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I Bought 12 of These - Well Worth the Money.
on August 29, 2011
Yep, it's True.
I first bought 2 of these and the wife & I liked em so much I bought 10 more (plus 8 of the medium d.light lantern model).
And here's why:
I bought the adapter to give each light an initial 12 hour electrical hard charge because I wanted a good HARD charge plus I guess I don't trust the sun... Then, I ran the light 4 hours (as advertised) and it burnt strong from start to finish. I woulda ran it longer but I was sleepy. Then I stuck the thing in my window and let it sit till the next evening. And it charged well and burns bright when I need it.
Now - when I say "bright", I don't mean bright enough to do brain surgery by - BUT you could easily see well enough to deliver a baby or read about learning to DO brain surgery without any eye strain. So for me and my needs - this is plenty bright and it STAYS bright for hours.
I live in the backwoods and our grid is just plain lousy.
We went without power for 10 days a couple years back and I didn't have me enough light. But now, ladies and gentlemen - when the lights go out I will be the envy of all my unlit neighbors.
AND if the world comes to an end - I will have plenty of light to skin a squirrel and reload guns by. Because after all - when the gas runs out - your generator will stop running. But there's a very good chance the sun will come out tomorrow.
The light is very well made - high impact plastic - feels like it will last a long time.
The switch is solid and the little metal handle is nifty.
You can sit it or hang it in all kindsa different ways.
I hung it from a shelf and was able to work inside a closet.
Heck, you can even hang it from your shirt collar while you're changing banjo strings.
The little red light turns on when the light is charging.
I don't know if you can over-charge it. But I did read reviews where folks complained about over-charging the larger lamps.
The solar panels are nifty and if you watch the ad -
you can drive over them with your car. Wheee!
I bought these smaller lamps for reading and picking splinters and what not - and bought the larger lantern variety for lighting rooms entirely so we can play Monopoly or checkers or Twister.
I'm thinking I will buy spare batteries just in case these batteries eventually stop charging during the zombie apocalypse.
The S1 WILL light a room way better than a candle but you will be hard pressed to warm your hands with it.
Get several of these - they are well worth the money - which is not often heard nowadays.
I'm not going to buy the most expensive model because you can buy 5 of these to 1 of those...
ALSO - check out their website.
This company is helping the 3dr world in a most impressive way.
I may be a nut but when the grid goes down for good I will be a well-lit nut.