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Energizer Weather Ready 360 Degree Area Light

photo: Energizer Weather Ready 360 Degree Area Light battery-powered lantern

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Price Reviewers Paid: $16.00

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Ok, so have you ever run out of batteries for your flashlight or lantern? Well, I surely have and it isn't pleasant doing things in the pitch black of darkness. It usually happens to me where I am either in the middle of nowhere or when all the stores are closed that would sell batteries.

Well, the people at Energizer, the same people whose batteries you probably buy, made an LED lantern with this in mind: more battery options.

This lantern comes with a multi-battery option using an included adapter that houses three AA batteries that fit into the three D size battery compartments.

Great as a backup lantern that can use different battery options.

Pros

  • Multiply battery options
  • Carry handle / Hanging Loop
  • Nightlight feature
  • 2 Brightness settings
  • Frosted globe

Cons

  • Not very bright
  • Not very long run time

                    The Energizer Weather Ready 360 Degree Area Light

This lantern is the perfect backup light for your home, RV, or automobile. Because it runs not just on three AA batteries but three D batteries as well, you will always have options at your finger tips when your store runs out of a particular battery type.

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Multi battery compatible

If you are like me, when there is a blackout at your home, you always seem to have forgotten to see if your LED lantern's batteries still have any juice in them prior to the outage. You scramble through your home and gather all the batteries from different devices and children's electronic toys only to find every battery BUT the one you need for your lantern. 

Who knows this better then the company that makes batteries, Energizer. They came up with the idea of having an LED lantern that has two of the four most common batteries used in the US: the AA and D size battery (C and 9v being the other two). 

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Low brightness setting

This lantern comes with a carry handle that doubles as something to hang the unit on a tree limb or using a carabiner to hook onto objects (carabiner not included). It has a high and low light setting and a yellow nightlight bulb allowing you to keep your night vision intact.

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Nightlight feature with yellow bulb

Unfortunately the innovation stops there as their choice in LEDs only allows this tiny lantern to put out 38 lumens of light, where typically in most small areas you would need at least 50 lumens to light up your space. But for the different battery options, I give this lantern three stars as during a blackout not too long ago the only batteries I had were from my boom box that used six D size batteries. All of my other LED lanterns used only AA or AAA batteries and if not for this little guy I would have been left in the cold bitter darkness. 

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High brightness setting

                                                   Conclusion 

Well, when the crap hit the fan the Energizer 360 Area Light was the only lantern that I could find batteries for. The multi-battery option was what made a difference between night and day, literally. This would not be your primary lighting source but rather a backup lantern, or used for a tent for reading at night or as a nightlight. In the end I am glad I own this lantern as without it there would have been a few occasions where I would be left in the dark. 

                                                 Dimensions

Product Height (in.) 9.5 inches

Product Width 5 inches at middle

                                                  Details

Battery Size 3 AA  or 3 D size batteries 

Brightness:  38 lumens

Battery life:  Run time 15 hours

Bulb type:  Krypton bulb for high setting , 3 LED bulbs low, yellow    LED for nightlight

Experience

I own a lot of LED lanterns. This is by far the least bright of all of them, but when the crap hit the fan during a blackout not too long ago this was the only LED lantern that I had up and running the first night of blackout.

I won't lie, the very next day I went to the local CVS and bought some AA batteries for my other LED Lanterns which are much brighter than this one is, but if not for this Energizer lantern I would have spent the whole evening in the dark as my flip phone didn't have a flashlight feature. I am calling this a backup lantern, and as that, it surely did its job keeping my area illuminated enough to get by.

I purchased this at a local Home Depot.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $16

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