Reliable AC/solar LED lantern
I live in India, where power failure is common. I’ve tried a few similar lanterns of Indian and Chinese make, and they were inferior to this D.Light model. Some took too long to charge and operated for short periods; others were easily damaged. The really good ones tend to cost about $75 to $100. The replacement batteries for those are either very expensive or not available at all, so they have to be abandoned when batteries fail.
This D. Light can be charged with either an AC adapter or an included solar panel. I’ve found it to be sturdy and reliable in the few months I’ve had it. It can also charge older, simpler mobile phones, though not smart phones.04/28/10