http://candlelantern.com/mini.htmlNow 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?
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.Tommy
http://www.rei.com/product/743073?vcat=REI_SEARCHI always thought these were kinda lame but it only weighs 3.25 oz. and if your carrying a nalgene anyway . . .
Edited by jetcash on 11/17/2007 20:01:02 MST.
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.
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.--mark
"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?!;-)
Edited by skopeo on 04/24/2015 00:07:29 MDT.
PP> 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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