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Karrimor/GoSystem Mighty Lite Camping Gas Lantern £8.00 including delivery @ Hamilton Gas Products.
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Karrimor/GoSystem Mighty Lite Camping Gas Lantern £8.00 including delivery @ Hamilton Gas Products.

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Posted 20th Feb

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A gas powered small camping lantern with a 50 watt output will give you proper light when you are outdoors.
I think this is a great price for camping gas powered lantern.
The lamp itself is only £3.00 but the postage is a fiver but still, it's cheap & worth a try if you are camping

Karrimor/GoSystem Mighty Lite Camping Gas Lantern. A tough metal shielded lantern that burns like a 60 watt bulb!

Karrimor/GoSystem Mighty Lite Camping Gas Lantern Specification




Weight



172 gms




Ignition



Piezo




Continuous Burn time



220 gms = 6 hours and 45 minutes




Light Output



up to 50W




Dimensions



65 x 65 x 126




Power (watts)



670
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Tomb20/02/2020 04:36

What gas canisters would this use?


The same site also has the sister product stove (also reduced to £3) and that says it's for EN417 cartridges (the standard small canister screw thread you get in most outdoors shops now). I think it's a pretty safe bet the lantern uses the same.

Still find it hard to think of a good use case for one of these. 20 years ago I swore by tilly lamps, but in the age of efficient, bright LEDs and compact high capacity power banks I really can't see the point any more. Cheap tho!
Edited by: "bazpoint" 20th Feb
So it has a luminous mantle inside, then blocks out 75% of the light with the metal shield? Seems a bit daft. I also can't see the point of this in the days of cheap, efficient LED lanterns. And I wouldn't want one inside my tent, way too much risk of burning self, equipment or tent. Carbon monoxide risk might be a factor, too.
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What gas canisters would this use?
Would this give of any heat.
Tomb20/02/2020 04:36

What gas canisters would this use?


The same site also has the sister product stove (also reduced to £3) and that says it's for EN417 cartridges (the standard small canister screw thread you get in most outdoors shops now). I think it's a pretty safe bet the lantern uses the same.

Still find it hard to think of a good use case for one of these. 20 years ago I swore by tilly lamps, but in the age of efficient, bright LEDs and compact high capacity power banks I really can't see the point any more. Cheap tho!
Edited by: "bazpoint" 20th Feb
swhdesigns20/02/2020 05:24

Would this give of any heat.


A little, not enough to think of it as any sort of heating solution tho. The top would get finger-burning hot tho.
bazpoint20/02/2020 07:34

The same site also has the sister product stove (also reduced to £3) and …The same site also has the sister product stove (also reduced to £3) and that says it's for EN417 cartridges (the standard small canister screw thread you get in most outdoors shops now). I think it's a pretty safe bet the lantern uses the same.Still find it hard to think of a good use case for one of these. 20 years ago I swore by tilly lamps, but in the age efficient, bright LEDs and compact high capacity power banks I really can't see the point any more. Cheap tho!


Nostalgic aroma?
bazpoint20/02/2020 07:36

A little, not enough to think of it as any sort of heating solution tho. …A little, not enough to think of it as any sort of heating solution tho. The top would get finger-burning hot tho.


Thanks was hoping they would give it a little heat so could sit in the garden without the big patio heater on all the time
swhdesigns20/02/2020 08:13

Thanks was hoping they would give it a little heat so could sit in the …Thanks was hoping they would give it a little heat so could sit in the garden without the big patio heater on all the time


Nah, if if gave out that much heat it'd be horribly inefficient as a lamp. There are loads of camping heaters available that run on the bottle-shaped bayonet fit cartridges. That might be a better bet for you, especially since those canisters often come up very cheap on here (much cheaper than EN417s). Though to be honest any type of small-canister heating solution will be more expensive to run than a Calor based solution.
So it has a luminous mantle inside, then blocks out 75% of the light with the metal shield? Seems a bit daft. I also can't see the point of this in the days of cheap, efficient LED lanterns. And I wouldn't want one inside my tent, way too much risk of burning self, equipment or tent. Carbon monoxide risk might be a factor, too.
How long would one canister last giving off light with this as if it was just a couple of hours it seems a bit wasteful
slevinkelevra20/02/2020 13:44

