Off Powerpad Lamp and Lantern *Review & Giveaway*

nav_logoWe spend a lot of time out on our deck. It’s our ‘getaway’. The one thing that annoys me while sitting outside, is bugs. I think I attract any and all types of bugs. Oh, here’s Tanya – ‘let’s go bite her’. 😆 I am very excited to share with you the OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern. I love this! No more spraying yourself down with spray, just light the lamp and enjoy your bite-free time!

  • The OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern provide powerful mosquito protection with a pleasant, warm glow for outdoor parties. The products repel mosquitoes, including those that may carry the West Nile Virus. Heat-activated pads deter mosquitoes from an area up to 225 square feet, about the size of an average deck or patio.

We used to use citronella buckets, but they seemed to attract even more bugs, and not to mention they are bulky and not the cutest things in the world. I love the OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern because it blends in with our décor, it is affordable and the 225 square feet coverage is awesome! How does it work? You light the candle inside the adorable lantern and the heat from the flame flares triggers the Off pad that is on top of the lantern.


Do I like it? Yes I do! In fact, I love it! I have already recommended it to friends locally that have cook outs. Great product and it won’t break the bank either. Each runs around $9.99.

This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review and giveaway.

What you win

  • (1) OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern

How to enter

  • Post to be about how the OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern can help your camping and your cook outs.

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  • ONE (1) winner will receive a OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern
  • Winner will be chosen at Random and backed up by post content.
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  • US entries only
  • Contest ends on July 23, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central Time


  1. love the OFF powerpad lantern when fishing off shore sure does keep those pest away

  2. maggie0352 says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. this would be nice for outdoor picknics because the grandkids always get ate up by the bugs

  4. I’m a subscriber.

  5. This would allow us to actually enjoy being outside in the evening without being eaten up by mosquitoes.

  6. Suanne Giddings says:

    I do not enjoy camping out, but I do love food prepared on the grill. We haven’t been doing as much grilling as we would like due to the huge mosquitoes. I have also altered plantings in the yard because I do not enjoy getting eaten alive to tend to my usual plants. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  7. Donna K says:

    button on my blog.

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  9. Donna K says:

    It would be great for ccokouts to keep the bugs away,

  10. The last time we cooked out was fixing MREs on the back porch after hurricane Ivan. It would be nice to have a PowerOff Lantern, for just such an emergency, because with all the water the storm dumped on the area, the skeeters were out in force!

  11. samella says:

    there are sooo many mosquitoes here we can’t even go outside!

  12. Susanne Troop says:

    To protect your campsite, set up an OFF! PowerPad Lamp or Lantern to protect areas up to 15 ft. by 15 ft. We camp alot so it would be very useful for us!

  13. This would be great to keep away all the bugs.

  14. thegamblinggirl says:
  15. thegamblinggirl says:

    Not sure what it is about me, but the bugs love me, which makes camping and cooking out miserable. I’m sure I could put the new Off Powerpad Lamp and Lantern to good use and actually enjoy those things with my family for a change.

  16. I don’t like to cook out because I don’t like the bugs. This could make me like it.

  17. The bugs are horrendous where we live and we love camping out so this would be perfect!

  18. Sarah C says:

    My hubby is allergic to mosquito and hates to go out in the evening. Bug spray is not enough to get him to venture out. Maybe these would help!

  19. amy delong says:

    We have lots of these bugs,so this would be great for outback on our deck for cookouts


  20. I would love to try this. This would help with my cookouts because for some reason, mosquitos seem to love me. If I even go outside for 5 minutes in the evenings I get bit 15 or more times.

  21. With the off lamp my whole family will be able to eat smores around the campfire without faving to worry about being bitten especially my sister and her son. Bugs just love them.

  22. Gabriel J. says:

    This would be great for my back porch when we eat dinner!

  23. Donna L says:

    This would be great for my backyard. It’s mosquito time

  24. my mom just had a new wooden swing set built. we like to sit outside in the evening and the mosquitoes are terrible. this would really help.

  25. It can help us because we have lots of tiger mosquitoes

  26. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a subscriber.

  27. Jill Myrick says:

    We love using our deck for cooking out and entertaining with friends. But the mosquitoes seem to be unbearable this year.
    I would love to try this OFF lamp to see if it would help.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  28. We camp a lot and this would be awesome to have. No more citronella candles.

  29. Terri L says:

    Our family all hates putting on the bug spray but it is unbearable without it. This product would help us out so much when we have outdoor gatherings or go camping!

  30. patty kullman says:

    This would be great relief for the kids on summer nights

  31. Kelly F says:

    I love anything that keeps bugs away, that is for sure. I hate having to spray anything on me or the little ones because of the chemicals. This would be awesome to have to keep bugs away safely!

