Atomic Lantern REVIEW | EXPOSED | Atomic RIP-OFF

About Atomic Lantern

Atomic Lantern claims to be brighter and stronger than regular flashlight like the Atomic Beam. The Atomic Lantern claims to be of military grade quality. You just have to pull it up to turn the Atomic Lantern on, and throws light in 360 degree though not too far. The Atomic Lantern retracts into the compact metal case(?) so you can carry it along. Atomic Lantern claims to be so durable that it can withstand military grade mortar blast and supposedly survive a tumble from 30 feet, as illustrated in the video. The Atomic Lantern claims to be water-proof and weather-proof too. The illumination source of the Atomic Lantern are 30 LEDs on 3 panels which throws light in all directions. The Atomic Lantern claims to be well suited for Hunting, Camping and other outdoor activities.



Atomic Beam Lantern Brightness: The website says 5000 LUX but this is really MISLEADING because the luminosity of any light source is measured in LUMENS and not LUX. This claim is not verified and attested by any independent study or test.

Atomic Beam Lantern Material: Casing is made of aluminum and rest is plastic

Atomic Beam Lantern Dimensions:
Length – 5.25″
Width – 1.50″ at its widest point
Weight – 1.38 lbs.

Atomic Beam Lantern Batteries: The basic model of Atomic Beam Lantern takes 3 AAA batteries and DELUXE model takes 1 Lithium Ion battery.


Atomic Lantern REVIEW

We have NOT tried this Atomic Lantern but we can tell you that it is not what they claim it to be. They over-exaggerate the features of a simple LED lantern. There is nothing special about it and there are plenty of such tried and tested LED lanterns available everywhere so we do not see any reason why you should stick to Atomic Lantern only.


Disadvantages of Atomic Lantern

  • LEDs are too bright and annoying to look at, looking in the direction of the LED’s (even though not at them) will cause you to see dark spots for a while.
  • Bottom of Atomic Lantern will rust when used damp conditions
  • The size of Atomic Lantern may be too small than it appears in the infomercial
  • Also Atomic Lantern may not be that bright as claimed in the TV infomercial
  • Because of flimsy material not much suited for outdoor camping
  • Though the Atomic Lantern’s popping out mechanism looks very simple and innovative, it can actually be a trouble. Most similar LED lanterns that we analyzed have a impossible to carry them by the handle without them popping out and activating.
  • lightweight and portable yet can withstand almost any abuse” – this is an utter lie
  • The Atomic Lantern batteries would drain fast and you have to replace batteries too often.
  • Atomic Lantern is not suited for outside use, prolonged outdoor use will cause the batteries to rust soon.
  • Atomic Lantern does not have any control over light output, there is no way of dimming the Atomic Lantern light.
  • Not an alternative to TRUE camping lantern which is ruuged.
  • Throw of the light is not very far.
  • Some people may find the light irritating. You can’t take the light on your face.
  • There is No ON OFF Button.
  • The light is UN-pleasantly bright when you look at it directly.
  • The LEDs may last lifetime but the Atomic Lantern won’t.
  • Atomic Lantern is distributed by Telebrands which is known for low-quality “cheap” as seen on tv products.
  • Atomic Lantern is available only at the official website Being an “As Seen On TV” product, ordering Atomic Lantern from the official website will subject you to all the hassles and troubles associated with infomercial products like high- S/h cost, mis-leading offers, buy 1 get 1 free scams, back-orders etc.
  • You have no option of buying one Atomic Lantern you have to buy 2 Atomic Lanterns for $30.
  • Atomic Lantern does not come with any Warranty. Normally other branded LED lanterns have a warranty of 10 years./li>


Atomic Lantern Advantages

  • The Atomic Lantern is just OK for use in your home during a power outage.
  • It is lightweight, compact and easy to carry.
  • These work great at night as general light to see in the tent.
  • These are good for hanging in tents and walking around at night to see whats in front of you.


Our Verdict – Atomic Lantern is not the ONLY LED lantern available in the market, there are tons of them all over. A simple search for “LED Lantern” on will list you scores of them. We would not recommend Atomic Lantern, instead buy a tried and tested LED Lantern like the Etekcity LED Campaign Lantern. Atomic Lantern is the ATOMIC RIP-OFF Part-II. Part I is the Atomic Beam Flashlight. Most of the pros and cons of Atomic Lantern also apply to other similar LED lanterns, our goal is to make you aware of the fact that Atomic Lantern is just an ordinary LED Lantern and nothing more, we are not saying that is THAT BAD, just that there are better alternatives available. If you could bargain and get the Atomic Lantern for $10, it would still be a good buy.


