This Coleman Battery Operated Lantern is powered by eight D batteries and puts out a substantial amount of light, making it great for a family camping lantern or as an emergency backup in the event of a power outage. The lantern is built rugged, with durable thermoplastic & rubber shatter resistant exterior construction. It is also weather resistant and designed for outdoor use.
The light output of this lantern is one of its strongest points. It features a thirteen watt fluorescent twin utube light bulb that emits a powerful white light. I found it puts out enough light that you could read with it if you so desired. In addition the lantern is long lasting and can run continuously on low power for twenty-eight hours or on high power for approximately eighteen hours. That’s a lot of hours of light to keep your tent lit. There are three different lamp positions to choose from low, high, or off.
With the cool touch bulb design the lantern remains cool to the touch and is easy to transport thanks to its comfortable handle grip. The lantern itself measures 9″ by 9″ diameter and is 15.25″ inches tall. With the batteries removed the lantern weighs 3.26 pounds. If the bulb ever goes out you may be relieved to know that they can easily be changed out using the quick release light system.
If you’re looking for a quality lantern that can provide you with long lasting, bright light than this lamp is definitely worth a try. It’s attractive looking and rugged enough to withstand being moved and jostled around. Its weather resistant and shatterproof design are helpful and dependable for use in outdoor environments. This lantern is also one of the most popular Coleman models.
Here’s some of the best features of the Coleman Battery Operated Lantern model 5327A700:
- Lamp runs off of eight standard D batteries
- Can provide light for 28 hours on low or 18 hours on high power
- Rugged lantern with shatter resistant thermoplastic & rubber housing
- Puts out a powerful white light
- Weighs 3.26 pounds
- Measures 9 by 9 by 15 inches
- Cool to the touch
- Three position light switch
- Nonslip rubber carry grip
- 13-watt fluorescent twin bulb
- Lantern works great for lighting up tents
- Long lasting light source – 28 hours on low – 18 hours on high
- Rugged and attractive looking
- Heavy duty construction
- Not a rechargeable light
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