|USB port can be used to power the light|
|Fashion forward looking lantern|
|The look at the light.|
|In table top mode|
|At 100 lumens the lantern does well lighting up a room|
Without a doubt I'm a fan of Snow Peak products and when the Hozuki Lantern came out, it's intrigued me. As my REI 20% coupon was about to expire,
I choose to use it on this Chinese paper lantern and Hozuki plant inspired fashion forward led lantern. At about $90 before discounts, it's not a cheap light. Lighting is variable with three brightness settings allowing up to 100 lumens at high power. The light can be used as a candle placed upside down with even flickering with the wind. Unlike most led lanterns made today, it is actually made in a first world nation while that may not mean much to some, it's a big deal for me. Four AA batteries power this light and depending on setting allows for 8-80 hours of operation.
- Bright and at 100 lumens, it lights up a tent or campsite brightly.
- Unique design.
- Can be powered by a mini USB but not rechargeable in this mode (which is a con).
- Made in Japan.
- Hanging hook allows more hanging options than most lights. Can be hung on branches, doorways among other places.
- The silicone shade can come off easily particularly when turning the light off and can be somewhat a pain to put back on properly.
- One button for all settings is a pain. I prefer simple on and off buttons, not ones that you need to tap, hold down, etc. to turn it off is a turn off for me.
- The bottom open face exposing the bulb means if I'm hanging it from my tent when laying in a tent and look up I'll be blinded by a light at 100 lumens.
- Candle mode maybe more gimmick than practical.
For me the jury is still out whether it's worth the price tag.
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