I Do Not Like Lantern Number Five!
November 26, 2017 1:23pm CST
I have 5 battery-operated white lanterns on my front porch to serve as part of my outdoor Christmas décor. Oh sure, lanterns 1, 2, 3 and 4 turn on at the correct time in the evening, and lanterns 1, 2, 3 and 4 turn themselves off after providing 6 hours of lovely flickering light. Despite setting TIMER on lantern 5, as I did on lanterns 1, 2, 3, and 4, that rascal lantern 5 seems to prefer turning on and staying on, forever!!! I have about had it with lantern 5. Yesterday, lantern 5 had one more chance to prove it could do the simple job of turning off on its own. I brought lantern 5 indoors, slid the button on the bottom of the lantern to TIMER, and I kept an eye on lantern 5 for six hours. Oh sure, lantern 5 passed the indoor test and turned off after six hours, so tonight, outdoors lantern 5 will go to join lanterns 1, 2, 3, and 4. If I wake in the morning to see that lantern 5 is still providing a flickering light, I will know that lantern 5 is just messing with me, and lantern 5 will be going into the charity bag!! Photo: Lantern 5 enduring yesterday's testing.
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• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@Corbin5 are the timers on the lanterns, or do you buy the lanterns and add a timer? My parents bought electric lights for outdoors and then put a timer on t/hem all. No outdoor decor for me and the indoors i can't tempt onyx with all the pretty things to play with them
• United States
@Daelii 2 I thought that I could do that since it is on our covered porch, however, when the cold winds and the snow blows, I bet I would not go out there to turn the batteries on and off. I had lanterns on the porch last year, and they did get covered with snow. Well, I am lazy too.