This versatile LED camping lantern from Lighting EVER can prove to be incredibly useful whether you’re out camping with your family or get stuck in a power outage. It aims to provide a wide range of light throughout a room or by your camping tent before bed. Even more than being just a simple lantern, this can be enough light source for an entire family or group of people due to the detachable flashlights allowing you to have up to three powerful light sources at a given time.
If you’ve ever been stuck in a power outage for more than a few minutes without lighting, it’s both dangerous and incredibly uncomfortable. While candles provide a nice ambience, they can get knocked down and don’t provide all that much light themselves.
A LED lantern like the LE Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern provides light, won’t catch on fire, and has something for the whole family to use in the dark.
LE Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern - Buyers Guide
Who is this product for?
This lantern could be used by absolutely anybody for the sole reason that we all need light. This can be a great tool to take camping with your family, on overnight fishing trips, emergency power outages to replace candles, or even just to have around the house as a light source since it’s never a bad idea to have flashlights.
A place where this product may not be ideal is for those who are seeking an incredibly bright lantern or one that provides heat as well as light, in which case a gas option may be better for them.
When you buy this camping lantern, you’ll get the actual very powerful lantern with two handy flashlights that attach to the side that are completely detachable. You will also receive two methods for charging the lantern in the form of both a USB cable and also a charger you can plug into your car to allow charging even while on the way to your destination.
The lantern has a built-in rechargeable battery, but you can alternatively use three size D batteries to operate it without the need to charge but batteries for the lantern are not included. In order to power the flashlight, you’ll need 6 AAA batteries in total for both flashlights which are fortunately included in the box.
Overview of features
The lantern comes with a very powerful 600 lumen light source and an effective 360° beam angle allowing you to always have a strong source of light regardless of how you’re holding the lantern or where you’re pointing it. On the sides you’ll find sturdy metal handles and on top you’ll also find a built-in compass which can be absolutely essential when camping out in the wilderness.
It has an 1800-mAh rechargeable battery and even has a third source of charging if you have a 5V DC adapter handy. It has two detachable flashlights but it is important to remember that they are not rechargeable like the rest of the lantern.
While it offers good utility and extra value, this product has a relatively low lumens at 600 when compared to many gas lanterns and higher-end LED lanterns. It could benefit from a higher max output.
How to use
Setting up this camping lantern for use is incredibly simple. Thankfully no real assembly is required as the lantern will come fully put together already. The only essential steps you’ll need to take is to ensure the power source is consistently charged. This can be done with three size D batteries if you have them handy, or simply just plug the lantern in via USB or car charger and before long, your lantern will be up and running.
While this lantern does have many great features and almost no real downsides, if you are interested in getting a heat source in combination with a super bright light source you will likely want to invest in a gas-powered lantern.
A good option is this Coleman Premium Dual Fuel Lantern that is capable of providing an even stronger light source than the LED one above and has the ability to stay lit for up to 7 hours while on the high setting with one tank of fuel. It also comes with a hard carrying case for protection while carrying and easy storage.
Whether you plan to use it indoors or outdoors, a LED lantern can be a versatile choice for tasks around the house or as your light source during a power outage. While it doesn’t have the most lumens on the market, the utility of the included flashlights and multiple power sources makes it a great “just in case” piece of gear to have in the house or in your camping bag.