What is your ratio of flashlights to lanterns?

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What is your ratio of flashlights to lanterns?

Mine is about 12:0 at present but i would like to get a useful lantern that runs on AA

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9 flashlights and 1 old 4D lantern

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40:2? Crappy old LEDs, one is a wind up powered “lantern” for camping, another is an old multi-D cell lantern that I’m dumping…neither was worth buying I think, but the wind up power one has possible “lost in the forest” promise.

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I have a few cheap and quite nasty lights that I won’t count because I don’t consider them anything but toys.
I have a lot of Solarforce L2 series “Lego” parts including the very nicely designed Solarforce LT-1 Lantern. that uses any of the L2 series lights.
Unscrew the existing bezel and screw it onto the thread at the top of the lantern so it doesn’t get lost then screw the lantern onto the bezel threads on the flash-light. The feet of the lantern are held in place by a set screw with plastic knob. There is provision for using with a camera tripod via the matching threaded hole on the base. the foot is hollow so there is access to turn the lantern on and off or choose any of the flash-light’s modes. There is a lanyard/hanging hole on the head end.
Not cheap at $18.99 plus the standard $2 shipping from Solarforce. I think it’s worth the money though.

So that would be a ratio of 10-1. Smile

Edit………………. The glass is exactly that, glass not plastic, the other parts of the head are aluminium top and bottom and the stand is plastic.

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if i counted total of everything that is in the RV, truck, and around the house, likely over 250 flashlights, and over 100 lanterns.

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200 to one

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About 10 or so flashlights to 1 lantern. I hate it so much I never turn it on!

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About 8 LED lanterns and two propane to 35+ flashlights. The LED lanterns include the Solarforce LT-1 conversion module along with two Colemans, a Rayovac Sportsman, a Streamlight Siege and a three AA mini lantern. The three AA mini lantern has a removable reflector top so it converts into a flood beam flashlight. Lastly a Energizer Light Fusion technology folding AA lantern that works on four or eight AA batteries and a GE 4 or 8 D batteries lantern. The Colemans are the new 1000 Lumens model and a eight D battery approximately 400 Lumens older lantern.

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37 to 1 Coleman dual mantle, propane, that I use to heat and light my Pop Up Ice Fishing Shanty! Love

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a lot : zero

I can has LED lantern?   Smile

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Around 15:1.

I have just over 30 lights and I have another lantern that’s about to be shipped to me. The two lanterns I do have is a modded Rayovac Extreme Sports (replaced existing LED with a neutral XP-G and threw in a strip of copper for good measure) and this one . When I do get the other one, it’ll be modded with a neutral XP-G.

edit: I do have 5 of these diffusers . They can turn any of my ~40mm sized head lights into lanterns, do they count? Wink Big Smile

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A rough count in my head. About 28 to zero lol

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B42 wrote:
40:2? Crappy old LEDs, one is a wind up powered “lantern” for camping, another is an old multi-D cell lantern that I’m dumping…neither was worth buying I think, but the wind up power one has possible “lost in the forest” promise.

That’s about my ratio. I have two fluorescent lanterns. One is from my cordless tool kit and has come in pretty handy.

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About 30:1? And the one lantern is an old-school Coleman pump-up camp-fuel lantern...


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Doesnt exist because I hate lanterns and dont own a single one. Flashlights can easily be used as a lantern

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Had to do inventory…

23 flashlights, 9 ‘lanterns’

I started ‘collecting’ LED lights a few years ago because of the frequent power outages due to winter storms here. (now after 3+ years of drought, no long power outages to date) So may explain the lantern types.

3 of the big old 4D cell lanterns I converted to LED goose neck table/desk lights. Far more useful during power out. 1 Rayovac 3D and 4X small 4AA lanterns.
…and one old Coleman fuel mantle lantern (only for outdoor use)

I have a bunch of old Sanyo Cad-Nika D cells from 15 years ago, still working to almost original 4400mAh capacity (3.9Ah or so) plus some Tenergy D cells.

of 23 flashlights, 11 are single 18650; 3 throw, 3 pocket EDC, 5 P60 sized.
6 are various 2 AA, a few more single AA and AAA EDC.

