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Primus Camping Lantern - Light It Up

Posted in Product Reviews on July 1, 2010
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Photographers: Courtesy of the Manufacturer

The Primus Camping Lantern is a modernly-retro lamp.

It performs the same function as traditional lanterns fueled by kerosene or candles. But, this one's powered by nine light-emitting diodes (or LEDs) and built-in reflectors to provide brighter light without posing a fire risk.

Another high-tech bonus: LEDs last longer than traditional bulbs and use less energy. This lamp uses just three D batteries that can last up to 180 hours, depending on use.

Being about the same height, weight, and girth as a stainless-steel travel mug, the Camping Lantern has the right balance between portability and brightness.

This 21st-Century lantern is the ideal torch for any outdoor adventurer - whether you need it to read a map during a nighttime off-road excursion, to find firewood for your dying campfire, or to help light up the porch for a backyard BBQ.

Primus Camping Lantern
Height: 8 in
Weight: 13.6 oz (without batteries)
Retail Price: $30

Battery Life
It can run for 50 to 180 hours, depending on use, on just three D batteries.

Brightness
Nine LEDs illuminate 36 lumens of white light.

Operation
You definitely can't get this with an old-school lantern: Click the button for low, medium, or high settings. Click it a fourth time to get a flashing light, handy in times of emergencies.

Get a Grip
It's water resistant and made of plastic and rubber, providing a durable, sturdy grip. Plus, the top handles can be used for easy carrying or hung for various hands-free lighting options.

Verdict: A+
We've yet to find an LED-powered lamp as handy, bright, and cool as the Primus Camping Lantern. And, it's affordable to boot. Check online or at your local store for deals.

Sources

Primus
Lander, WY 82520
307-332-0901
www.primuscamping.com

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