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LaunchnRetrieve

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Just wondering (now that all I have are battery-operated lanterns) about opinions and experiences of others re: lanterns; for example, price, efficiency, duration, ease of use. In general, pros and cons?


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Have both types and use both. Problem with the battery ones is they do not put out much light. They are OK for getting ready for bed of waling to the out house in the middle of the night. But are useless for playing cards in the evening. I don't like using gas lanterns inside so that is where they get used.


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I purchased 2 of the LED (cheapo) rechargeable lights at Walmart for about $16 each two years ago. We have used them on every camping trip whether we have power or not. They have definitely been worth their money. They come with a 110AC plug and a DCplug for a vehicle.

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Use to use the propane lights exclusively but with LED and Fluorescent camp lights on the market, it's what we go with now. DW and I have our own LED headlamps too.


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Posted: 01/28/12 05:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a kid I burned a couple fingers rather bad on a fuel powered Coleman lantern.
I will always choose battery power.


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I have both, or maybe I should say many, I've had red Coleman's since I was a boy, and have had portable incandescent, portable fluorescent, and now some LED. LED last a long time, but light output is an issue. Portable fluorescent can put out good light with better battery life than incandescent. Incandescent can put out good light but the batteries don't last long and neither do any but the most expensive bulbs. Now, if all the electric ones had a "fuel gauge" so you knew where it stood, that would be nice. I can pour fuel into any of the old reds and I know it is full and will burn all night if needed. Get the installed lighter and carry extra mantles.

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I prefer propane lanterns for outdoors and battery powered lanterns for indoors. The difference between a two mantle fuel powered lantern and a battery powered lantern is like night and day. The fuel powered lantern is much brighter.

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I grew up using Coleman lanterns. I received a battery powered dual florescent as a gift and was impressed with the light output. The Coleman lanterns stay at home now.


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I like propane inside and outside. Lots of light on insignificant amount of propane.


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Make a "Bucket" light from a white bucket using LED bulbs, it gives lots of light and very little battery usage. You can hang the bucket over a table to play cards or just have it sitting on the ground to gather around.

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