- 1 hour of burn time consumes 36 grams of propane.
- 1 pound cylinder (16oz/454gm) of propane will yield 12.6 hours of light.
- a 10 pound propane tank will yield 126 hours of light or 15.7 nights of 8 continuous hours of full power light.
- 30 nights @ 8 hours = 240 hours of light, requires 19 lbs of propane (a 20 lb tank).
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Propane Lantern Test
Single Mantle Lantern
Propane Lantern Test:
I tested my single mantle propane lantern @ full power for its’ fuel consumption (although it has 5 lower detent settings to save fuel when max lighting is not needed). Fuel consumption was measured using my accurate gram/ounces digital scale. The results below will aid you in calculating how much propane to store vs hours of light you want/need.
Option of Liquid Fuel:
The Coleman “Dual Fuel” two mantle liquid fuel lantern may be an option worth looking at. The lantern operates on Coleman white gas or plain no-lead pump gas. Pump gas fuel may be easier to come by in a post disaster situation than propane.
My thinking is everyone who has a BBQ Propane Grill would want propane to run the grill to cook some food. I doubt these people have any camping gear.