used the light elk hunting in my trailer. It worked best upside down so I could read. have it in house for power outage.
As a winter storm approaches, we have our lantern charging on a window ledge. If the power goes off, it is comforting to know that we will have a bright light and a working charger for our phones. I'm purchasing 2 more as Christmas gifts for our children and their families.
I received the Hybrid Light Atlas 600 a couple of weeks ago and have been using it almost everyday since. It charges up nicely via the solar panel when placed outside in full sun. I've been able to charge it fully from depletion over a two-day period this way. The charging light operates even when the lantern is placed under indoor lighting, indicating that it is receiving a charge. It will run overnight at the low setting for several nights between charges. It's very lightweight and portable and provides ample light, enough to easily read by. I'm very pleased with the quality and will give it a mention on our YouTube channel when we review emergency back-up systems.
Exactly what I was wanting. Very pleased!
I picked up this lantern just before a Wyoming hunting trip. Super bright and nice to have the different light settings. Light weight, easily hung under a canopy, or in the tent. We'd use it around dinner time while cooking / eating, and then again in the tent as we got ready for bed, and woke up. I would just leave it out during the day to charge via the small solar panel on top of the lantern. I don't know that it ever fully charged by the sun, but I do know that the light worked flawlessly all week long without having to plug it in somewhere to charge by electricity. My friends hunting with me were impressed and are going to get one as well. I never did connect my phone to try the phone charger or USB ports out but I am sure those work fine too.