I think the white gas options throw more light. E.g., I'd not
put my CFL lantern up to "light a campsite" whereas it was common
to do so with the white gas lantern -- especially around the
cooksite. Lots of energy pent up in dead dinosaurs!
I think the only "incandescent" flashlight I have left is the Thor-X:
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It's a perfect example of the inefficiency of incandescent technology;
it is notably *hot* in front of the beam! And, it literally *eats*
The bigger downside, however, is that it is totally impractical to use!
I can light up houses blocks away, "accidentally". :<
I have an Aladdin kerosene lantern that is an excellent light source. It
became problematic when the old ladies in charge decided thorium had to
be eliminated to make the world safe for children. I believe Aladdin has
went to an alternate. I haven't tried one but understand the light
output is diminished.
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:43:18 PM UTC-6, rbowman wrote:
here with a hand-me-down. Coleman twin-mantel and Coleman fuel...it's like
smelling napalm in the morning!
Radioactivity from the mantles.
What a joke.
I am 60 + yrs old and still around.
I used tons of Coleman lanterns. :-)
But I think that LED lanterns are probably a better bet.
They won't melt tents as much as the white gas models. :-)
I remember that in camp stoves, some are "dual fuel"
which is Coleman fuel and unleaded gasoline.
The LED lantens I have over the years, not bright
enough to be useful. One camping trip, I tried my
LED lantern to walk from the camp fire back to my
vehicle. Not bright enough. Had to get out my LED
flash light and shine that down the trail.
Didn't have my Ozark fluorescent to try, but I
think that would have worked fine.
Newer LED's (the actual diodes) are much brighter. And, I think the
power sources (NiMH and LiIon) are much more stable (than NiCd, for
example). Couple that with smarter driver circuits (that try to
control current through the LED's instead of voltage across them)
I've had several "lantern form factor" are lights that would
quickly dim as the battery voltage sagged.
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