Coleman Lanterns are too bright!

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Coleman Lanterns are too bright!

Postby campmaster-k » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:23 pm

I buy red glass because they are hecka cool, but I also do it because Coleman lanterns are way too bright. The red glass will make it so I can really use my old lanterns when camping. One old 220 will light the whole damn campground.
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Re: Coleman Lanterns are too bright!

Postby logman7777 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:24 pm

Agreed! 8) Another reason why I traded you for a 200A :thumbsup:
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Re: Coleman Lanterns are too bright!

Postby doug hodder » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:33 pm

Kirk....sounds like you have been hanging around Dean B a bit too much....he has a "Coleman mallet". It's a 10" dia. log with a handle on it...he always threatens to smash a lantern with it as he hates the brightness of them. I think reflectors are great...to bounce the light his way. I always wondered just what might happen if one were to smash a lantern running full tilt with plenty of pressure in it. :thinking: I think it wouldn't be a good idea. Others opinions may vary. Doug
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Re: Coleman Lanterns are too bright!

Postby Wolffarmer » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:48 am

doug hodder wrote:Kirk....sounds like you have been hanging around Dean B a bit too much....he has a "Coleman mallet". It's a 10" dia. log with a handle on it...he always threatens to smash a lantern with it as he hates the brightness of them. I think reflectors are great...to bounce the light his way. I always wondered just what might happen if one were to smash a lantern running full tilt with plenty of pressure in it. :thinking: I think it wouldn't be a good idea. Others opinions may vary. Doug


I will have to take my Tilly with the parabolic reflector on it to a gathering with him. It is almost a car head light. It uses every bit of a 500 CP mantel.

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Re: Coleman Lanterns are too bright!

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:41 am

I hate to say it kirk. but I love the hole campground lit up. makes it nice to see where your going after dark.

I have used a desk lamp on a black and decker power pack on a invertor with a 10 watt floresant 120 volt bulb.

that will lite things up great.

naw. for slow more light the bettor even 2 or more lanterns going works for me.

normaly though I am lazy and I just run a propane 2 mantle or the wally world 12 volt converted red kersone lantern.

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