Ultimate Lantern For High Elevations
Dec 4, 2018
I had to try a Blizzard, because at my high elevation, tall globes make a brighter and taller flame. Of course, wick width(and a broad flame) is the most important factor for candlepower. I have a bit of a lantern collection, and full size lanterns take a lot of space. If you need maximum candlepower and a huge fount, appropriate for high elevations, this is the one to consider. If at a lower elevation, the D-Lite or the handy rising cone design Air Pilot might be a great choice. At my elevation, the Blizzard slightly edges the Air Pilot for light output, but I am a fan of rising cone designs. Lehman's reasonable prices allowed me to get one of each. All of my Lehman's lanterns work perfectly with no issues whatsoever. I use only real kerosene or Kleen Heat.
Get real glass globes
Jan 25, 2018
These lanterns are great for looks but if you actually plan on using them get real globes instead of the garbage ones they use now!! They break just from low heat off one of these lanterns and they are absolutely terrible!!
Sep 16, 2017
Great price. Great lantern. Totally retro
Jun 11, 2017
Very carefully packaged. Very sturdy, quality product. Love it!
These Are BIG!
Jun 9, 2017
Previous to purchasing this lantern, I already had half a dozen of the Dietz 76 "Original" lanterns, all of which I love. When this one arrived, I was not prepared for just how much bigger than the #76s it was! It's more than twice the size and is downright gigantic. That said, it is of high quality and I absolutely love all the light it gives off.
Mar 26, 2016
the lights were packed very well, they worked great from the start.
Feb 16, 2016
Got my new lantern i love it! and it works perfect!looking to buy more hopefully soon.
Nov 6, 2015
Outstanding! great price, great quality. I have a 1908 Ham cold blast and this is every bit as good of quality!
Jun 26, 2015
Bought 2 of these lanterns to keep on hand in case of power outages, weather disasters, etc. Order arrived quickly and packed so well that everything arrived in perfect condition. I couldn't resist trying out lanterns just to familiarize myself with lanterns. Workmanship is impressive, and they look as nice as they work. We have used them on our deck for a pleasing extra light outside. Will certainly purchase additional lanterns and fuel from Lehmans.
Jan 8, 2015
I have several Dietz lanterns, my blizzard being the largest. The blizzard is almost impossible to blow out in any weather. Someone mentioned using odorless lamp oil. Don't use lamp oil unless you want your wick to eventually get clogged and your flame to burn weaker. Klean Heat brand heater fuel works well and is less smelly than kerosene, but is 3x as expensive. I recommend buying kerosene if you are going to use your lantern outside, because it is cheaper. You can also use your lantern to keep the bugs away from your porch buy burning a 50-50 mix of kerosene and citronella oil. You can also buy a kit to electrify a blizzard to use as a nightstand light. Personally, I like to use the blizzard (and my dietz junior as well) to do outdoor chores at night or to take nighttime walks in the country. I bought 2 Blizzards from Lehmans, one for me and one for my brother. They shipped FAST, were packed uber-well and work great...and although all dietz lanterns are now made in the people's republic of China, these blizzards and all of the dietz lanterns are solid products. Above all, buy Dietz lanterns from Lehmans! Their prices are low, shipping fast and reasonable. I bought a couple of dietz from somewhere else and they wanted 19$ for shipping...ugh! Order from Lehmans and you will not be disappointed. Believe it or not, I am a 18 year old antique collector and restorer and have picked up a little know-how about lanterns along the way. Preserve the past and Keep those lanterns burning! !!!
Nov 28, 2014
Tested outside on a windy night- worked great - will order a few more - impressive. Never hurts to have a backup plan!
Oct 31, 2014
I have had this lantern for 5 years now and it goes out for chore time every night, all winter long. It works great even in windy weather and the large tank means I can fill it less often. We have several sizes of Dietz lanterns but this one is my favorite.
