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Primus Polaris Power Lantern


    Primus Polaris Power Lantern

    The Primus Polaris Power lantern floods your campsite with natural-looking light, and features a convenient USB port for charging electronics. See details

    • $65.00

    Item # 831535

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    The Primus Polaris Power lantern floods your campsite with natural-looking light, and features a convenient USB port for charging electronics.

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    The Primus Polaris Power lantern floods your campsite with natural-looking light, and features a convenient USB port for charging electronics.

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    The Primus Polaris Power lantern floods your campsite with natural-looking light, and features a convenient USB port for charging electronics.

    • 5 white LEDs output 180 lumens on high; 5 different levels let you choose just the right amount of light
    • Lantern operates on 4 D batteries, included; batteries provide up to 23 hrs. of use on high and 450 hrs. on low
    • Includes a USB port which allows you to charge a cell phone or other electronic device off of the lantern's batteries; use the cable that comes with your device
    • Hang the lantern up with the carabiner hook on the top

    Specifications based on manufacturer's information


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    Primus Polaris Power Lantern Specs
    Best use
    High-output LED
    180 lumens
    High: 23 / low: 450 hours
    4 D
    ABS plastic
    4.6 x 10.8 inches
    1 lb. 6.6 oz.
    Lantern type
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    Max light output (lumens)
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    Primus Polaris Power Lantern

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    Primus Polaris Power Lantern is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from USB Charging Port is the Key Feature The UNIQUE feature that sets this lantern apart is the *four* D-CELL batteries and their connection to a USB charging port. That's a LOT of stored energy - enough to fully recharge my iPhone 2.4 times, and then STILL keep the light part going for more than 24 hours on a lower setting. D-Cell alkaline batteries don't self-discharge so this lantern (and it's charging port feature) will still work after sitting on a shelf for years. I spent a long time on Google looking for a D-Cell lantern/charger and found no other choices. How does this work as a LANTERN? I don't have a lot to compare it to, but I'd say plenty good enough. Another review here accurately lists some shortcomings - and you should read about them there. They're true ... but they're not deal breakers. Do you remember all the people on the New Jersey shore who were -for weeks - desperate for light (and power to recharge their cell phones) after Hurricane Sandy? THIS lantern every one of them wishes they had.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice features, fussy, no technical info First I should note that the first unit was DOA. REI replaced it. Got this unit for the combination of features. The USB power port is a great idea, and the 4D cells have enough power to do it. If you're camping our your power is out for days, it's nice to be able to keep your phone charged. Also having multiple brightness settings is important to me to get the right amount of light for the situation and not waste battery. The unit is fussy to assemble. The battery compartment takes AGES to open via an awkward screw attachment. Re-assembly is even more awkward because they allowed too much room for the batteries to flop around and one or more batteries will interfere with the mating piece. You have to *almost* put the cover back on while jiggling the batteries until they all fit. Hey, they threw in a puzzle for free! You'll get it eventually but it's a stupid design. There is no documentation or technical information other than the small blurb you see on the package. You might like to know the lumen settings for all 5 of the brightness settings and battery runtimes for each? Too bad. There's no info even on the manufacturer website. Way to go. To get the USB port activated you have to turn the brightness up to at least the 3rd level. Then it's charging and you can adjust or turn off the light if you wish. Easy enough to figure out, but how hard is it for the manufacturer to provide a page or two of information and specs? Despite the REI information, there is one high-power LED, not 5 separate ones. So, the light has features that I want but the manufacturer needs to step up the quality control and pay someone the hour that it takes to write up a bit of user documentation.
    Date published: 2014-04-04

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