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Taclight Lantern

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The Bell and Howell Tac Light Lantern uses proprietary bulbs to offer twice the light of standard LED bulbs. Such a design is bright enough to signal to others, efficiently light up a camp site so that it is safe at night, or provide emergency light as necessary. With a collapsible inner shell holding the LED bulbs, there is protection to be found in the hard, outer shell designed with military grade plastic and metal components.

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Features

  • Bright

    The Bell and Howell Tac Light Lantern gives you light that is twice as bright as normal lanterns, making it a better option for lantern uses. This light is twice as bright as regular lanterns, which means you can see clearer and farther.

  • Collapsible

    It collapses down to the height of a smart phone and is only a few inches thick, making it perfect for storage.

  • Little Weight

    The weight comes to less than one pound which makes it perfectly transported in a camping bag or hiking backpack without adding too much weight.

  • Bright

    With a single lantern you can fill a whole room with light which is why it is so popular for emergency settings. It adequately enough that it can be seen two nautical miles away so lighting up a campsite is a breeze.

  • Temperature Resistant

    With military grade designs, the outer shell can withstand heat and water, in addition to extreme temperatures. This means you can take it camping during the winter and set it in the snow without it freezing. You can accidentally place it in the fire and it won’t melt.

  • Impact Resistant

    Designed to be impact resistant too, you could accidentally step on it or hit it while preparing your camping site and it would be perfectly fine.

  • Magnetic Base

    Deluxe versions come with a magnetic base which allow you to do more than just hang it from a tree. You can stick it magnetically to a metal surface, such as a car roof, and work throughout the night.

  • Proprietary Bulbs

    Using special company brand LED bulbs this design is smaller, brighter, and even more energy efficient than generic LED bulbs.

Pros

  • Great for Camping

    You can snuggly pack this light anywhere in or around a pack without damaging it. So you can shove it in the bottom of a hiking backpack full of gear, sit that pack down on the ground, and it won’t hurt it. Not all units have this strength. The freedom to treat your pack as you normally would without fear of breaking the light makes it well worth taking on an outdoor adventure of any kind.

  • Flexible

    This unit is one of the easiest to take with you anywhere. Even if you only need light around the house to find something in a dark closet, this light opens and closes with ease proving very useful in all endeavors. The hooks on the sides pop up so you can hang it if you don’t want to use the magnetic bottom. Should you choose to keep one in the car, then you have emergency light sufficient to fix problems in the dark, flag someone down, or wait comfortably for a tow truck.
    Built strong to withstand the elements! .

Alternatives

  • Sierra Leds

    The Sierra LED camping light is a bright LED camping lantern which is designed for use camping, fishing, or during emergencies and power outages.

    Green in color, this lantern is compact, lightweight, and has a similar collapsible design. The design lets users slowly collapse the main part of the lantern in which the bulb is placed so as to dim the lights, and then raise it to get a brighter light. Military grade plastic is used on the lanterns, making them useful long term. They are water resistant. Batteries have a long life span, with thirty premium LED batteries to give maximum brightness.

    If users want, they can put rechargeable batteries in the bottom of the lantern to power it. Doing so enables the LED’s to last longer and avoids the cost of regular disposable batteries. Such a design is useful indoors and outdoors.

  • Ultra Bright by Divine

    Divine LEDs has the Ultra Bright LED lantern which is suitable for use in camping situations, for hiking, during power outages, storms, hurricanes, or other emergencies. Purportedly the brightest lanterns available, it takes a few batteries to power the thirty LED bulbs that produce ample lighting.

    You can insert rechargeable batteries into the mix to ensure proper lighting. This light is made with military grade and water resistant plastic so that it can be used inside and outside. Its collapsible design lets you reduce the entire unit into a compact product for simple and easy transportation when you are on the go. With only one push the whole thing collapses.

  • Suaoki Camping Lantern

    Suaoki makes a bright camping lantern that is the same compact design and powered by three batteries. Designed to be collapsible, it can be taken on hiking trips or camping to offer light at night. Available in two forms, the light can be compacted and used as a flashlight, or it can be expanded and used as a lantern. When compressed, it folds down into its shell and is protected from damage. Used as both a flashlight and lantern means it can be used recreationally outdoors, or indoors during things like power outages.

  • Browon Camping Lantern

    Browon Solar LED Lantern is rechargeable and lightweight. It can be brought easily on camping trips, while hiking, or backpacking. Solar panels installed alleviate the need to worry about batteries, as they let you sit the lantern in the sun to recharge. Such an option makes it suitable for outdoor situations like camping or hiking because it can charge during the day and be operational at night. However, there is a slot for batteries should you want to include a back up power source. Outer shell designs are impact resistant and water resistant.

  • Tough Light

    Tough Light has a rechargeable LED lantern that offers two hundred hours of light from the single charge. It also charges call phones. The USB charging outlet can be used to charge other devices while on the go or during an emergency situation.

    With a lithium ion battery it holds a charge for up to nine months so it need only be charged twice per year. Then it will be ready to go during any emergency situation. Military grade plastic molds and rubber hold the lantern in place and make it water resistant. You can drop it from five feet high and no damage will be sustained.

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Penny - (Mars, PA)
Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016
I Recommend Buying it!

Where's the Magnetic Base

Received my deluxe version Taclight Lanterns today. Nice but the deluxe is supposed to have a magnetic base which is why I ordered them. They state that "deluxe versions come with a magnetic base which allow you to do more than just hang it from a tree. You can stick it magnetically to a metal surface, such as a car roof, and work throughout the night. "
- read more at: http://TVStuffReviews.com/taclight-lantern.... My order form states that I ordered two deluxe Taclight Lanterns but when I called customer service to tell them that mine do not have magnetic bases, I was told that they won't be available for several months and will cost a lot more than the ones I got. I ordered deluxe and my invoice states deluxe so I feel this is complete and blatant false advertising and will submit a claim with bbb. In fairness, the lantern is nice, very bright and would've been just what I wanted for friends to use under the hood of their cars as pictured in the ad.
Beware: just make sure you know that you won't be getting the magnetic version.

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Carolyn Nelson - (Casa Grande, AZ)
Posted: 02 Dec 2016
I have a Question

I ordered these lanterns approx. 4 weeks ago
But still have not received them. Can you
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William - (Indianapolis, IN)
Posted: 12 Nov 2016
I have a Question

How long does it lite before replacing batteries?

I kno w the batteries are replaceable but roughly how long does it last without replacing them?

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Faith - (Madison, WI)
Posted: 03 Nov 2016
I have a Question

What type does the tac lantern take AA AAA C D?

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Pp
14 Nov 2016

It uses 3 AA batteries. It does not include a magnetic base as advertised.

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