Glowstar Lanterns

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by IrritatedWithUS, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    I tried this amazing invention out and I LOVE IT

    It is a solar lantern from Glowstar that comes with a 10w solar panel. Its max power is 10.0Wp and when it is operational it is the same as a 60w tungsten light.
    On the box it says it lasts 8 hours but I've used mine once so far and it
    lasted 6 hours. Here's the kicker! It came with an AC charger and
    a car charger (yes it charges in the car!) and came with a solar panel.
    WAIT, there's more! I can plug in my cellphone to the lantern and
    it will freakin' charge it! It also has an option of charging from an electrical
    socket!! It cost me $349 for this but on their site the package was $499.
    This thing can easily fit into a bug out bag!

    This is highly worth it!

    Here's the spiffy gif of the product from the site if you want to click on it

  2. BasecampUSA

    BasecampUSA Sr. Homesteader

    U paid WUT??? :eek: got money left to eat?

  3. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was my splurge. I love it though!
  4. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

    Damn girl...your definition of splurge is different than mine..uhhh, my splurge is 6 wool blankets from a surplus online for $35....:gaah:
  5. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

  6. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    Blob - I have three of those 13-watt briefcase solar-chargers. Stacking them on top of each other (almost 40watt) I still do not have enough power to run my 12-volt electric cooler, but, they do very well to keep my power-packs topped up (boost-packs with 12-volt power ports and 120-vac, air-compressors).
  7. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Well with the price of battery's these days you may have made a good buy.. time will tell... :beercheer:
  8. vn6869

    vn6869 Afraid, very afraid

    Seems to me that is an awfully expensive way to replace, charge batteries.

    I like the Blob's suggestions better, I have a couple of the 12V solar panels. Work for me.