LED 4 Watt 3D 240 Lumen Area Lantern
Not quite as advertised.
First of all, there were no instructions as to how to put the batteries in - had to refer to the YouTube video posted by a young woman for that information. Second, have not had a chance to use it in a real power outage situation; just took it into a room with no windows (at night) and turned it on. I was disappointed that it was not as bright as the reviews posted on your website indicated. It will work, but expected it to light a larger area. At least there are no shadows to interrupt the light display, that is good. It was too much trouble to return it, so am keeping it, but will not order on line again.
January 27, 2014
Great little lantern
The lantern is small but still lights up a room.
Tried one then bought 4 more.
Being battery operated takes away the worry you can have with oil lamps.
January 27, 2014
Everything you need in an emergency light except for the instructions ...
This is clearly a superior product ... very bright light for its size and only 3 D-size batteries. The flashing "EZ-Find" light above the switch literally makes it easy to locate during a power failure. Since the breaker panel to our home is OUTSIDE of the house (common in Florida), if you trip a breaker at night, this light is VERY handy to keep nearby the front and back door. These double as a light source in case of a power outage. Also I keep one in the RV, one on the boat, and one in the truck -- the strobe option is very useful to alert other motorists if you break down. The only problem is that the light comes with no instructions for opening and closing the battery cover nor how to turn the 3 functions on and off with the one switch -- Rayovac should print the basic instructions on the BACK of the label affixed to the product OR indicate that the instructions can be downloaded from the website, which I did (however, not everyone has a computer or Internet access to do so).
November 25, 2013
Two years, same batteries!
There's a bit of misinformation out there about the impact of the LED on battery life, so I wanted to share this review I posted on Amazon.
I've now had this light for two years, purchased in September 2011. I installed three new alkaline batteries (these also happened to be Ray-O-Vac brand) and have left the batteries in the light for this entire two years. I check them periodically to ensure they're not leaking, and also briefly test the light a few times per year.
I just took out the batteries to check their voltage, and each measures 1.54 volts. A new battery reads 1.60 volts. This LED flash is not significantly depleting my batteries. The light is as bright as ever when I test it. Just because it has an LED, it doesn't mean battery drain when done right. I think Ray-O-Vac did it right on this product. I just ordered another to send to my parents so they can have one on hand, batteries installed & ready to go for power failures.
After checking my batteries, I did some testing. I turned the light on the high setting & left it for eight hours. There was no obvious decrease in light output, and afterward the batteries measure at 1.336 volts. While this isn't a test of the 40 hour design, the light was still running strong & the batteries dropped only ~0.2 volts, I'm confident it would have run much longer.
That LED is not a problem, folks. And yes, mine still blinks & has been blinking for two years! Though the warranty doesn't cover batteries, remember the light's warranty is lifetime.
For those with difficulty attaching the base after inserting batteries--it's really very simple. You just line up the two red arrows that indicate the alignment notch, bring them together, and rotate 1/8 turn. The inside of the base rotates freely, so you might have to steady it with your thumb as you line up the notch.
October 7, 2013
product is just as described. Works great. .
Great for inside or outdoors when camplng. Plenty og light and easy to use.
September 22, 2013
pattigail great little light
Follow the instruction online to insert batteries and you will have no problem. This little light is a great asset for storm shelters etc. It doesn't take up much room and puts out lots of light. We are very pleased with our purchase.
September 16, 2013
LED 4 Watt 3D 240 Lumen Area Lantern
Bought this for my 90 year old Mom for when the power goes out. She love it. The low setting is bright enough to light up the room. The high setting is very bright. I like that it have a strobe light. In an emergency it will help rescuers to find you. The only thing is no instructions on how to open it up to put the batteries in. Had to go to Rayovac site to find out.
Other than that, Good job Rayovac.
September 10, 2013
Just what I needed
After numerous power outages where I had to use a dozen or more oil lamps I decided to try one of these. I got it yesterday and tried it out. It lights up my 15 x 22 living room with no problem. Ordered two more today. I'll sell my oil lamps at a flea market and probably buy two or three more of these. Much brighter,much safer. Only need to store batteries not oil.
The only suggestion I would make would be to include instructions on how to install batteries.
August 27, 2013
Great for Camping
Awesome lantern!!! Compact and well built. Wish some batteries came along with the order!!!
July 4, 2013
Really bright light!!
This lantern is the best I have had. It lights the room with warm bright light. A definite must have.
June 27, 2013
A quality product at a fair price.
I did plenty of research on lanterns when I decided I'd had enough of using candles during power outages. I really didn't expect Rayovac to be my choice. Only because it seemed it took a back seat to "those other two". The 4 watt 240 lumen lantern is absolutely top quality. Solidly made and delivers a very bright, pleasing, room filling light. Combine that with the deals Rayovac is always offering and you cannot go wrong with this lantern. Thanks.
March 5, 2013
it lights our way in a hurricane or on the beach
we loved having our lantern when hurricane "sandy" hit nj. now we are in fla for 4 mos and we use our lantern sunset parties on the beach. we have been buying them as house gifts.
February 16, 2013
Does as advertised
Extremely bright light. Will be an asset to our outdoor camping.
February 5, 2013
Light and Bright
After much research we discovered this amazing lantern. It is incredibly bright and light. The perfect light by which to walk our dogs! We have two already. This one is a gift!
January 20, 2013
This is my second one of these. The first one was great during the Sandy power outtage.
December 31, 2012
This product has great features
Very pleased with the quality - very sturdy. I did not need something that looked cute. Easy to operate.
I wished I had it prior to Sandy.
I gave this product as a Christmas present to my adult children.
December 30, 2012
Bought 4 as gifts.
Everyone loved this gift and wished they had it during Hurrican Sandy. Very bright--lights up entire room.
December 26, 2012
Easy to assemble
I like this product - ordered two for our household and was so impressed that I ordered 3 to be sent as Christmas gifts.
December 18, 2012
Great bright light.
I bought it for emergency blackout. For my bedroom, need two to light up the room. One does a good job in small area.
December 15, 2012
Wonderful product. Small yet bright.
Great battery life, using 3 "D" cells.
Clever hook design and lens removal make it a great hanging light source, too. I bought one for each bedroom. Cool finder LED in the dark.
December 2, 2012