This little candle lantern has a lot of good, and some bad going for it. I think the good outweighs the bad by a considerable margin, so I gave it four stars. I'm not sure why there is such a price difference between the different colors, but I bought the silver aluminum one because it was the cheapest.
* Compact, and collapsible. This is a light source that will give you long lasting light in a tiny package (when collapsed) that is about 3/4 the size of a normal can of pop.
* As the candle burns, an internal spring automatically pushes the candle up. This is nice since it means that you won't have to twiddle with the candle as it burns.
* The glass shield is nice, and I have no worries about it protecting the flame from wind. If dropped, there is almost no risk that the candle will light anything in the house on fire.
* Cheap metal. I mean super cheap metal. I'm no Hercules, but I think I could probably mash in the base with my bare hands. Since I pretty much only plan to use it in the event of an extended power outage, I can overlook this bad point.
* It only works on UCO candles. UCO candles are kinda short and squat, and I've never seen any candles in any store shaped like them. So, if you're going to use these candle lanterns for your "Go Dark Bag," then I suggest that you stock up on UCO candles. This is not a big deal for me as the UCO candles are made to burn longer and I'd buy them anyway.
I bought one UCO Candle Lantern for the "Go Dark Bag." I'm kinda-sorta up in the air as to whether or not I'll buy another one. I probably will since it would be nice to have two candle light sources in the event of an extended power outage.
EDIT - I just noticed that this little bad boy is MADE IN THE USA. What's funny is that I've stopped even looking for the MADE IN THE USA label, and as I was unscrewing the candle mount there it was -- MADE IN THE USA. Anything MADE IN THE USA automatically scores at least one kudos point. So, that makes this a FIVE STAR product.