Rated 5 out of 5 by Jojoathome Solar wind'n and go lantern
We liked this lantern so much that we ordered another one for my son.It gives plenty of light for any emergency. The best thing it needs no batteries. Buy a couple of these.youbwill be glad you did.
October 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BeanStuff4me Defective
Disappointed, this is the second mini-lantern I have purchased that had issues. First time, bought a "silver" one and it soon broke at the winding handle. I had it replaced at LL Bean store, went with a "red" one and it has worked fine. Unfortunately, this second purchase (silver again) came defective right out of the package (lantern globe was loose and on/off button did not function correctly). I plan to take to store and probably exchange for another "red" one. Suggest looking into issue with silver units. But, still a LL Bean fan!
October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhoMe2 Very Nice
I remember when manufacturers use to print on their boxes: "Batteries Not Included." Okay then. And that's one of the beauties of this smart, technical lantern. With batteries currently costing upwards of 70 cents each and offering a limited life span, this source of light cost nothing, is ready to go 5 years from now and provides peace of mind by comparison. Confined : I did get light for over 55 minutes with one minute of cranking, and I used the lantern for over 3 hours after a full solar charge before turning it off. If you want a light just like the light that dear old daddy had, don't buy this. Go get some kerosene.
October 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Zinfandel Don't bother.
Didn't work - sent it back.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BuckNickel Nice and bright
No more power outage scrambling for flashlights only to hope the batteries are good. After getting this we had a storm and lost power, this lamp rocks! It's better to have up high because it reflects light really well and can be blinding so hold it high and it will light up a room.
The charge after winding holds extremely well. Cranking for a few minutes lasts a long time. I am very happy with this purchase and WILL be getting one for each bedroom as well as one for my camping kit.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tarwinkles Light Saver for Power Outages
Having this little lamp myself, I bought one for a friend. It's just as good as mine, nice clear light and perfect to have ready for power outages. Am just as pleased with the second light as I am with the original.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peachy90 Great light.
This light is great. Had it when Storm Sandy hit New Jersey and good thing I did. Because when the batteries die on a conventional flash light, you just wind this up and it keeps going. It also is very bright, unlike a lot of the solar, windup lights. Keep it on a window sill and your good to go.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prepper71 Good product
Very happy with the lantern...hold a charge for a long time and has two choices for light..both very bright. I ended up buying a second one!
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mhenke small but bright
I bought two for our sons to keep in their vehicles for emergences or camping. They shine bright and don't need batteries so they can forget about them until they need them. They crank very easy and it doesn't take much to make them work. The lantern style makes them handy for hands free use.
May 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ZapMD Like it when it works
Unfortunately I have had to replace this item no less than 3 times. Once it even came out of the box broken (the solar panel fell off). The other 2 times I had to return this item was when the crank broke. When working, the lantern provides a decent amount of light, especially for its size.
May 4, 2014