There’s nothing like spending a summer night outside.Sit by the fire and laugh with your friends. Friendships really grow.While the night is mysterious and mysterious, the darkness is difficult to navigate.Tripping in a chair and fumbling in a backpack were painful. Lanterns are an important camping equipment to light your way.In this article, I will take you through the different types of lanterns and how to choose the product that suits your needs.Lanterns are also good for emergenc preparedness or survival tools at home.

Advantages of lanterns

Both flashlights and headlights have their advantages, but nothing compares to lanterns, which allow the hand to illuminate the surrounding area.They usually provide 360-degree floodlighting, and are either self-supporting or suspensible. Although some lanterns provide light, they are usually not as powerful as flashlights or headlights.Lanterns come in a variety of sizes, large units work best for autocamping and small units for backpacks.The lantern is unique in that it has a gasoline lamp and an electric lamp

Gas-Powered Lanterns

When you don’t have to worry about weight and need more lighting, gas-powered lanterns are the best. There are two types of gas lamps: liquid fuel and propane. Liquid fuel, or white gas, is the same fuel used in many stoves, and propane lamps use the same gas tank as many backpacker stoves. Liquid fuel lanterns are definitely the brightest lanterns, but they are also the heaviest and most expensive. Many liquid fuel lamps are bright enough to illuminate the entire campsite, and are usually adjustable, so you can adjust the brightness to your liking. The disadvantages of this system include the potential for chaotic dumping of fuel, and the need for occasional pressurized gas pumps. Propane lamps are lower in brightness than liquid fuels, but they are generally lighter in cost and weight. These lanterns are easy to use; you just need to screw the lamp onto a fuel tank, light it, and that’s it. Both types of gas lamps use cloaks. These are small bags, including burners, which are necessary for light production. Although the cloak is more durable than before, it is definitely worthwhile to bring one or two more cloaks when you travel. Another suggestion is to choose a lamp that has the same fuel as the stove; this way you don’t have to worry about multiple fuel types. It should be noted that neither of these lanterns are used in enclosed spaces; they can only be used in well-ventilated areas. They also generate a lot of heat, so be careful around flammable materials, children and pets. Although gas lights are cumbersome and unwieldy for backpacking, when you make lighting your top priority, gas lights are your answer.

Electric Lanterns

The similarity of electric lights is that they both use power to drive LED bulbs. They differ in the type of power supply and their size and weight. Electric lanterns can be powered by alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries or even external power sources. They can fit in your pocket to light up your tent, or they can be as big as a gallon milk can.

Alkaline batteries (called “primary batteries” in the flashlight world) are the most common power source. They are relatively cheap, reliable, and easy to replace once they are eliminated.

When rechargeable batteries are sold together with lanterns, they are usually a set of power sources rather than separate rechargeable batteries. These packaging can be fully integrated and sealed in the unit, or accessible and replaceable. Personally, I like lanterns that can be connected to batteries. This way I can replace the power pack when the power is exhausted and continue to use the lamp. Some of them can be charged by plugging in a power source, some require you to take out the battery to charge, and some can be charged in two ways. Finally, some rechargeable lanterns have the ability to run on alternative power sources, such as USB power packs, solar panels, or hand lanterns. The Luci lamp is powered by a small built-in solar panel and emits a lot of light. Due to the inflatable design, it is very light and easy to carry.

Camp lanterns, also known as outdoor camping lights, tent lights, night market lights, etc., there are a lot of types on the market, its earliest use is the dry battery type, the disadvantage is to carry more batteries, the weight is relatively large. Now in general use are charging type, light weight, convenient to carry, charging is also more convenient (car charger, power supply, charger, etc.), the most main is now camping lights are basically using LED light source, more energy conservation and environmental protection, longer life, not hot, and the light is downy, no stroboscopic, can effectively protect your eyes, popular.