Best for Lighting a Party

Coleman 1000 Lumen CPX 6 Lantern

Crank this lantern to high, and it's almost too bright for the confines of a tent. It will light a 20-meter area, For us, it turned our campsite from night to day. Five LED lights cast a 1,000-lumen glow and can last up to five hours. Lower settings still blast out 330 lumens on medium and 60 on low. Powered by four D batteries or a CPX rechargeable battery pack, it's not lightweight or compact, standing almost a foot high. But if you need to light a big area, this is the lantern to reach for.
[$75; coleman.com]