Battery Powered camp lantern -advice sort.

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 at 21:06
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Looking for a battery powered camp lantern,any suggestions for a good size one,most appreciated-my dory fluro lamp is 15 yr old and showing signs of age.

Looking for something like this.

The above has 4 D batteries and a re-chargable on inside as well.

So looking for something like this,I see an 'Arlec' one,and many others,but not sure what to buy,budget $50 to $75.Needs to a proper one for hard use out camping/fishing/trapping and hunting trips.

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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 10:28

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 10:28
Hi Darter.

Have a look here

I have a couple of Arlec units I got from Bunnings 2 years ago and they a good but not bright as they only have a few LEDs in them. But of course the batteries last longer therefore. They light up the camp site plenty good enough for me. They do not have the brightness of an LPG lamp.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:00

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:00
Our investigation of these things came up with the LED primus 300 lumen 3 D cell item as an outstanding product. ($60 a couple of years ago)

It is smaller , tougher and has more output than most.

When you put a lamp on a table they don't shine sideways very well - but this lamp can easily be hung upside down as well via a hook in its base and also its difusing top cover comes off to give it a powerful but narrow angle beam to cover a table or to hang on a bonnet catch when bonnet is up and your playing cars at night.

I like to modify everything (hasn't yet worked on the wife) and I put a charging connection into mine - but really its easier for most to just carry spare batteries.

I think there is a 400 lumen version but its a lot bigger and heavier.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gerald V - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 15:50

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 15:50
Agree with Robin, it's a good lantern.

We also have the equivalent lantern (not Primus but Rayovac - it's a generic lantern sold under a whole pile of brand names such as Primus, Rayovac, Spinifex, etc, etc, with subtle variations on advertised lumens, but essentially the same product).

We are extremely happy with ours.

Search around the various camp websites and you may find it under another brand. We picked ours up on Amazon last year for US$23.00 (Rayovac SE3DLN)

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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:16

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:16
I just added a link to the battery lantern we have available in the shop (shown next to your question). It has had a good review from one member and could be just what you are looking for. If you do go for this unit we would love some more reviews on it. Uses 4 C cells and has excellent run time and comes right in one your budget.

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