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New-fangled, old-timey LED lantern

The Olde Brooklyn Lantern has an unusual look for an LED lamp.  Instead of the sleek, modern look LED lighting usually has, it looks like an old-fashioned lantern like my Dad used to use for camping.  Inside are 9 ultra-bright dimmable LEDs that are said to last 100,000 hours.  The lantern requires two D-cell batteries, which are not included.  It has a swing-up handle and a hanging ring. Because of the LEDs, the glass shade and metal body stay cool to the touch, and it doesn’t pose a fire-hazard like traditional camping lanterns.  The Olde Brooklyn Lantern is $12.99.  This seems to be one of those “As Seen on TV” products, so there are deals on buying two and a credit good for purchasing other Telebrand products.

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  • NWslug October 23, 2012, 2:46 pm

    I have wanted to purchase an olde Brooklyn Lantern for a long time. I note the usual “get a second unit free – only pay shipping and handling.” I particularly note their TV advertising that says to call for a special “free shipping” offer. Well, if you call, you get a recorded order taker and there is no mention of free shipping. Looking at the web site, I note that shipping on the first unit is $6.99 (that’s only 54% of the cost of $12.99 for S&H) – then they go on to say that for only $9.99 more, you get a second unit. WHERE DOES THE JUST PAY ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COME IN? So, I think they can just keep their lantern – both of them – this is a typical rip-off in that you pay them way more than their cost for S&H so they really aren’t giving you anything.

  • Say WHAT? October 27, 2012, 12:09 am

    This is the weirdest infomercial-promoted junk to come along in years. I figured it was plastic from the ads but was surprised to discover that it’s made of stamped tin. And oddly, the chimney-lifting mechanism functions just like a real railroad lantern (which this is patterned after), for which there is no sane rationale.

    Evidently this was manufactured to be an actual working oil-fueled replica but (I’m guessing) they couldn’t import it because of safety reasons, so they omitted the wick, stuck in some LEDs and marketed it as a nightlight for seniors.

    And WHAT is “Olde Brooklyn” about? What does Brooklyn have to do with kitschy fake hot-blast railroad lanterns?

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