Rated 5 out of 5 by Hikermemere Waterproof Solar Flashlight
The flashlight came out of the package ready to go with no charging needed. I love the fact that it is light weight and it does not have a dark spot in the beam like most battery operated flashlights do. It sits on a window sill and the sun does a great job of keeping it charged. There will be a couple more bought for stocking stuffers this year.
November 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Random1958 Easy to use. Long-lasting battery life
I was excited to get this flashlight, but I didn't get to keep it for long; my husband took it! He loves flashlights and I hoped, it being an unusual color, that it would be mine longer than one day!
Hope to get it back and have in my car for "just in case" moments; no battery leakage to worry about.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kayil Waterproof Solar Flashlight
Bought one of these two years ago and keep it on the window sill in the kitchen. It is really a great find. Bought two more for gifts a year later and now purchased another for our home. It stays charged and is always ready with no batteries to run down. May purchase more for various places in our home.
November 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Patrik has never worked as described
I purchased 2 of these flashlights after Super Storm Sandy. Neither flashlight ever held a charge, despite being kept on the window sill in the kitchen. The first beam would fade immediately; the second beam held but was too weak to be useful. I exchanged one flashlight; its replacement (I think it was the same flashlight I had returned) didn't perform any better. I am now returning the second one because it is completely dead. I'm back to my regular flashlights with 2 AA batteries.
LL Bean is refunding my purchase price, no hassles. They are a great company to deal with.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redtop32 Great flashlight for hurricane areas
I live in central FL, a hurricane area. In '04 and '05, we were repeatedly criss- crossed with hurricanes. Stores remained out of stock of batteries for a while after the hurricane, and once I was without power for a week! This solar flashlight is a treasure. It works very well, with a bright long reaching beam. Glad to have it in my arsenal.
October 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RLP Reliable, top-performer!
Just purchased this in time for a camping trip with our travel trailer to a state campground (typically do not have hook-ups). It worked above and beyond our expectations. I might buy another one (... so my husband has his own and stops "borrowing" mine!) The flashlight never ran out of solar generated power, and, it was used a lot (preparing dinner, washing up dishes, trips to the 'restroom' by several people, and some bedtime reading).
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lowbudgetnin bright.economical.sturdy.simple
Okay, a solar powered flashlight. Try to wrap your mind around that and then check this flashlight out. It's super bright, durable and easy to use. The only downside is that you can't control brightness. Other than that does a great job and lasts forever.
August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LCCM Tested It
I received my flashlight a few days ago. It had a charge right out of the packaging. The yellow flashlight is more of a greenish-yellow color. I charged it for a day in the sun then left it on all night. After running continuously for 8 hours, using the solar energy only, the light was still on. The beam had decreased in brightness significantly but was on. I turned it off only because I had to go to work. When the solar battery is charged, the beam is stronger using the solar battery than the traditional battery. I love that I can have a flashlight run on solar power with the protection of a battery backup. I intend to buy one for each of the cars in the family.
June 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Landplanner Great at 1st, rechargeable battery Not replacable
I received one of these about 5 years ago and beginning last year the rechargeable battery connected to the solar panel will not hold a charge for more than an hour, no matter how many full sun hours the unit is charged. The rechargeable battery is sealed in an un-accessible place and is not replaceable.
May 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rengaw Disappointment
Love the fact that this is solar powered. However, due to a little arthritis in my hands I cannot turn the light on or off. Also, the beam is not adjustable. Fix those two things and it will be perfect.
April 15, 2015