Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2016
Note (May 2108): FIRST BOUGHT VONT LANTERN NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO (paid more $$) and despite seeing the many 'copies' of the VONT Lantern, this week RECEIVED THIS 4-PACK from Amazon (real deal, giving couple to friends), ONE IN LIVING ROOM, ONE IN MASTER BEDROOM, ANOTHER in NEW SUV, VONT IS LITERALLY THE LIGHT USED MOST WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT AND STAY OUT (Living in National Forrest, every time there's a storm, blowing a tree limb or entire tree on power lines, it's nothing for power to go out for 8-12 hours and more). IN 2017, Hurricane Irma, power was out here for NINE DAYS. Back in 2005, almost 3-WEEKS before power was restored in our remote area (it's 38 miles to Wal-Mart OR any major store, also 15-miles to gas station, should have idea)
. FYI-- Cabin has three different types of Lantern, including VONT, plus more than FIFTEEN Flashlights ( three Dorce >2" x 7" size, six of Dorce 1"x3" pocket size (real bright for size), ASP baton flashlight combo (takes N cell pain and $$$), ONE T6 Aluminum CREE 3000 Lumen waterproof cost 3x MORE using three #18650 rechargeable battery only light that is brighter than the VONT.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
PRO: COMPACT SIZE, BRIGHT LIGHT, and repeating what everyone's saying, CRAZY BRIGHT LIGHT( you will see spots if looking directly at light when turning on) ... EASY TO USE = TURN ON you PULL HANDLES (or top) UP and to TURN OFF = PUSH DOWN TOP UNTIL STOPS/CLOSED (no light). WIRE HANDLE can be Up or Down, when UP, the Double Wire Handle makes the Lantern EASY TO CARRY OR TO HANG,

LANTERN USES the LED CREE type bulbs which are sturdy with incredible LIFE expectancy (many 1000's hours, no bulb to break or change). CREE LED give off no real heat compared to iridescent type bulbs, VONT Lantern is STURDY n SAFE even when used by Children (real important if camping with family, avoiding ANY chance of FIRE, at least from this Lantern), CAN SPEAK FROM OWNING VONT FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS, UNIT DOES TURN OFF WHEN DOWN AND USING Panasonic Eneloop Rechargeable battery, it had been more than 6-9 months since the lantern was charged, then ALONG COMES Hurricane Irma, was still able read for FIVE HOURS with no dimming of light. Second or third night, installed another set of batteries.

WHEN DOWN, THIS LANTERN IS VERY COMPACT, EASY TO STORE OUT OF THE WAY ON SHELVE UNTIL NEEDED. BUYING IN A 4-PACK IS FANTASTIC VALUE, NOT JUST A GREAT VALUE, IT IS QUALITY BUILT, THIS REVIEWER GAVE VONT THE 5th-STAR FOR IT'S INITIAL RATING ( REVIEWER'S NORMAL PRACTICE IS HOLD BACK AT LEAST 1-STAR UNTIL A PRODUCT'S LONG TERM LONGEVITY CAN BE DETERMINED. VONT IS A SOLID 5-STAR, GIVING BUYER A REALLY GOOD LOOKING HIGH QUALITY LANTERN THAT IS A FANTASTIC DEAL FOR $$$$$ WHEN YOU BUY THIS FOUR PACK. (IN 2018, BUYING MORE, giving a couple away to friend for birthday, adding couple for spares (needed TODAY for two hours or so after storm hit, living in National Forrest, doesn't take hurricane to blow tree limbs or trees down to take out power line and NO lights.)

CON: Well thought deal was just OK some three years back, paying $10 or so, and don't remember if battery was included,
BUY FOUR VONT, FOR THIS PRICE VONT INCLUDES THREE BATTERIES WHICH MANY OF THE 'Copies' do not include battery, WITH THREE 'AA' BATTERY, VONT 4-PACK ON AMAZON IS A "steal" of a Deal today,,SHOP and Compare on Amazon site, you"ll find many , many, COPIES of VONT light, Look exactly like the Vont, some may be cheaper, however, prices isn't everything. (cheaper or not, battery or not, VONT IS ORIGINAL & VONT does furnishes with battery as noted in ad.
((( FYI this Reviewer's Opinion: ANY product which needs a battery and does NOT furnish the battery; you gotta wonder what the company is hiding when customer cannot use or turn on when they receive the product. COMPARING PRICE? Three (3) AA Battery COST MONEY, comparing total cost, ADD price of battery to lantern,
Personal FYI. Having so many flashlights, unless rich it is not practical to buy Store Battery; six decades has shown best rechargeable battery is Panasonic Eneloop battery, rechargeable battery keeps 80% of charge after five years, look at battery specs. LONG life using with plenty of light to READ by in TOTAL darkness

FYI MAY 2018 UPDATE: Owned now for nearly THREE years - the VONT...... IS ...... MY GO TO LANTERN when lights go out (OFTEN in National Forrest, using today in May 2018 when storm winds took out power for more than 2 hours, couple times in day, Hurricane Irma knock trees down, taking out power lines,, using eeloop battery , not unusual for a storm to knock electric out for 13-14hours,, DARK as long as 7 hours, used this lantern to read by and had juice left over (charged batteries next day when power's back on). HAVE other 'Lantern' , brass one LOOKS 'pretty' BUT the light is NOT nearly as bright, nor stays lit for half as long as this lantern. UPDATING REVIEW AFTER Buying MORE, TWO for gift, two for added backup (Hurricane Irma had power out here for NINE DAYS was NO fun)
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