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Camping Lanterns: Battery Powered, Propane, & Gas Lanterns for Camping

A camping lantern acts as a reliable light source during the night to provide a bright flood of light in which you can perform a number of tasks including cooking, brushing your teeth, and even setting up the campsite. As it can be difficult to hold a flashlight while trying to perform most tasks, a camping lantern is the ideal option for a main light source when outdoors after dark. There are three main types of camping lanterns available today. These include battery powered camping lanterns, propane camping lanterns, and kerosene gas camping lanterns. At Superior Outdoorsman, we sell several models of these camping lanterns from leading manufacturers at affordable prices. Each type of lantern has its own advantages and disadvantages including initial cost, operating cost, and light output. After carefully considering these differences, one can buy the best camping lantern to meet their needs.

Fuel Operated Camping Lanterns

Brunton Lanterns

Glass Globe, Repl for Glorb Lntrn Glorb Glass Globe Replacement
Mfg:GLOBE-SM
SKU:43698
Glass Globe Repl for OrionLantern Orion Glass Globe Replacement
Mfg:GLOBE-LG
SKU:43727

Coghlans Mantle Replacements

Mantles - Clip-On, pkg of 2 Clip-On, Package of 2
Mfg:0132
SKU:51406
Mantles - Single Tie, pkg of 2 Single Tie, Package of 2
Mfg:0122
SKU:51393

Stansport Kerosene Hurricane Lantern

Kerosene Hurricane Lantern 12 12", Red
Mfg:127
SKU:48220
Kerosene Hurricane Lantern 8 8", Red
Mfg:130
SKU:48222

Stansport Kerosene Hurricane Lantern Replacement Globe

Replacement Globe for #127 # 127 Replacement
Mfg:127-G
SKU:48221
Replacement Globe for #130 # 130 Replacement
Mfg:131
SKU:48223

Stansport Realtree

RealTree Kerosene Lantern 12 Kerosene Lantern 12"
Mfg:127-33
SKU:53050

Additional Fuel Operated Camping Lanterns

Propane Post for Stove/Lantern Brunton
Propane Post for Stove/Lantern
Mfg:PROPPOST3
SKU:50715
Emergency Candles -- pkg of 2 Coghlans
Emergency Candles -- pkg of 2
Mfg:8674
SKU:51368
Tor Sr. Propane Lantern w/Piezo North American Gear
Tor Sr. Propane Lantern w/Piezo
Mfg:P-216995
SKU:55295
Tor Jr. Propane Lantern w/Piezo North American Gear
Tor Jr. Propane Lantern w/Piezo
Mfg:P-217995
SKU:55296
Primus EasyLight Lantern Butane North American Gear
Primus EasyLight Lantern Butane
Mfg:P-224583
SKU:60141
Backpackers Butane Piezo Ltrn Stansport
Backpackers Butane Piezo Ltrn
Mfg:173
SKU:48237
Propane Lantern Carry Case Stansport
Propane Lantern Carry Case
Mfg:174
SKU:48238
Magnum 4 Mantle Propane Lantern Stansport
Magnum 4 Mantle Propane Lantern
Mfg:170-400
SKU:48234
Single Mantle Propane Lantern Stansport
Single Mantle Propane Lantern
Mfg:171
SKU:48235
Compact Single Mantle Prop Lantrn Stansport
Compact Single Mantle Prop Lantrn
Mfg:172
SKU:48236
Double Mantle Propane Lantern Stansport
Double Mantle Propane Lantern
Mfg:170
SKU:48229
Double Mantle Piezo Igniter Ltern Stansport
Double Mantle Piezo Igniter Ltern
Mfg:170-100
SKU:48231
2 Mantle Lantern w/Globe,Guard,Pz Stansport
2 Mantle Lantern w/Globe,Guard,Pz
Mfg:170-200
SKU:48233
Clip on Lantern Mantles (Per 2) Stansport
Clip on Lantern Mantles (Per 2)
Mfg:166-600
SKU:48226
Replacement Globe 170/171 Mesh Stansport
Replacement Globe 170/171 Mesh
Mfg:167-100
SKU:48227
Replacement Globe for #172 Stansport
Replacement Globe for #172
Mfg:168
SKU:48228

