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Dietz D-Lite Lantern

Item #3790BG
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Considered the best lantern of its day, the D-Lite was introduced in 1912. It boasts a "fat" globe which has larger openings for easier cleaning.
  • Output: 4.4 cp, burns 26 hrs.
  • Tank: 31 oz.
  • Wick: 7/8" flat wick
  • Size: 13"H, 2-1/2 lb
  • Black with brass trim, clear globe
  • China
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DIETZ D-LITE LANTERN DESCRIPTION
Famous Dietz lanterns stay lit in any weather! Proven in use on Mississippi showboats, New England whalers, steam locomotives and horse-drawn trolleys. With the easiest operation of any lantern, they’re designed for rough-and-tumble outdoor use. Thumb-lever lifts globe for lighting. Hinged globes tilt out for quick cleaning or replacement. Tin-coated steel is finished with durable lacquered enamel to prevent tarnish. Plated tanks resist rust and steel guards protect the heat-resistant globes.

Customer Reviews of Dietz D-Lite Lantern
Product Rating: 4.3 out of 5.0(13 reviews)
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- 8/14/2012
said: tutman
"I rate this as slightly above average. I like it and it works well. But the over all quality I feel is too cheap. It's definitely a made in china special, but for $18 bucks you can't complain. This will be great for the occasional power outage, but maybe not durable for the long term everyday usage when the shimmit hits the fan. I don't see any safety hazards. I'm going to try the Feuerhand Lanterns from Germany and see if that quality is better. The only thing about the Feuerhand is that they are smaller lamps an may not put out as much light. The Dietz D is a larger lantern that holds a decent amount of fuel and might be a little brighter. I'm looking for higher quality for the long term off the grid experience. I'll do an review on the Feuerhand lamp once I get it. I'll compare the two in brightness, fuel burn time, quality and what ever else I see. I chose the hurricane lamps for their ruggedness and the ability to stay lite when there is wind or rain. They have a nice carry handle for walking outside."
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- 11/25/2013
said: Anonymous User
"I made the mistake of buying 3 of these lanterns for my mountain home where weather often cuts electricity. As other users noted, cheap glass and leaky oil reservoir making it dangerous. NOT recommended at all. Wish Lehman's would not sell such cheap, made in China items."
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- 11/7/2012
said: Anonymous User
"Purchased two of these lanterns at one time. One of them had a crack in the glass globe that was running up the center of the globe. Both lanterns had the thinnest, cheapest glass globes I have ever seen. Right off the bat, I will be replacing both globes with real GLASS globes. Put some fuel into one lantern and the fill spout to lantern body joint leaked. Now, why is there a seal on the fuel cap if the filler neck isn’t sealed? Didn’t even bother to check the other lantern. Both are made in China and are the cheapest lanterns I have ever seen. I won’t be using these fire traps! Won’t be replacing the glass either. There are just junk!"
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