Great Lantern, Beware Battery Drain from LED
November 2, 2012
I got 3 of these Lanterns, and they\'re great. The only downside for me, is that there is a small blinking led above the button that flashes periodically all the time, and no way to turn it off. The manufacturer says that this causes very minimal drainage, but still, if you pop a fresh set of batteries, it will drain it in about 8-9 months. I think the led was meant to be able to find it easily in a power outage, or camping situation. Technically this light is meant for camping, but i use these for power outages and keep them in the house. They are able to be attached to a hook from both the handle, and there is a little plastic hook that folds out from the bottom of the lantern as well. It\'s rugged, and takes 3 C batteries, so what i do is i keep all 3 in the lantern, but i flip one around to make sure there\'s no drain. Also, i have opened these up (all it takes is a phillips head) and physically removed the led light. Some people complained about the way the bottom opens, but it\'s not hard if you make sure to align the cap where the stickers are marked. Overall this is a fantastic light, that is able to light up a whole room for a very long time.