+3× 3AA mule lights converted from old junk lights.

Now not counting the old 3D Mag conversions….

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Ratio is about 10:1
I have 2 3xD cell lanterns. A Gentos warm white led (Rayovac Extreme Sports) from Japan
and another Varta lantern with similar build and output.

I also have a couple of 40mm diffusers for my Nitecore EA4 and Sunwayman D40A

When camping I tend to hang the Gentos from a tree branch facing downwards and stand the torches+ diffuser up on a table (or esky…)
I take a heap of NIMH AAs and run the lanterns with 3xAA D cell adapters

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Wait, working lights or lights purchased and cannibalized, smoked or otherwise rendered kaput? Well I only have three lanterns, I thought I had only two until 8steve88 posted the Solarforce that I rarely use. So I have three lanterns. One old and quite bright 1960’s Coleman dual gas lantern with dual mantles that I run with white gas and a brighter Coleman propane lantern that puts out over 3000 lumens if the advertising is correct. (I think it does, compared to one of my 3K lumen lights) I can’t imagine camping without one of those lanterns. The only drawback to the lanterns is if you don’t have a bug fly or mosquito netting around your dining area while using the lamps. I have short hair so the moths and June-bugs are quickly removed. My girls have long hair and removing a June-bug is more time consuming and therefore exponentially more distressing.

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about 10 to 3.

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3 working flashlights. 0 lanturns. 1 medium sized pile of parts.

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I am not good with math, so I will have to do a easy ratio to percentage. Plus I don’t have a accurate count of lights. Smile So, I will round things off.

about 200 lights, 7 of which are lanterns

So ratio to percentage: 3.50% of my lights are lanterns.

Hum…I need to bring that more in line and buy more lanterns now. :bigsmile:

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Hundreds : 7

Of the 7 lanterns i converted 6 to warm white, for the seventh I’m still fighting with the heatsink.

5 of them are this 4xAA lantern:
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B001JQMH28
It’s a kind of clone of the UltraFire ZF6248:
http://www.fasttech.com/product/1230501
A little demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PszlrClLuwE
Surprisingly, it’s “better” and cheaper than the original: grey, no blinky mode (despite what the packaging says), and around $17,50 (converted from EUR) before sales tax (well, the Euro is getting destroyed).
I’ll post a beginner-level how-to guide for the emitter swap the next days, I made a few photos while “mass-converting” three of them yesterday.

The other two are 3xD big ones, and harder to modify:
http://www.amazon.de/dp/B004QNW988

I have several others, but failed to mod them to something useful, so they are now scrap parts and I don’t count them.

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surprise wrote:
Hundreds : 7

Of the 7 lanterns i converted 6 to warm white, for the seventh I’m still fighting with the heatsink.

5 of them are this 4xAA lantern:
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B001JQMH28
It’s a kind of clone of the UltraFire ZF6248:
http://www.fasttech.com/product/1230501
A little demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PszlrClLuwE
Surprisingly, it’s “better” and cheaper than the original: grey, no blinky mode (despite what the packaging says), and around $17,50 (converted from EUR) before sales tax (well, the Euro is getting destroyed).
I’ll post a beginner-level how-to guide for the emitter swap the next days, I made a few photos while “mass-converting” three of them yesterday.

The other two are 3xD big ones, and harder to modify:
http://www.amazon.de/dp/B004QNW988

I have several others, but failed to mod them to something useful, so they are now scrap parts and I don’t count them.

Sounds good. I’m looking forward to your thread.

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Here I’ve posted a step-by-step guide for the mentioned emitter swap:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37175

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I’m at about 60:1. I have an old 3xAAA lantern that I can’t bring myself to throw away.

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About 10:1. I do have about 5 lanterns I'm cannibalizing to build a lighgthouse though. Just wish I could figure out how to use the leds from them as they are but I am currently only using the fresnel lenses.

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5:1

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Roughly 6:1

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20:1

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30:1

My only lantern is the streamlight mini siege and it works great!

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Just guessing but around 30 to 1 something like that.

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