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Hi can anyone recommend a decent rechargeable lantern there are so many on the market and I have had several premium made ones either the battery's die the Leds start dying ect fed up with keep replacing them
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I like the look of the Fenix CL25R - rechargeable from USB, comes with a battery but it's replaceable and a standard size (though not one you're likely to find on the high street), can fall back to CR123 primary cells.
I've been very happy with Fenix torches I own, but haven't actually got round to buying one of these lanterns. I'd be pleased to hear if anyone has got their hands on one, and their opinion...?
I bought a led car inspection light with 3 X AAA batteries for £5. Brilliant long lasting light and using rechargable cells can cover a fortnight's camping with ease. Bought a similar one in Aldi today which also has a cree led torch in one end all for £4.99. That's all that is needed. Both also have a folding hook for hanging up.
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Having tried loads of different lights, I have just got one of these from Amazon and it's fantastic. Built in battery, 3 levels of brightness + flashing. The light is white but diffused so quite soft. It can be hung using the built in hook or as a table lamp. It can also recharge your phone using the 2A output.
That looks pretty decent Steel, at 4 watt it should provide 800 to 1000 lumens at full tilt, that's getting on for as bright as a 60 watt of more old Skool incandescent bulb.
We have a couple of the Outwell 400LX Lanterns that run on 8 rechargeable "D" Cells each.
We bought the Outwells back in 2009 and they are still going strong.
The way forward now, is these type of Lanterns that are using lithium ion Cells, the Cells are uber long lasting and will probably last the lifetime of the Lantern.
Although personally I would prefer a 4/6 Watt Cree LED Lantern that takes a bunch of 18650 or 2170 lithium ion Cells that can be replaced, although I don't think that there is such a beast on the market as yet.
Chargers are available for 18650 and 2170 lithium ion Cells, this again is the way forward for rechargeable battery power, NiMh has had it's day me thinks.