This lantern has the following features:
- Five super-bright LED lamps
- Dynamo power is ideal for emergencies, camping, picnics
- Sturdy ABS housing, shatter-resistant thermoplastic lens
- Protective aluminum roll cage
- Overall dimensions: 10-3/4" high x 7" diameter; Weight: 1.75 lbs.
This lantern is a fabulous multi-purpose gadget. It runs
solely on crank power (about 1 minute of winding gives you about 20
minutes of light), so there is no need for batteries or an AC adapter.
You will never have to worry about dead batteries again, so it is great
for emergencies, like power outages (which is what we keep 2 of these on
hand for) and car emergencies. It is also super-lightweight (under 2
pounds), making it great for travel and camping (you don't have to worry
about bringing spare batteries!)
My husband loves to sit around and wind-up this lantern
(he actually thinks it's fun) when he's relaxing on the couch- I think
he's fascinated by the idea of creating light simply by winding a crank.
This score is a ranking based on how natural, eco-friendly, and non-toxic a product is, and is rated out of a possible total 5 stars.
: 4 out of 5 stars for greenness
COMMENTS: This lantern
eliminates the need for batteries (which can create problems if not
disposed of properly) or electricity, so it saves valuable resources,
eliminates waste, and will last for years if properly taken care of.
The only downside of these lanterns is that they are made in
China, as are so many consumer products these days. We haven't been
able to find a comaparable lantern that is actually made in the USA yet,
but are looking. Until then, this is a great way to eliminate the waste
of batteries (most of which are made overseas, too!).
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 October, 2011.