Coast Emergency Area Light
Coast LED Lantern
Awhile back the folks at Coast sent me the Coast Emergency Area Light to review. To be completely honest I was used to using their super bright, high quality flashlights and felt the lantern was a gimmick or gadget.
That is until Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and we lost power for a few days.
I’m a bit of a boy scout and tend to keep emergency supplies on hand for these emergencies. I reached for this lantern when I had to go out for a few hours and did not want to leave my kids with fuel burning lanterns or candles.
The Coast Emergency Area Light worked great. Here’s what I determined were pluses to this lantern:
The lantern was durable and stable when placed on flat surfaces, including rugs. It is powered by four D-cell batteries [included] and is safe to use inside of your home – no gas, oil or fumes.
A built in fuel gauge monitors battery life The indicator is green if you have 100-60% battery life, orange for 60-30%, and red for 30-0%. With a new set of batteries this lantern will give you 80 hours of light.
The light is bright enough to cook, read or give decent ambient light to a dark room. You can also tone down the light output with the battery saving mode.
Coast Emergency Area Light Features:
- 375 lumen, 80 hours of battery life
- Choose between flashing red, solid red [preserves your night vision], area light, and energy saving modes; or select your preferred light level with the built-in dimming switch.
- Push button on/off switch with Variable Light Technology (dimming) – choose any light level
- 4 D batteries (included)
- 8.25 inches tall
- Safe to use inside – no fumes
- 100,000 of service on LED bulb
- Durable, impact and water resistant
- Durable handle and with metal end to receive a hook or string up
The is a nice addition to my household emergency lighting but it is not the best by far. Its durable, easy to use, safe and reliable.
It took a power failure for me to see it but the Coast Emergency Area Light is a keeper and a safe, “go to light” in an emergency.
The Coast Emergency Area Light sells online for $33.00 here:Coast-EAL20-375-Lumen-Lantern
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