Abstract: A lantern includes a base assembly, a light assembly and a globe assembly that is telescopically movable, relative to the base assembly, from a collapsed OFF position to an extended ON position. The base assembly includes a housing having an upper platform and a pair of electrical contacts connected to a power supply within the base assembly. The light assembly includes a socket guide, a socket member, an actuating element, a socket support and a spring. The socket guide has an upper plate having a pair of electrical contacts mounted on the upper plate top face. The socket member has a socket segment for receiving the base of a lighting element, an extension segment extending downward through an opening in the socket guide upper plate, and a pair of electrical contacts electrically connected with the lighting element. The actuating element extends from a lower end portion, engaged with the socket guide upper plate top face, through an opening in the upper platform of the base assembly housing to an upper end.
Abstract: A lantern, which is telescopic, floatable and waterproof, includes a base 1, a telescopic shade 2, a decorative cover 3, a top cover 4, a handle 5, a waterproof ring 6, a socket support 7, a spring 8, a connecting ring 9, characterized in that the telescopic structure of the telescopic shade 2 is such that it has vent hole 2-6, and spring 8, and the electric circuit switch is a contact switch so that when the telescopic shade 2 rises up to a level that the circuit on the socket support 7 contacts the underside of the upper cap of the base 1, the circuit is switched on and the lantern is lighted, and when the telescopic shade 2 is pressed downward and the socket support 7 is separated from the upper cap of the base 1, the lantern is turned off. The waterproof ring 6 is provided in the recess of the outside of the lower part of the telescopic shade 2 so that the lantern is telescopic, floatable and waterproof. The present lantern has a beautiful appearance, a compact structure and a wide use.