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Old 10-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
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The Coleman dual fuel lanterns are nice and bright but to my knowledge not safe to use indoors unless you have a good source of fresh air and good ventilation for the CO that they put off. I would go with a good old fashioned oil lamp or as has been suggested there are plenty of bright led lamps that are perfectly safe and last quite a while on a set of batteries.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #12
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In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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I got this one just for that purpose. Plenty bright and works for me.

http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-SE3DLN...ywords=lantern

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #14
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i love this little guy
http://www.rei.com/product/807910/bl...-orbit-lantern

super small and compact so you can keep it in the night stand etc, bright enough to illuminate a room and runs on 4AAA batteries.

adjustable brightness as well

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:06 PM   #15
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The Coleman dual fuel lanterns are nice and bright but to my knowledge not safe to use indoors unless you have a good source of fresh air and good ventilation for the CO that they put off. I would go with a good old fashioned oil lamp or as has been suggested there are plenty of bright led lamps that are perfectly safe and last quite a while on a set of batteries.
This is true. If using indoors an LED light might be better. We've only used the Coleman when out camping and wanted plenty of light for fixing food at night, or playing cards around a table.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #16
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I got this one just for that purpose. Plenty bright and works for me.

http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-SE3DLN...ywords=lantern
I have this one too, and it carried us through through 3 days of power outage due to Sandy. It's great!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #17
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If talking about an electric lantern for emergency situations, I would suggest one with a hand crank dynamo...

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #18
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I got this one just for that purpose. Plenty bright and works for me.

http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-SE3DLN...ywords=lantern
amazon had this one for $24.99 before hurricane sandy....now its listed at $48.99

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #19
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I don't use a lantern often, but when I do, i use a Coleman.

Stay illuminated, my friends.



Seriously, I have two Coleman lanterns which use Coleman fuel (Camp gas) and the mesh thingys (name escapes me now.) They are very bright, if a bit loud, but they are also pretty durable and parts are easy to get and not expensive. Also nice if you don't have ready access to electricity to recharge.
They're mantles. I love Coleman lanterns, but I agree that inside use would be a no-no.
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