Thats one cool looking lantern! Do you think it is powerful enough for night hiking?
I looked at your gearlist to see what water purification you use. You dont need a wide mouth for Aquamira - so I guess that you are using wide mouth in order to use the lightcap?
Have you looked at mUV water purifier? check out reviews at backpackgeartest.org I contacted them a few days back to enquire about the upcoming redesigned model:
Huzefa, Thanks for the inquiry. We have taken all the feedback from our initial users and redesigned the unit. The internal battery has a greater capacity and there will be colored lights to tell the user the status of the battery. Green, orange and red indicators to tell you how much battery is left. These are only two of the changes. Mostly internal upgrades that the user will not see but will make the product more reliable. Parts have to be purchased or manufactured, which mostly has been done. Now we are waiting for the evaluation of the pre-production runs before we take them to market. We estimate it will be about four to six weeks yet before we are ready to put them on the web site. The excessive silver coating that you refer to affected a very small percentage of the units but this also has been addressed. A small amount of silver deposit is inherent with the use of the bulb and does not affect the efficacy of the UV light. We hope to be able to offer these new units at close to the same price as the previous ones but that has not yet been determined.
As to size, the light portion fits easily into the mouth of a two liter soda bottle. Hope this answers most of your questions. Please be patient a little longer.
Darleen, Customer Service.
Huzefa, Yes, the new unit will have the LED lamp function like the previous one.
Darleen, customer service
Your current setup:
1.9oz 1.8L nalgene
2.5oz cap, latern
Alternatively -if 2L soda bottle has the same mouth diam as platy -other wise ignore all this
1oz 2L platy
0.04oz 3.0V @ 50mA 4.5 x 1.5" flexible solar panel
You can fit solar panel on your cap and it could be a fun project! And you could save almost 2oz!