About 6 years ago North Carolina, where I live, was going through some rough weather. We hit a period where our electricity seemed to be off more than it was on. I had a good stack of candles that I kept on hand so I wasn’t too worried. However, when my son Matt came by and saw that I had 3 or 4 candles lit on the kitchen table he was less than happy. “You’re just asking for trouble”, he said.
It was just a few days later that he came by and presented me with a Coleman battery run table lamp.
I loved it and couldn’t wait for the electricity to be off so I could try it out. I wasn’t disappointed.
That was years ago and it’s still the first thing I reach for when the need arises. It’s a safe way to “turn on the light” and, although it’s not bright enough to read by it is still very comforting.
When I decided to write about this for UNlimiters I did a little research and realized that Coleman no longer makes this lamp that I own. However, they have a CPX™ 6 Rugged XL LED Lantern that is much brighter than mine and runs on four D cell batteries.
Although I love the shape of my older lantern I have to admit that being able to read by this lantern is a huge plus and I think I’ll purchase one as a backup!