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UCO Clarus LED Lantern/Flashlight


    UCO Clarus LED Lantern/Flashlight

    Don't be fooled by the small size of the collapsible UCO Clarus LED lantern/flashlight. It provides up to 150 lumens of diffused white light and projects a beam up to 50m (164 ft.).

    • $19.95

    Item # 850176

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    • The Clarus can be used as both a lantern and flashlight; simply slide the frosted globe up for lantern mode and down for flashlight mode
    • Bright XP-E R3 Cree LED shines a diffused white light on your campsite so you can enjoy the night long after the sun goes down
    • Use the on/off button to switch between low, mid and high brightness levels; use the strobe mode for signaling
    • 3 AAA alkaline batteries (sold separately) provide up to 70 hrs. of use
    • Includes a hook for hanging the lantern at your campsite
    • Lantern collapses down to 4.5 in. tall for simple storage and transportation
    • Durable plastic base stands up to regular use in the outdoors
    • UCO Clarus LED lantern has an IPX6 water resistance rating to ensure operation in inclement weather


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    UCO Clarus LED Lantern/Flashlight Specs
    Best use
    High-output LED
    150 lumens
    70 hours
    3 AAA
    (Open) 2 x 6.5 / (closed) 2 x 4.5 inches
    4 ounces
    Lantern type
    Bulb type
    Bulb detail
    Max light output (lumens)
    Average run time

    UCO Clarus LED Lantern/Flashlight

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    Rated 4.0/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 2out of5
    by frompoor preformer when iinitially got this produt, i was excited to try it. Having just come back from my first excursion with it, i found it lacking. unfortunately, before my first outing, it was dropped from about 3 feet onto concrete, breaking the lense from the rest of the body. when i tried to secure it again, i found that the screws holding it in place were only about 1/16" into the plastic of the body, and theplastic was stripped. after siliconing it back, i found that the flashlight lacked, as well as the lantern. my headlamp will always be first in my pack. next to that, a black diamond orbit. this product is completely lacking, and i see no reason to carry it alongside my headlamp.
    Date published: 2013-01-18
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNice light for the $ This lantern converts into a nice you can use it as either.....Nice product for little $!
    Date published: 2012-11-23
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromBut idea, but there yet. I am going to compare this light to Black Diamond Orbit, which I have used for two years. In short, Clarus is a cheaper made Orbit, which can be used as a flash light. It claims to be 150 lumens but in reality it is just a bit brighter than Orbit. Between structure of the reflectors and somewhat lacking "frosting" on the diffuser, it can tricky to find a position where you can get most out of this light. I was actually really exited to try it, since i hoped it would be improvement over Orbit. It isn't, unless you have use for flashlight mode. The built quality is also step down from BD but Clarus also costs less. I think UCO got the right idea, they just need to refine it a little bit.
    Date published: 2012-11-07
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromlight, bright and alright! just took it on a 2 night river camping trip. light enough to hang from a stick jammed into the ground and bright enough to cook by. collapses easily for storage.
    Date published: 2013-11-16
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromUCO vs Black Diamond Lanterns So many choices, which to choose??? I didn't, I got the BD Apolllo, Voyager, Orbit, as well as UCO Clarus. They all are compact, some more than others as listed. Light output varies, but as another reviewer said, all seemed relatively similar to the eye. The BD lanterns all have a superior design as far as reduced glare is concerned. It also has a very fuctional split hook to hang, without using another clip. The duel light design is helpful if used as an area light straight down (ie, under tarp or in tent), but does not project a focused beam to be useful as a flashlight. The UCO glare was so bad I was going to return it. But I discovered that if used upside-down, the glare is reduced a lot, enough that I will keep it now. The flashlight feature does actually project a focused beam out more than 20-30 feet. My favorites are: UCO Clarus for best value, and BD Orbit/Voyager with duel light for best lantern.
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat little Lantern I picked this little guy up on a whim, I love my headlamp but sometimes, it's just a heck of a lot nicer to have a lantern. I was initially amazed at the light output in this little guy. It does not disappoint and thanks to the dimming feature, it can be toned down from glaring brightness to subtle ambient light. Is a great little compact design and I have yet to have any issues with it after about 10 nights out with it. Still on the same batteries with no problems. I have dropped it and knocked it over a few times with no issues. The only down side to the design is its base is a small diameter making it unstable and easily tipped over, that being said 90% of the time I use it it's hanging either in my tent or over my hammock. Great buy for under $20
    Date published: 2013-06-10
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGood value and functionality I bought this lantern instead of the Black Diamond Orbit because they compare favorably in weight, compactness, light output, and general styling and functionality. The Clarus, however, can also be collapsed into a bright and well-focused flashlight which is a great added feature over the Orbit. Although the light-mode switch was a little clunky to use at first (the light is clicked-off between modes in progression from mid to high to low and strobe), I was very happy with the lantern and flashlight functions after a three-day camping trip. It provided bright light over long periods of evening use without a noticeable change in light output on the single set of Energizer batteries I used for three days. The jury is still out on the durability and reliability of the light given other reviews, but it survived being dropped several times and other rough handling during my rainy 3-day excursion. The appreciably lower price may also make it a better value than the Orbit lantern if it proves to be durable which I suspect it will (the materials and manufacture seem very solid to me despite what I've read elsewhere). So far, it has proven to be my favorite new gear addition and I would recommend it highly.
    Date published: 2013-05-21

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