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Decent construction, disappointing brightness
on January 12, 2013
From other reviews I had the impression this was a bright lantern, but had I paid attention to the details given on the Amazon sales page I would've noticed it was rated at 55 lumens on its "bright" setting. When I got it I turned it on and was immediately disappointed--this would be fine for reading by if you sit with the lantern and book near each other, but it's definitely not "room-filling" or a lantern you could read by, except sitting very near it. Construction seems solid, though, so if you need a lantern with a light output for simply navigating a dark room in a power outage it's fine--just don't expect to read or play board games with it as your only source of light.