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All That I Wanted,
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I bought this lantern; because when compared to all the others that I looked at - it was smaller, lighter, more durable, and used less batteries but provided more light. After using it on a 2 week camping trip - it didn't let me down.
When we lost "house" power in our RV, I placed it on the kitchen table to play cards. The couple that we traveled with complained that it was too bright. Rather than turn it down to the lower level, I unscrewed the top and used the bottom hook to hang it upside down from the ceiling. This application provided more than enough light to play cards and see everything else within the entire RV. It was no longer "too bright"; because it was above eye level.
I also hooked it to a tree branch above our picnic table. It provided enough light to cook on the camping stove and eat dinner for four. At the end of the camping trip, I couldn't detect any depreciation in battery power. The couple that we traveled with has been camping for years, with all kinds of equipment. Yet, they too are going to buy this lantern from Amazon.
I'm going to buy the Coleman Multi-Purpose Lantern Stand in case the next time we go out, there isn't a tree branch above our picnic table. I'm also going to buy another one of these lanterns to put in our emergency kit in case there's ever a prolonged power outage at home. With two of them, we'll have "his" and "her" lanterns.