Vintage Inspired Lantern
Product Eco Rating
The outer part of this lantern has a lot of good things going for it in regards to sustainability and it does help to make it a more eco-friendly choice than the majority of camping lanterns on the market that are mostly made out of plastic.
Metal is used for the top part of the lantern and the cage, then around the LED bulb is Seeded Glass. All of this is durable, although the Glass is fragile if mishandled and these materials are 100% recyclable.
As this lantern is rechargeable with a USB cord, it does have the potential to be charged by Solar or other forms of green energy.
Being a light, things like switches, charging slots and the inside of the lantern contains electronic components, plastic and rubber.
A Lithium-Ion battery comes with the Lantern and the process of extracting Lithium from nature uses a lot water and resources, it’s quite damaging to the environment. On a more positive note, they contain less toxic chemicals than many other types of batteries, they’re rechargeable and around 25-95% of the materials in a Lithium-Ion battery can be recycled, depending on the technology and resources at the recycling plant that it ends up at. On the other hand, Lithium-Ion batteries typically only last less than 5 years and due to the fact that they’re not completely recyclable, they create waste. Although keep in mind that the battery is only a small and replaceable part of this lantern.
Having Metal construction, Glass outer section to the LED bulb and a rechargeable battery via a USB cord, this vintage-inspired lantern is a more eco-friendly alternative to some, mostly plastic and less durable lanterns. The use of plastic, rubber and some other materials inside the lantern reduces this products overall eco rating and a further penalty of half a point has been taken off the overall score.
LED Lantern Specifications
LED: 3.2 Watt Warm Edison – Style LED Bulbs
Light Spectrum: 3000k
Lumens: Low: 35 High: 200
Input: 5V USB
Battery: Barebones Specific Li-ion Battery 2-18650 | 4400mAH 3.7V 16.28Wh
Run Time: Low: 100+ Hrs / High: 3.5 Hrs
Charging: Built-in charger with included separate USB C cable
Although this lantern is made for outdoor use, avoid leaving it outside or in harsh conditions for extended periods of time.
Once you receive your lantern, the battery will be packaged separately. Don’t remove the plastic case around the battery and insert it straight into the lantern, by turning the lantern upside down. Fully charge the battery before the first time that you use it, for the best performance.