  32. We’d use this on our patio, we’re very close to a mountain and get a lot of bugs

  33. Marianna says:
  34. Marianna says:

    If we didn’t have to worry about mosquitoes we would spend much more time and much more enjoyable/stress free/itch free time outdoors – camping and enjoying nature!

  35. Jessica Dvorak says:

    I blogged about this, but it’s friends only so I have no proof. Poo.

    However, I need to go buy one of these tomorrow, not for camping, but for my porch. I live in Florida and I am a smoker and I only smoke outdoors, and I am CONSTANTLY covered in mosquito bites. :( poor me.

  36. Tina H. says:

    I think having one of these would be a great help when it comes time for those picnic, and parties outside. Would love to win this, thanks for the opportunity!


  37. Colleen S says:

    I have high hopes the Off Powerpad lamp will be key to us spending more time on the back patio enjoying a glass of wine like we would like to. Unfortunately with out the Power Pad, our romantic evenings only lasts for a few minutes before one of us runs back in to the house flailing and screaming. Heres hoping Off will help bring back romance by removing the mosquitoes!!!

  38. Pamela S says:

    My son does a lot of camping with his scout troop and this would perfect be for them! Plus I could have more cookouts without getting eaten alive by insects that seem to prefer me over all my family members! Thanks.

  39. Bugs are the worst part of the outdoors. Here I can enjoy the outdoors without the bugs bothering me!

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  41. It would help our cookouts because we live close to a woods and the mosquitoes are really thick. We go inside when they come out! I would love to try this Off Powerpad Lamp!

  42. This would help my cookouts in the backyard I live where there is water near by and the mosquitoes are horrible I get bites all the time. And since it is so small I could take it camping because the bugs here in Wisconsin sure could carry you away!

  43. Jennifer says:

    this would be great for outdoor cookouts

  44. It will keep the bugs off of my family and food.

  45. Amanda D. says:

    It would help keep the bugs away when we go camping. macd82 at gmail dot com

  46. Amanda S. says:

    We just got back from a camping trip where we were eaten alive by the bugs! I had an allergic reaction and my foot swelled up. I could REALLY use one of these for our next camping trip, lol!

  47. Tammy Kennedy says:

    I’m a subscriber

    Thank you


  48. Tammy Kennedy says:

    I’m a twitter follower
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  49. Tammy Kennedy says:

    Because of bugs we are staying indoors and not enjoying the outdoors this summer, we live in florida so could be enjoying the outdoors most of the year.
    The Off prize could make our family outdoor fun more enjoyable. We have a cement patio that never gets used because we hate bugs, the lantern looks not only great for summer patios but could be a way to enjoy outdoor fun. Cookouts could be enjoyed, yard games could be played, yard work and so much more can happen with the Off prize if I won.

    Thank you


  50. Theresa D says:

    This would allow us to relax on our patio without smelling like bug spray.

  51. Onolee R says:

    I use to have a couple of these and they do work great just add a couple around where you are sitting.

  52. kimberly says:

    We grill out about twice a week and our neighbor’s yard is pretty unkept. This would be great to keep away all the bugs that wander from their yard.

  53. Kathy Scott says:

    We go camping every other week. It would be nice to have no mosquitos.

  54. Brenda Robinson says:

    This can help me!!!I hate bugs!!!

  55. jan koontz says:

    just to cool

  56. Susan B says:

    It would be a lot easier to flip the burgers if we weren’t shooing away the bugs.

  57. Ken Robinson says:

    Using the OFF! PowerPad Lamp and Lantern would allow us to relax more on the front porch and backyard. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  58. Molly Capel says:

    It would def help keep those pesky mosquitoes away when we bbq.

  59. Camping has always been a “buggy” adventure. I woke up one morning with no fewer than 25 mosquito bites on my face! Ugh! I would have loved to have an Off Powerpad Lamp and Lantern during that trip!

    Thank you. :-)

  60. This would let me actually enjoy the campfire without getting eaten alive.

  61. Yuck, I hate all those sprays. This woulod be fantastic for outdoors when we camp.

  62. W/out attacking mosquitos we would be able to enjoy out BBQ’s outside.

  63. Megan B. says:

    This is fantastic! We often go to the park with friends and I seem to be the only one the mosquitos are drawn to immediately – my husband says I’m too sweet to resist, lol. For some reason I get bitten up terribly, so this would be a great thing to bring along so I can enjoy it as much as everyone else! Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. This would help to make sitting around the campfire (and making smores!) more enjoyable by keeping the mosquitos away!

