Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 89
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeFamilyHandyman One of my favorite lights
Bought this light to supplement the other flash lights I have and also to take advantage of the multiple 18V batteries I have. This is becoming one of my favorite lights. The handle strap on top is thick and sturdy rubber which gives you a good grip feel. With the P102 battery as the base, it is steady and the battery base provides a somewhat rubbery grip as well. The overall weight of the light with the battery is still pretty light. Used it in the attic and the high setting gives out a good amount of light. The diffused plastic shade helps reduce the glare when it is on high setting. Had this for about a month and am very satisfied so far. I would have rated the value good or excellent if the price is around $10 to $15 instead of around $20.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emil Very good working light
I didn't think I was going to use this much, just bought it because it was cheap and maybe it was usefull.
But when I got it, I find it much more usefull than I first thought. Now I always reach for this when I need some light, especially underneath my car.
This light is not spreading the light straight up for the light, so if you want it to light straight up, just lay it down to the ground.
This light is very bright with only a 1W LED, and with only 1W this are not using much current from the battery and it will almost run forever on one charge.
Theoretically it will run 24h with the P102 battery, that is more enought for most of us.
Also since this is not using much current, so if you have some old and bad batteries that don't hold long on a tool, it will most likely run for hours on this light.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KLK1975 Shine a little light on...everything
This light is great. It puts out 360 degree light and uses very little power. I bought it for camping to use in place of a camp gas lantern. So much easier to use and the 2 step switch allows you to turn down the output. If you are not familiar with LED's they don't put off heat which is awesome in a tent or pop-up. The handle is stiff rubber so it is a little flexible if you want to hang the light by it. I used this when changing the oil in my car. I hung the light by the handle from the hood latch using a big carabiner and it worked fine. I also put it under the car so I could find the filter. No regrets on this purchase.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Enough light for power outages, and short recharge times for the car charger or Home generator
Rated at one Watt, the LED is good enough for a dark basement or when the power is out. The Li battery packs recharge much faster than NiMH, so a recharge can be done when we run our home generator for just a few hours a day, or with the car charger without leaving it connected over night.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Poppy Good for camping or power outages
The lantern itself is very light weight. It has a single small die LED with a bulbous dome. It is decidedly cool white, with a slight blue tint. There are artifacts in the beam, at the corners of the rectangular diffuser. The diffuser is very frosted, which really helps to cut down glare.
The light goes out from the sides, more than it goes up and down, but enough goes down that a person can walk a path with it, if he holds it waist high, though it is not as good as a flashlight for path walking. It does illuminate a picnic table well. And of course battery changes are a snap. I agree with other posters, that it would be nice if there was a removable reflector to make it uni-directional when desired. Also, I think that the 130 lumen output level is a good level for a lantern. Typically higher than that, lanterns start to produce too much glare.
Overall, I would say that it is functional for a camping lantern, or a power outage lantern, with the typical drawbacks of lanterns in general. The light is not as pretty to watch as a campfire, so if I am camping, I'll watch the campfire, but it does a decent job of lighting the table for a variety of tasks, and allows me to use rechargeable batteries that have other uses, and are used often enough, that I keep an eye on their charge level.
The batteries are in excess of 20 volts fully charged, and the LED runs on a little less than 3 volts. They appear to use an efficient buck driver, and the LED on HIGH maintains the SAME level of brightness for it's entire run-time. This is very nice. I estimate that Run times on Low should be about 8 times as long as on high. On HIGH with a NiCad battery it will get about 4 hours, about 9 hours with a 24W P102 Lithium, 18 hours on a 48W Lithium, and 27 hours on a P108 72W Lithium.
In the event of a power outage, it is an excellent way to use the stored energy in your power tool batteries.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Very Handy Light
Very handy little light. I don't know the reason they have a two position high/low switch. The light is plenty bright enough in the high position but the low setting doesn't put out enough light to do any work by. I suppose it would work great as a night light. Using the Li-ion battery it lasts what seems like forever. I highly recommend this little light.
June 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MacGyver Going back
Upon opening the package, I was surprised to find that the handle isn't rigid - it's rubber. I saw that was something to eventually get torn, but wanted a lantern for camping so I put a freshly charged battery in it (P108) to see how long the light would last. The second thing I didn't care for was the fact the the first click is put the light on high, the second on low. I would have preferred it the other way around. But the real kicker was that, within 15 minutes, the light flashed a couple of times, then went out completely. Thinking my charger was messed up, I tried the battery in a recip saw and it worked fine. I call this junk. I'm getting my money back.
April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tlp63 Great emergency light
Needed emergency light had drill so this good option two levels of light with long battery life on good batteries
July 21, 2015