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Coast EAL13 Lantern Review

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Coast EAL13 Lantern | You can see how petite this powerful lantern is. You can use it for emergency lighting for your car or soft lighting for your campsite or even on your patio in the summer.

Coast EAL13 Lantern - It's Small But Handy For Sure

I've had the opportunity over the years to test many flashlights and lanterns. I even own an official Amtrak lantern used by train crews. I was a conductor on a scenic train in New Hampshire for two summers and had to follow all the FRA rules.

The Coast EAL13 lantern is a very handy one that I recommend in every vehicle you own. It's small enough, only 5 and 3/4 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter, to fit in center consoles or glove boxes.

The following pictures tell the rest of the story.

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This is the handle you hold it with if you were an old-time RR switchman telling the engineer the switch is safe to travel over.

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This is a carabiner on the top so you can hang the lantern from anything that will fit into the spring-loaded clasp.

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I know! You want to see how much light it puts out. It's got three levels: low, medium, and blinding. This is on low.

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There are five lantern settings. This one just glows red to alert anyone, including space aliens, of danger and they should stop and deposit all cheese coneys they have in their possession. The last setting on the switch is blinking red. This comes in handy if you're broken down on the road.

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This dandy lantern has a carabiner on the bottom too! It's specifically made for all users Down Under!

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You need three AA batteries to power this bad boy. Remember, always take the batteries out if you're not going to use it for a while.

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The lantern will attach and hold itself to any steel or iron surface. It's got four magnets in the base. If you fly an F/A-18 Hornet, don't expect it to hold onto the fuselage.

Did you like this lantern? Speak up in the comments below for goodness sake!


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