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Reviewed in India on 23 February 2019
This is without doubt one of the best solar lanterns you can buy. I have so far bought about half a dozen of the previous model (S2) to use and to give away as gifts. So I was happy and a little intrigued when I discovered this newer version (S3) of the same lantern. I bought it to find that it is even better than the S2. Here are the changes incorporated into the S3:
- S3 has two brightness setting. When you switch on the light, it glows at a dimmer setting, on which it will run for as long as 12 hours; pressing the push switch a second time takes it to the brighter setting (40 lumens) at which it will run for 4 hours. Pressing the push switch a third time switches the light off.
- S3 has a taller steel stand; at 6 inches, the S3 stands two inches taller than the S2.
- S3 has a grey-and-orange case, as opposed to the black-and-orange of the S2.
According to the specs mentioned on the product packaging, the S3 has a weight of 160 gms, a 3.2V, 450 mAH battery, and comes with a 2-year warranty.
So make sure that you are buying S3 and not S2 (stocks of which are still being sold by various online sellers). The product I received was made in late 2017 so was not 'old stock' the way I have been sold earlier by other sellers (all the S2 models I had unwittingly ordered in the past one year were made in 2015).
We live in a rural area and this lantern is of great use to us. It is used a torchlight, as a reading light, and I even sling it over my bicycle handlebar and use it as an impromptu bicycle light while riding at night…
My mother-in-law was visiting from Stockholm and liked this lantern so much that she took one back with her…
It can be charged by keeping in the sunlight, or from the mains using a Nokia thin-pin charger.
One word of caution: The product manufacturer's website is misleading in one aspect; if you choose to buy through that website, it directs you to some online sellers who seem to be selling the old stock (some of them not even specifying clearly whether they product they are selling is S2 or S3), and it's all a confusing experience for the buyer.
This is a near-perfect solar light… the only thing I would want changed in it is to have a warmer hued LED, so that the colour is something around say 3000 Kelvin, and not the industrial white that LED manufacturers in India seem so fond of…
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By Vinish Gupta on 23 February 2019
This is without doubt one of the best solar lanterns you can buy. I have so far bought about half a dozen of the previous model (S2) to use and to give away as gifts. So I was happy and a little intrigued when I discovered this newer version (S3) of the same lantern. I bought it to find that it is even better than the S2. Here are the changes incorporated into the S3:
- S3 has two brightness setting. When you switch on the light, it glows at a dimmer setting, on which it will run for as long as 12 hours; pressing the push switch a second time takes it to the brighter setting (40 lumens) at which it will run for 4 hours. Pressing the push switch a third time switches the light off.
- S3 has a taller steel stand; at 6 inches, the S3 stands two inches taller than the S2.
- S3 has a grey-and-orange case, as opposed to the black-and-orange of the S2.
According to the specs mentioned on the product packaging, the S3 has a weight of 160 gms, a 3.2V, 450 mAH battery, and comes with a 2-year warranty.
So make sure that you are buying S3 and not S2 (stocks of which are still being sold by various online sellers). The product I received was made in late 2017 so was not 'old stock' the way I have been sold earlier by other sellers (all the S2 models I had unwittingly ordered in the past one year were made in 2015).
We live in a rural area and this lantern is of great use to us. It is used a torchlight, as a reading light, and I even sling it over my bicycle handlebar and use it as an impromptu bicycle light while riding at night…
My mother-in-law was visiting from Stockholm and liked this lantern so much that she took one back with her…
It can be charged by keeping in the sunlight, or from the mains using a Nokia thin-pin charger.
One word of caution: The product manufacturer's website is misleading in one aspect; if you choose to buy through that website, it directs you to some online sellers who seem to be selling the old stock (some of them not even specifying clearly whether they product they are selling is S2 or S3), and it's all a confusing experience for the buyer.
This is a near-perfect solar light… the only thing I would want changed in it is to have a warmer hued LED, so that the colour is something around say 3000 Kelvin, and not the industrial white that LED manufacturers in India seem so fond of…
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