Living on the Gulf Coast, hurricanes and power outages are pretty common. I got one of these for last hurricane season. Didn't need it for that this year, but we had a v. strong lighting storm that knocked out power for half a day recently. Was glad to have this.
This guy is super compact, three brightness selection or I would last selection is flashing signal.
Small, bright, battery lasts as long as I need it to. Its only on for avoid 10-30 minutes at a time and I use it during the evening to clean out our mini horses stall. So impressed I may buy more to have on hand.
I purchased a pair of these lights for camping. I wasn't sure how good they would be but hoped they would be bright enough to illuminate our camp site. As it turns out these lights are unbelievably bright. I field tested them in our home living room in complete darkness. One light totally illuminated our entire living room, kitchen and dining room. I didn't even have to turn on the 2nd light. They are light weight and can be hung right side up or up side down. I just reordered and received a second pair for our home, in case of power outages this winter. I can not comment on the battery life yet, but the light itself is great.
I recently purchased two of these for a three day/two night camping trip in the woods along the Clarion River in PA. I hung these under the cooking canopy over the picnic table. On the highest setting (first push of the switch) they put out a very bright white light for when you need to see what you are doing. The second push will switch them to a soft yellowish light, and dimmed all the way down, it is just enough illumination for when you are chilling by the camp fire while conserving battery life. I can't say how the battery life is yet, but we will be using these again in a couple weeks for a three night campout on the same batteries. There are also several ways to hang them if you don't want to stand them up. All in all, I am very impressed with these lanterns. They feel solid and sturdy, not just cheap disposable plastic. You can't beat them for the price: leave the propane lantern at home, you won't need it with these!