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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Smallcapguru Bought six sets for Scout camping. all straps have broken after 6 months...
Title says it all. Two straps broke apart the first night. And not at the same location either. The other four all failed within the next day. Great light, horrible design. We may have to rig them all with velcro straps now. Someone in engineering needs to get fired. Did they not do any QC or longevity testing on these straps? Seems to be a very common complaint from everyone... This should be a warranty fix from energizer.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Stopped working after 2 months
This lantern worked great for about 2 months. Then just one day it stopped working. Checked batteries. They are fine. When you press the on-button down and release, light briefly flashes on like a strobe and upon release of on-button, light stops. If you hold down the on-button for 5, 10, 15 seconds, the light brightly flashes exactly like a strobe light. Again, upon release of on-button, light turns off. There is no way to turn this on and leave it on as it's advertised. Doesn't happen. Very disappointed with this product.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by signet Great little lantern
I love this lantern! It is very bright and yet so portable and light-weight. When storing it, the handle can be repositioned on the body of the lantern so that it is totally compact. This light is dimmable with an easy on/off switch. The LED bulbs shine up through a hard plastic panel and really throw a significant amount of light. This lantern is great for walks on the beach or with your dog at night, camp tent lighting especially for Scouts, and those occasional emergency blackouts. It stands sturdily on a hard surface and would fit nicely in a backpack. The batteries are easily changed out from the base. This is probably one of those products everyone should have on hand. It will always come in handy.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Great for camping! Strap is fine.
My wife and I have taken this on a dozen camping trips over the last couple years and we absolutely love it! The strap disconnects and allows us to connect it thru a loop on the inside of our tent, illuminating quite bright on full blast and a nice nightlight when dimmed. We never sleep outdoors without it! I'm not sure what people are doing to break the strap but I've pulled and twisted it over and over and there's not a rip or tear anywhere.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jbug4 Great light, but straps break within 24 hours!!!
My intention was to hang my 2 lanterns from the ceiling in my closet. Although the lighting fits my needs, i was very disappointed with the strap mechanism. The straps seemed pliable/durable enough, but both lanterns had fallen to the floor within the first 24 hours. Luckily, they fell onto the carpet. I was surprised the lantern had insufficient straps to support the weight. If you buy this, be prepared for the attached strap to break. As long as you know about that negative aspect, you will be pleased with the lantern, and the lighting it provides. Just find a different loop or string to hang it with.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atcretired Great Light, But Handles Keep Breaking
Bought two gift packs to store as emergency lights, and was very pleased with the light output, but as I was taking one out of the packaging the orange handle broke in two. The other seemed fine and as I was locking the handle in its storage position, it also broke. Returned both lights to Home Depot for exchange and the handles on these also broke right where the handle clips onto the light.
March 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Crystal Useless, brittle strap
I'm not denying that this is a bright little lantern. I bought it in a combo package with a flashlight for Christmas. I'm assuming the strap is supposed to be durable and elastic, but it has the flexibility of a pretzel rod. The first one snapped in half while I was opening the package. I thought it was a fluke and exchanged it for another, which also broke immediately. Very disappointing. It's not worth it for me to return it a second time since getting into town to the Home Depot is difficult where I live, but I will be replacing the strap with something more durable.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RangerRick Awesome light! But strap broke! LOL
This is the best compact/brightest light I've ever seen. 4 AAs run it. It is extremely bright and I plan on getting a couple of more. Down side is that the strap with it broke immediately when I wrapped it around the body of the light for storage... so, don't do that. Just leave the strap loose. But I'm just gonna take it off and rig something else to use when hanging it. The light is so good... that I ready don't might fixing it. Don't know about run time yet... and that might be the only thing to check on. Got this on sale with another light in a package for Christmas... made it a great combo!!
December 23, 2015