|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.8 x 3.9 x 5.8 inches|
|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
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d.light S1 is an all-purpose, solar LED light. This light is cost effective and provides a high level of brightness while maintaining a high-quality and durable design. The d.light S1 will provide users with up to 4 hours of light (after a full day of charge) The light can be moved easily to provide concentrated lighting for studying and/or working. The solar panel can be easily oriented towards the sun during the day and then easily oriented to shed light at night. The d.light S1 can be fully charged when left out in the sunlight for a full day or can be charged in a few short hours via an AC power grid using any 2mm Nokia mobile charger.
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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.
The little red light turns on when the light is charging.
I don't know if you can over-charge it. But I did read reviews where folks complained about over-charging the larger lamps.
The solar panels are nifty and if you watch the ad -
you can drive over them with your car. Wheee!
I bought these smaller lamps for reading and picking splinters and what not - and bought the larger lantern variety for lighting rooms entirely so we can play Monopoly or checkers or Twister.
I'm thinking I will buy spare batteries just in case these batteries eventually stop charging during the zombie apocalypse.
The S1 WILL light a room way better than a candle but you will be hard pressed to warm your hands with it.
Get several of these - they are well worth the money - which is not often heard nowadays.
I'm not going to buy the most expensive model because you can buy 5 of these to 1 of those...
ALSO - check out their website.
This company is helping the 3dr world in a most impressive way.
I may be a nut but when the grid goes down for good I will be a well-lit nut.
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.