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September 14, 2021

CORE LED Lantern

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I've got three of these in my laundry room along with a supply of fresh D batteries. 

This is a wonderful piece of industrial design.

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These excellent lights employing Cree LED bulbs have served me well during power outages in the past and will no doubt do so in the future.

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One is enough to light up a good-sized room well enough for people to read, cook, etc.

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The no-nonsense On/Off switch with its raised surface is easy to locate in the dark and has a simple mechanism: push once for High, a second time for Low, a third for Off.

The diffuser tube evenly lights large areas.

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Two modes: High is 500 lumens x 19 hour run time; Low is 200 lumens x 65 hour run time.

$24.99 (3 D batteries not included).

One more thing: don't store seldom used devices like this with the batteries in place; just being connected drains them.

Besides which, sometimes the batteries will leak and wreck the device.

September 14, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

Did someone say lantern?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tURHTuKHBZs

Posted by: Rocketboy_X | Sep 17, 2021 10:06:37 PM

I have the candle version of the "luminiser" thermoelectric lantern that uses the heat from a candle to run LED lamps. It sounds daft but works very well (using lanterns to run LEDs is a long standing demo of the Seebeck effect), plus the original candle-light isn't lost since the generator assembly is in the "chimney" of the lamp. I see a lamp-oil version is sold now but can't vouch for it.

Demo here: https://youtu.be/3HyyKOR8RvA?t=241

Posted by: Scott | Sep 16, 2021 11:04:50 PM

“The Core 750 Lumen Lantern is constructed with industry leading CREE LED bulbs that will last the lifetime of the product.”
How long is the "lifetime" of the product? Until LEDs poop out.

Posted by: xoxoxoBruce | Sep 14, 2021 7:24:34 PM

Well, the price for this 500 lumens model seems to have been jacked up 11 dollars to 35.99, but the four D batteries 750 lumens model with a dimmer knob is 29.99:

https://www.amazon.com/CORE-Battery-Resistant-Emergency-Backyard/dp/B01HMTYJJ4/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=CORE+lantern&qid=1631626325&sr=8-6

Go figure.

Posted by: Flautist | Sep 14, 2021 9:28:58 AM

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