Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: LE 600lm Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern Detachable Portable Flashlight Torch Water Resistant Tent Light with USB Cable Car Charger for Camping Hiking Outdoor Emergency
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This is a really useful bit of kit for keeping at home for power-cut emergencies, but also for car-camping. It's way too heavy for taking back-packing as it weighs 1090g with batteries, but I didn't buy it with any expectation that I would take it on my wild-camping trips. It's not too clear how it works, so I will explain: It comes with an internal 18650 lithium ion battery, which is re-chargeable. This will power up the 2 main side lights, but also the detachable hand-held lights when they are fixed in position on the lantern. The hand-held lights are easy to remove and if they each have 3 x AAA batteries inserted, they can be used as quite useful torches, with both a front/top light with 5 x bright LEDs, or (on pressing the button again) 12 x bright LEDs come on at the side, which gives a more diffuse general light, rather than the more directional light from the 5 front/top LEDs. I should add that you can either have the directional top lights on, or the side lights on, but not both together. As far as I can tell, these take standard non-rechargeable AAA batteries. I suppose you could use re-chargeable batteries, but I don't think they would charge up when you plug the lantern into a USB charging device. I think this just charges the main internal 18650 battery, but I'm not absolutely sure, as the instructions really don't say. You can also insert 3 x "D" batteries into the base of the lantern and this gives "support" to the internal 18650 battery, prolonging the on-time and possibly increasing the brightness, although I couldn't convince myself that it was any brighter with the D batteries in place, than without. So, in summary: You have 2 x hand-held torches that are powered by 3 x AAA batteries. You can have a 5 LED directional light, or you can have a 12 LED diffuse light, but not both together. When you put the hand-held torches back on the lantern and secure them (easily done) in place, you can then have the main lantern giving you light from its 2 side lights (each with 12 LEDs), or you can have it on full power, which lights up not only the main lantern side lights, but also the 12 LEDs on each of the torches. I think these are all powered by the 18650 battery, so don't expect too much time before the battery needs charging. It is bright with the main lantern side lights, but REALLY bright with the side lights AND the torch lights on together. You can use it with the USB lead plugged in. There is no charger supplied, so you will need to use one of the ones that you already have at home (5v USB charger). The instructions say the lamp life is as follows: With all lights on (main lantern "stationary" lights AND detachable lights) = 2 hours. With just the 2 main lantern "stationary" lights = 4 hours. Side lights of each torch = 6-8 hours. Front light of each torch = 14-16 hours. I've not been able to verify these times. Overall, I'm quite impressed with the brightness and also the flexibility of this lantern.
Best Camping lantern iv ever had!! Well thought out design, quality construction amazingly bright lights on the little torches but even better once combined with the main lantern the main lantern is extreamly bright on it's own too the best £20 iv ever spent iv also broght more for friends who also camp they are over the moon with it
Bought as a present. Arrived promptly and well packaged. Opened up checked it before wrapping. Was dubious at first, lamp in plastic with metal handles Lamp was charged so turned it on. Wow this lamp is bright 600 lumins. The two torches whilst connected provide 360 degree illumination drawing power from the lamp. The two torches are easily detached from lamp which are powered by 3 AAA batteries each away from lamp. The lamp continues to function without the torches allowing continued illumination of your camp. This can be particularly useful if you need to leave your camp and want to return in the dark. Lantern comes complete with set of batteries for each torch and usb cable and lighter connection for charging in car or other usb device. Lamp is understood to be rain proof IPX4 not waterproof. Very impressed by the product at was at an affordable price. The present was well received and rated as excellent by a relative who uses it regularly for camping and fishing. Based on the feedback from my relative would recommend both the product and supplier.
This is a very versatile and really bright lantern. After a brief unexpected power outage last week, I decided I needed something more than the small torches and candles I had in my house. I ordered this lantern thanks to the many great reviews. It is really versatile, a main lantern with two torches attached than can easily be removed to use seperately or stay as part of the lantern. It keeps it all together in one place, easy to find if we have another outage. While this is essentially a camping lantern, and I am unlikely to go camping, it's a great back up plan for power outages or even for use in your garden in the evenings. I love the fact it is rechargable by usb and by a car charger too. But can also operate on battery. It came with usb, car charger, and AAA batteries for the torches, the only thing it didn't have was D batteries for the main lantern, but if you keep it charged you may not even need them. Very happy with this lantern.
I like the durability of the product - if dropped seems ok, the detachable torches are a nice extra, I find the light extremely bright - which in one way is good - you can see well, & outside it really will light the way. You can have just two lights on or all four sides to it. Was going to return, but after being outside photographing at night it was good to find my way back easily & will be an added extra for power cuts. Battery life not great - but that could be becuase it is so bright. Can't fault it really. Good handles, easy to carry, larger than I expected. Overall 9/10.
I bought this product a few years ago and I was impressed with it straight out the box. Since then I've used this several times camping, both where we've had hook up (power) and where we haven't. It's a great versatile unit, which not only lights up our large tent, but has very useful pop-out handheld torches (which come in very handy for those late night trips to the loo!). If you want a good solid rechargeable lantern, then look no further.
Amazing product, with the downside of the battery lasting only 2 hours on full charge. Yes, you can use batteries, which is great, they add weight to the lamp, and are less environment-friendly.... a great lamp, would be a perfect lamp if it could stay on for a bit more hours on it's own...