2 Atomic Beam Lanterns for $30 at

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18 thoughts on “Atomic Lantern REVIEW | EXPOSED | Atomic RIP-OFF

  1. I ordered two Atomic Beams and one would not turn off even when I closed it. The second one worked but when I used it to work on my car at night it did not work so well. Every time I shifted the position of the lantern it would shut off and I would have to adjust it again. I could not imagine if I dropped it. I think it would be the end of it. Never again.

  2. One can tell when a review or description was written by the chi-coms. This “review” reads like one of those goofy click bait articles.

    The battery life of this lamp is less than an hour. Not much help. I’m sad Hunter Ellis is plugging it.

  3. Actually the reviewer is correct. My son just received one for xmas. I placed the batteries in and the LED is too bright. It won’t turn off as the directions indicate. Also, the batteries are heating up and smoke is emitting from the base. I removed the batteries before they melted the lantern. Fair warning, DO NOT USE THIS LANTERN. I do. NOT have any stake in this product or any others.

  4. Trustworthy person not so trust worthy…
    Review is the quality that my son may have written when he was eight yo.

    “Atomic Lantern is not suited for outside use, prolonged outdoor use will cause the batteries to rust soon.”
    “Bottom of Atomic Lantern will rust when used damp conditions”
    The magnets may rust, non stainless Steel Screws may rust, and I suppose there may be poor quality batteries that might rust, but an anodized aluminum built case can not rust.

    “LEDs are too bright and annoying to look at, looking in the direction of the LED’s (even though not at them) will cause you to see dark spots for a while.”
    “The light is UN-pleasantly bright when you look at it directly.”
    And what kind of genius looks into any lantern and expects it to be pleasant, let alone be able to see with their irises constricted from looking directly at a bright light source. Same genius might find it more interesting to see how well you can see using magnifying glasses to see the sun spots on the sun…

    “Not an alternative to TRUE camping lantern which is ruuged.” Well I have broke a few “TRUE camping Lanterns”. Things happen.

    “We have NOT tried this Atomic Lantern but we can tell you that it is not what they claim it to be.”
    Then how the hell can you write a review with any claim to be “trustworthy”?

    Here is my review of the Atomic Beam that I just received a few weeks ago.
    Battery life using AAA begins degrading after 20 minutes, but is usable up to an hour. Using a rechargeable lithium 18650 battery lasts well over hour. With my use of average ~20 minutes a day, I charge the battery once a week just because I like to be ready and am realistic. I noticed zero light degradation in that week. (no testing gear used). If there was in loss in intensity, it was negligible.
    I have true tac lights, while the convenience of switching between functions (bright, med, low, strobe, SOS) is not tac quality, for the average user it will not matter. It certainly can’t replace a true tac light in terms of usability for switching to strobe or constant light. Otherwise, it perfectly functional.

    As for the atomic lantern, I am waiting for mine.

  5. This product is sold everywhere! Target, Home Depot, Walmart. You don’t have to buy “two”, and they’re $19.99 w/ free shipping. If this “expert” reviewer lied about that, what else did they lie about? Amazon posted this “review”. Hence the ads showing similar products.

  6. You do NOT have to buy 2 like they say. You can buy only 1 if you want to. I agree with the previous replies. They give expert opinions when they haven’t even tried it. Not reliable in my opinion.

    • Amadou, I was thinking the same thing while reading this.
      Plus, reviewing a product you’ve never used?
      Also, misspelled words and wrong words used where they shouldn’t have been….hmmm. Bogus review!

      • Yeah, the grammar and choice of words in the bullet points is really poor. Hard to put much weight in a review when the product wasn’t tested and it’s written illiterately.

        Let’s take this one and fix the wording and (lack of) punctuation:

        “The size of Atomic Lantern may be too small than it appears in the infomercial”

        Should read:
        The size of Atomic Lantern may be smaller than it appears in the infomercial.”

    • Bingo! As I was scrolling down I was expecting to see similar products advertised at Amazon, and sure enough, there they were! Their claims aren’t all factual either.

  7. How can you review something you haven’t used.
    Thoughts on a product are not a review just untested thoughts ! I am concerned that the AtomicBeam web site does not give any needed information.
    ie. Size of lamp open & closed , size and how many batteries required, weight, with and without batteries, lumens lamp gives out ?
    This is all normal product information for a camping lamp. The lack of any of this information is more of a deterrent then your supposed “review”.

  8. So, you’ve never tried it but you have an expert opinion on it. That doesn’t make a very good case for trustworthiness. Did they not hire you or something?

    • Bsmith, I totally agree.

      It was that admission where I wondered how you can actually do an Expert Review without Actually doing a Review….?
      I almost stopped reading at this point…..Curious, I read on.

      Unbelievable how you can make a Huge List of Con’s on the product and never even look at it, or test it.

      This REVIEW is the “Atomic Ripoff”! and should be immediately be removed from the internet.


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