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Great for camp or in emergency kit
on May 11, 2011
I have already have one product from CampChef and wanted to also give feedback on this lantern - it became a part of my emergency kit and is in the trunk of the car.
The designers of the lantern had a great idea to make the LED head rotating, so it can be used as either a lantern or a flashlight. Seems like such an obvious solution! It also has two swivel attachment points for a carabiner or lanyard (both included in the package). The "D" rink in the battery compartment cap on the bottom of the unit serves as a perfect attachment location in case you want to hang this unit upside-down in your tent, car, cabin, etc. This way it works almost as a regular ceiling lamp in your home. The other way is to attach the lanyard to the side ring, but as the other reviewer pointed out - this way it will not be perfectly vertical, but at a slight angle (not a big deal really).
I can confirm that the unit is water resistant - as in "it will work in mist or light rain". It does have at least two rubber O-rings to give some light water protection.
I also like the fact that it came with 4 Duracel batteries and not no-name ones. I can rely on duracel to provide enough run-time until I can get a replacement set. With estimated run-time of 25-50 hours in various modes, this more than plenty for an emergency kit lantern.
By the way - this lantern has a name brand LED unit - CREE. These guys make LEDs for street lights, flashlights, commercial space lighting equipment, etc. Which is probably why it is so bright and why I hope it will outlast most other LEDs and regular bulbs.
So to sum it up - I like the design, 2 head positions, 3 power modes, bright LED, Duracel batteries, included lanyard and carabiner.