality rechargeables.
The 300 lumen output on high is absolutely believable, and as stated... consistent for the duration of its run-time. I believe that it has a 30 lumen low, and that it is very useable. In a survey, most people are comfortable during power outages in a room lit at 100 lumens, many are comfortable with much less (after their eyes adapt to relative darkness.)
Considering that there are many AA battery chargers that can plug into a car's power port, and the fact that this lantern will run on rechargeable AA batteries or standard alkalines, this lantern is an excellent choice for weekend camping, or for power outages.
I modified mine by adding a USB cable (by soldering it to the battery box) so that it can run from a re-chargeable power bank. IMO the product can be improved by adding a USB input. It runs fine on the 5 volt output of power banks. I picked up a cheap $5 (supposedly) 1800ma bank I tested the lantern on LOW and it ran for 14.5 hours before shutting off. It ran on high with a 3100ma bank for 3 hours. I guess I should test the run time on low.
Overall, I like this lantern very much.
November 20, 2014