Hey there it's that time of year again when my mind turns to thoughts of lengthy power outages due to ice storms. Along with my recent efforts to minimize the effects of such outages I wanted some lantern advice. I have other "real" lanterns but I want some that have a much smaller chance of burning down the house. I have to remember that I may not be home when the lantern needs used and Wendy might not fair so well lighting what I have on hand.
This brings up the question, what would I consider the perfect LED lantern? For the purposes of this thread I will say this: Alkaline cells of any size or number, SUPER runtime, and bright enough to navigate the house with.
200 or so high, 30 or so low. Has to run for a long time in the high mode and I am not too concerned with artifacts or rings. This is going to light up the living room/kitchen area while sitting on a table. Some lanterns suck unless you hang them up high by a hook, not reason to suggest one of those. We do not need strobe, sos, or find me features. We also don't need the super small backpack type LED lanterns, this is for the house.
Also at some point "somebody" WILL knock it off the table so give a little thought to toughness.
Really this all comes down to is what LED lantern gives the best combination of output VS runtime! Like the 1st gen Cree E2L outdoorsman, 9 straight hours of regulation!
Any helpfull ideas on lanterns?