Thursday, January 29, 2015

300 Lumens LED Lantern By AYL Review

Almost 6 years ago, the typhoon Ondoy struck the Philippines and as a result of the strong typhoon, we had no electricity for almost a week. We used candles to light up our home at night and we needed a lot of candles to brighten up the room. When I received the AYL 300 Lumens LED Lantern, I thought and wished we had something similar to this before because it's helpful in calamities and emergencies when electricity isn't available.
The AYL 300 Lumens LED Lantern by AYL arrived in a white box. The lantern has a decent size and height and measures 4 x 4 x 7.2 inches. There is a handle on top of the lantern and a hook at the bottom of the lantern so that I can also hang it upside down. The ABS Plastic cover can be removed so that I can have a light-bulb style lighting.

The rubberized base helps maintain a firm grip on the a counter top or table so that the lantern will stay upright. The green body which also has a rubber surrounding it, helps protect the lantern from bumps and drops.

The 3xD-sized batteries needed to power up the lantern is not included. There is no illustration on the box on which way the batteries should face so I installed it the wrong way the first time. I browsed the short instruction booklet included and it has a simple diagram there on how to place the batteries correctly.
There are 3 lighting options for the lantern: Low, High and Flashing Strobe. The white plastic case comes with a convex reflector which helps scatter light for a broader lighted area.

I couldn't capture the flashing green light on top of the power button but this flashes every 30 seconds so that I can easily find it in the dark.

This lantern emits a bright light and since it uses LED lights to power up, battery consumption is less. It's light enough for my 2 daughters to carry it around.

This would've been nice to have when we had no electricity for almost a week. I like this and I'm more confident and more prepared when there's a power outage in the future. :) Right now, my daughters use this as a night lamp and love it.

You can purchase the AYL 300 Lumens LED Lantern by AYL HERE with free shipping if you are a Prime member.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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