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    Certified 6 Volt LED Floating Lantern
    Canadian Tire Product #065-0004-8
    $9.99 (on sale Oct 9 for $7)
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ce...-0650004p.html
    Says
    - 45 lumins for 75 hours
    - water resistant IPX5

    The battery that comes with it never lasts. I just dispose of them as soon as I get them, and replace them with a 6V Duracell, and keep a spare 6V Duracell on a shelf for each.

    Perhaps a year ago I remember having a 'conversation' here at GoC where I mentioned that I owned three of floating lanterns. One I'd had since the 1960s with old style single bulb, a new one I'd just purchased that month with old style bulb, and another new (at the time) one with 8 LEDs.
    The other fella chided me for not using the new technology, and I replied that old and new were just as bright.
    And they are just as bright, indeed the old style bulb are brighter.
    When you first turn them on.

    Again these are flashlights, not area lights, so compare lux against flashlights only.

    Observation @0h
    - old single bulb 350 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 260 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @1h
    - old single bulb 230 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 260 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @2h
    - old single bulb 152 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 234 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @3h
    - old single bulb 150 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 253 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @4h
    - old single bulb 170 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 253 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @5h
    - old single bulb 160 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 240 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @6h
    - old single bulb 125 lux @ 1 meter
    - LED 199 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @14h
    - old single bulb off. Battery dead
    - LED 195 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @24h
    - LED 195 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @48h
    - LED 165 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @72h
    - LED 170 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @96h
    - LED 158 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @120h
    - LED 115 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @144h
    - LED 94 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @168h
    - LED 24 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @192h
    - LED 27.8 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @216h
    - LED 19.6 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @240h
    - LED 23.4 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @264h
    - LED 15.5 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @288h
    - LED 10.9 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @312h (day 13)
    - LED 10.4 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @336h (day 14)
    - LED 6.4 lux @ 1 meter

    Observation @360h (day 15)
    - LED 2.5 lux @ 1 meter

    I've thrown out my two old bulb lanterns, and replaced both with two new LED ones (first part of this post). So I now have 3 LED floating lantern flashlights, one on each floor.

    I never tested them for longevity before. In retrospect the difference in lifetime should have been obvious, since LEDs traditionally use about 1/7 the power for the same amount of light.
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    Very cool test Bob. Thanks for taking the trouble to do them and post it here !!!
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    The Streamlight lasted 4 days. (post 24)
    The Duro Lantern lasted 10 days. (post 15)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo9mm View Post

    my Christmas shopping is done 3 months early. Thank God for saving dead batteries.
    [sarcasm] I'm supposed to keep them? [/sarcasm]

    I've got like 25 pounds of dead batteries here, destined for a Home Depot battery recycling bin.
    (some were expired, some new that I drained this week, my collection of '6v screw top batteries' went because I no longer have the 1930 style lanterns for them).
    Last edited by RangeBob; 10-10-2018 at 07:30 AM.

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    Coast EAL17 Emergency Lantern
    $39.99
    Canadian Tire Product #065-0089-6 (Tested For Life In Canada)
    - white light bright, white light dim, red light bright, red light flashing, off
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/co...-0650089p.html
    4 Duracell Quantum batteries.
    Says
    - High: 460 lumins
    - Low: 50 lumins for 6 nights

    Observations @0h (high)
    - 60 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @12h
    - 11 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @24h
    - 6.8 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @48h
    - 5.2 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @72h
    - 3.2 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @96h
    - 0.9 lux at 1 meter. That's not bright enough to read the light meter. (The meter has a 'hold' function, allowing me to subsequently separately light the meter to see the measurement)
    - experiment ends

    Weird thing at the end, the selector switch, which changes between 4 light modes and off, wouldn't turn it off. I had to pull the batteries to turn it off. Too little voltage to turn it off?
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    Energizer Safety Emergency Lantern
    $29.99
    Canadian Tire Product #065-1611-6
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/en...-0651611p.html
    Operates on 3D or 3AA batteries. I put 3 D cell Duracell Quantum batteries into it, but I can see the empty slots for the AA batteries.
    Says
    - High: 500 lumins for 150 hours
    - Low: 50 lumins for 850 hours
    - "Use Energizer Max Batteries"

    Observations @ 0h (high)
    - 84 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 12h
    - 24 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 24h
    - 6.8 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 48h
    - 6.5 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 72h
    - 3.8 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 96h
    - 2.6 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 120h
    - 1.8 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 144h
    - 1.2 lux at 1 meter

    Observations @ 168h
    - 0.8 lux at 1 meter
    - experiment ends
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    You may remember this thread
    "5,000 BTU Candle Camper Heater - UCO Candlelier Lantern, Heat your camper: RV Van Car SUV"
    http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/show...RV-Van-Car-SUV


    Well my UCO Candlelier 3 Candle Lantern arrived today, with a 20 pack of spare candles.
    The candles are kind of nifty. They're mounted on independent springs, so as they burn they push upwards, keeping the wick always in the same place in the middle of the glass.


    Observations @ 0h (3 candle power)
    - 3.8 lux @ 1 meter
    - smells like candles, but didn't set off my smoke detector
    - there's a warmth to it.
    - I'm leaving it in the middle of an empty garage, with the window open, till the candles burn themselves out.

    I stuck a small pan, just wider than the Candlelier, with 1 cup of 70F water on it.
    - After 10 minutes it was up to 125F. I doubt it's going to boil though. The FLIR didn't report any part of the UCO Candlelier being in the over 200F range.
    - 20 minutes the water is 165F
    - 30 minutes the water is 183F
    - 45 minutes the water is 185F. That's a little cool for coffee, which I prefer to be 195F.
    - 75 minutes the water is 190F.
    - 2.5 hours the water is 197F ! That'll do for coffee. But six cups in the morning, three for me three for her?

    They're called "9 hour candles" but they stayed lit for at least 12.5 hours. I'm not sure when they went out after that, but that's the last time I checked they were still lit.

    It's cold now. Cleaning the wax out of the mechanism, even freeing the wax 'glued' parts to get them out, is an obvious in 20-20 hindsight task, but one I wasn't anticipating. The wax of course is on the harder to get at inside of parts, and the wax sticking the springs to the rest of the unit was a little nervous to get apart before cleaning could begin. A half hour of scraping with a popsicle stick and paper towels, and it's acceptably clean again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Instructions
    Clean away any excess wax. Excess wax can be removed by chipping or scraping it off with a blunt object. This is easier if you can first place the part in the freezer for 10-20 minutes. Wax can also be removed by heating it just enough to cause melting, then blotting it with absorbent material.
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