Four Cree XLamp® XR-E LEDs - delivers up to 580 lumens on high setting
Diffuser tubes for superior beam pattern
Powered by 8D cell batteries (not included)
Runs up to 100 hours on low, 10 hours on high
Rotating dial control for full adjustment of light intensity
Weather resistant construction
Pierce the darkness at camp with the Coleman® Twin High Performance LED Lantern. This high power lantern uses four Cree XLamp® XR-E LEDs to produce up to 580 lumens of ultra-bright power on its highest setting. Diffuser tubes around these high-powered LEDs create a superior beam pattern for serious portable illumination. Lantern utilizes a classic design and weather-resistant construction to stand up to less than ideal weather conditions. Runs for 100 hours on the low setting off its 8 D-cell batteries (sold separately) and 10 hours on its high setting. Rotating dial control gives you fully adjustable control of the lantern's light intensity. Weight: 3 lbs.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darkman Let there be light
You will not buy a better light unless Coleman comes better.
The light should have a connection for 12 Volt DC with auto-disconnect from the D cell bateries so it can be used for tailgating.
December 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 Coleman Twin High Performance LED lantern.
In my research for a lantern it did not take me long to realize the Coleman Twin High Performance LED Lantern was the best on the market. The 36-614-998-12 Model has a variable switch which enables you to control the amount of light you need. This grey colored lantern is all you need for camping anywhere or , as in my case, auxillary lighting in case of power failure. On high setting the lantern delivers a whopping 580 lumens to light your room up. The eight batteries are easy to install in base and the price is reasonable at $69.95 . If you think the price is too high do the research and you will find this price is reasonable when compared to other lanterns. Very good workmanship make this lantern worthy of the Coleman name.
April 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Copperdawg Coleman cree lantern
First, I'm a flashlightaholic. I have enough flashlights to turn night into day even in a football stadium. I have collected LED lights since they first appeared on the maket and they have come a long way in a short time. The latest and greatest so far are the cree diode leds & Coleman was the first to include them into a lantern. I bought this one mainly for power-outages & needed it twice so far. It has served it's purpose well! The power regulation that goes along with the leds means the light output will remain constant from begining of the batteries life until the end, bright! IIf you have not yet thrown away or donated your incadesents and old fuel lanterns do yourself a favor and move out of Bedrock and get some CREEs.
March 26, 2010
the lantern is designed to also be used with rechargeables, that only put out 1.2V) and there is no option or provision for a rechargeable battery pack with a convenience charger. If you use rechargeable batteries, you will need to remove them from the lantern to recharge.