Me and gadgets, whether uber-high tech or simple ones, and simple household appliances that look cool and make life easier, I just can resist them, just like the reading lamp I wrote about in April.

lantern 1

lantern 2

I saw these lanterns as soon as I entered the S & R Membership Shopping store I go to! The outdoor lanterns, look so cool and handy, not to mention cute! It reminds me of those old Coleman gas lamps! Before I knew it, the box was in my pushcart.

lantern 3

lantern 4

I thought that these lanterns will be handy just in case there is a power outage, not that it happens much, in our area, or something that would be very useful once the rainy season starts, as the season usually comes with typhoons and monsoon rains, and with those, the occassional power outages!

lantern 5

lantern 8

The lanterns are powered by three big batteries (D), bought separately. Just insert the batteries, and there it is, an emergency light! It is safer than candles, which sometimes, left attended, have been known to be the cause of some of the fires in the city. I have tried rechargeable lamps too, and most often than not, I only remember, and look for those from where they ended up getting stored, during a power outage. They are also left uncharged.

lantern 6

lantern 7

The lantern floats and is waterproof and has a 144 hours run time, according to the packaging. It has two settings: a high powered LED light and an amber night light.Β The box of lanterns costs Php 899.95, discounted (the original price was Php 1,199.95), just in case you want to buy one yourself.

lantern 9Β lantern 9a

I have put one of the lanterns on the shelf, ready to be use in case there is a power outage, or as a handy flashlight! Pwede ring reading lamp! Happiness in simple stuffs! πŸ™‚


  1. #1 by chasalva on June 17, 2015 - 9:14 PM

    Thank you very much ,this is very useful , I hope my relatives have this ,if not I’ll ask them to buy ,since brown out is part of their daily life ,thanks

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    • #2 by Antigone on June 17, 2015 - 11:07 PM

      I hope they have. Hirap kasi kapag candles, nakakatakot kasi baka makalimutan.


  2. #3 by anne on June 17, 2015 - 8:37 PM

    wow, ang ganda ms. A, na share ko sa sis ko din ipapahanap ko sa probinsya namin kung meron, sabi ko nga mas maganda pa sya siguro sa rechargeable kac pag matagal ung blackout at maubos ung charge ng rechargeable, wala na rin, unlike kung battery maka pag stock ka ng battery, very practical πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    • #4 by Antigone on June 17, 2015 - 11:03 PM

      Sis, di ba mas okay and practical. Kasi experience ko iyan sa rechargeable, kapag brown-out wala palang charge! At least LED na ang bulb nito, mas matagal ang buhay!

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      • #5 by anne on June 18, 2015 - 1:42 PM

        tama ms. A, sana makakita ako sa province namin, wala kasing S&R sa bundok namin hehe

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        • #6 by Antigone on June 19, 2015 - 10:12 AM

          πŸ™‚ For sure sis, may similar dito, so happen lang that I saw it there. πŸ™‚ I hope you can find one.

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  3. #7 by elvie on June 17, 2015 - 7:06 PM

    Thanks a lot Ms Antigone. Unfortunately I don’t know how to request access. Anyway thanks again and God bless.

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  4. #8 by elvie on June 17, 2015 - 6:13 PM

    Thanks Ms Antigone. Now I know where to buy my lampara. By the way ,Mam, can you please help me? I can’t open My Own Universe. Thanks and God bless.

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    • #9 by Antigone on June 17, 2015 - 6:22 PM

      Hi Elvie! The last time I checked MOU, it is still marked ‘private’. WP said you need to request access and they will send your username’s request to the blog owner for approval. I hope this helps. I haven’t tried doing it, though.


  5. #10 by beatriz32293 on June 17, 2015 - 4:08 PM

    Nice one! Agree po ako na sa probinsya gasera o kandila lang… sa amin tawag dun “kingki” hahahaha… thanky po for sharing this… and that last picture….my lit up! Hahaha ang cute cute cute nung CUP…panu ba naman… yung cup… ehhh… BCWMH….hehehe… yung sa abscbn store po ninyo yan nabili? 😘

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    • #11 by Antigone on June 17, 2015 - 4:19 PM

      I know that. Iyan din ang gamit namin and iyan din ang tawag. Recycled bottle, tapos strips ng lumang cotton shirt, then gaas (kerosene), tapos iyong silver wrapper ng sigarilyo ang pabilo, di ba? Maitim ang usok pero effective! πŸ™‚ Kapag bagyo at walang kuryente, when we were kids, iyan ang ginagamit namin! πŸ™‚

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      • #12 by Antigone on June 17, 2015 - 4:21 PM

        Yes, from the ABS-CBN store. Treasured iyan, hindi ko pinadapuan sa kahit isang patak na kape, souvenir lang talaga siya! πŸ™‚


        • #13 by beatriz32293 on June 17, 2015 - 11:51 PM

          Wow! As in talaga po? Hahaha kung bibili ako…dapat dalawa..yung isa gagamitin…yung isa naman display..forevermore…hahaha mga ilang days po yung span time tsaka nila madeliver yung product po? Depende po ba sa area?


      • #16 by beatriz32293 on June 17, 2015 - 5:33 PM

        Hahahah..opo exactly the same thing po… and pag nagbrown-out po kung gabi na oras ng pag-aaral, ahhhh…masaya kasi pagdating ng umaga…paitiman ng ilong…hahahahahaha ROFL !

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  6. #17 by edd5445 on June 17, 2015 - 3:12 PM

    nice, para ngang coleman…reminds me of buhay probinsiya…dati nga gasera lang

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  7. #18 by osiedecastro on June 17, 2015 - 2:38 PM

    thanks for sharing info, it will be a great help specially this coming rainy season. God bless!!!

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  8. #19 by Marian Navarro Yip on June 17, 2015 - 2:31 PM

    Hi A, thank you sa share mo today. Alam mo nakakatuwa ka and you really amaze me sa mga simple things na nakikita mo around but totally make sense pag alam mo ang usage ng isang bagay. And these lamparas are good for emergencies dyan sa Pinas – brownouts na kung minsan ay madalas tapos electricity cut offs during heavy rain or typoons or for pleasure – campings, hikings during in dark places, etc. Hindi ba sya madaling kalawangin?

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    • #20 by Antigone on June 17, 2015 - 2:36 PM

      Thanks a lot Marian. The casing is plastic so I guess, durable naman! πŸ™‚

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