The Coleman CPX 6 Easy Hanging LED Lantern is essential emergency equipment!I was reminded a few nights ago when we experienced a 2 hour black-out of why I keep my Coleman LED Lantern next to my bed. Even if I am sleeping, something always wakes me when the power goes out in our area.
Long before it starts getting hot because the air conditioner is off, I know when our home is blanketed in complete darkness. I suspect there is a noise level that changes in our house when the electricity is out, but whether it is the absence of the low hum of the refrigerator, or the exterior lights shutting off, I note the difference and wake up.
The first thing most of us do when we are sleeping and sense something amiss, is to reach for a light. I keep a flashlight on my nightstand, plus I have my emergency lights in the electrical outlets throughout our home. However, if the power is completely out in our area, I reach for my Coleman lantern for a source of constant light, sufficient to light the room.
My Preferred Coleman Lantern
Our Coleman Lantern of choice is the CPX 6 Easy Hanging LED Lantern. For starters, it is a nice, bright light that illuminates a large area whether you are inside or outside. It will light up most of our backyard if I need to step outside for any reason.
Coleman CPX 6 LED Work LanternI should note, it is also perfect for the car. If we should need to stop to change a tire, it would offer enough light to preform the job.
Clearly, if camping, it will light the tent or the area surrounding your tent. The batteries add weight to an otherwise lightweight unit, but that is a good thing. You don't want wind to turn your lantern over if you need to set it on the ground.
The handle can be adjusted for hanging, or tightened for a more secure grip if carrying the lantern. Since we use ours in our home, we keep the handle tightened down along the back of the light, therefore there is a short handle on the top instead of the longer loop you see in the image on the right.
The feet and the top edge are made of impact resistant rubber. We all know how important that can be if you are actually using it while working.
All of the aforementioned features are fabulous, but my favorite feature about the Coleman CPX 6 LED Lantern is the length of time it will work without needing new batteries. There are two light setting options. This awesome lantern will light your area for up to 65 hours on high or 155 hours on low. Our recent 2 hour black-out was no challenge at all for this fabulous lantern.
If you don't like using batteries, there is a Rechargeable Power Cartridge available for this lantern.
In my opinion, every home should have at least one Coleman CPX 6 LED Lantern for emergencies, or just for lighting your own backyard or camp site when needed.
Additional Emergency Equipment Reviewed on Review This!
Power Failure Light Review
Every home should have a power failure light that automatically comes on during power outages.
I have one of these lights plugged into an outlet in the hallways and main rooms of my own home.
Halo 800 Lumen Handheld Flashlight Review
Flashlights come in all sizes, colors, and price range, but I would recommend the Halo 800 lumen flashlight above all the rest!
The Halo 800 Lumen flashlight is lightweight and small, with exceptional lighting ability.
Coleman CPX 6 Easy Hanging LED Lantern Reviewed by:
FOLLOW US ON: