LIFE+GEAR 6" LANTERN



Life+Gear 6" Lantern, retail $7.99 (www.lifegear.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Life+Gear (www.lifegearcompany.com)
Last updated 06-27-13






The Life+Gear 6" Lantern (hereinafter, probably just called a, "lantern") is an LED lantern that features 8 phosphor white LEDs protected by a water-clear plastic cylinder, a single (remarkeably potent) red LED in its red-tinted "tank", and it uses four AAA cells in the bottom of its "tank" feed those LEDs.

There are two steady-on modes (lantern and red LED nightlight) plus a third a "signalling" (flash) mode of the red LED available from a pushbutton on the top of the unit.


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To use the lantern, press & release the black pushbutton switch on the top of the lantern as follows:
  • 1st: Lantern mode.
  • 2nd: Nightlight mode (red LED in "tank" turns steady-on).
  • 3rd: Beacon mode (red LED in "tank" flashes).
  • 4th: Neutralises the product.
Just like it reads on the backs of many shampoo (or shampiddle) bottles: lather, rinse, repeat -- in other words, pressing & releasing the button a fifth time turns the lantern on in lantern mode again.



To change the batteries in your lantern, turn the unit upside-down, unscrew & remove the entire black base, lift it away, gently place it on the ground, and kick it into the moss & mushrooms so it will rot away...O WAIT, YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the used AAA cells out of the battery compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert four new AAA cells into the battery compartment, orienting them so that each one's flat-end (-) negative end faces a spring for it in each chamber.

Screw the base back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad that you didn't kick that base into the woods with all of that angry fungi now?

Unable to measure current due to how the product was constructed.



This product comes in an all-plastic body, so "The Smack Test" would really not be appropriate here.

The lantern is advertised to be water-resistant and splash proof (this would imply that it is even submersible to shallow depths for a very brief time {insomuch as where a fall into a shallow creek and fast retrival should not kill it}, so using it in the rain or snow should be fine.

Since it is water-resistant but not smack-resistant, this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a metal flashlight.

The light output by the lantern is a pure, very slightly cool white, with no pink, yellow, blue, purple, or "rotten porpoise urine green" tint to it.



Photograph of the lantern's output (white LEDs) on a wall at ~20 inches.
Photograph was deliberately left uncropped to allow beam details to be visible.



Photograph of part of a room illuminated solely by this lantern's light.



Photograph of the lantern's output (red LED) on a wall at ~20 inches.
Photograph was deliberately left uncropped to allow beam details to be visible.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the white LEDs in this lantern.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the white LEDs in this lantern; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 450nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 447.650nm

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/lglant-w.txt


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED in this lantern.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED in this lantern; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 630nm and 640nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 635.300nm

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/lg-lan-r.txt

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.





This video shows nothing more than the Life+Gear 6" Lantern in operation.

O BOY! A BLINKING LIGHT!
So thrilling!!
So pulse-racing!!!
Actually, it kinda "makes" "ewe" "wahnt" "tu" "kik" "uh" "porselin" "toliet" "bole" "oph" "thuh" "wal" "ahnd" "thenn" "pruseed" "tu" "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "thuh" "haff" "uv" "uh" "bustid" "boling" "bal" "withh" "thuh" "plootonyum" "coar" doesn't it?;-)

This video is 69.9924677117 megabytes (70,444,636 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware. It will take no less than three hundred fifty minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.



TEST NOTES:
Test unit was purchased at a nearby Safeway in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-02-13.


UPDATE: 00-00-00






PROS:
Compact size & shape
Uses batteries that are common and relatively inexpen$ive


NEUTRAL:
Lantern's swath of light appears a bit "spotty"


CONS:
A bit dimmer than expected considering the number of white LEDs


    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Life+Gear
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED lantern
    LAMP TYPE: White LEDs, red LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 9 (8 white, 1 red)
    BEAM TYPE: Toroidal (doughnut-shaped), 360X by ~100Y
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on upper surface of product
    BEZEL: Transparent plastic cylinder protects LEDs
    BATTERY: 4xAAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND MICTURITION-RESISTANT: Yes
    SUBMERSIBLE: PATAT, 'OQQARMEY HO' TEYWI' 'E' PUM LAM PUCHPA', GHOBE' LO' NADEVVO'!
    ACCESSORIES: 4x AAA cells
    SIZE: 132.50mm H (not incl. handle) x 82mm Dia. (at widest point)
    WEIGHT: 142.10g (5.010 oz.) incl. batteries
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: China
    WARRANTY: 5 years

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





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