Nov 17, 2007 at 6:31 pm #1225870
Now that the days are shorter I'm considering an UCO Mini candle lantern. 4 ounces & it burns standard tea candles.
11 dollars. Seems like it should be a nice addition to a camp when a fire isn't appropriate. Light output is probably very low but I see it as a supplement to the headlamp.
The Brunton LED lantern weighs the same but costs more and requires batteries. I also imagine the UCO lanterns produce a warmer light than the LEDs bluish output.
What do you use?Nov 17, 2007 at 6:34 pm #1409396
@tcxjwagoneerLocale: GSM Area
I use a minibulldesigns water light. I don't think he sells them anymore but you can make them really easy. It is light and holds extra fuel bottle for my stove.
TommyNov 17, 2007 at 6:59 pm #1409397
Margaret SnyderBPL Member
@jetcashLocale: Southern Arizona
I always thought these were kinda lame but it only weighs 3.25 oz. and if your carrying a nalgene anyway . . .Nov 17, 2007 at 7:20 pm #1409398
I also enjoy a candle lantern in the winter. It 'seems' (I have to qualify this because there are so many science geeks out there) to add warmth and reduce condensation in the tent. It's a nice, warm light to have when settling in and sipping my hot buttered rum. Mmmmmmmmmmm.Nov 17, 2007 at 8:13 pm #1409401
Mark VerberBPL Member
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
These days it's an LED lamp with lithium batteries. Light. Reliable. Longer run time / oz than any other option.
For years I like an "Ultra Candle" which was constructed a lot loke a candle lantern, but burned a clear oil through a wick. My memory was that I got something like 16 hours from a 4oz? system. Don't know where to still get these.
If you want a LOT of light then one of the compact gas lanterns is the way to go. I tried one of the burton mantelless lanterns… skip it. Quality of light was poor given the weight of the system.
–markNov 17, 2007 at 8:22 pm #1409402
"These days it's an LED lamp with lithium batteries. Light. Reliable. Longer run time / oz than any other option."
Mark, Mark, Mark,
Totally without ambience. How can you sip a hot buttered rum (or brandy) by lithium light?!
;-)Nov 18, 2007 at 12:34 am #1409411
Mike WBPL Member
@skopeoLocale: British Columbia
…Nov 18, 2007 at 12:48 am #1409412
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> Totally without ambience. How can you sip a hot buttered rum (or brandy) by lithium light?!
If you don't know how to sip hot buttered rum, I can't help you… :-)
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