I’m a little confused how this gives off a square bug-free zone: “Provides a 16 x 16-foot mosquito-free zone”, or 256 square feet of killing. Assuming that’s true, then:
Shouldn’t the light pattern be in a circle? Then area given by A=Pi*r^2, or r^2=A/Pi = 256/3.14 = 81.52866, whence r=sqrt(81.52866), slightly bigger than 9 (feet) – all numbers approximate – for the kill radius. [Not even heeding the above discussion about whether this even kills the dreaded mosquito.] Barely good “social distancing”.
Now, OTOH, if this could kill the corona virus within 9 feet, this would be worth its weight in gold! Surprised MEH didn’t make that claim.
@MrMark Obviously, instance of shoddy (or even, no) proofreading.
I’ve volunteered in the past to do the proofreading, but have not been taken up on it.
Only pay I would want is to have the “I am not a robot” button already checked when I try to buy an IRK.
@hchasen So they don’t kill Mosquitoes. And then there is this from your wikipedia link: “Research has shown that when insects are electrocuted, bug zappers can spread a mist containing insect parts up to about 2 metres (6 feet 7 inches) from the device. The air around the bug zapper can become contaminated by bacteria and viruses that can be inhaled by, or settle on the food of people in the immediate vicinity. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that the bug zapper should not be installed above a food preparation area, and that insects should be retained within the device. Scatter-proof designs are produced for this purpose.” YIKES!!!
@jst1ofknd@Trinityscrew Not not funny because it’s Stargate. Hell, I’d say it’s even funnier, especially to the extent that he might be playing the same character (not literally, but as an expression of his range as an actor).
Don’t be too offended (or be more offended?): I don’t really care enough about old whatshisface to say that he’s a bad actor. He might be okay. I just know that I didn’t think much of either show.
I understand we are getting odd lots at these prices, but how could these bug lanterns ship without any clear directions on how to use them? If not for these thread, I would have thrown mine out already.
@jsh139 I found a round white circle of paper/plastic sitting on the battery and inside the battery lid. That has to be removed so both sides of the battery touch the spring and metal circle in the cap to work. Good luck!
I ordered and it was sent out on June 19th 2020 and here it is July 11th 2020 and i still do not have it. I contacted them and they said i had to wait 8 days before they would get back to me. I am not ordering anything else from MEH. Meh means average and in this case they are below average.
@Staron8 this is order 2 in a row that I’m having the same issue. One of my orders they acknowledged it was lost or damaged, asked if I wanted refund or replace but marked it as solved. STILL waiting on one or the other. Canceling and not ordering again. This site used to be reliable.
This seems to be a common complaint for this shipment.
I, like everyone, ordered on June 19 and I still haven’t gotten it. Today is July 26.
I think the 8 day response is a joke too, but what can we do? I wrote them a week ago and still no response. I have been ordering from them for years and this is absolutely the worst. It’s like it went by someone’s site-seeing vacation.
No, it’s not COVID-19 causing delays, that the excuse everyone is using these days for crappy service. I ordered two other items after this and have already received them.
I don’t understand why, when shipped from Texas to Las Vegas, it sat for 3 weeks in Grapevine, TX before heading to Indiana for days, then to Utah for days. Hopefully it will get here before September.
@dscoti As they explained in an earlier post, the virus slowed down customer service with the move to work from home, and it slowed down shipping, with PB having reduced work force, and shipment centers shutting down intermittently. Then the slow shipping means many more customers contacting customer service, and sending multiple times when they don’t get an answer quick slows it down even more.
I bought one from MorningSave. The device has 2 power buttons. One is for the bug zapper and the other is for the lantern. If you press then lantern button, the bottom turns on bright white. Press it again and it is a flashing red. So the lantern has two separate modes plus the 1 bug zapper mode is 3 modes.
@latamaram yes, it kills bugs. Hard to clean so I took mine apart to remove the safety plastic around the zapper. — dangerous. Know that it still holds a charge even when it’s off. I found that out the hard way. Now I discharge it with a screw driver before cleaning.
Uses an 18650 battery which is fantastic. One Zapping wire had to be moved slightly because it was too close to another one causing sparking when no bug was touching.
Be happy you haven’t received them yet. Mine don’t work. And by “don’t work” I mean, they don’t even turn on. I charged them. Nothing. They will turn on while the charger is connected but I get nothing Once I remove the charging cable. Hopefully all you that didn’t get them will get a refund. They are junk!
They don’t work unless they’re plugged in and charging
I have charged them for 3 days and still have NOT even seen them say/show fully charged.
If they’re NOT plugged in I CANNOT TURN EITHER OF THEM ON!