Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico Lantern
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29 Cdn
Though smaller than a beer can and a low light setting of only 15 lumens, this light was a happy surprise to us on a car camping trip. Its small size and weight would encourage me to take it along on a backpacking trip as well.
- Light output
- None yet
The 15 lumen low light setting had me thinking it would be a pretty useless setting, but we found it was enough to play cards with at the picnic table. In fact, we had to put a pot holder on top to block the light from the bulb itself as it was too bright.
Hold the light by the globe to shade your eyes and preserve night vision and it throws enough light ahead to find the outhouse. We hung it by its fold away hook in our tent with the globe off and it filled the 8'x8' by 6' high tent with plenty of light. It might even have been possible to read by.
Want more light? Use the 120 lumen setting and it is like someone turned on a 60 watt bulb. We also had with us a 12 LED light that was the size of a Coleman lantern and it was pathetic compared to this little gem. We have only used it on the one camping trip so far, but I am so impressed I had to let others know about it.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25 +/-
- Great light source for the money
- Paid about $25 at Campmor in N.J.
- Probably a bit heavy for minimalist
Bought two of the Pico lanterns, to be used for power outages etc. Tested one with new batteries and still had useable light after about 15 hours. Case is made of a rubber base type material, with built-in hanger, very solid unit. Was suprised at amount of light the lantern puts out.
In closing, I would recommend this unit for camping and for emergency home and vehicle use.
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When the power goes out or you're stumbling back to your camp in the dark of night, the Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico(TM) Glo lantern is simple to find thanks to its glow-in-the-dark housing. To activate the glow-in-the-dark feature, place the lantern in a well-lit area for 5 - 20 min.; the white, rubberized area will glow for 2 hrs. with a full 20 min. "charge". Compact, lightweight lantern is ideal for backcountry and emergency use when space is limited and bright white light is essential. LED outputs 120 lumens on high and 15 lumens on low; use the SOS strobe to signal for help. Powered by 4 AA batteries (sold separately), the Pico Lantern runs for up to 91 hrs. straight on low. Remove the globe for a brighter light output. Built-in recessed hook in the base of the lantern lets you hang the lantern upside down to cast light down on a work area. Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico Glo lantern has rubberized housing that stands up to impacts; IPX4 water-resistance rating.
Whether you're organizing a survival kit or just heading to your favorite campground, the Ultimate Survival Technologies Pico Lantern will provide up to 91 hours of continuous light after the sun goes down. The lantern's compact size, SOS flashing mode, and water-resistant construction make it an ideal choice for survival kits or car camping.
The Pico Lantern by Ultimate Survival is a compact, bright, 120 Lumen light with a long runtime that packs easily for camp or travel. Removable globe unscrews to convert it to an area light and recessed bottom hook allows for it to be hung up. Rubberized housing enhances impact resistance. 1 W Nichia white LED- up to 120 Lumens3 mode electronic switch- High, Low, Flashing SOSCompact size with long run time up to 91 hrs continuous use Removable cap provides forward area lightRubberized housing enhances impact resistanceSpecial textured cap for smoothing beamWater resistant: 1px4 protected against spraying at all levels Run time: High: 22 hr/ Low 91 hr/ SOS 120 hrLumens: High: 120 / Low 15 / SOS n/aDistance: High: 12m / Low: 5m /SOS: n/aPeak beam density (candela): High: 40cd / Low: 6cd /SOS: n/aImpact resistance: 1 mBatteries: 4 x 1.5V AA Size Alkaline (Not included)Bulb Type: 1 x Nichia 1W White lightSize: 58mm x 130mm Weight: 245 g (with batteries)