Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJ1987 Combination of Modern LED Efficiency and Simple Vintage Design
I collect flashlights as a hobby and first saw this combo pack at Target. Then, after doing a little online research, I saw it at the Home Depot for about $2 cheaper. I wasn't much interested in the 1 D model and just wanted the 6 Volt lantern, but it was a package deal. No problem. The 6 Volt model reminds me of the vintage 6 Volt models made between the 1960s-1990s. I have long been interested in flashlights from that era, so that is why I bought it. This model might not be a bright as the vintage models, but it is bright enough and the long battery life by far makes up for it. I would also venture to guess that the rugged LEDs will take far more abuse than the PR13 bulbs of bygone times. They also won't ever need to be replaced like the PR13 bulbs and will probably last a lifetime. PR bulbs are unfortunately becoming scarce. The "user interface" of this model is just as simple as the vintage models, so that is a good thing. Too many of the current plastic flashlights across the board, especially Eveready and Rayovac, have an issue of the front bezel coming undone when over tightened or if the light is dropped. It's an epic fail if you ask me and thank God that issue is NOT present on these two, which is a huge plus. This package would be ideal for extended power failures caused by natural or man made disasters (which are quite common in my area.) It would also make a great gift for young children or the elderly because of the simplicity and durability.
February 2, 2015