Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern Flashlight
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These LED camping lanterns are collapsible camping lanterns. They are suitable for indoorand outdoor use. The lanterns use 30 individual low powered LED bulbs placed all around the lantern and come with the necessary AA batteries. They are built at a military grade level, sothey are very durable. The lanterns are lightweight and collapse to a smaller size, allowing for easy carrying. The batteries last up to 12 hours with continuous use, and come with fold away handles.
Powerful, Efficient Lanterns
One of the best features of these LED lanterns is the power that they have. Each lantern has 30 individual LED bulbs arranged around the viewport of the lantern. It can power a whole room or tent by itself. It lends itself equally well to indoor and outdoor use. Users have been pleased with how powerful this lantern is overall, especially considering that it runs on AA batteries. This lantern is extremely energy efficient. The LED bulbs are energy efficient on their own, but the whole lamp is very efficient for how powerful it is. The battery lasts for around 10 hours of bright power, and though it dims automatically after the 10 hour mark or so, the dimmed light can last for hours on what’s left of the battery.
Collapsible, Portable Lantern
This lantern is very lightweight overall. It fits well into bags, yet isn’t too small to provide powerful light. It doesn’t come with a bulky charging station either, it only requires the 2 AA batteries. It can be comfortably carried by a child to their room in a power outage, yet lights their whole room.
Another useful feature of this LED lantern flashlight is that the collapsible portion also turns it on and off. If you pull on the handle, the light turns on as the bulbs are revealed. Pressing down on the top turns it off. You can also leave it partially collapsed to control the amount of light released. The only downside to that is that the light will be going at full power the entire time, using up the same amount of battery power as it would if it was completely opened. This feature also makes it easier to turn on in pitch darkness. The handles are also retractable. This way you can use the handles for carrying or hanging the lantern, but if it is sitting on a surface such as a table or the floor of a tent, you can retract the handle, allowing for unobstructed light.
Insider Tip #1 – One issue that some users had with this lantern was its lack of a dimmer switch. However, by not fully opening up the lamp when you turn it on, you can allow less light to escape. This doesn’t save the battery at all, but the battery life is extremely long on this lantern so it isn’t too inconvenient.
Insider Tip #2 – Be careful of the brightness. LED bulbs can get extremely uncomfortable if you’re looking too near them for too long, especially in the extremely dark conditions that this lantern performs best in. Opening the lantern slowly to allow your eyes to adjust slowly would help with this.
- Extremely powerful lanterns
- Can collapse into smaller size for easier carrying
- More energy efficient than comparable lanterns
- Some control over amount of light used
- Retractable handles
- No dimmer switch
- LED brightness can cause eye discomfort
Final Score: Two Great Camping Lanterns Worth Every Penny
Overall, the Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern Flashlight was rated excellently. Even people who had problems with the lantern overall thought it was a great lantern and a good buy. It’s extremely powerful, especially considering the fact that it runs on nothing more than 2 AA batteries. Those batteries last around 10 hours at full power. The lamps are durable, portable, and easy to carry. These lanterns have infinite uses. They are equally well suited to going rugged mountain camping and sitting out a power outage. You can keep them in your car for camping, or for emergencies. If a flashlight can be used in a situation, so can this lantern, and it’s probably a better option than the flashlight. These lanterns are highly recommended to everyone from campers to people simply looking for emergency equipment for cars or homes. They last for a long time, and are worth the low price for the two of them together. Most users noted that after using theirs, they planned to buy more of the lanterns at the earliest opportunity to put in cars, garages, assorted rooms in the house, and to use for camping.