When the lights go out, you may need more than a flashlight or headlamp. How can you know which LED lantern is right for you?
Which LED Lantern is Right for You?
There are many LED lanterns on the market today, but how do you know which one will fit your needs?
The answer to that question, leads to other questions.
“What do you want to do with this lantern?”
“Do you want it to do more, than just provide light?”
Desires and Requirements for Lanterns
- Provide light to an area
- Provide a nightlight to your children during a power outage or while camping
- What size batteries
- Multiple battery options?
- Flexible mounting and deployment options
- Can it charge other devices (yes, they can do that now, too)
The options, available for modern LED lanterns, provide a great level of flexibility and functionality.
Examples of LED Lanterns and Their Features
Here are some examples, of LED lanterns , that offer features from awesome to basic.
|Energizer Weatheready 360 Degree LED Area Lantern|
Run times with three AA Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries: High Mode–29 hours, Low Mode–58 hours
| Mr. Beams MB470 UltraBright LED Lantern|
| Rayovac Sportsman LED Lantern SE3DLN|
| MPOWERD Luci Original Inflatable Solar Lantern|
As you can see some LED lanterns do much more than just provide light to an area. They can show us where they are by glowing or flashing a light, They can be hung overhead as a lamp, they can be used as chargers or provide a soft amber light to comfort our children, tucked in, safely in their beds.
Before you try to find an LED lantern, make a list of the features, that you’d like to have, so that you can get a LED lantern that meets as many of your needs as possible.