Rated 4 out of 5 by amazingbernie Must have for RV's
This is the perfect piece of equipment for RV'ers. Don't understand why there are complaints about handle,its not to build muscles its for cranking to provide light. Wish I had known about adapters when purchasing. It would be nice if the company had a larger size. Don't hesitate buy today!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaDel A must have for every home.
During our first wind/snow storm on November 1st when we lost electricity for two days, we realized that we were not fully prepared although we had two of the LLBean 10 day lanterns. So we ordered this to add to our arsenal. It is great for carrying around the house and it is not battery dependent. Great price too!
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sd2014 overall good
I like this item but in the instruction booklet it specifies not to look directly at LED lights. Given the way it is made and used this seems to be very difficult to avoid. An opaque outer lens/cover seems like a better design than the current clear plastic. Other than this it seems like a good product for the price. Can't recommend with the current design.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christine57 Love this light!
I bought this to hang in my little duck house because my $50 solar light broke. Wow! This thing is great! It stays light all night long (12 hours!). I am impressed. I just bought another one for another outside unit for some chickens. Hope it lasts long because so far (1 month) it has been great! Puts out good light and the handy hanging clip is great.
November 2, 2014
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