  65. Aimee G says:

    I’m up next to host a family cookout, and we live right by the edge of the woods, with creeks & puddles & tons of wee flying, biting critters. I’d really love to win this!

  66. Ladytink_534 says:

    I’ve got a birthday and a housewarming party to host soon and we always seem to cook out but then get eaten alive by knats. This would really help!

  67. Angela Winesburg says:

    This summer has been horrible as far as the mosquitoes go, I would love to win this to make our cookout more enjoyable! Thanks for the chance!

  68. beth shepherd says:

    This would be wonderful as we camp out alot and to not worry about pesky sqeeters would be wonderful
    Thank you for the chance

    Camping by the lake always involves lots of mosquitos. This would help us as we fish in the evenings, when the bugs all rise from the grass around the lake.

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  72. I am not much into camping but we like to spend time outside in the yard, so this will be very handy!

  73. Elizabeth J says:

    Well I don’t camp but this would be great on our new deck!

  74. Linda M. says:

    I’m happy to subscribe to your newsletter via my yahoo address

  75. Linda M. says:

    with living in FL & on a lake, I can only imagine what a big help these would be to our back yard cook-outs! A real test to their worth too…….

  76. These would have been perfect to take camping with us last week. the candles we had werent really working!

  77. Darin Leadbetter says:

    We love to cook out but the bugs can be annoying.

  78. Autumn B. says:
  79. Autumn B. says:

    it would help me because i wouldn’t get so bit!

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  80. Christine V says:

    great for the porch bbq’s

  81. judy brittle says:
  82. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  83. judy brittle says:

    This would really help our cook outs so the grandkids don’t get bit by so many mosquitoes. They are really bad this year. We just went to a birthday party yesterday and everyone is scratching their arms and legs today. Thank you!

  84. Randy Bailey says:

    This would help me win the war on those little blood thirsty blood sucking vampires, good-bye U pesky mosquitos

  85. We have not used our backyard in two months. The bugs are so bad and the itching is just not worth it. I would love to be able to have cook-outs once again.

  86. I have your Mommy Goggles button

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  88. We hardly ever use our patio furniture because eating outside means battling bugs. This would be great for evening dinners outside.

  89. This would be for the son in law. He makes one awesome steak, and shouldn’t have to battle the heat and bugs to do it.

  90. Jennifer M says:

    This would help with cookouts because everyone could be outside enjoying themselves without fear of being bitten.

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  92. This would help us because we have lots of mosquitos!

  93. vanessa says:

    we live by a great lake and with that comes SWARMS of mosquitoes this would help us stay bug free!!!

  94. We’ve had a lot of mosquitoes this year. This Off lantern would make our cook outs much more pleasant.

  95. Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber.

  96. Tamara B. says:

    OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern can really help us out when we are grilling out which is a weekly thing we do. Living in Florida the mosquitos are horrific, it would be nice to just sit outside with the children and enjoy the Summer evenings.

  97. I subscribe :)

  98. It would be nice to have a bbq and not be attacked by bugs! Thanks for the chance.

  99. Janna Johnson says:

    I hate bugs! I would love aything that gets rid of them!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  100. Cynthia Mercado says:

    I subscribe

  101. Cynthia Mercado says:

    We have a fire nearly everynight outside of our house. We cook marshmallows for smores or by themselves. Last night the bugs were out and that was the first time I have had a problem this year. This product would help keep the bugs away from us while we relax outside.

  102. I attract mosquitoes like I’m their prime rib. Love to try this at our next campout or even on our patio. Thanks.

  103. I subscribe

  104. I love in the woods in PA and the mosquitoes are crazy lately! We’d cook out more but nobody wants to sit out and eat without getting all bitten up. I’ve tried bug lights and citronella candles but nothing seems to keep them at bay. This looks wonderful!

  105. This would be awesome to have by the lake!

  106. I have your button on my sidebar:

  107. I’m an email subscriber.

  108. We love to grill, but I usually don’t join my husband out there because I don’t enjoy being eating alive by bugs. This would let me spend more time with him! :)

  109. Living in central Florida, we are now in the rainy season and have LOTS of standing water, so the mosquito problem is just horrible!! I would LOVE to have this lamp for our porch that we sit out on in the morning for coffee, and in the evening to watch the sunset and just relax. We also like to eat dinner out there, but it has been too “buggy” out there to eat lately, so this would be perfect, the citronella candles kind-of clash with the dinner flavors. :-)

  110. Stephanie says:

    We have a lot of bonfires in the summer. We are near the water so at times the misquitos can get bad. My husband likes to light tiki torches with citronella oil to try to keep the bugs down. I don’t like it when he does that because I am always afraid someone is going to knock one over and start a fire or get hurt. These lanterns seem like they would be a much safer alternative.

