I have used these flashlights for years. They are far brighter and last much longer than 2 or 3 D-cell flashlights. The most important issue is here is VERY BRIGHT, and easily portable. They last many weeks of episodic use at home or at camp, and recharge totally in about three hours. Which for episodic use is only every 2-3 months. You don't need to keep them plugged in. They use rechargable lead acid batteries which have a life of about 5-7 years. When they are dead, take your Phillips #2 screw driver to the four screws, and pull out the battery. Then hit ****** for the replacement. For $15-$16 each, it is cheaper to replace the battery than to replace the entire flashlight. I used these in a medical office for years to respond to power outages in exam rooms. Six in a two physician office and nobody cared about the power outage, including the staff. I have added them to my camp and all guests prefer the brightness, intensity, and longevity of these flashlights far beyond the D-cell models. They last a long time on a charge and light the way in the dark of the Northern Maine woods. I give these as the most loved gifts to whom ever has received them. My recent purchase was to expand my inventory at camp. When they are around nobody wants to use either the 2-3 D-cell, or the 6 volt replaceable lantern battery models. When you look at the cost of replacing the D-cell, and lantern battery models every year with this rechargable needing a new battery every 5-7 years, the total cost of ownership is no contest. Yes I tell my friends about these flashlights, and give them as gifts all the time. But this is just my opinion take it or leave it.
This rechargeable lantern did not charge.
seems to be a well built light
This is a good quality light and meets my needs.
Great price for a great rechargable lantern. Provides about 2 hours of light per charge and is really durable. Excellent choice for farm and light commercial use. I use mine daily.
I love this flashlight/lantern. Craftsman actually used to make one, it was identical, but hasn't been available for years. I was so excited when I saw this one at Sears. It is the BEST of rechargeable flashlights, and the battery and bulb are replaceable as well.