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    Default New - Rayovac 6 Volt - 10 LED Floating Lantern -- Pictures

    Today I bought a 10 LED Rayovac EFL6V10LED-B, floating lantern. 85 lumens with 45 hour battery life. Comes with a 6 volt battery, $5.88. What a deal. Edit -- 2-9-2013, Today i noticed my Walmart has lowered the price to $5.48.

    The "old" version of this lantern with a krypton bulb is rated 75 lumens and 4.5 hours run time. The NEW 10 LED version is 85 lumens and 45 hours run time with a general purpose non alkaline battery. 10x longer run time with 10 more lumens, can you believe this?



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    Last edited by Terry434; 02-09-2013 at 02:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Did you get it at Wal-mart?

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Yes Dave, Bought it at Walmart.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    I bought my two at Wal-mart. They weren't listed on the Ray-O-Vac website the last time I checked. These things are pretty handy. Perfect amount of light for most upclose work and if that runtime estimate is accurate.. Well, that will be hard to beat... I would think that a high quality alkaline cell might even provide more run time. I was thinking about maybe modding one to use CR123 or rechargeables. We'll see. I'm sure someone will beat me to that project!!!
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    I looked at them a few months back at WM,but after the holidays the flashlight dept is some what cleaned out.I will pick one up when they get then back in stock.Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Wonder why they used 10 LED's? Why not one or three LED? Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Terry434; 12-30-2012 at 11:04 AM.

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    Default New - Rayovac 6 Volt - 10 LED Floating Lantern -- Pictures

    Cheaper
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

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    Default Re: New - Rayovac 6 Volt - 10 LED Floating Lantern -- Pictures

    Funny coincidence , I saw those in Walmart just the other day and picked up two, 45 hours runtime seemed pretty impressive. Now, I stumble across this thread. The 85 lumen rating seems realistic compared to other FL1 rated lights. I find it interesting that LED technology has finally gotten to the point of mass production that the mainstream retail companies can sell something this bright at commodity prices. $5.88 and that includes the 6v lantern battery!

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry434 View Post
    Wonder why they used 10 LED's? Why not one or three LED? Any thoughts?



    Higher number than 1 or 3, for the ignorant.
    Lower per-unit cost than 1 or 3, and buy in bulk.
    Simpler design (Use internal wires for limited heatsink) than an integrated heatsink.
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Can someone do a current test to see if the runtime is bogus...?

    Link to Figures Here
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDAdd1ct View Post
    Can someone do a current test to see if the runtime is bogus...?

    Link to Figures Here
    Why wouldn't it be? The ANSI FL1 spec really makes mint for these lights. With a cheap 6v cell, the discharge curve does a crazy swoop a few minutes into the runtime. It'll start above their stated output, drop to about 40 lumens (Half of starting current) within ten minutes, and gradually decrease from there.

    Ansi FL1 spec: Output after (short interval - 1 minute?) and runtime to 10% of that figure.
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    *sigh*

    We can dream.

    I just created a comprehensive comparison between four alkaline "D" cells in a battery carrier and a quad alkaline "F" cell in this thread here.

    Separate thread created so as to preserve this thread's focus.
    "...and the diode multiplied and grew in brightness. And God saw that it was good."

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    I saw these today, next to the Krypton Bulb version.

    Are the 6V batteries included, alkaline?

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Not alkaline, general purpose like this one -- http://www.rayovac.com/Products/Lant...l-Purpose.aspx

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Yes, I have one. Very nice despite being Chinese made. It came with a Zinc-Chloride battery with the old school Rayovac logo. Got it on Black Friday 2012. I usually feel guilty about buying Chinese made lights, but lately I must say I am impressed. Very bright for its class. I wouldn't buy any of those Fenix, Jetbeams, etc though. I would rather spend that kind of money (if I had it) on a high end Maglite or a Sure Fire.
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Just noticed the price has dropped from $5.88 to $5.48 at my local store.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Checked these out at Walmart today again. If they had bright blue bodies like the Krypton version I probably would have picked one up.

    Does anybody know if these come in a bright color like yellow, orange, bright blue, bright green or bright red?

    Also I noticed that some of these Rayovac 10 LED floating lanterns came with Heavy Duty 6V batteries instead of General Purpose. They also seemed slightly heavier as a package, so Im thinking going for the Heavy Duty battery would be the better choice.

    Another dumb question...

    Are these called Floating Lanterns because they are water tight and float in water?

    Im thinking about getting a couple of these for emergecy lights at work, where the large cumbersome size will be useful as a theft deterent as well as easier locating in a power failure. But Id prefer a bright color if I could get it, even if only available with General Purpose 6V batteries.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    The only other LED Floating Lantern I could google up is the Eveready Energizer 3 LED 25 Lumen 6V which is Yellow. The only thing I like about it better is the color. Maybe Ill paint the Rayovac?

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    I think I may have found my solution!

