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.
Nine LEDs illuminate 36 lumens of white light.
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.
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.