Dorcy 160 Lumen LED Twin Globe Lantern Review

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From Dorcy website, "The 160 Lumen 4D Twin Globe LED Lantern is the first battery operated lantern to approximate the illumination characteristics of traditional gas / mantel lanterns. This lantern’s design allows it to radiate 360° of light with 160 Lumens of light output. The durable body construction allows this lantern to float and makes it completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating. The Twin Globe Lantern contains two brightness settings, for high and low settings, and an amber night light. The highest LED settings allows for 175 hours of continuous use, the lowest giving 350 hours, and the amber LED allows for 700 hour of continuous use. The lantern is topped off with a sturdy handle featuring a pop-out hanger hook allowing for hands free use. The 160 Lumen 4D Twin Globe LED Lantern requires 4 D cell batteries to operate (not included)."


Size: 5 in. x 12.5 in.
Material: Plastic
Weight: 1.8 lbs
Lumens: 160
Run Time: 175 hours (high), 350 hours (low), 700 hours (night light)
Beam Distance: 20 feet
Bulb Type: LED 360°
Batteries: 4 D

Initial Thoughts (09/14/14):

One of my favorite features of the Dorcy LED Twin Globe Lantern is its IPX7 waterproof rating. I like knowing I can leave the lantern out on the camp table overnight and not worry about it getting ruined if it rains. The Dorcy LED Twin Globe Lantern is a solid performer. It boasts impressive run times on 4 D-cell batteries with the option to run only one globe (low setting) or both globes (high setting). The night light feature (amber colored LED) is an added bonus.

I think Dorcy did a great job on the controls. This LED lantern uses a turn dial (similar in style to gas/propane lanterns) that looks and functions well. The dial is turned clockwise one click to turn on one globe and one click further for both globes. From the off position the dial is turned counter-clockwise to turn the nigh light on.

Final Thoughts:

I really like the Dorcy LED Twin Globe Lantern as an easy to use waterproof lantern for camping. The light output is nowhere near a traditional gas/propane lantern, but it is perfectly adequate for task lighting like cooking, doing dishes, or playing cards. I find the light from just one globe is normally all that is needed. With the long run time, most people will only have to change the batteries once per camping season. The night light can be handy for getting up in the middle of the night without waking others up or if you have little ones who like a little bit of light when they sleep. The overall design and feature set of this LED lantern make it a great alternative to traditional gas/propane lanterns.

Available from amazon.com.

Special thanks to Dorcy for providing the LED Twin Globe Lantern for review.

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