    Rayovac All-in-1 Lantern/2-2AA Flashlights/1 LED Panel @ Home Depot $13

    Bright Orange

    4 different lighting options all in one product
    Lantern: 110 lm, beam distance: 228 meters
    Dual flashlights: 25 lm beam distance: 76 meters
    LED panel: 70 lm, beam distance 17 meters
    Packaged with 4 rayovac D batteries, 4 AA and 3 AAA
    Industrial grade: proven to last long wherever you go
    MFG Model # : I4N1LN-B
    MFG Part # : I4N1LN-B
    Last edited by EscapeVelocity; 02-11-2013 at 07:32 PM.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    There is also the Dorcy 13 LED Lantern

    • Contains 13 LED bulbs
    • Durable plastic construction
    • 6-volt battery provides up to 40 hours of run time
    • Rubber-booted on/off switch and convenient carrying handle
    • Includes nylon lanyard wrist strap for added convenience
    • MFG Brand Name : Dorcy
    • MFG Model # : 41-1046
    • MFG Part # : 41-1046
    Last edited by EscapeVelocity; 02-11-2013 at 07:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    My Home Depot has this "yellow" Eveready for $4.97, 3 LED but only 25 lumens. - http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.URmsSaVEFv4

    6-volt super-heavy-duty battery provides up to 65 hours of run time (battery included)
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Thanks!

    Here is the Life Gear 4 in 1 Glow LED Spotlight with Storage

    This one turns on when it is immersed in water!

    The Life Gear Glow LED Spotlight is the perfect accessory for any hiking, camping, water excursion, emergency or everyday use. This unique LED flashlight/spotlight opens to reveal a waterproof storage space ideal for easy access to keys or money. As a safety function, the glow LED spotlight floats and automatically turns on when immersed in water! With four lighting modes (65 Lumen LED spotlight, spotlight and glow, glow only and emergency flasher) and a waterproof storage compartment, the Life Gear Glow LED Spotlight is the ideal accessory for any event.

    Life Gear 4-in-1 Glow LED Spotlight with Storage:
    • 10,000 hour LED technology, up to 65 Lumens
    • 4 AA batteries included (free replacement batteries at www.lifegear.com - pay shipping and handling only)
    • Waterproof super bight 13 LED flashlight
    • Turns on automatically when immersed in water
    • 4 light modes and 3 emergency signaling options
    This one ditches the storage area and adds 2 florescent bulbs!

    Life Gear 4-in-1 Glow LED Spotlight/CFL Lantern

    The Life Gear 4 in 1 Glow LED Spotlight/CFL Lantern is the same as the Glow LED Spotlight, with the addition of two CFL bulbs in the base to create a 170-Lumen lantern as well. This has greatly enhanced the area lighting capabilities of the light, without sacrificing the power of the spotlight. This is a great spotlight for all emergencies and non-emergency occasions, whether it be at the home, in the car, on the boat or at the campsite. There are five light modes — 55 lumen LED flashlight/spotlight, 85 Lumen CFL lantern, 170 lumen CFL lantern, red LED glow and red emergency flasher.

    Life Gear 4-in-1 Glow LED Spotlight/CFL Lantern, White:
    • 10,000 hour LED technology, up to 170 Lumen CFL and 55 Lumen LED
    • 4 AA batteries included (free replacement batteries at www.lifegear.com - pay shipping and handling only)
    • Waterproof
    • Auto-on feature in water
    • Auto-off in 1 hour
    • 5 light modes: 55 lumen LED flashlight/spotlight, 85 Lumen CFL lantern, 170 lumen CFL lantern, red LED glow and red emergency flasher
    Last edited by EscapeVelocity; 02-11-2013 at 07:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Does this Rayovac 10 LED have a tight beam or more of a flood? Can you describe the beam/light produced by this floating lantern? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    It came down to the Dorcy 13 LED or this Rayovac 10 LED. I like the Dorcy better, but I can get 2 Rayovac's for the price of one Dorcy...so. Gonna get these for emergency lights to keep at work. Try to pick them up tommorrow.

    The krypton version of this lantern gets very bad reviews on Amazon...with regards to design, materials and build quality Ill check them out closely tomorrow.
    Last edited by EscapeVelocity; 02-11-2013 at 11:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Home Depot was out of the combo unit with a lantern, two 2AA flashlights and the LED panel light. But the more I thought about it the simpler single large floating lantern made more sense, for my purposes. I inspected the Eveready 3 LED, Dorcy Illuminator, Dorcy 13 LED, Life Gear 13 LED(No folded florescent tubes) 4AA with Red LED, Rayovac Krypton Value, Rayovac Krypton Yellow with Integrated Flip Down Stand. Ill go back one more time with a Rayovac 10 LEd with battery inserted and compare it against the Life Gear 13 LED 4AA which is set up to Try ME! Id like to try the Dorcy 13 LED as well. But Im pretty happy with the two Rayovacs I picked up. They are all black, but Ill get some bright orange or yellow refelctive tape for them. The handle on these is much more comfortable than the uncomfortable Eveready 4 LED 25 Lumen, but not as comfortable as the Dorcy 13 LED Floating Lantern (which was $15 at KMart). The Dorcy was also significantly larger, with a larger head and a larger body. Most of the lanterns were flat backed tail standers but not all. The Rayovac 10 LED tailstands easy.

    I wonder if an older Krypton model of floating lantern with a 1 watt LED Upgrade Bulb would compare in brightness, throw, spill, runtime. Hmmm...
    Last edited by EscapeVelocity; 02-12-2013 at 04:35 PM.

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    99% of the time I favor older lights that are better constructed over new, poorly manufactured junk.
    "...and the diode multiplied and grew in brightness. And God saw that it was good."

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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Just bought one at Walmart today for my wife's new car. Could only find the black one. So, I removed the head unit, scuffed up the case, and painted it bright yellow. I also installed the 808 alkaline battery inside of it.
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    Default Re: Budget Rayovac 6 Vollt LED Floating Lantern - 10 LED's

    Picked up 2 of these yesterday at WM...less than $11........they stand on end...give off a very good amount of light. Well worth having for the next power outage. Great deal!

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