Rayovac Flashlight - Green Plastic Lantern - Model No. L295 (c. 1970)
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Rayovac Green Plastic Lantern  
Rayovac Green Plastic Lantern

Value: $3.00
Manufacturer: Rayovac
Mfgr. Model #: L295
Circa: 1970
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 8/12/2003
FM Reference #: RA00039

I just bought one of these at the thrift store! 98 cents! However, it reads "NiteHawk" on the squares on both sides, but not "Rayovac". It's exactly the same as this one in every detail. I just can not find it elsewhere on Google at all. Is it rare to have the NiteHawk version of this light?
Sep 23, 2012 - 2:46 PM
  Pat Ryan
Found one of these in the attic, and it is a SEARS FLOATING LANTERN NO 4041 and takes the standard 6-volt spring terminal lantern battery. Since these batteries are so expensive, I converted to use SLA rechargable 6 volt batteries from emergency lights that are replaced on a schedule. Snug fit, and added wire clip terminals. Will still work with the standard battery, too. Wish I could find a rubber switch cap cover for the metal push button switch, though, other rotted away.
Aug 4, 2008 - 11:40 PM
  Bob S.
Garrity makes a 4D battery to F lantern battery adapter. Even has a drawer for a spare bulb or whatever.
May 27, 2008 - 12:54 AM
We have three of these. The first I got in 1968. All three have a metal switch with a rubber cap. The first two seemed of higher quality than the most recent, which is probably of higher quality than the one pictured here with its plastic switch. They're not designed to be waterproof but they are designed to float with the front facing up. They're good bright lights I'd still be using if 6V lantern batteries weren't so expensive.
May 18, 2008 - 8:50 PM
  Bob S.
These come in a variety of colors including at least light=green, red, and dark-blue as well as the dark-green above. The plastic bezel may be white or black. At least some of the white bezels were made of glow in the dark material. The reflectors have an orage-peel texture.
May 11, 2008 - 11:39 PM
my grandpa gave me one of these back in 1994. i think he had it for a long time before that though
Apr 9, 2008 - 12:28 PM
  gee suroviec
my dad had one of these forever...just found one brand new at a thrift shop for 59 cents...there are 2 lines coming from the switch...one goes to the base of the bulb..can you tell me where the other lead connects/ it is dangling loose from the switch...
Apr 8, 2008 - 10:06 PM
I have two of the lights shown. They take a single 6-volt spring-terminal lantern battery.
Jan 8, 2007 - 5:32 PM
I found a light in my father's old tool box which looks exactly like this one but is marked as a Ray-o-Vac model number LM10. Can you give me some information on the type of batteries it uses.
Oct 20, 2006 - 10:48 PM

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