Over at Amazon, their Gold Box deal of the day is this Rayovac Sportsman LED lantern (SE3DLN), for $18. We have one of these at home and paid $26 for it about a year back.
The Rayovac Sportsman lantern outputs 240 lumens of soft diffused light when set to high, and also has low and strobe lighting modes. 3x D batteries power the lantern for up to 40 hours on high and 90 hours on low.
It’s durable, water-resistant, and easy to use. You can set it down on any flat surface or hang it from a hook for hands-free operation.
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The sale price is $17.99, and regular price is about $25-26.
To be honest, this lantern changed the way I feel about Rayovac products. It is well-built, very bright, and overall a great product. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another one, and at this price I am very tempted to.
We used the lantern a couple of times in the past year when needing short bursts of 360° room-level illumination. Flashlights are great, but the power outages that followed Hurricane Sandy proved that we really needed a lantern. Should we suffer another blackout like that one, the lantern’s 40 hours of runtime at high and 90 hours at low will last a couple of nights at least.
Deal is valid all day 12/20/13 and ends 3am ET Saturday 12/21/13.
Don’t forget to pick up a couple of D batteries, locally, from Amazon, or elsewhere. You need 3 to power the lantern.