With two light settings, the Kelty LumaTech LED Lantern is a versatile grab-and-go personal lantern that is great for quick backpacking trips. With up to 99 hours of light, you'll have a reliable source all summer-long. Available in Black or Gold.
|Weight:||5.6 oz / 158.76 g|
|Burn Time:||99 hrs. (Low) / 13 hrs. (High)|
A great light, and great value for money. The entire body is machined aluminum, with a threaded bottom end cap to access the battery compartment. Low and High settings are both reasonably bright. My only concern is that the internal battery, which comes out to load the AA batteries into, is plastic and does not appear to be as durable as the rest of the lantern. I salute salute Kelty and ACK for offering this fine item.
Pros: Compact, good (even) light spread, very dim "low" setting Cons: Plastic housing is sturdy enough, but the paint will chip when banged around. I bought this to use as a nightlight for my kids while out car camping, so I wanted a low setting that would still let *me* sleep. High setting was perfect for our 4 man tent. As per the manufacturer the working diameter is about 8 feet. I set it up to light a late night chow line, and this unit is somewhat overtasked if you try to light a 15 foot (diameter) circle. The light pattern was very even. Austin Kayak also got it out the door quickly, so got to my house in plenty of time.