My LED Lantern collection as of 2015.

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My LED Lantern collection as of 2015.

Below are a couple photos of most of the LED lanterns i have in my collection, (lanterns, battery powered LED bulbs, hanging LED lights, etc. including a few lanterns with built in flashlights & dual-purpose lights. (some of these are kept at the RV, used for camping, our canoe trips, etc. The three larger Coleman lanterns in the back/center were once Fluorescent & converted over to LED. (better tint, brighter, longer run times.
most all of of these are modded with better tint LED emitters, many with multi-mode drivers, and some are converted to run on Li Ion 1865 cells, some are multi-power, (Li-Ion, NiMH AA, & 12v DC)
A added last years BLF Comp build Steampipe Light, and this years BLF comp build the apocalypse lantern as both have lantern modes.

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I love the brass one in the top, right corner.

I remember a time, when I searched for lights to fit my needs. Now I search for needs to fit my lights.

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Itinifni wrote:
I love the brass one in the top, right corner.

That one is the custom hand built light for the BLF 3rd Annual competition. (build thread is here: > http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40526

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I agree. The brass one is nice.

Very nice collection. Do you have any that are non-battery or fuel powered. I have a few UCO lanterns that burn candles, from votive size to a larger 4-5 inch candle. Useful for generating a little heat in a tent when it is cold outside.

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Wonderful collection. I love the way you have them displayed for the picture. The brass one is outstanding!

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I agree. The brass one is nice.

Very nice collection. Do you have any that are non-battery or fuel powered. I have a few UCO lanterns that burn candles, from votive size to a larger 4-5 inch candle. Useful for generating a little heat in a tent when it is cold outside.

I do have many small candle lanterns too in another collection, including gas lanterns, & kerosene oil lanterns.

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I love the brass one in the top, right corner.

That one is the custom hand built light for the BLF 3rd Annual competition. (build thread is here: > http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40526

I’m sure I’ve read it before but I’ll go back for a second look.

I remember a time, when I searched for lights to fit my needs. Now I search for needs to fit my lights.

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Pretty danged sure that brass one has my name on it. Surprised  Super nice collection!!   TL

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Those are real cool, I have a lot to learn I’d like to mod an old incandescent lantern

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what a collections but i’ll stick to flashlight+diffuser Smile

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what a collections but i’ll stick to flashlight+diffuser Smile

I have quite a few of those too, but they have certain limitations compared to certain dedicated lanterns.

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a few of these were incandescent and i modded them to LED.

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DBSAR wrote:
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what a collections but i’ll stick to flashlight+diffuser Smile

I have quite a few of those too, but they have certain limitations compared to certain dedicated lanterns.

size is my main reason why i like using flashlight and diffuser Smile

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what a collections but i’ll stick to flashlight+diffuser Smile

I have quite a few of those too, but they have certain limitations compared to certain dedicated lanterns.

size is my main reason why i like using flashlight and diffuser Smile

very true. in the front of the photos you can see several cheaper flashlights i modded with wide-angle warm/white LEDs and permanent diffusers to them with hanging lanyards to do much the same purpose.

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Nice collection, I think this one is missing in the collection

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never seen one like that before.

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DBSAR wrote:
zelee wrote:
DBSAR wrote:
zelee wrote:
what a collections but i’ll stick to flashlight+diffuser Smile

I have quite a few of those too, but they have certain limitations compared to certain dedicated lanterns.

size is my main reason why i like using flashlight and diffuser Smile

very true. in the front of the photos you can see several cheaper flashlights i modded with wide-angle warm/white LEDs and permanent diffusers to them with hanging lanyards to do much the same purpose.


Any kerosene lamp?
Here at my place petromax once become a must have lantern.
But not anymore because the leap of technology were LED is cheaper.
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I do have kerosene and gas lanterns in a different collection. ( photo below are many from Coleman, Bernz-O-Matic, Sears, AFC, KampLite, and one Petromax. many of them are vintage, oldest is 1921.

Kerosene lanterns below:

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http://www.gearbest.com/camping/pp_186891.html

I have got it from gearbest.
it has retractable reflector+diffuser.
ww tint.

I am not happy with other orders from Gearbest, one has been refunded, one has to be resent.

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fyesilova wrote:
http://www.gearbest.com/camping/pp_186891.html

I have got it from gearbest.
it has retractable reflector+diffuser.
ww tint.

I am not happy with other orders from Gearbest, one has been refunded, one has to be resent.

Looks interesting. it looks a bit better designed than most up-firing LED lanterns, (those with the LED on the bottom facing up and most of them cause a lot of eye glare and emit most of the light in the wrong direction when used outdoors) all of the up-firing lanterns i have i converted over to down-firing. (LED on the top facing down. Less eye glare, and more light when on tables, hanging in trees or a tent)

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I like the Stomach lanterns on the top shelves Smile
Nicely stocked bar.

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Great Lamp Collection...'specially the whiskys..Wink

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Do you ever have lantern parties where you turn on all your lanterns? If not, you should.

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not yet, but would be interesting.

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you might wait for a really cold day to light all the gas and kero lanterns.
they give off lots of heat!
those dollar store tiny desklamps are nice once modded with a upgrade pull led on a star and a prismatic laptop cell.
ad a 4056 board or what i did was gut a pen type ecig charger and put it in the base with the usb cord hanging out.5.1 ohm resistor limits a cree xr-e to about 250ma.
its quite useful now.

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and that brass one is nice!
i would have a hard time modding it if it was mine and all original.
or is it a repro?

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and that brass one is nice! i would have a hard time modding it if it was mine and all original. or is it a repro?

Which brass one are you referring to? the large one at top right? ( that one is the BLF 3rd Comp build here: > http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40526

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yes.so a custom.nice!

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what a terrible name for a lantern!

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Nice collection, I think this one is missing in the collection

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yes the name “Glaree” is not a good name for an LED lantern, where most of the stock cheaper LED lanterns give off way to much Glare(e). Party

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DBSAR wrote:
I do have kerosene and gas lanterns in a different collection. ( photo below are many from Coleman, Bernz-O-Matic, Sears, AFC, KampLite, and one Petromax. manhy fo them are vintage, oldest is 1921.

Kerosene lanterns below:

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i remember seeing no.4 and 6 at my grandpa house,last time i see it still got a kerosene inside it Big Smile

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