this small device will NOT light up the room like a gas Coleman, but it will give a little light at a dark picnic table, or a little light in a dark camper. The lantern does have an adjustable output from full on to full off and everything in-between. At full on, my popup camper is suitably lit so that I do not trip over anything, and I can change and get into bed, but it is not enough light to read a book by. Dimmed, it is a great night lite. It gives full 360 degree output, not a small beam. I would purchase another.
Always quite happy with MCM.