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Very durable and Fun kid's flashlight
on September 19, 2011
After trying the fisher price "kid tough" flashlight that did not work properly (feel free to read my review of it on amazon), and the duracell kid's flashlights that were not easy for our kids to use, we decided to try this Lego lantern and have been very pleased with it.
My 3 year old and 5 year old both loved this lantern flashlight and it has worked great on our family camping trips. It has survived many drops and abuse and still works great. The switch is very easy to turn on and off, even for a 3 year old.
I only have 2 complaints. The first is that the handle is small and therefore not as comfortable for an adult to use, but for kids it is GREAT! Also, if packed too tightly in a duffle, the switch can easily be accidentally be turned on, and that runs down your batteries.
Battery life is good, especially when we compared it to the other kid's flashlights we tried. Even if you leave it on for long periods of time, typically one set of batteries will get you through a weekend camping trip. (Our daughter used it as a tent "nightlight" and refused to turn it off.) The amount of light it puts out is also good for camping and other low light situations. We even used one of these to light our whole tent by hanging it from the top of the tent.
Note: There is no automatic shutoff if that is what you are looking for.