@adam2562 About 5.5" high closed, 8" open, and 3.5" across. Mine is slightly different in that it has an adjustable strap for the handle. It unhooks from the side and loops over the top to hang it. Like this one.
@decoratedwarvet@deenK@pmarin I don’t about that. They must have a shit load of these things at 1,604 sold times 8 means they have already gotten rid of almost 13,000 of these. These might be the new candy corn or figit spinner of meh-they will never run out of the these.
@WaltC as oem free battery technology improves, I fully expect to find a flashlight that comes with batteries that are lighter than air in the near future. Then I will go about rectifying the helium shortage by sourcing these batteries to fill balloons.
@PooltoyWolf Just get them from your fridge, which if you’ve been paying any attention here at all, should be well stocked with abundant, fresh batteries of every variety. This really seems self explanatory at this point.
plus if you recycle ink cartridges you get $2 a piece (up to 10 a month or $20) if you spend $10. I have found this to be a great program and have gotten a ton of stuff by recycling ink cartridges, buying batteries, coffee (k-cups) etc.
Give up color, get a MFC from Brother, and your per page costs go through the floor because your toner isn’t drying out as you don’t use it (ink does that). Want to lower costs even more? Buy well-reviewed 3rd party toner carts. Want to drop that cost even further? Refill the Brother carts for under $10 each. InkOwl.com is where I get refills.
I have been refilling carts on several of my Brother laser printers for years. Easy peasy.
@PooltoyWolf Meh periodically offers cases of batteries at ridiculously cheap prices. You’ll have your chance to buy 8 times as many batteries as you need for $16 soon enough. Then you can ponder why you need 192 batteries.
@PooltoyWolf@WaltC The ad says “30LEDs” and that’s pretty damn bright. I’ve got one and you can barely look into it with naked eyes! Also, I use Energizer Lithium batteries and they won’t leak, last 20 years in storage and they are much lighter weight and last much longer than alkalines. Yes, they are a little more expensive but if you look around on eBay you can find them for about half of what Walmart charges. By the way, I’ve already ordered this good deal. Cheers, d&b
@mdgoldbe I’ve passed on those green Lucas brand alkalines every time they’ve come up on Meh, ever since my last horrible experience with them…greater than half leaked right out of the box, and half of what was left had barely any charge. The epitome of meh!
@cengland0 oh, no, not the same, just most similar. The 1250 lumen one has much bigger COBs. I just looked that one up since someone mentioned it was very similar to this one. I used their judgment on the similarity.
@matthewjfazio@tweezak I use oil lamps still well if the powers out long enough. The last outage lasted an hour or so. After what oil was left in the lamp was drained I filled it up than power was back on. So at least I have it potentially ready for the next outage.
These laterns meh is selling are sold all over the place for under $5 each. Under different brands of course. I’ve personally never bought one seem to be cheap probably enough light for a pee when powers out or a night in a tent. But for fishing not for meh.
@matthewjfazio@whomeyesu My lamps are old and huge and it would take days of continuous use to drain one. They are great for long periods of no power. Also since we have several they do a good job of lighting a room. If you want a LOT of light, “Aladdin” lamps are very bright. They use a mantle that glows intensely and throws a kind of greenish light. http://aladdinlamps.com/table-lamps/
Another thing worth knowing…there are rechargeable versions of this electric LED lamp but some are cheaply built and dangerous. Check out bigclive on YouTube for his teardown and analysis of one such design.
Here’s just one example. He’s in the UK so 240V is the standard. This one apparently shorts 240V to the USB port. Not good unless you are buying a gift for someone you kinda don’t like.
@tejas_vern Umm… well, it’s in progress. Depending on Meh shipping times, you may get 'em before the zombies reach your area. And in any case you can pretend they are grenades and toss them at the zombies. That’s because they are made of "military-grade plastic"
@pmcgrane I was picturing one of these just shining continuously for 3 days straight. Either they’re not very bright, like my uncle Stu, or they won’t last anywhere near that long. Maybe I’m fucked up though.
