lanterns are bright leds alright. The big problem is online they were advertised as having aluminum bodies when they are actually plastic. They were also advertised as being the \"as seen on tv inch tac light lanterns but they are not. I am certain they are just \"knock offs inch of the real thing. These plastic ones certainly could not stand to be thrown into the truck, or frozen or be underwater like the as seen on tv ad portrays and as the heading on the listing for these lanterns on the WM website showed them to be. Only disappointed in that it was falsely advertised but I just purchased two of them to have around in case we have a power outage in a storm we can have some bright light and that we will have with these. I see some of the reviews said they were plastic and as they are used a lot they tend to slide shut/off. But when I saw these said they were aluminum I ordered these - wrong they are a weak plastic. Just a warning to anyone else before you order them.