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Battery Operated Camping Lanterns

Energizer Solar Light Series

Solar Spot light Spot Light
Mfg:SOLRECBP
SKU:59041
Solar Folding Lantern Folding Lantern
Mfg:SOLRE35BP
SKU:59040

Energizer Hard Case Light

HardCase Pro LED Area Light Pro LED Area Light
Mfg:TUFPAL31E
SKU:59043
HardCase Pro LED Spotlight Pro LED Spotlight
Mfg:TUF4CPE
SKU:59042

Energizer Weather Ready Light

Weather Ready 500Hr LED AreaLight 500Hr LED Area Light
Mfg:WRLMF35E
SKU:55322
Weather Ready 12 LED Lantern w/3D 12 LED Lantern w/3 D Batteries Included
Mfg:WRAL3DE
SKU:55320
Weather Ready LED Folding Lantern LED Folding Lantern
Mfg:FL452WRBP
SKU:55316

Optronics NightBlaster Rechargable Spotlight

NightBlaster Rech Spotlight 100W 100-Watt, (2,000,000 Candle Power)
Mfg:QR-2000
SKU:16934

Streamlight LiteBox

Standard System Lite-Box, Orange Standard System, 8 Watt Spot, Orange
Mfg:45116
SKU:6960
Dual Lamp Standard System, Orange Dual Filament Standard System, 8 Watt Spot, Orange
Mfg:45704
SKU:3991

Streamlight Vulcan/Fire Vulcan

Vulcan Vehicle Mount Sys, Yellow Flashlight System with DC Vehicle Mount, Yellow
Mfg:44001
SKU:13316
Dir Wire Vulcan 12VDC Chg Rk Yllw Charge Rack, (12v DC, Yellow)
Mfg:44130
SKU:45307
Vulcan Standard System, Yellow Standard Flashlight System w/ AC/DC Chargers, Yellow
Mfg:44000
SKU:13310

Streamlight LiteBox & Vulcan Parts & Acc.

Vulcan Charging Rack Charging Rack
Mfg:44100
SKU:13335
Lite Box 20-Watt Bi-Pin, 100 Hour 20 Watt, Bi Pin Bulb (100 Hour)
Mfg:45902
SKU:14523
Lite Box 8-Watt Floodlamp, ASM 8 Watt, Lamp Assembly, (Flood)
Mfg:45908
SKU:3990
Lite Box 20-Watt Spotlamp, ASM 20 Watt, Lamp Assembly, (Spot)
Mfg:45913
SKU:3989
Lite Box 20-Watt Floodlamp, ASM 20 Watt, Lamp Assembly, (Flood)
Mfg:45910
SKU:5650

Streamlight Fire Vulcan

Fire Vulcan Standard Sys - Orange Standard System, (Orange)
Mfg:44400
SKU:19047
Fire Vulcan (Light Only) - Orange Light Only, (Orange)
Mfg:44411
SKU:19049
Fire Vulcan LED Std Sys AC/DC Or LED, Std Sys AC/DC Or
Mfg:44450
SKU:51174
Fire Vulcan LED, No Charger LED, No Charger
Mfg:44454
SKU:51220
Fire Vulcan LED Vehicle, 12V Orng LED Vehicle, 12V Orng
Mfg:44451
SKU:51219
Fire Vulcan Vehicle Mt Sys-Orange Vehicle Mount System, (Orange)
Mfg:44401
SKU:19048

Streamlight SL40 Parts and Acc

SL40 8-Watt Spot Lamp SL40, 8 Watt, Spot Lamp
Mfg:45911
SKU:9695

Streamlight E-Flood

E-Flood FireBox Std LED AC/DC, Or FireBox Standard, Dual Rear LED, AC/DC Cords, Strap/Rack Orange
Mfg:45811
SKU:57957
E-Flood Std AC/DC, Strap/Rack, Or Standard, AC/DC Cords, Strap/Rack, Orange
Mfg:45801
SKU:57955