@jester747 I’m sure all of those items had been placed in your IRK package. Pity the tape on the box just couldn’t hold them in, and what you actually received by the time the battered and largely tapeless box got to you was a useless (small) pile of warm batteries…
@Tadlem43 What is decent is a different Eckerty one that, I think, meh sold ages ago. It takes 3AA’s or 2 C’s and is bright (so it is not the same as this product). There is a third name on these besides the one meh is selling (Active Research) and Eckerty. I am presuming they are just a rebranding of the same flashlight. Looking at reviews for all three it seems like the main complaints are cheaply made (circuit board and soldiering problems with some but certainly not all), not very bright overall - bright at first and then dims significantly as the battery wears down due to missing some circuit board that helps prevent that, some complaints of not getting even close to the advertised 72 hours and not even close to water resistant.
Since it can be used as a lantern, certainly (likely) a better deal than other cheapo flashlights sold all over the place. But since some have problems and some don’t it would be wise to test them all immediately in case you get one of the problematic ones. I failed to do that in a timely manner with some solar ones I bought from meh so the “complaint” ship had sailed with respect to them dealing with that (those were decent if they worked. Around 1/3 of mine didn’t and it wasn’t a dead rechargeable battery). Opps.
@omegamonkey Using my Trump check to cut down 3 pines that will not last another Wilmington Hurricane. Stop moving here people the weather sucks and we only have low paying tourist jobs and the natives hate all of you.
@blaineg what do you mean?. AA is the thing to go for if you are going to use “standard” batteries. It’s the AAA you want to avoid – they cost the same (or more than) AAs, but only give you about 40% of the energy storage per $.
But you are right true flashlight geeks would LOL at you for using something like this. A sure sign is when it says how great it is because of “how many” LEDs it has. That was the old, inferior way of doing this, using lots of incredibly cheap parts (less than a cent each in production). The quality way is to use state-of-the-art single LEDs (or a few of them). But you don’t find those lights for Meh. But you do fine PooPourri and Toilet Squatting devices, so there is that.
But still an incredible cheap deal for a large bunch of crappy lights.
Mine didn’t get out of grapevine, been there since 6/1, scanned in transit 6/2.
This one isn’t even on my radar though, since I’ve got stuff ordered 10 days before that hasn’t arrived, and one of the ones from then is also still showing grapevine.
Just gone mine today. I slapped 3 AA’s in one to test it out. It wasn’t quite as bright as I had hoped, but that’s probably just fine. I didn’t get them to use as a work light or anything, I got 'em to use to light up the kitchen, hallways, and bathrooms during a power outage. Don’t need a lot of light just to walk around, so that’s fine. I just wish the color temp wasn’t so blue – it’s a pretty harsh sterile white color – but eh that’s ok too.
I would love to say how good my lanterns are but they are still MIA. I have always had good luck ordering from MEH but this may be my last time. They were suppose to be here by Jun 3rd I guess I didn’t read the fine print it may have said June 3, 2021
Ordered May 26th. First said “In Michigan June 3rd, 1:09am ET.” Then said it’s, “In Transit Greenwood, IN, June 3, 2020, 3:08pm ET.” It is now June 18th. Where is my package? Just ordered something else. If this happens again, I will rethink buying from MEH again. I know we are having hard times, but I would like to be kept in the loop if there is a problem with shipping to give me a way to cancel my order if need be. Not a happy camper!
I got a message that my lanterns were found and have been traveling the country. They started in Texas, went to LA maybe came close in San Diego, then got lost for 26 days. My guess is someone walked them across the country to New Jersey. They have now been trapped in NJ for days. How hard is it to put a box back on the truck and send it to the address on the label?? PB if you are paying attention? PLEASE give it to an actual NJ mailman. Fingers crossed.
WTH Meh. My lights have been touched and handled so much they are now apparently apprehensive about coming home. Seriously though why have they been shipped back and forth from IN to KS and back to IN, only to have my updates state daily that they are still in IN? Are you seriously just taunting me? Get them to my house already. I paid for them over a month ago. The solar lights I ordered last weekend are already here… FAIL>