It is my firm belief that you can never have too many flashlights, lanterns, or power banks. You never know when the power will go out leaving you helpless in the dark. Candles will give you light but they are hazardous if you have kids and pets that might knock them over and start a fire. Lanterns provide safer more efficient light with no open flame. The Ultra Bright Portable LED Camping Lantern from Crenova is similar in appearance to other lanterns but includes some additional features that make it an excellent choice for your alternate lighting needs..
- 1 Crenova Ultra Bright LED Camping Lantern
- Product Dimensions: 7.5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
Having used a similar lantern in the past, I was expecting some difficulty when inserting the 3 D cell batteries (not included), and closing up the lantern afterward but it was far easier than expected. The batteries went in easily and once the lid to the battery compartment was lined up with the notch on the other side, it was easy to twist it into place. Just remember to line up the notches and you will save yourself a lot of aggravation.
All lanterns will help light your way in a power outage but many lanterns are incapable of emitting anything but a wimpy light. The Crenova lantern is definitely not one of those lanterns. This little guy is ultra bright to the point of hurting your eyes if you look directly at the light even on the lower setting.
The power button on the front of the lantern has 3 settings. Press it once and you have a very bright light that spreads to a large area of the room. Press the button a second time and the light becomes noticeably brighter. A third press of the button doesn’t seem to increase the brightness any further but the light turns into a very bright emergency flasher.
The wire handle attaches to either side of the glass globe and has a curve in it that allows it to nestle close to the body of the lantern when not in use. The handle is several inches in length which makes it easier to extend the lantern out to light your way as you walk. You may also use that same handle to hand the lantern from a hook or a tent pole to illuminate a wider area.
If you require a more directed stream of light, you may remove the glass globe entirely and point the bulb at the area where the light is needed or use the convenient retractable hook on the bottom of the lantern to hang it above your workspace.
This amazing small lantern is lightweight, water-resistant, and shockproof with a little flashing green LED that will ensure that you will be able to find it even in the dark. The LED light blinks automatically every few seconds with no short term impact on battery life. With a full set of new D cell batteries, under continuous use, estimated battery life in the high setting is 3 days or 6 days on the low setting, or 10 days with the flashing light. The little green LED will have power enough to flash for 2 years.
The lantern is not heavy to carry but it still holds enough weight that it will stand solidly on a flat surface. The nonskid rubber base will keep it from sliding around which might be a useful feature if you use it on a boat. The main light bulb will likely never need to be replaced so you can expect years of reliable service from the Crenova lantern.
This handy little lantern is great for power outages, camping, walking the dog at night, hurricanes, and any other situation where quick, bright energy efficient light is required.
Amazon currently lists the Crenova Lantern at only $14.99. The product is sold by Crenova Direct with orders fulfilled by Amazon.
I received this lantern for my honest evaluation which I have provided here.