Don’t be left in the dark when there is a power outage. Aootek’s Emergency Camping Lantern is so much more than an emergency light that you’ll probably want to buy more than one for different rooms in your home.
When my Aootek Lantern arrived, the weather forecast was predicting the worst snow storm in decades. I was particularly concerned about a potential power failure if the impending blizzard proved to be as bad as expected. My husband was in the hospital and I was a bit unsettled at going through a major weather event on my own. I placed the new lantern in a central location in the house where it would automatically light my way if the power went out. Happily, the storm was not as bad as expected and the power only flickered off once. Knowing the lantern was ready to go did provide peace of mind.
The lantern comes with a charging base that plugs into a power strip or wall outlet. Place the lantern on the base for charging as well as continued power during regular usage. If the lantern is removed from the base or the power goes off while it’s still on the base, it will automatically activate the light. It will stay on for 10 minutes unless you turn it off by pressing the top of the control knob.
The control knob on the top of the lantern will turn on the light and allow you to adjust the brightness of the light. Turning the knob clockwise will turn the light on with an audible click. Keep turning the knob in the clockwise direction and the light will get brighter. If you want the light to stay on as an accent light or a soft reading light that won’t disturb others, the internal 1600 mAh battery will keep the light on for up to 12 hours. It will run on the brightest setting for about 3 hours before gradually dimming over the remaining time.
Turn the lantern on and leave it at the lowest brightness level for a safe night light for your little ones. For your own bedtime, turn the lantern on, set the brightness for reading or ambient light, and then press the top of the control knob to start the 10 minute timer. The lantern will silently turn off in 10 minutes without disturbing your slumber.
The Aootek lantern is perfectly sized at only 4.3″ across and 6.7″ high, it takes up little space on a table or night stand. The light weighs less than a pound making it portable and easy for users of all ages to carry it by the firmly attached rope handle. It’s lightweight and portable for easy transport and placement wherever you need a soft accent light. It provides a warm yellow light that is adequate for reading but will not illuminate an entire room.
Having a lantern that automatically lights up when the power fails, means you won’t have to grope around in the dark for a flashlight or candles. The long battery life of the lantern will get you through all but the most serious power outages. With multiple lanterns on hand, you can manage for much longer. Use the lantern around the house, out on the patio, or on your next camping for convenient, clean lighting anywhere you need it.
The Aootek Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern is available on Amazon for only $21.99 with 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. I received this product for my honest evaluation which I have provided here.