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Just an fyi - I don't own one myself, but a friend has one, and he fired it up during a recent camping trip. The size of the the flame, (and light output) is roughly the same as a lighter. It's not a real usable lantern, and is a gear junkie "toy" for lack of a better term. It's pretty much just to use the last little bit of fuel in a canister, that would otherwise be wasted. It's not a substitute for an actual light or headlamp, and provides ambient soft glow light only. You couldn't read a map with it. I suppose you could use it as a nightlight, but it's not much more than a toy.
Anyone know where I can get a replacement globe? I haven't been able to get a hold on anyone at snow peak.
Just received it yesterday. Pretty neat little thing.
Just bought one on backcountrygear.com. Same price but I will get it about 3 weeks sooner.
premiumwater
I just looked it up. $31.16 + shipping. This would be $3 (10%) cheaper.
Actually wondering if this'll fit the green Coleman fuel canisters with or without an adapter?
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dustinlw1987
Yes, it's possible to use a propane canister with this lamp. I would not do it unless it were absolutely necessary.
The [Iso]butane/Propane blends are actually best suited for about 32ºF (0ºC) and up. Yes, it can work as low as 22º but it will really just be burning the propane in the mix. My point is, propane is better suited for very cold weather.
This lantern is designed to use such low pressure that I wouldn't want to use propane. The adapters have adjustment screws on them but the level of adjustment would probably leave the flame too tall for the glass anyway.
My best advice is to only use blended canisters.
Cuylar
Thanks for that info. I understood that propane was a higher pressure but didn't realize that it was that significant. I just did some checking and the vapor pressure of propane is 4 times that of butane and nearly 3 times that of isobutane!
same thing on backcountrygear.com for 27.97
Find these on Snow Peak Website:
Warning This product may potentially expose you to certain chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Can anyone explain is it about the fuel or the material in the light itself? Is there any absolute safe fuel for this light? The "birth defects" are very scary. Thank you in advance.
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SHD2LD
In this case it's the small amount of lead in the brass. Don't worry about it. You probably pick up more lead touching your house keys every day.
SHD2LD
That warning can be found on a LOT of stuff. Inhaling the fuel is very bad for you. Inhaling the exhaust is bad for you as well, so don't use in an enclosed environment.
The lantern is made of: Aluminum, brass, rubber, glass, and stainless steel. While it's not stated specifically, the lead is probably in the glass. Lead+glass=Crystal. This produces a much clearer window for the flame so it can throw more light.
IMHO, the real danger is from the burnt fumes, not the leaded glass.
There seems to be a chinese copy of the lamp called BRS-55. Anyone has any experience with it?
Does anyone know if it burns clean enough to be used in a tent to take the chill off w/o having to worry about asphyxiation?
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A little chemistry: Hydrogen never turns into oxygen. Hydrogen burns WITH oxygen from the atmosphere it is burned in, releasing heat and producing some water vapor. A tent is ventilated just fine for a small hydrocarbon-fueled flame such as this or a small enclosed candle lantern. The greater danger is hanging it too close to the tent fabric or where you may accidentally knock it into the fabric or your sleeping bag etc. causing a melt or fire.
Tyson82
Do not use this in a tent. Extremely dangerous. Very bad smell. It needs tons of airflow. Bad idea. It's not a warmer, it's a light for outdoor use only.
I wonder how much heat this would give off in an igloo? I know people use candles there... of course being a canister lantern, you'd need to preheat the igloo to isobutane temps if chilly outside...
Mood lighting is nice when it's chilly :-) (and before anyone says it, no, not ultralight.. ;-)
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Are you by any chance a descendant of George Donner? :P
I'm pretty sure that lanterns like this produce Carbon Monoxide, which isn't a problem in the open, but if you are in a small igloo that could be dangerous/fatal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOPJUSRMVE
Some images and reviews at REI: (they don't carry the product anymore so I figure it's save to link here) https://www.rei.com/product/108041/snow-peak-mini-flame-lantern
most people are saying it's basically a way to burn off spent canisters and it's more just for mood lighting where it's really not much more than a lighter or single candle.
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