Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern Review

Light Up the Jobsite With The Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern

Lighting…the one need that is universal in just about every trade. Manufacturers work hard to improve the overall utility and versatility of their lights in an effort to make life on the jobsite just a little bit easier for such folks. I’ve reviewed my fair share of Pro-grade lights, but admittedly, Volterrex sounded more like one of the Transformers than a lighting company! While this company’s main focus is large scale area lighting, they do have one cordless lantern in their lineup—the Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern.


  • Lightweight construction
  • 360° handle
  • Multiple mounting options
  • Long battery life
  • 4 lighting modes


Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern Performance

Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern
  • Max Light Output: 4000 lumens
  • Max Runtime: 2.5 hrs (360°), 5 hrs (180°), 9.4 hrs (flashlight), 16 hrs (SOS)
  • Charging Time: 8 hrs
  • Color Temperature: 5000K
  • CRI: 80

Light Output

The Volterrex pro lantern features a 360° LED panel that provides up to 4,000 lumens of shadow free illumination across your jobsite. Unlike many work lights, this lantern utilizes a rotating dimmer switch so you can dial in the exact amount of light need and also lets you easily prioritize between max output and longer runtime.

Light Quality

I have to say, this lantern produces an impressive amount of high-quality light coverage. From my observations, there are no artifacts or distortions near the edge of the beam, and its 360° design fills the room. Using our 6-foot tripod, I was able to almost fully illuminate our 2,000 sq-ft work shop, at least enough to move around safely.

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While it may not be as critical with an area light, the VT-48W-G1 produces 5000K color temperature with a CRI of 80, so identifying color accurately is easier. This is especially important if you’re tying to identify wires or reading small text, such as a part number.


The VT-48W-G1 is a little different from many of the work lights I’ve tested, but that’s not a bad thing! It has four output modes that allow you to direct light right where you need it most. This lantern style light provides 360° illumination, 180° illumination, spotlight, and a flashing SOS mode for emergencies or signaling.

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Nailing down an exact runtime for this light is a little tricky since there are multiple modes and brightness settings, but Volterrex did provide a quick reference guide.

Mode Max Brightness Min Brightness
360° 2.5 hrs 25 hrs
180° 5 hrs 50 hrs
Flashlight 9.4 hrs 90 hrs
SOS 16 hrs 150 hrs

The internal battery takes about 8 hours to fully charge, but luckily, you can still use the light while the battery is charging. This makes it great option for illuminating your work shop or jobsite.

Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern Design Notes

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  • Model: Volterrex VT-48W-G1
  • Power Source: 7800 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Weight: 5.1 lbs.
  • Height: 12.5 in.
  • Ingress Rating: IP54

Size and Weight

This multipurpose lantern weighs in at 5.1 pounds as a bare tool and stands 12.5 inches tall, including the handle. As far as size is concerned, that’s right in line with your typical propane powered lantern.


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As I mentioned earlier, it takes about 8 hours to fully charge the internal 7,800 mAh battery. There’s a battery life indicator on the control panel that tracks remaining power in 25% increments.

Mounting Options

There are several ways to mount this light depending on your situation. Obviously, the flat base is perfect for level surfaces and the rotating handle makes a great kick stand if you want to aim the spotlight in a specific direction. Additionally, there’s an integrated folding hook and threaded tripod mount in the base of the light, allowing for quick area lighting options.

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Volterrex also includes a tripod adapter and threaded eyelet to give you a few more mounting options.

Additional Features

Volterrex Rechargeable LED Pro Lantern Price

The Volterrex Pro lantern retails for $249.99 and comes with a 2-year warranty on the lantern and a 1-year battery warranty. They also include a storage bag, tripod adapter, threaded eyelet, and a charging cable.

The Bottom Line

After getting some hands on time with this lantern, it’s clear to me that this lantern is built to stand up to the rigors of the jobsite. It has plenty of power for illuminating larger areas, and its multiple lighting modes make it quite versatile at home or on the go. At nearly $250, it’s definitely not cheap, but as a Pro-grade tool, you have to expect a Pro-grade price tag.

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