Reviewed by Search harder from San Francisco Bay Area on Monday, April 6, 2015
Returned light; on 3-D batteries it works well enought but the plastic framing is irritating with the alternating rectangular profile (like a castle turrent top, with rectangular teeth jutting up)n throwing oddly spaced shadows. Most importantly the solar isn't working; the onboard battery never chrarges (3-D cells are removed) after several hours in direct sunlight.
Reviewed by Spec from Upstate NY on Thursday, January 16, 2014
I wouldn't buy this design of Primus lantern if I were you. The base has a screw cap to hold the batteries in, and this cap will crumble at the slightest provocation. Drop it? Done. Over tighten? Done. I had a pair of this style stored in my basement for power outage. When I went to get them, both base caps had cracked just from sitting, I assume from screw on tension when installing the batteries. The plastic shards seemed hard and brittle. What's worse, after contacting Primus/Brunton, I was told to send in and they would take care of it. So I shipped them off. 5 months and many emails and phone calls later, I received replacement lanterns. And they are the same design. Just waiting for them to break. Yay!
Seriously, save yourself a big headache and get something of good design and quality. There are many out there from Black Diamond, etc. Even Coleman and EverReady make far better. Sorry STP, I love you, but there's a reason Primus dumped these on you to try and clearance.
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