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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Roadglide Lantern
1st one sent did not work. Only lit up while cranking. Returned for replacement as I like the idea of no batteries. Awaiting delivery?
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamperCat Lightweight, small lantern perfect for tent
I'm excited to take this camping! This LED lantern is lightweight and has two light settings, perfect for inside the tent or at the table. I haven't examined the solar efficiency yet, but the crank works very well and as advertized. This would be a great light for emergencies, too, as you don't have to worry about batteries.
February 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by nolight Nope- doesn't work
its a cute lantern. small, light, good concept. But mine didn't work right out of the box. It lights up while I'm winding the crank, and light goes off when I stop. not charging...
I returned it already, and based on other reviews, opted for a refund rather than exchange. it does seem that llbean used to be more reliable quality. my last few purchases have disappointed.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beverleaf A mighty little light!
This little lantern won't light a whole room but it produces abundant light for reading or an immediate work area. I gave it the one minute wind-up and left it on to see how long it would last ... it stayed on for about an hour and a half on just that one cranking. The solar charge lasts for several hours but the hand crank is what makes this a MUST have lantern for any long term power outages. And it's much safer than candles, especially around young children.
February 19, 2014