Swiss Gear Rechargeable Lantern and LED night light
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- Two fluorescent tubes with brightness adjustment from one or two tubes
- Built-In compass to keep you in the right direction
- A carry handle with retractable hanging hook
- LED night light and LED power and charge indicator light
- 120 volt AC adaptor and 12 volt car plug included
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|Package Height||6.3 x 6.4 x 11.9 inches|
|Shipping Weight||4.2 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Contrary to the directions, I would suggest NOT cutting the wires. The battery can easily be removed by pressing the small tabs on each contact and pulling the wire off the battery. Might be best to use a rubber handled tool to prevent shock. But, the battery IS replaceable and can be purchased online here or at Radio Shack for approx. $12! No need to junk the whole thing.
That doesn't make up for the company's complete lack of regard for it's customers but at least it's not a total waste.
I hope this helps someone.
I forgot for while but I kept last 4-5 years. Today, I found the battery for this unit.
6 Volt 4AH Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid SLA Battery 6 volt 4ampBrandUPGOur SKU3300650PartUB645EBALT14
Good luck to everybody share the problem.
As on March 7th 2013 It's working just fine now.
At the start of hurricane season Jun 1,10 I took them out again. The Colman lit right up. I still charged over night. When I took the Swiss Gear out it would not light except for the night light. When I tried to charge it the full charge LED came on. I still charged over night. It was the same. I noticed a little darkening on end of the tubes. So I bought new ones. Same thing. So I took the bulbs out and trashed the lantern.
My new Coleman Quad from Amazon.com arrived yesterday.
Except that: you can't turn the lantern on while it is charging; it is pretty fragile; and the battery is hard-wired in and can't be replaced without some soldering. Plus the battery takes forever to recharge, almost an entire day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for hurricane season...worked great right out of the box. The next season, nothing. I bought new bulbs...nothing. Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by Amazon Customer
They look nice but the first one lasted until the hurricane when I needed it most. Dead would not charge. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Sam
I concur with the other reviews of this product. It's a disgrace to the Wenger Brand. The battery life is nonexistent. Don't waste your money; buy a Coleman.Published on August 4, 2012 by ROBERT GANNON
I had the same problem with this lantern. Worked only one trip a few years ago. I pulled it out this year and was trying to see if I could fix it. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by m5d7
This lantern was great for one season when I used it and charged it regularly. However, next season battery would not recharge...exact same problem as mentioned in other reviews. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by RebeccaJean
Was hard to keep charged did not hold a charge long at all and broke very easy.would not buy againPublished on September 23, 2011 by Kevin Moose
I bought two of these, and used them once on a camping trip. Put them away to keep for hurricane season. But, as others stated, when I took them out again, they wouldn't charge. Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by D. Hayes
Overpriced and fails whenever you need to use it. On the plus side, it is good for the first year. After that time, all goes wrong. Battery alone is about $12.00 to replace. Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by JamesR608
The Swissgear Lantern work in a couple of storms and recharged as expected. This year when the big blizzard arrived in New England we tried to recharge it and it refused to accept... Read morePublished on December 26, 2010 by R. C. Shaw