The instruction sheet tells you to unscrew the bottom of the lantern and scoot the batteries out of the way so you can dislodge the connector strip so your batteries will be able to actually work. That was easy enough, no hassle or tugging or fussing with the bottom to complete that task!
They include the 3 batteries to get it going, so that's good, you can try it out right away without having to go to the store and get some batteries! And let me tell you, this little lamp is so unassuming, it just doesn't look like much (although it is cute) until you fold the handles up and start gently pulling them upwards! The BRIGHT light of this lantern peeks through and when it's fully open, you are BLINDED by the bright light! This is GREAT! My daughter was whooping and hollaring about how cool it will be to take it camping or at the beach at night because it gives out a LOT of bright light! The fact that it's so compact and lightweight is amazing...kind of like Manny Paquiao...he's not a big fella, but he packs quite a punch! That this camping light has the title "Ultra Bright Portable LED Camping Lantern) ain't no joke! It is most certainly one of the brightest lights I've ever seen and I'm going to take it outside tonight just to see how far away I can see. Hopefully I'll remember the bug spray because every bug within miles will be drawn to it, it's so bright! Anyway, I can't say enough about this light source if you need one for camping, or night beach trips, or even to provide light when the electricity goes off! And it's small enough (and safe) for kids to carry with them in the dark and feel safe. That you can control the amount of light from the lantern by how high you pull up the top is a plus, too!
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