Our Dorcy Lantern arrived the night before our Big O Hike Trip. With it being a ‘social’ hike instead of a backpacking trip we would be spending the next ten nights in Primrose, our vintage VW camper.
After a long drive in the rain to Okeechobee, I needed to work on the windshield wipers twice. Boy, was I happy that I had outfitted her with a small tool kit. “Be Prepared!” as the old Boy Scout motto once said.
Darkness fell quickly as we claimed our campsite. 6 PM is much too early for it to be so dark!
With a twist of the knob to the first setting Primrose was fully illuminated. With only the single LED globe setting we had all the light we needed. Switching to the two LED globe setting was far too much light for inside our little camper. It was great out around the picnic table where the bright setting illuminated most of our campsite.
We liked the amber LED night light setting. It allowed late night privy visits without blinding us with the main light.
The handy hanging handle built into the carrying handle was a welcome addition. It made easy work of hanging it in the camper.
It’s also a good looking lantern. Dorcy did a great job of making it look like the old dual mantle gas lanterns that I grew up with. Unlike the old gas lanterns, these require no liquid fuel and no matches to carry. Just install four D batteries, turn the switch and you’re showered in 360 degrees of 160 lumens of light.
We didn’t test the waterproof design, but just the thought of a floating lantern makes us want to take it out on our next canoe or kayak trip.
Dorcy LED Twin Globe Lantern with Amber LED. 41-3108
• 360 Degree Illuminating LED
• Waterproof & loating
• Submersible IXP-7
• Sturdy handle with hanging hook
• 175 Hour run time on dual globe
• 350 Hour run time single globe
• 600 Hour run time for amber night light
• Requires 4 D batteries
This is the second time we’ve been pleased with our Dorcy lighting products, after over a year of use we are still using our Dorcy headlamps.
Keep watching: in the near future I will be mounting a new Dorcy headlamp and tail light on the recumbent trike. Visiting the bike paths in our neighborhood, I’ll let you know how they do.
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