Low lumen is in the eye of the beholder. On low, this will tailstand on my wife's armoire, and ceiling-bounce enough light to be more than enough to navigate in the dark, find books and magazines by title, locate other items on the mess that is my dresser, find clothes in drawers, you get the idea. I bought two, and a box of 10 lithium 9v cells... Even 600 hours on a Duracell, if it proves true, gives me two hours a night for 10 months, or 75 nights of 8 hours a night as a nightlight in my kid's bathroom? No-brainer, IMHO, even if some think they're a bit overpriced for what they are.