A camping candle lantern is the perfect camping light to use in a tent. It has other uses too!
I've been a fan of the UCO camping candle lantern for years.
There's nothing like being in a tent, warm and cozy in the warm flickering glow of a candle - especially if the wind is howling outside!
A candle lantern consists of a glass chimney tucked into an aluminum or brass base.
A candle sits in the base. The chimney is pulled up for use and pushed down for storage and transport.
UCO camping candle lanterns come in three sizes:
You can use the attached stainless steel handle to hang the lantern from a loop on your tent ceiling.
The flame is enclosed safely and is shielded from the wind.
As the candle burns, the spring loaded base keeps the candle flame at a constant height.
They really are wonderful! Here's why:
As you know, you should never have an open flame in a tent.
A properly used UCO lantern can be used in a tent.
Candle lanterns are simple to use.
Unlike most other camping lights, they don't have parts that break or batteries that die.
As long as you have matches and spare candles with you, you can have unlimited light.
A candle lantern gives off enough heat to actually warm a small tent on a cool night!
Using a camping candle lantern will help to reduce condensation in a tent, too.
These are ideal backpacking lanterns.
The aluminum model weighs just 7.5oz/210 g.
You can't use just any candle in these lanterns. You have to purchase UCO candles.
The candles are fairly economical.
Each burns for about 9 hours at a cost of less than 25 cents per hour.You can even get beeswax candles or citronella candles!
These units get hot!
Never touch the heat shield (the round metal top) - even after you have blown out the candle.
It stays hot for quite a while - hot enough to burn your skin.
I'm speaking from experience here. It really hurts!
Teach your children never to touch that piece of metal.
When the candle is burning, be sure to keep the unit straight.
If you tilt it, the wax will spill.
It won't hurt anything, but the wax will splash on the inside of the glass chimney, making a mess.
A candle lantern is almost bright enough to read by - but not quite!
I prefer to use a headlamp for reading, and a candle lantern for playing cards and getting ready for bed.
When you get home from camping, you might want to use your candle lanterns on your patio.
They make great decorative outdoor hanging lanterns!
There are lots of optional accessories for the candle lantern:
I've had my candle lantern for more than 15 years and it has never needed repair.If it ever does, though, I'll buy the Repair and Refurbishment Kit and be able to replace virtually any part.
Candle lanterns are effective, economical and practical. I recommend them for all tent campers, but especially for backpackers.