|Solar Panel Quality:||(4.3 / 5)|
|Brightness:||(3.8 / 5)|
|Light Projection:||(4 / 5)|
|Battery Consumption:||(4.3 / 5)|
|Weight:||(3 / 5)|
|Overall:||(3.9 / 5)|
This super handy light provides great lighting around the camp and can be folded upwards to give optimal lighting.
Tested In: Various camp trips from the mountains to the sea.
Duration of Test: 5 years
The Pro: Axiom Surf have had this Lantern for over 5 years and only ran the battery a handful of times. We still have the original battery when we receive the light because the solar panel is efficient enough to run through the night. This lead us to believe Energizer is using a high quality solar panel. The orange night light is a nice feature when you don’t need a lot of light say in your tent and need to step out for a bathroom run. You can adjust the solar panel up to point at sun for optimal energy consumption. The Lantern also can be folded up in case you need to look at something more closely.
The Con: The light is bright enough and Axiom Surf used it as a main light during many trips but, it’s not as bright as those propane type Lanterns.
Overall:The Energizer Solar Lantern gives consumers an off grid solution and barely uses any battery as long as you’re charging the Lantern daily via the sun power. It utilizes 8 LED lights which doesn’t take as much power but, at the same time giving great lighting. It’s light weight and isn’t as bulky as those propane Lanterns. We did notice less bugs when using the Energizer at night then those propane Lanterns which attracts a ton of moths. The specs say 2.5 hours of run time when switch to the solar option but, Axiom Surf ran it to about 3 hours no problem.