ThermaCell makes electronic bug repelling devices that usually use a repellant substance activated by heat from a replaceable butane cartridge. Now the company has designed a bug banisher that multitasks as an outdoor lantern. Eight LED lights with low and high settings run on 4 AA batteries (not included). The included butane cartridge heats an included insect repellant pad, thwarting mosquitos and other flying insects for up to 15 square feet. The lantern has on/off settings and a button to activate the butane cartridge. The lantern carry handle makes for easy toting around outdoors, especially since the top of the lantern, where the repellant pad and butane interact, can get quite hot. At under 8 inches high, the lightweight lantern/repeller makes a good camping or outdoor lounging aid. Recommended for outdoor use only. Additional butane cartridges and repellant pads cost extra.
ThermaCell Outdoor Lantern is about $32. Info at www.thermacell.com.