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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Camping Lantern Out There, July 4, 2009
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I have been a long time believer in only using propane lanterns when car camping. Previous battery operated lanterns with florescent bulbs that I have tried have always lacked for sufficient light to eat by let alone cook or setup a tent with.

But, then I discovered the Coleman LED Quad Lantern and everything has changed. This is, by far, the best camping lantern I have ever used! Not only is it super bright, it is smaller and more convenient than a propane lantern - especially since I no longer need to tote around gas canisters.

But, this lantern is more than just a lantern; it provides for personal lighting needs as well. Each of the lantern's four light panels detach and work as rechargeable hand lamps for that rummage in the back of the truck for gear or the scramble to the bathroom site in the middle of the night. And, with a 1-1/2 hour charge time, that makes these light panels useful for reading in the tent, etc.

It is not only this lantern's overall design that make it great, but the attention to little things as well. For example, the rechargeable light panels are powered by AAA rechargeable batteries. Unlike other rechargeable light systems where the battery is sealed and inaccessible, if a battery eventually fails, it can be easily replaced with a matching, off-the-shelf rechargeable battery. The lantern as a whole is powered by D cell batteries.

No more propane, no more broken mantles, no more trying to light a propane lantern in the dark. The Coleman LED Quad Lantern is the lantern of the future that I bet all competitors will try to copy.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2011 11:38:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2011 11:40:31 PM PST
Jay D. James says:
Actually, each panel uses AAA rechargeable batteries, not AA as you stated. And, as far as them being "standard" rechargeables, there is no such thing. There are Nicad, NiMh and Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries. These panels use NiMH. Just make sure you don't mix different type of rechargeable batteries together when they need to be replaced, as they can charge differently.
And, one tip: if you have a lot of devices that use removeable rechargeable batteries such as this one, might want to invest in a tray type battery charger. That way you could charge up the batteries in the panels before loading in the D cells. Then the Ds wouldn't immediate start to drain to charge the panel batteries, right off the "batt".......pun intended.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 5:42:37 AM PDT
L. Vinson says:
Does this lantern use AAA Batteries or D batteries? Most other post say D batteries.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 9:07:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2011 9:11:32 AM PDT
Wildness says:
The lantern as a whole uses D Cell Batteries. It is each individual removable panel (there are 4 total) that utilize rechargeable AAA batteries to power the LED lights when they are detached from the lantern.

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 8:54:11 AM PDT
MK says:
Single "tube" shaped mantles hold up better than the dual "bulb" shaped mantles. The ash is thicker and is not as fragile. Battery power is fine for mild summer camping, but if it's cold out skip the batteries as they wont last long, skip the propane as it wont work in cold weather- white gas is the only way to go.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2011 8:18:27 AM PDT
Beebo says:
He did state they were powered by AAA batteries. You misread.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 7:12:32 PM PST
Do you still like this product?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 9:02:22 PM PST
Wildness says:
Yes, I do. It provides as much light as a gas lantern and far more convenient even before the detachable panels. I've even found the lantern and its panels useful as a lighting source for photography.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 3:51:07 PM PDT
Very relevant info, and a great tip!! However, it was ultimately the (very accurate) pun that forced me to respond. I enjoy puns and wordplay, in general, but there are few of us who aren't afraid of an accurately clever, corny pun. Bravo.

This post will likely be hidden as it adds nothing to the discussion, but I'm in a happy mood =].

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 5:22:37 PM PDT
Wildness says:
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 1:30:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2012 1:30:27 PM PDT
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