Industrial Rechargeable Xenon Lantern, retail $TBA (
Manufactured by Dorcy (
Last updated 08-20-05

I evaluate more than just LED products here at The LED Museum, so the Dorcy Industrial Rechargeable Xenon Lantern (hereinafter, just called a "lantern") is right at home here.

The lantern is a large device that comes in a bright yellow body, features a xenon-filled incandescent bulb at the bottom of a smooth reflector, and feeds from a rechargeable battery inside the lantern's body. According to the provided instructional material, the runtime is approximately four hours per charge.

What sets this lantern apart from others isn't that rectangular shape, and it isn't the rechargeable battery inside either. It's the battery discharge state meter on top - it features an LED that glows green to indicate full power (more than 50% power), yellow to indicate 50% to 25% power remaining, and red to indicate less than 25% power remains and that the lantern needs to be charged.


To use the lantern, charge it first right out of the box (see directly below), and then you can go to town.

Firmly press the rubberised button on the front of the handke until it clicks, and then release it to turn the lantern on.
Do the exact same thing to turn the lantern back off.

There is a battery power status indicator LED just in front of the switch. It glows green to indicate full power (more than 50% power), yellow to indicate 50% to 25% power remaining, and red to indicate less than 25% power remains and that the lantern needs to be charged.

Here is a photograph of the battery power indicator, glowing green in this case.

There are no disposable batteries to change in this unit, so I'll just tell you how to charge the rechargeable battery inside the lantern's body.

On the left side of the lantern's handle, there is a charging jack. Plug the small plug on the end of the charger's cord into this jack, and plug the "wall wart" into any standard United States household 110-130 volts AC receptacle. Be certain the lantern is turned off when you charge it; the instructional material was rather emphatic about this point.

There is no indicator of any kind on the flashlight or on the charger that indicates the lantern's battery is receiving a charge, however there are charge times shown in the instructional material furnished with the product.

Charge the lantern for 16 hours prior to first use, and charge it for 8 hours every 4 to 6 months, even if the lantern has not been used at all during that time.

Charge the lantern for 16 hours whenever the bulb becomes dim and yellow, and/or if the LED charge status indicator glows red when the lantern is on.

And never leave the lantern turned on with a discharged battery; irreversible damage to the battery could occur if this happens.

It is not stated in the instructional material how to change the bulb, nor is it obvious. So I can't yet tell you how to do it on this website.

According to the instructional material furnished with the lantern, it has a runtime of 4 hours per charge. The battery is a sealed lead-acid type, 6 volts 4 amp-hours.

Photograph of the unit's "business-end", showing lamp and reflector.

This lantern comes in a plastic body, so "The Smack Test" would really not be appropriate here.

In my opinion, "The Toilet Test" is also inappropriate, as I see no O-rings or other environmental protection. The lantern *DOES* appear to be splash-resistant, but I don't believe for one second that it is waterproof or submersible. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of toad pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, fishtanks, dog water dishes, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. A little rain or snow probably wouldn't hurt it though, so you need not be too concerned about using it in lightly to at most moderately bad weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, shake as much water out as you can, and set it in a warm dry place for a few days or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you use it again.

If it fell into seawater or if somebody or something peed on it, douche it off with fresh water before setting it out to dry. You don't want your lantern to smell like seashells or piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or pee-pee) can't be very good for the insides.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 1,636cd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photo at ~15'.

That red star thing on the wall is from an American DJ Laser Widow.

Product was purchased from a website fan and was received late on the morning of 08-12-05.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

Replacement blubs and batteries are available for this lantern by calling Dorcy at 1-614-497-5830. Ask for the following item numbers:

Bulb :     41-5516/#93204
Battery: 41-5502/#93200

AC charger has an output of 12 volts DC at 500mA maximum.
Center of plug is positive (+), outer barrel is negative (-).

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Large rechargeable handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Xenon-filled incandescent blub
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow spot with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off at front of handle
    BEZEL: Plastic; lamp and reflector protected by domed plastic window
    BATTERY: Rechargeable lead-acid, 6 volts, 4Ah
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Internal rechargeable battery, wall-wart charger
    WARRANTY: 1 year


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