ï»¿Rayovac Sportsman LED Lantern (SE3DLNA)
Rayovac Sportsman LED Lantern (SE3DLNA) is an ideal lantern to use both indoors and outdoors. This lantern sports tactical switches, optimized beams and rubber grips which is perfect when you are outdoors in a camping trip or out night fishing. This lantern is also perfect for lighting your house when there is a power outage.
Its form factor is ultra-portable and compact with just seven inches tall and just under three inches wide. It provides about 240-lumen light that makes it very useful outdoors especially when you are out camping or during emergency situations at night.
The durable ABS construction features a water resistant design amid a two-tone color of green and black. This makes this lantern able to withstand rugged conditions. The lantern has a convenient hook that can fold up and also has a rubberized handle that would make this an easy carry. The LED indicator lamp blinks once per five seconds when the lantern is turned off. This will allow you to locate the lamp even in the darkest of situations. This lamp is backed with a lifetime warranty.
LED are virtually unbreakable thus the most preferred lighting source in all modern lanterns. It has no mercury or filament that burns out. It needs no replacement in its lifetime. LED is power efficient as it extends battery life to the fullest. It is more efficient compared to electric bulbs thus reducing the need to buy lots of batteries.
The lantern is powered by three D-batteries for up to 40 continuous hours of operation on high mode and up to 90 hours when you set the lantern to safe mode. This lantern also sports a strobe function.
The compact form factor of the lantern is one of the best in the industry. If you look at the photos from the Internet and marketing collaterals you would find it very deceiving. The lantern is actually smaller than it looks in the photographs. The unitâ€™s compact and sturdy construction makes it very ideal for camping trips.
The rubberized grips and the hooks make it ideal for outdoor activity. You can easily grip the lantern with one hand without fearing that you will lose it. The hook also allows you to hang the lantern easily inside the tent.
The lantern is bright considering its compact size. The low mode level is useful for typical soft lighting that you need when you are about to doze off during camping. There are no shadows and rings seen, which is good since it diffuses light efficiently.
Changing the batteries though is a tough task. Putting the battery needs extra patience as it has a very tricky alignment. The base has two stations which could easily confuse you when you are going to replace the batteries. The continuous blinking of the finder LED light could also impact the battery life. The D-batteries being used on this lantern weigh so much that it adds weight to the compact form figure. Although changing the batteries is a tough task, once you get the hang of it, surely changing is such a breeze.
If you want an inexpensive yet powerful lantern it is great to get this one. Compared to expensive and bulkier lanterns it stands well against the competition. Never mind the batteries, as it is a minor issue compared to the convenience and value for money this lantern will give the outdoorsman or any person who wants to have a ready emergency lighting in cases of disaster.