This lantern is great for it's price and well thought out. The split ring to hang is very easy to use and thought out.
You do pretty much need to use it in downhang position to maximize usage. Having it on a table wastes a lot of light.
However, I'm dinging it because the electronics are not regulated. It uses PWM to dim, instead of regulation.
This means as your batteries powerdown, so does the light output even at max setting.
The Hours rating on the box or description are therefore highly exaggerated. After about 15hrs, your batteries will be at 50%, and you will be putting out less than 50% of the light, and the device is useless as a bright light at the halfway to tail end.
Use rechargeables so you can use just the top part charge of the light.
However this light is inexpensive, and you'd have to step up to a fenix light or other dedicated flashlight maker to get regulated output at twice the price.