  111. Linda Lansford says:

    In Florida the bugs come out of the woods to get you. This will allow us to stay outside

  112. This will be great to keep the NC bugs away when I’m camping! I live near a river, so I would get a lot more use out of it even when I’m not camping… there are bugs everywhere at my house!
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  113. AHHHHHH i just got back from camping 2 days ago and this would have totally helped! we brought spray but I hate how it smells and it wasnt working! I have bites all over me! We plan on going camping a few more times this summer and i think this would be a great addition to our table! : )

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  115. I think it would help because people would be able to socialize longer. After the third or fourth person spraying insect repellent, it just isn’t nice to sit around and chat or play games anymore.

  116. Stephanie says:

    I live in NC and with the humidity and the lack of a hard winter to kill of even the strongest of bugs, I really need this to take care of the mosquitoes that come out of the forest that is behind my backyard. The trees start about 5 feet from the edge of the patio. We eat outside in March-April fairly consistently but it’s sporadic during the rest of the year.

  117. I subscribe.

  118. We love cookouts but my poor little one always gets eaten alive ~ he’s too young to be sprayed so this sounds like something that would work just perfectly at our home.

  119. Linda Fish says:

    We live by the water and cant go outside without getting eaten alive, this would help us enjoy our gazebo more

  120. Eileen Deliz says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  121. Eileen Deliz says:

    I live in Florida, I NEED this just to spend an evening in our porch! I don’t like the sprays, it doesn’t matter how many times they tell you they are not sticky, you feel sticky!

  122. Robin Farnsworth says:

    Count me in please

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  124. bugs love me – this would be great :)

  125. Angela J says:

    In our rural area we have a multitude of outdoor pests, the lamp should make it more enjoyable to sit out on the deck in the cool of the evening.

  126. i would so use this at my mom’s house, she lives in the woods

  127. Brandon Ralston says:

    It can help my camping and cook outs by making sure we dont get bit!

  128. I subscribe to your newsletter, too. :)

  129. Denise B. says:

    I’m a mosquito magnet. I get welts from the bites. I would love something that would keep them away from me.

  130. This would help making outdoor eating pleasant. I live in FL and teh mosquitos at dusk are just unbearable.

  131. adrienne Gordon says:

    we wont worry about the bugs with it.

  132. Living in Southeast Virginia, we are a haven for mosquitoes! OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern can do nothing BUT improve the quality of my backyard activities!

  133. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    We do a lot of cook-outs, which we usually have to adjourn to the house because of mosquitos and flies! I would love to have an actual meal outside. Thanks!

  134. The power pad lantern would be a great addtion to cooking out on the patio. Our neighbor has a frog pond which attracts a lot of mosquitos (it doesn’t have running water).

  135. cathiem says:

    We use our gas grill all year round.We do not have a problem in the winter but the suumertime is bug time. This would be useful in keeping the bugs away.

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  137. this would help protect our kids from the feisty mosquitos inhabiting the creek in our back yard

  138. Susan West says:

    I would love to win this because I think it would help when we are outdoor cookouts and parties or really just any time, I hate how the sprays feel and I do not think they are good for us,the smell and the feel plus the kids HATE being sprayed but here in the south mosquitoes are so bad,this looks like the perfect thing!

  139. Cynthia C says:

    Our woodsy yard is a mosquito farm. This would help us enjoy the outdoors in the summer months. Thanks for the chance.

  140. Your button is also on my site. :)

  141. I twittered about this too! :)

  142. Why am I excited? Because Alan and I LOVE to grill outside and enjoy the outdoors! (And of course, we don’t so much LOVE being bitten by mosquitoes…in fact, we could do without that entirely.

  143. Pamela Callahan says:

    We need this for our summer camping trips. The mosquitos are horrible at night and the mosquito spray smells awful!

  144. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    less bugs flying around makes you want to sit out and eat and bb- sometimes its so nasty its gross

  145. Rebecca Graham says:

    It would be nice to relax while camping and not having to slap mosquitos and bugs away.

  146. Tracy L says:

    I live by a creek, so outdoor eating is usually a mosquito filled event. This would certainly help, I would absolutely love to win! Thanks for this great giveaway.

  147. I subscribe to your newsletter:)

  148. Oh how I would love to try out the little latern. Last summer, my hubby and I packed up the kids and moved to a beautiful new home right off a lake. As you can imagine, the bugs are horrible at night! We have a great deck, and if I had one of the Off Laterns we could BBQ, relax and read books, and simply enjoy the amazing view we have of the lake and mountains!