Additional Battery Powered Camping Lanterns

M7204 Buckmark 6D Lantern Browning
M7204 Buckmark 6D Lantern
Mfg:3717204
SKU:55593
Four LED Lantern Brunton
Four LED Lantern
Mfg:GLORB-LED
SKU:50713
Polaris XL 360 LED Lantern Brunton
Polaris XL 360 LED Lantern
Mfg:81-000896
SKU:55251
Glorb - 1W LED Lantern Brunton
Glorb - 1W LED Lantern
Mfg:GLORB-XB
SKU:55259
LED Micro Lantern Coghlans
LED Micro Lantern
Mfg:0842
SKU:51396
Balefire Camo Lantern LED Gerber Blades
Balefire Camo Lantern LED
Mfg:22-80123
SKU:49292
Primus LED Camp Lantern North American Gear
Primus LED Camp Lantern
Mfg:P-372020
SKU:52528
LED Camp Lantern, Mini North American Gear
LED Camp Lantern, Mini
Mfg:P-372000
SKU:55293
2 Tube Flourescent Lantern Stansport
2 Tube Flourescent Lantern
Mfg:126-60
SKU:48219
Camping Lamp Stansport
Camping Lamp
Mfg:143
SKU:48224
Water Resistant Remote Contl Ltrn Stansport
Water Resistant Remote Contl Ltrn
Mfg:145
SKU:48225
Chrg Rack, Vulcan/Fire Vulcan Org Streamlight
Chrg Rack, Vulcan/Fire Vulcan Org
Mfg:44101
SKU:45309
Waypoint w/ 12V DC, Yellow Streamlight
Waypoint w/ 12V DC, Yellow
Mfg:44900
SKU:57954

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Propane Camping Lanterns

Propane camping lanterns are inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to operate as they are fueled by propane from disposable propane cylinders. This propane fuel can last for many hours making it a smart fuel source. Another benefit of using propane camping lanterns is that many camping stoves also operate on propane meaning you will only need to bring one fuel tank on shorter camping trips. A disadvantage of buying a propane camping lantern is that they are strictly for outdoor use only as they can release hazardous fumes when the propane is burned. Therefore, propane lanterns cannot be used for light inside of a tent or any other structure. Another disadvantage of propane camping lanterns is that they result in empty fuel tanks, which require proper disposal.

Battery Operated Camping Lanterns

A main benefit of using battery powered camping lanterns is that they can be used both indoors and out. In addition, many battery operated camping lanterns are waterproof. Therefore, these camping lanterns are versatile and can be used to provide light in a variety of situations from power outages at home to camp outs and bon fires in the woods. Another benefit of battery operated lanterns is that they do not involve the use of burning fuel or lit flames, and therefore, these camping lanterns are safe enough even to be used by small children.

The main disadvantage of battery operated camping lanterns is the high energy consumption. Depending on usage, it is possible to go through several sets of batteries on one camping trip. Therefore, if you plan on using a battery powered lantern, you should plan to pack extra batteries. In addition, while some battery powered camping lanterns are available with rechargeable batteries, you should remember that these require an electrical outlet in order to charge the battery. LED camping lanterns address this energy consumption problem by using less energy and allowing the lantern to run for longer periods of time on a single set of batteries. However, a main problem with LED camping lanterns is that they produce a less powerful light than the standard battery operated lantern.

Kerosene Gas Camping Lanterns

Kerosene gas camping lanterns burn a distilled type of petroleum oil, called kerosene oil, to provide a bright light. These are portable, safe, weatherproof, and inexpensive lanterns that have long been used to light buildings and homes. Kerosene lanterns are currently used as camping lanterns and lanterns for emergency situations. Kerosene camping lanterns offer a bright constant light as well as an adjustable flame. These camping lanterns are long lasting and inexpensive to operate as kerosene is generally cheap and easy to buy.

The main downside to using kerosene gas camping lanterns is safety. Like propane and other fuel lanterns, kerosene camping lanterns cannot be used in enclosed spaces such as in a tent or cabin as they can release dangerous fumes. In addition, care should be taken to avoid inhaling kerosene smoke as it has been linked to serious respiratory problems. Finally, only adults should use kerosene lanterns and care should be taken not to tip over kerosene gas camping lanterns as the fuel can leak and catch fire.