Brunton Polaris LED Lantern
Haven't put it through run-down test yet, but love…
Price Paid: approx $30
Haven't put it through run-down test yet, but love the design. Warm white light is nice change for a LED lantern.
Very good light output. Compact for 3 C cell design with the larger battery size providing long run time. Easy to hang and stable base.
As a flashlightaholic, this would be my first choice for backup lighting at home followed by the River Rock 3 AA lantern found at Target. Shop around on the internet for the best price around $30 for this Brunton.
Brunton has a history of thoughtful LED lantern design and this lantern continues that history.
Of course this light will not come close to what you get from a propane lantern or a mantelled kerosene lantern. But the safety factor is huge. Just remember to turn your lantern on once in awhile and check the batteries for corrosion/leakage or take the batteries out of the light until needed.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Brunton Polaris LED Lantern is the first LED lantern in the world to have a "natural light" instead of the typical glaring, white LED we're used to. It also gives you 360 degrees of light with no dead spots. Polaris emits a warm orange glow similar to a propane lantern with mantle.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Brunton Polaris lantern illuminates the night with natural-looking light. Superbright 3-watt LED illuminates the campsite with 95 lux; light has a warm orange glow similar to a propane lantern with mantle. Switch between High and Low for desired light output. Innovative reflector design eliminates dead spots in the light transmission. Nonslip rubberized housing provides a sure grip while transporting the lantern. Durable aluminum clip allows the lantern to be hung inside a tent or from a tree branch. Operates on 3 C batteries; batteries not included. Closeout.
CLOSEOUTS . Illuminate your tent or vehicle cabin with the Polaris lantern from Brunton, designed with a superbright 3W LED bulb and anodized aluminum clip for easy hanging. Superbright 3W LED bulb Safe for hanging in your tent or vehicle via an anodized aluminum clip Operates 45 hours on three C batteries (included) Two position switch Length: 7" Diameter: 3" Weight: 14.6 oz. Material: Composite Made in China Available Colors: SEE PHOTO.
- Sierra Trading Post
With Brunton's Polaris LED Lantern you can enjoy a 'natural light' instead of the typical glaring, white LED we're used to. It also gives you 360 degrees of light with no dead spots.The super bright 3 watt Cree(TM) LED bulb gives you lots of light for those dark nights in the middle of nowhere.Enjoy a soft orange glow similar to a propane lantern, rather than the glaring, white of normal LED lanterns.The two position switch allows you to choose between low and high output.Run time: 45 hours on high, 150 hours on low output.
What sets the Brunton Polaris LED Lantern apart from the rest of the crowd' Instead of a harsh, glaring light, this LED lantern emits 360-degrees of natural light with no dead spots. You shouldn't have to deal with glare or random black spots when you're playing cards at camp or having a campside dinner with the family. Three C batteries power the Brunton Polaris LED Lantern for 50 hours.