How long would one canister last giving off light with this as if it was …How long would one canister last giving off light with this as if it was just a couple of hours it seems a bit wasteful


I used to have a similar thing many years ago, from what I remember more than couple of hours, 3-5h I would say depending of the brightness, but yeah, pretty much obsolete nowadays with the use of led lights...the only use I can think of, is to keep warm the inside of a small tent in extreme conditions, keeping in mind the fire and carbon monoxide risk involved...
bazpoint20/02/2020 07:34

The same site also has the sister product stove (also reduced to £3) and …The same site also has the sister product stove (also reduced to £3) and that says it's for EN417 cartridges (the standard small canister screw thread you get in most outdoors shops now). I think it's a pretty safe bet the lantern uses the same.Still find it hard to think of a good use case for one of these. 20 years ago I swore by tilly lamps, but in the age of efficient, bright LEDs and compact high capacity power banks I really can't see the point any more. Cheap tho!



Led lights are poor quality lights that have no spread at all.
This is a small compact light weight item & far better than any led light & MUCH lighter in weight.
pwel20/02/2020 15:52

I used to have a similar thing many years ago, from what I remember more …I used to have a similar thing many years ago, from what I remember more than couple of hours, 3-5h I would say depending of the brightness, but yeah, pretty much obsolete nowadays with the use of led lights...the only use I can think of, is to keep warm the inside of a small tent in extreme conditions, keeping in mind the fire and carbon monoxide risk involved...


Nice as a novelty then really was wondering how useful it would be on a bike tour for weeks of camping but would guess this would be very expensive and unpractical, the cooking stoves I think are what would be useful on tour when using equipment that uses fuel
Edited by: "slevinkelevra" 20th Feb
SixtyFive20/02/2020 17:48

Led lights are poor quality lights that have no spread at all.This is a …Led lights are poor quality lights that have no spread at all.This is a small compact light weight item & far better than any led light & MUCH lighter in weight.


I'm guessing you haven't bought LEDs for a while. In fact I bet you still have old style incandescents in all your fixtures at home because "they're a better quality light".... 5 years ago maybe - times & tech move on.

As for camping solutions, let's do some maths:

The gas lamp from the OP - no weight given, but I'm gonna (very) generously guess it at 150g. Coleman 440g EN417 cartridge - the cheapest per-weight you can get - 596g gross weight. So that's approx 750g total (obviously going down as you use it), giving you approx 13 hours run time (using figure from product details page), and costing £6 for each refill. Obviously you could use smaller cartridges, but runtime would reduce and cost would increase.

Alternatively....

The excellent Luminoodle LED string light - can be used as a lantern in its diffuser bag, or strung along a tent pole, or whatever. 118g. Anker Powercore 10000mAh. 180g. Total weight 300g (less than half the gas option). Runtime from full charge = 30 hours++ Cost to recharge - pennies. Also can use to charge whatever else, and as an excellent charger away from the campsite. Obviously more expensive initial investment but becomes the cheaper option after no more than about 50 hours runtime (and that's with the giveaway price of the OP, and assuming the user takes the cheapest possible cartridges). Plus the LED option is far more flexible, practical and safe.

I know which I'd choose.

edit: just saw there is a weight for the gas lamp - 172g - told you I was generous. That means that even with the lightest 100g (approx 180g gross) cartridge it's still heavier than the electric option. And that's at £4.50 per 5 hours runtime.
Edited by: "bazpoint" 20th Feb
slevinkelevra20/02/2020 19:48

Nice as a novelty then really was wondering how useful it would be on a …Nice as a novelty then really was wondering how useful it would be on a bike tour for weeks of camping but would guess this would be very expensive and unpractical, the cooking stoves I think are what would be useful on tour when using equipment that uses fuel


Agree, used to do a lot of 2-3 day hiking/climbing/camping summer trips, a head torch, and the plastic bottle-mobile phone trick for lighting, a jetboil for cooking, were good enough for me...I don't know for long term camping in colder weather...if you already carrying a compatible gas cartridge for cooking, maybe there is a use for this too, at least looks cosy when on...
Edited by: "pwel" 20th Feb
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