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anyone know much about lighting ?

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I'm trying to decide between 2 lanterns for camping. I've narrowed it down to these two but don't understand the diferent tubes or whatever in them? The first one says The Gelert 13 watt double U t…
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
I'm trying to decide between 2 lanterns for camping. I've narrowed it down to these two but don't understand the diferent tubes or whatever in them?

The first one says The Gelert 13 watt double U tube lantern will take 12 hours to charge and will stay luminous for 3-4 hours.

While the 2nd one says
Supply Voltage 240v Cable Pack Supplied
Flurescent I Tubes
240v/12volt Adaptor
2M 12v Car Plug Charger
Operating Time App 8 Hours

Anyone know what the diference is between the Flurescent I Tubes and 13 watt Double U-Tube ? I'm prefering the 2nd one at the mo cuz it'll last 8 hours instead of 3-4 but wondered if that was because the brightness is crap is it just more efficient?

Links to the 2 lanterns below:

http://www.campingworld.co.uk/Models.aspx?ModelID=555
http://www.hikebikeandride.com/p-outwell_jupiter_lantern-2297.aspx

Thanks,
worto.
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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Im sure they are the same, the U tube is just a bent over I tube. So a double u tube just has two bent over I tubes, like a energy saving bulb.
#2
ah right - so if they are the same is it safe to assume that the one that lasts twice as long is half as bright?

I guess it could just have a bigger or better battery?
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The Outwell latern is 12v while Gelert is only 6V. I assume the Gelert has two u tubes in order to try and be as bright as the Outwell due to its lesser power storage.

Try looking on here 'http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/5032307520177 as they are fairly cheap. The Gelert is only £18 on there.
#4
thanks for your help - I'm gonna go for the Outwell one which is £23.49 delivered over here, I'll have another look around to see if it's cheaper anywhere else but don't know many camping sites.

http://www.hikebikeandride.com/p-outwell_jupiter_lantern-2297.aspx

I couldn'd find it at all on the gooutdoors site?

Once again - thanks I'll bung some rep your way :)

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