Not exactly anywhere near as bright as a propane lantern but for a bttery powered lantern it' s great. The only problem I have with it it that the weight of the battery pack (four D's) is only secured by two plastic pressure clips underneath which should not be a problem if you do not intend to walk around with it a great deal and leave it on a table for most of it's use. The housing is a great upgrade from the thin plastic used on their prior models and the LED is SUPER-Bright!! I bought this for hurricane preparation because the last time we had a blackout, my wife almost killed me with all the smoke from the candles she was burning. Buy with confidence because Coleman has re instituted my respect with them through this great lantern!!
Worked great out of the box.