Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by logen, Dec 4, 2018.
I have one too!
That's really nice @logen
Nice piece of kit, @logen. Planning on keeping it pristine, or will you light it up?
Very nice Logen!
That's a nice looking candle lantern. I see it uses "warming candles". I wonder if these are the same as what are called "tea light candles" in the USA? They look the same. I had a candle lantern that used those ( I still have it somewhere). Trouble was, it produced enough heat to completely melt all the wax, so the little can containing the tea light would be full of liquid wax. Anyone bumping the lantern or the tent would jiggle the lantern, causing the liquid wax to spill out on whatever (or whoever) was underneath. One trip with that was enough, and I then got one of the spring-loaded lanterns that uses a regular plumber`s candle.
Thanks guys. I have been reading some older posts about its performance, so I think I will be keeping it unfired.
@ArchMc It uses tea lights. We call them that in Norway as well. After reading your experience with it, I am even more convinced that I will keep it unfired.
@ArchMc Yes looks like a tea light. UCO have probably cornered the outdoors market for these types I guess. I have a couple of the minis which seem to work pretty well, and also retain any liquid wax if knocked.
LEDs are probably the lightweight illumination of choice for most, I have a wind up torch somewhere.
The UCO Mini is a good unit. The UCO Micro has a design flaw of being too flimsy and will collapse on itself. Also very capable of spilling hot wax all over your best down bag.
I have seen a disposable tealight-sized oil-filled wick lamp that would be better in this application on Amazon, but not gotten any yet.
I used to carry a Taiwan tealight candle, sold by REI in the late '70s or '80s. It was much like the UCO Mini, but airholes in the bottom let the wet wax out. This type is still sold, under the Stansport name, probably made on the Mainland now.
One question for Logen: Is the chimney for the Trangia Lykta originally made in amber tint, or has it yellowed with age - being a plexiglas??
It is original that color. It is actually more of an orange color. You can see it in this post as well, with the same color.
Yep I have one, bought new in the 1990s.
It's the same colour. Not plexi, rather a thin curled up sheet. Similar to the gel sheets used in front of theater spotlights.
What is the purpose of the amber coloring?
Amber is somewhat close to the spectral output of a candle flame, so I suppose if one must choose a color then that's a good one, but it will still block some light. Best to conserve all one can of a limited resource.
Amber also cuts thru the blue spectrum, that's why they use it on foglight lenses.
As a professional stagehand I'm well aware of color gels. The ones we work with, I would think, are flimsy and might not stand up to a bare flame, but I'll try it.
I am led to believe it has something to do with the sensitivity of the human eye.
I have a pair of tinted cycling glasses that certainly improve clarity especially at dusk. I've never investigated in detail but it would be interesting to discover more.
When I was in the service in Japan, I contracted with one of the shops in town to embroider some squadron mascot patches. Our colors were navy blue and powder blue. I was wearing Kalichrome lenses because I had a 10 speed bike I tooled around the Ville in when on liberty. Worked great in a twilight environment. [and kept a lot of oriental FOD out of my eyeballs.] Unfortunately, I didn't take them off when selecting the colors and I got Teal and forest blue-green patches when the batch came back. I still have one. Looks great when wearing yellow shooting glasses.
I always associate the yellowish color with an anti bug light.
Mmmmm, Laramy K make special AR coatings, an interesting read none the less, thanks @kerophile
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