The L-ION 002 Rechargeable Lantern by Coleman includes a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that’s built into the lantern. This is one of the most popular types on the market. It works by lithium ions moving between the negative electrode to the positive electrode during charging/discharging.
The L-ION 002 is easy to charge using the 120V charger. You can then use any home outlet to juice up the lantern. You might have access to an AC outlet when you’re away from home, so this adds to the versatility of the unit.
The main benefit of this functionality is you won’t have to buy fresh batteries. That can add up quickly and especially when a lantern requires several large batteries. The global alkaline battery market was worth over $7.2 billion in 2016, so it’s big business. While single-use batteries can be recycled, they usually end up in a landfill.
When the LED indicator turns green, you’ll know the latter is fully charged. This takes the guesswork out of the process so you’ll know when you can start using the lantern.
The Coleman lantern can also pull double duty by charging your mobile devices using the USB charging port. The USB cord is included, so you won’t have to purchase it separately. This is a plus during activities like camping when you’ll want to minimize how much gear you need to haul with you.
You can get 5 hrs. of lighting on high and 20 hrs. On low. The lantern produces 400 lumens on high and 100 lumens on low. In some cases, you’ll need high power and especially when you’re using the lantern outdoors. However, when you’re reading a book/ebook or using your phone to check email, the low-light lumens is enough.
Meanwhile, you won’t have to replace the LEDs since they’re lifetime units. This is a plus since it can be a hassle when you have to replace your lantern’s bulbs from time to time. There’s also the extra cost you’d have to deal with.
Another plus of the LED bulbs is they also run cool. So you won’t have to deal with them over-heating. This is a plus in terms of safety since lantern bulbs can become a safety issue when they heat up.
The Coleman Lantern also includes a 3-year limited warranty. Make sure to read the terms & conditions, so you’ll know what it does and doesn’t cover. The T&C includes the legal rights of the manufacturer and customer.