What do you when you're surprised with a random rain storm ans your lights go out? What happens when candles are a fire hazard and the weather isn't getting better any time soon? You wouldn't even have to worry about answering these questions with this lantern. It is perfect for moments like the one previously mentioned. It's not a fire hazard, its easy to operate, it lasts a very long time, and even when it's eluminating the room it is conserving energy with it LED lights! You hit the jackpot with this item! Every household needs at least one.