The Lantern is a type of flashlight in Alan Wake.
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The Lantern is more powerful than the heavy duty flashlight, but has limited boosting capacity. While it does have the same boosting capacity as that of the flashlight, it has more power in it making most fights go faster. When using this, be sure to have plenty of batteries to quickly get more power in a short space of time and to continue the boost, ensuring that the dark shield is removed more efficiently.