Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Explorers 2-in-1 Lantern
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- Explorer 2-in-1 Lantern is the ultimate exploring tool
- Light the way when keeping lantern in lantern mode
- Can convert into a directional light
- Durable and can withhold multiple drops
- This tool for adventure includes 1 button for high/low/off, 4 white LEDs, and pivoting handle
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I noticed in reviews regarding this lantern, that others have experienced too short intervals before it turning off.
What does this is actually a stuck spring/lever on a sort of circuit breaker/timer.
The lantern is supposed to turn off automatically after roughly 3 minutes.
However, while in the box, this interval is lowered to 10-15 seconds so the batteries aren't drained by children trying the toy in the shop.
When you take the lantern out of the box, you have to release it from the cardboard bottom by twisting a weird plastic screw. This plastic screw reaches into the bottom of the lantern, and keeps the spring on the circuit breaker/timer depressed while in the store. When unfastening the plastic screw, the spring is supposed to flip away from the switch it was previously activating, thus raising the shut-down time to 3 minutes.
The big problem some of us have experienced is actually this spring having become weak or stuck to the plastic holding the circuit breaker/timer in place.
The fix is easy - just release the four screws holding the base together, split the lantern, and the circuit breaker/timer is the little black rectangular thingie held down by a screw that looks like it has a washer stuck to it.
Just stretch the spring away from the circuit breaker/timer.
And if you don't want the lantern to auto shut-off at all, just circumvent the circuit breaker/timer by soldering the wires running to it together.
When reassembling the lantern, just make sure you match the upper part the right way into the base: there are slides in the base, that the plastic glass has to fit onto.Read more ›
It is definitely durable. He's thrown it and dropped it plenty of times with no problems. My only concern is that there's no automatic off: when it's on, it's on (er, although sometimes it randomly shuts off). And it is BRIGHT. There are two brightness settings but there's barely a difference. It's either 1 LED, 3 LEDs, or off.
I recommend getting this lantern for fun or just to make your child feel more comfortable with the darkness!
I am sad to say after 24 hours, we will be returning both flashlights. Both lights shut off by themselves in the time range of 2 minutes 50 seconds to the 3 minute mark each time.
My 5 year old discovered this and was very frustrated by this. He kept having to turn it back on and he didn't like to have it go out so fast when he was playing in the dark. My 3 year old has not noticed, because she turns it on and off so often that this doesn't happen to her.
This flashlight is not supposed to have an auto shut-off. If it did, I would think that 15 minutes would be a more suitable time period, not 3 minutes.
We replaced the supplied batteries with Duracell alkaline batteries and there was no difference, still shuts off in about 3 minutes. There are two light settings, low (one bulb) and high (3 bulbs on). Again, both flashlights shut off in about 3 minutes regardless of whether one or three bulbs are on.
In the instruction manual is the following quote..."If this product begins to operate erratically, you may need to reset the electronics. Turn the power off and then back on." Okay, not so great. With our two flashlights, this "erratic" behavior starts at 3 minutes each time. I don't call that erratic, I think this was designed to shutoff if overheating and the overheating starts close to 3 minutes each time on both flashlights!
This is unfortunate, because the flashlight does appear to be durable and probably would have lasted a long time.Read more ›
Just like any other toy, it will probably eventually break because he uses it so much but so far it seems to be holding up well. It is Fisher Price so I'm pretty confident in it. I've been told that his parents are a bit frustrated because he's using it to stay up at night under the covers :) I say, good for him!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this 4 yrs ago for my 4 yr old. He's now almost 9 and it still works great!Published 7 months ago by L. Wright
This lantern has held up for years and is very durable. Our kids use it around the house and also when we go camping.Published 19 months ago by Book Mama
Grandson loves this lantern as it is durable, easy to carry, and exhibits light that matches "big people" lanterns for the size.Published 19 months ago by Tommie Sue Arnold
Durable. Bright. Love the automatic shut off. Bought for a 2-3 year old grandson.Published 23 months ago by Love Nature
This is the Best Lantern for kids!!!! We ordered two! Perfect for so many uses! Bedtime reading, nightlight, camping, etc!Published 24 months ago by Erica