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No. 17600 ID: bc78c2
  Light thread?

Sure LEDS are okay but there's nothing like fuel based light.

These Aladdin lamps put out roughly the same as a 60 watt light. They use a kerosene burning wick to incandescence a mantle.
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>> No. 17601 ID: bc78c2
  >>17600
I've got one of these petromax style ones. A bitch to light but bright.
>> No. 17631 ID: efa490
Wut??? has some valuable insight on the subject
>> No. 17645 ID: f2112f
I have a bunch of kerosene lamps. They're alright for a drafty old cabin but a modern house will quickly fill up with kerosene fumes and carbon monoxide.
>> No. 17646 ID: 90257a
>>17645
Windows, bruh.
>> No. 17648 ID: 0f2a9d
>>17645
crack a window or two about an inch and you're set.

Kerosene fumes are not noxious unlike gasoline.
>> No. 17651 ID: f49edb
My parents have a few kerosene lamps that they would use for power outages and such. They can be pretty neat.
>> No. 17683 ID: f87148
>>17631

lel

I still haven't gotten around to replacing that goddamn $150 lamp.

>>17645

Only if it isn't burning properly. A wick lamp will gutter or smoke visibly, a mantle lamp... actually, I'm not entirely certain what a mantle lamp will do. The practical upshot is, however, that it isn't nearly as big a deal as people think -- not even with the big kerosene heaters I use as backup heating in winter.

By all means, do buy a CO detector or two, and keep abreast of batteries and testing.

Not to mention a goddamn smoke alarm...
>> No. 17688 ID: bd9939
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17688
Waifu and I use one of these LUCI lights all the time. Originally it was just for a tent, but it's kind of fun to use at home too. Ours can switch through a bunch of colors. They're only like 15 dollarbux online and at REI.


Lanterns are too bulky, delicate and heavy for any of my needs. This thing is like a itty bitty beech ball with a solar panel. Only weighs a couple ounces and puts out plenty of light for any need that doesn't require a headlamp.


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