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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.

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.

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.


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