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UST 60 Day Lantern (mini review)
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This is not really a full review, as there are several reviews of this lantern on Youtube, and a review of the 30 day lantern already on this forum.

But I just wanted to say this lantern has been in occasional use for about 2 1/2 years and I STILL have not had to replace the batteries.

Like the Energizer Bunny, it just keeps going and going...

Here is the orange lantern that I have been using:

   

It uses 6 'D' batteries which seem to last a LONG time:

   

At night, on High setting:

   

Medium setting:

   

Low setting:

   

High and medium settings are good for lighting up the immediate area for activities inside or just outside your van or RV, and low is really more of a nightlight setting or for very subdued lighting when sitting around a picnic table with friends or to carry with you on that late night 'necessary' trip behind some bushes.

This thing is supposed to be able to run continuously on low for 60 days or more, so it's very efficient with battery consumption.

They are not cheap lanterns, they have a good quality feel and heft, and seem to be well made. The handle seems very sturdy. They are rated as being water resistant, so a little rain won't bother it, but I would bring it inside if a heavy downpour was on the way!

About $50-$70 depending on where you buy it.
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Is it used for a " guiding light " @ RTR , after midnight to find your camp?
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thanks for the review. the only thing I dislike is the 6 "D" batteries. I am trying to get away from disposable batteries. I am trying to go with 18650 lithium batteries so everything is standardized. at the moment I am looking at the Fenix CL30R lantern. highdesertranger
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(10-18-2017, 04:25 AM)blmkid Wrote: Is it used for a " guiding light " @ RTR , after midnight to find your camp?

Nah...that's what my trailer-mounted rotating searchlight with 25,000 watt super-loud generator is for.


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(10-18-2017, 10:30 AM)highdesertranger Wrote: thanks for the review.  the only thing I dislike is the 6 "D" batteries.  I am trying to get away from disposable batteries. 

You can buy rechargeable D batteries but yeah, they wont be standardized across several devices in most peoples collection.  Still, at just a few hours of use per night, these 60 day lanterns can operate for quite a while.

On the UST website, the medium setting (200 lumens) is rated for 192 hours...that's 2 months for 3 hours a night!

For the longevity and build quality, I'd be willing to buy 6 rechargeable D batteries and a charger just for this lantern alone.
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(10-18-2017, 10:30 AM)highdesertranger Wrote: thanks for the review.  the only thing I dislike is the 6 "D" batteries.  I am trying to get away from disposable batteries.  I am trying to go with 18650 lithium batteries so everything is standardized.  at the moment I am looking at the Fenix CL30R lantern.  highdesertranger

it won't last as long I don't think, but there are these:

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(10-18-2017, 10:43 AM)tx2sturgis Wrote: Nah...that's what my trailer-mounted rotating searchlight with 25,000 watt super-loud generator is for.


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Exactly what I've been wanting. Just can't catch them on Sale @ Amazon.
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(10-18-2017, 10:43 AM)tx2sturgis Wrote: Nah...that's what my trailer-mounted rotating searchlight with 25,000 watt super-loud generator is for.


Tongue 

You can almost live in that thing!!
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(10-18-2017, 02:37 PM)Neal Wrote: You can almost live in that thing!!
He does. Only on Sunday's @ Walmart. Big Grin
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