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Ozark Trail Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

The Ozark Trail Deluxe 500-Lumen Lantern is designed to provide reliable, glare-free light wherever you need it. It uses ultra-bright Cree LED technology and comes with a lifetime bulb that never needs to be replaced. This compact battery-powered lantern combines a number of great features usually available only in lanterns of larger dimensions. A rubberized rotating dial lets you easily select from multiple power options that include high, low and indirect modes. On high, this Ozark Trail lantern produces 500 lumens of illumination and can run for up to 21 hours. Switch to low setting for a much less bright illumination of only 30 lumens for up to 720 continuous hours of run-time. The Ozark Trail Deluxe 500-Lumen Lantern also features an impact-resistant construction and a convenient carrying handle. It would make a great addition to a campsite or home emergency kit.
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Review 1 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Best "Bang for the Buck" in an LED Lantern...

06/24/2014
By ,
Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Metro Area
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
As of this writing (June 24th, 2014) this Wal*Mart Exclusive item is offering the best "bang for the buck" of any battery-powered LED lantern on the market. For instance, Coleman's competing model (the Twin High-Power LED Lantern) ranges anywhere from $50-80, only provides 80 additional lumens of light output, and takes twice as many D batteries to power it. This results in the lantern being larger and heavier, and it also doubles the cost to power it.
Wal*Mart's Ozark Trail Deluxe Lantern is the current "must-have" lantern for home power outages and/or camping, or even for just providing some light while sitting on your deck or porch. The dimmer knob, which allows something like 7-8 different power levels, is just the icing on the cake. I can't think of another lantern in this price range that offers that feature.
I haven't owned it long enough to know how durable it is compared to other models, but I suspect that some of the models made by other brands may have higher durability and better "weather-proofing", which is of course reflected in the higher price of their products. If you need it for outdoor use while camping and need it to be able to withstand rough weather and drops onto rough terrain, you might be better served by a Coleman or another brand designed with those needs in mind.
I also couldn't help but notice that since it's packaged in an "open" box, with no packaging that's designed to protect the globe, the globes tend to get scuffed and scratched up during transportation and/or while on display on the shelf of the store. I for one would not complain if Wal*Mart would improve their packaging to solve that problem.
With all that said, the value of this lantern can not be beat at this time. Wal*Mart's Ozark Trail brand has really raised the bar with this product. It is now THE lantern to beat. You'll only be disappointed if your expectations are completely unrealistic!
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:A few times per year
+5points
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Review 2 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Super gift for the Outdoor lovers!

06/02/2014
By ,
Cass City, MI (the thumb area)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I bought this online, shipped it to Scottsdale,AZ for my oldest son for his 44th birthday. They camp a lot with their two boys, hauling a camper trailer with room for the "toys"(4 OTV's). This time they went with three other family's to Colorado. After set-up, everyone sort of migrated to my son's camper, as he has a quick-fold picnic table & variety of chairs. He said the folks liked his lamp, as it has lower settings, making good lighting for card games or board games...etc. If you have an outdoors family member, or a friend; this makes a great gift.
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Male
+3points
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Review 3 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Ozark Trails 500 lumen lantern

04/07/2014
By ,
North Texas
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I like the variable light setting. The lantern is bright on high. The indirect mode is what sets this lantern aside from other lanterns. It eliminates the glare unlike any other lantern I've seen, when place close by.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
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Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+10points
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Posted 04/11/2014
I was going to write a review on this light, but on reading yours I believe you've summed it up very nicely. This lantern is set apart from most others by it's very nice indirect mode, and the variable brightness control. I'm going to be testing mine by just using it to see how long it runs. That will be one of the most important factors. The LED lanterns (and flashlights) tend to make much more efficient use of batteries than the older technologies, so I'm optimistic. Thanks.
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Review 4 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Great lantern for camping and storms

05/10/2014
By ,
Blackstone, VA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This lantern has a night light feature as well as variable settings for flood light. bright enough for camping or home use during power outages at home. With summer coming I'll need it in both places.
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5 out of 5
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Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
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Durability
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
+3points
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Review 5 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Alot of light

07/21/2014
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I haven't used the lantern yet but it seems to "throw" a lot of light. Can't wait to take it camping this weekend to check it out.
Recommends this product? Yes
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Review 6 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Nice Camping Light

07/15/2014
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Seems well made. Very bright. Don't know about durability.
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Recommends this product? Yes
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Review 7 for Ozark Trail 500-Lumen Deluxe Lantern

Excellent

06/03/2014
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very simple and durable design. Lots of light for just a battery powered lantern. Night light is excellent for camping. Not sure on battery consumption yet, but I'm sure it's not good when using the lantern on high.
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5 out of 5
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Meets Expectations
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Durability
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Recommends this product? Yes
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