A friend of mine is considering a two mantle
lantern for power cuts and camping. Mine is
propane, he prefers Coleman fuel. Which do you
like, and why? Does one have a big advantage?
Wick lamps for ultra pure or kerosene don't
put out enough light.
I should take another look at them. I've got a Coleman rechargeable LED
lantern with a mirrored conical reflector. It's better than cursing the
darkness but not by much.
My LED lantern has a silver tornado funnel reflector.
One I had with a tornado reflector, I tried spray
painting the reflector flat white. More even light
spread that way. But still not bright enough to be
Walmart has a cheap fluorescent lantern that is
bright enough to be useful.
The Walmart brand fluorescent lanterns take
four D cells, and much brighter.
Walmart also has "closet lights" in the small
electrical section, 4 D cells, and can mount
to the wall. Or, ceiling, if you're creative.
I have a closet light over the light switch in
my bedroom, for power outs.
YOu may want to look into the led shop lights. Get one of them for about $
40 and a 12 volt to 120 volt inverter from Harbor Freight for about $ 20,
the lowest powered one should be plenty and a deep cycle battery. Or maybe
get one of their 120 volt generators for about $ 100 or less on sale. The
generator probably will not last too long, but not that much either. You
could power a lot of light with that thing and it should not cost that much
to run. Just put it outside the building and on the opposite side of the
door so no CO gets into the shed.
On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:43:29 -0500, Stormin Mormon
I have several hand-held led lanterns that run on D cells - 20 LEDs
on high and 10 on low - Plenty bright to read by - even with
The LED landing lights we are putting on the Pegazair will light up a
full 2 stoy building from 600 feet away bright as day - and blind you
if you are looking at them. I think they are 40 watts - mabee 60. And
that's real power consumption - not "equivalent"
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