Over 7,500 reviewers call these long-lasting lanterns 'life-saving' during hurricanes and blackouts

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We all need electricity to get through the day. However, between emergencies, neighborhood power outages, and that one light that never seems to work in your basement, you need a backup light source — you know, just in case. Instead of using flashlights with weak power supplies and short lifespans, why not use LED-powered lanterns to shine a light through the darkness?

Right now, a four-pack of the Etekcity LED Camping Lanterns are on sale for just $20, or $8 off retail on Amazon. That’s nearly a 30 percent savings and breaks down to just $5 per lantern!

Each compact and lightweight camping lantern is designed with a 360-degree build and made with military-grade ABS materials for durability and longevity, while it also uses energy-saving LED bulbs with 60 lumens that burn longer and brighter than traditional flashlights. In fact, just one of the lanterns can light up a space for up to 12 hours with just three AA batteries. Good luck trying to get 12 continuous hours from a standard flashlight.

The four-pack from Etekcity comes with 30 individual LED bulbs and 12 AA batteries. The LED camping lanterns are ideal for a survival kit, during and after a hurricane or random power outages and blackouts and, of course, camping.

“I think these are great lanterns! I've had other lanterns before, especially as we live in a hurricane-prone area and, for safety reasons, I prefer not to use hurricane lanterns and candles, but during Hurricane Irma, I found that they had all vanished,” wrote a satisfied five-star reviewer. “We had a few regular flashlights, etc, that helped get us through almost a week of no electricity. Shortly thereafter, once the Internet was finally available, I searched for a better alternative and decided on these lanterns! Since they arrived, we've had multiple power outages (we're in a very hard hit area) and they're great! Super bright when fully opened, and I love that they are adjustable to just a sliver for when only a little light bit is needed. They are very lightweight and illuminate a larger area than I'd anticipated, even outside, where they've been used in place of outdoor lights that need to be fixed. So far, I'm very glad we found these lanterns!”

Another delighted shopper added, “Great lanterns! I was given these as a gift from someone who was in my office when we lost power. They are great. We have one in each room now in case it happens again. I liked them so much I also got them for home. They are very bright. Small enough to transport or leave out in the open.”

Shop it: Etekcity LED Camping Lantern (4-Pack), $28 (was $20), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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