这款泪珠蜡烛在全球广受欢迎，启发我们创造一个灯台，*方便。 这款迷你灯笼的设计工作是利用现成的蜡烛并扩展其功能，包括户外娱乐和在家中更广泛使用。 采用与原装蜡烛灯笼相同的高标准，获得专利的迷你灯笼具有铝结构、玻璃吊灯和独特烛台，可保持蜡烛的稳定。 灯座底部的特殊设计通风孔提供凉爽空气，以提供所需的氧气。 UCO 迷你灯笼是超轻徒步旅行、自行车旅游、世界旅行的理想选择，让家使用这款美妙的蓝光蜡烛更具吸引力。
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Safe to say, this is more than just a toy. It actually works! As per the new packaging (see the photos I uploaded), this unit puts out 15 lumens of light and 450 BTUs of heat. That seems pretty accurate. I also got about a 4 hour burn time out of the cheap Ikea tealight candles. 100 candles for 4 bucks. Can't beat it. For portable lighting, I'm not sure if there's anything else out there cheaper to run or be as reliable. As a source of heat, I doubt a single tealight will do much, but if you're burning multiple tealights, then yes, that adds up quickly. Keep in mind a normal portable electric space heater puts out 5,000 BTUs on high.
Make no mistake, 15 lumens isn't a heck of a lot of light compared to modern lighting. Putting things in perspective, a 40 watt bulb is about 450 lumens, a 60 watt bulb is about 800 lumens. This little tealight lantern is 15 lumens. That said, once you get away from the city lights and are in true darkness, this is a workable amount of light. I can see it lighting up a tent or table at night, but not an entire area. I could easily read by it with a book sitting on the table next to it.
Surprisingly, the only part of this lantern which gets hot is the heat shield on top. The frame and glass remained cool throughout the entire four hours.
What I have yet to figure out is how to safely transport these little guys. So far I keep my two lanterns wrapped up inside thick gym socks. Ultimately, I'm going to try to get a few pieces of PVC pipe just slightly larger than the lantern and put threaded ends on it and transport them that way. I know Uco sells a neoprene case, but that's not strong enough to protect the glass.
Update: Now that I have the magnification problem solved with a flexible UltraOptix book mark magnifier (WalMart office supply section $1.67) made into a cylinder in which the lantern slips into perfectly I have experimented with mini meal/snack or survival cooking on it. A tuna can (1/2 cup) covered will boil water for purification, coffee, cocoa etc. in 55-60 mins, add 1/4 cup of oatmeal or rice 90 mins. from cold start, a 3/4 golf ball size of bannock dough will yield a nice 3 in. x 1/2 in. biscuit in 1hr. 40 min.(flip once half way through).I even made beef stew with small pieces of beef jerky and finely diced potato, onion and carrot in 1.5 hrs. Not fast food by any stretch but in a survival situation it will do the job.
Update: I have used it now with a votive for about an hour, worked good, swung it back and forth without a problem. The plastic bottom never got hot. I could quickly touch the top without a problem, but didn't touch it long enough to know how hot it was. My paint did not come off (I painted mine when I got it).