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Dan H
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Lantern Reply with quote

Saw this at walgreens, was wondering if anyone has used it before. I was thinking of picking one up to see how well it worked.

http://www.asseenontv.com/olde-brooklyn-lantern/detail.php?p=375224&v=outdoor#tabs
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine that the glass would have to be covered with Orange Fabric or painted to simulate natural lighting and not blind others; but, that should work quite well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has a dimmer switch
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd still cover it just because led lights are glaring and the conveyance of ambient flame light is important, imo.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one of the weaknesses of a (real) oil lantern too. The actual flame is bright enough to glare in the eyes - which is why we smart humans invented lantern hoods. =)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if you put orange paint and frosted the glass or something? It looks painfully bright.

(on that topic, Bartell's has little fake flame-flicker plastic lanterns that are brighter than tealights for like $1.50 right now. They're pretty weird but I bought one and put it in Boots's lantern and it's awesome.)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of these. it does still need to be painted. also the dimmer switch broke right away. other than that it is nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, but I am rather against painting/frosting my lantern. My night vision is extremely bad and I've found that white light helps me more. And I would really hate to step off a cliff because my lantern puts out less light than an actually flame lantern.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a couple of these lanterns to donate to Immursion. They run on two D batteries and with the dimmer low, they run for hours and hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white/blue lanterns are basically the equivalent of those people with those awful blue headlights or dudes who drive around with their high beams on all the time. Sad Sure it helps them see better but it hurts everyone else's eyes.

Flameless candle lantern with timer
LED flickering lantern with timer
A bunch of "flickering" lanterns
This one makes sounds, haha
A couple of these inside a colored and frosted lantern would probably produce a nice bright diffuse light!

It took me a couple rounds of Google searching before I got the correct keywords (try "battery-powered flickering lantern" without quotes) but it turned up a ton of stuff! I agree that a LOT of the lights used don't produce as much light as real candles/an effectively unusable amount of light, but eye-searing blue lights probably aren't the right answer. Maybe some of those links will help? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coincidentally, I won one of these lanterns at my family's traditional christmas predatory dice game (after a fierce battle with my brother for it). Mine is bright silver, though, so I will have to mod it, and will probably hood the back of it. I will bring it to next game. It looks pretty good.

Kim sells a table lamp very similar to the one in the second link in the post above this one at Badger's Den. I have one for my tent in the summer time and it works quite well.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris wrote:
These are IG lanterns. Lights needed for safety reasons may be as non-period as necessary.


In other words, Kerry, please frost or paint your lantern, and carry around a small flashlight in addition. (This is what I try to do as well.) Doing so means that the oh-god-bright light is ONLY used when necessary. A flashlight (much as people bitch about them) is also directional, and as long as you aren't waving it around like a drunken cowboy, you can use it to see where you're stepping without blinding EVERYONE in a 60 foot radius.


PS - I frosted the tavern lights last week. Y'all can thank me with chocolate.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PS - I frosted the tavern lights last week. Y'all can thank me with chocolate.


Noted.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chlorinesea wrote:
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PS - I frosted the tavern lights last week. Y'all can thank me with chocolate.


Noted.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And not that knock-off American "chocolate" candybar stuff neither. Very Happy Very Happy

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