<li>190 lumens on high</li><li>100 lumens on low</li><li>Battery operated</li>
Lantern is sturdy,well made, has good light output
I am pleased with the light output of the lantern. Brightness rating is 190 lumens on "high". It has two settings - turn the switch to the right for "high", and left for "low". Lantern seems to be well made. Coleman products are known to last. The lantern handle, switch, and battery holder appear to be sturdy and not likely to break. The model that we have takes four "D" batteries. (A rechargeable battery pack is optional.) Lantern uses LED's so it is cool to the touch and will have longer battery life. The lantern body is plastic and lightweight, so after you put the batteries in, the lantern becomes more weighted at the bottom and is not likely to tip over. The lantern bottom is smooth, so it will slide if the object that it rests on is tilted. This did not bother me. You will need to add some adhesive rubber feet to the base if you want the bottom to be grippy. The lantern's appearance is very nice and the looks are a reminder of the vintage Coleman lanterns.
A Great Lantern
I use these in case the power goes out and they work great. I also purchased the rechargeable battery pack with these (I bought two lanterns and battery packs). I have only charged the packs once in a year and they are still working. I would recommend you buy the battery packs and some D batteries for that just in case moment. The lantern puts out enough light and has two settings (high and low), I have not had to use the high setting. Also, I love this thing because it does not use fuel making it better to use inside. If you camp a lot you might just want to buy one that uses fuel (since you might be taking some with you anyway) meaning you would not have to carry batteries. Finally, buy this item online because it is about $4.00 or more cheaper than what they sell it in the store for.
Great lantern of power outage
One of many lessons I learned from Hurricane Sandy is during a power outage you need a good lantern to light an area of your house, like your kitchen when you are cooking food, or taking a shower in the bathroom early in the morning. A flash light wether it be and LED one--just doesnt cut it. You need a lantern. I ordered the the Coleman LED Classic Lantern as soon as I got my power back. Did my research first on what lanterns are good. My best info came from youtube, with many ordinary people just reviewing stuff. When I finally got my lantern I tested it. Turned off all the light in the kitchen and in the bathroom. It works great. I could see what I am cooking and can see where the soap and shampoo is. The features I like about it is that it gives off no heat and fire compared to traditional lanterns so safety factor great. I plan to buy 2 more. Thank you Coleman for a great product. And thank you Walmart for selling this item. For $19.99 not including tax and shipping. You can't go wrong---not unless you find it for a cheaper price.
Second one we purchased!
We purchased this lantern for a block party and wound up using it 2 months later when Hurricane Sandy struck and we had no electricity for 9 days. It was bright and long-lasting. It runs on 4 D batteries, which we prefer since we always have extras in case they run out. I would recommend this lantern and trust the Coleman name!
it's a great product - does everything an LED lantern is supposed to do - takes 4 D-cells, which can be found for cheap on sale, and they last forever in the lantern - no messing around with the rechargeable battery back - totally reliable - the walmart ship-to-store process works perfect, and it's $2 cheaper than getting it off the shelf in the store - what more can i say ? i bought two of them as backups to the two i already have - i'm ready for anything, including total worldwide electrical grid failure
Does not work.
I put batteries in several times and it failed to light. I cleaned the terminals with emery cloth and it finally turned on. However, it only had one level, rather than the high and low advertised. It gave the same light level in either switch position. It also produced lower light than expected. I returned it and will seek other brands.
Very disappointed with the lantern. Something was wrong with the container that held the batteries. It would not work and I tried 2 sets of new batteries. I have another lantern exactly like it and tried that battery box in it and it worked. So there was definitely something wrong with the battery holder. I returned the lantern and received a full refund.
Excellent lantern for the price!!!! lights up the room - you can set it down and during hurricane Sandy, we were without power 4 days it really came in handy! It works very well and I bought 1 for my sisters and niece and my neighbor as a Christmas gift! Do I like it? YES!! This is the 2nd one we bought!
Nice lantern to have in case of a power outage.
It's seems to be solidly built, and I like the appearance. However, it was very difficult to install the batteries. There is a screw in the bottom that has to be removed in order to open. When turned on, it has 2 settings, low and high, but it seems as if both settings are equally bright. This might be nice if you are camping, however I wish the brightness was adjustable, because I only wanted it for power outages. I also have the Brooklyn Lantern, which seems less sturdy, but I like very much that I can determine the brightness of the light. So, overall, I'm content with the purchase, but don't know if I'd recommend it.
I purchased one of these a year ago and recently got another one to supplement it. The lantern is well constructed, easy to clean and operate and very bright. I will probably get a third one for emergencies. There is a rechargeable battery pack for this lantern but it is really expensive. Overall a very good piece of gear for camping or emergencies.