|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.8 x 3.9 x 5.8 inches|
|Origin||Made in USA or Imported|
|Assembled Height||5.79 inches|
|Assembled Length||4.8 inches|
|Assembled Width||3.86 inches|
|Fixture Features||LiIon Battery|
|Type of Bulb||LED|
d.light S1-Solar LED Lantern
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- D.Light S1 Solar LED Lantern
Top Customer Reviews
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.
It's incredible!Read more ›
Like the d.light S10 Solar LED Lantern, this is designed for developing rural areas without electricity. The difference being this is mainly intended as a reading light for students. Your purchase helps the d.light organization distribute their products where they can really make a difference. Their mission statement:
"Enable households without reliable electricity to attain the same quality of life as those with electricity. We will begin by replacing every kerosene lantern with clean, safe and bright light."
The unit disassembles with a phillips screw driver and the rechargable Ni-Mh battery can be easily replaced (if needed) with a standard 3.6v cordless phone battery "2/3AAA" (same battery as the S10). Also like the S10, it can be charged by the sun or an AC charger, just search for "Nokia AC-3U" on Amazon and get one for a few bucks. Check out the company site by googling dlight design (note the exact spelling).
Long and the short of it: D.light lanterns are awesome! Hands down, these are the best power outage lanterns available, and at a great price. I just placed an order for a few more. These are far more valuable than battery-eating flashlights when facing a sustained power outage.
05-Nov-2012: Important Note. If you're looking for a whole-room lantern, as opposed to a task, light, you'll probably want to get the d.light S10. The S1 (this product) is a task light, for reading, etc. Both are great products -- just designed for slightly different uses.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
EXCELLENT, works for 3 or more hours on a charge, more times than not, more than one night of use on one charge. Great solar lamp. I have had one for 3 years, still works fine.Published 1 month ago by Capitanissa
Great for camping and blackouts! I leave mine on the windowsill so it's alway charged and ready when I need it.Published 1 month ago by suzie
These are great and durable. They are easy to hang from branches or from your tent. It disperses light well and is good for reading under. Read morePublished 2 months ago by hangtime
These last nicely for a few hours. Great to have a few of them around in the event of a power outage.Published 5 months ago by Dana
we used this light to play cards during brown out at night, best family night ever. Surprisingly bright for solar. Very good quality product and very durable. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Macbar
The end of my search. This solar light is so versatile and functional. I use it for camping, craft, home improvement, boating, photo shoot, everything! Read morePublished 11 months ago by SunChips
works perfect last year still going good like new, cant beat the pricePublished 12 months ago by Jeremy H
Has helped me in a pinch when power has been down. Leave in a sunny window all the time and it never has failed me the 4 times I have needed it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cathi