Aug 2, 2014
Got this lamp yesterday. It was like a time warp. I filled it with fuel, lit it, and looked around for my boots to go out to the barn to let the cows out! Just like in the 50's. I live in City but just as good quality as I remember from the old days. I am ready for the power outages.
Jul 5, 2014
This is a very beautiful lantern, so pretty I hate to even take it outside. It holds a lot of oil so will burn for a long time. Lehman's packing is awesome. You will not be disappointed by buying this lamp. It was shipped quickly and I'm a convert and will be purchasing more from this company.
Mar 25, 2014
I am extremely pleased with my lantern! It is everything I wanted and more! It is much bigger than I anticipated and it functions even better than I imagined!! Thank you so much for a perfect product!
Feb 18, 2014
I have now purchased a number of these and given away three as gifts. We LOVE them!
Jan 23, 2014
Experiencing quite a bad winter this year in Michigan, including a Christmas week power outage from an ice storm, followed by 18 inches of snow followed by -15 actual. I am always OVER prepared for everything but this was the one thing missing! This will cozy things up and save my batteries and hands from cranking lanterns for the next outage. Burns bright and is great to warm your hands by. Will be buying more...want one for every room! Oh...and the packaging is so awesome and it arrived very fast. Love Lehman's!
Jan 17, 2014
Lantern is sturdy and works well. I was impressed with the packaging as others have mentioned. I plan to buy more.
Dec 19, 2013
I bought my Dietz lantern forty years ago while living in Florida. It has served us well having been through four hurricanes and never failed to work. My kids love it and keep trying to talk me out of it, but I told them they'll have to buy their own. The biggest thing is to use smokeless oil so you don't have to scrub the globe as often (actual kerosene and some lamp oils leave a nasty black soot).
Dec 4, 2013
Okay, I was worried about purchasing this due to the uneven quality of Dietz in China. However, this attractive, large size, black and brass lantern opens properly and has not leaked. Yay! Where have their brass lanterns disappeared to? They were so pretty.
Nov 14, 2013
I love these lanterns!! We have 3 of them ourselves and I have bought them as gifts for friends who have also loved them. They are easy to use, very functional, and yet attractive enough to make a great decorative item when we're not burning them. We couldn't be more pleased and we've had these almost 6 months.
Sep 22, 2013
We purchased two of these late last year. Both have worked well, though one was obviously made by a different person than the other; there is more attention to detail and perfect function. These can't be beat, for foreign-made lanterns.
Sep 20, 2013
I just bought this lantern and brought it back with me to Germany where I now live. We use lanterns in our garden house where we have no electricity. I've purchased Feuerhand lanterns (which are great), but wanted something larger (and brighter). It is a large lantern, and brighter than the Feuerhands. The Dietz is maybe a little lower quality than the Feuerhands (most notably the globe (the Feuerhands' globe is heat resistant glass)), but not much. Also, I can't complain - the price of the Dietz is around $15 - about an hour's wage. I can't imagine these lanterns cost only an hour's wage back when they were first produced in the 19th Century (probably more likely a few weeks wages). Sure, I guess you can find these lanterns cheaper, but personally, I would rather patronize a store like Lehman's rather than the huge conglomerates. We're always complaining about nothing being manufactured in the US anymore, but then we continue to seek the cheapest item. I'm personally amazed they can produce a lantern so inexpensively (even the Feuerhands here are only 20 Euros).
Sep 13, 2013
I am ordering mine today! But my neighbor has 2 of them and they are awesome! I want to reply to the post about WalMart having this for a cheaper price. The one at WalMart that is mentioned is NOT the same. This lantern is 15 inches. The one at WalMart is only 4.5 inches. It also has horrible reviews. I generally do not comment on another review. But for something like this, you get what you pay for. If you want a lantern that you can depend on when you need it.....get this one at Lehman's!
Sep 3, 2013
I bought the same lamp today, but without the name brand at Walmart for $5.97. Both made in China. So, if you want to spend $11.98 more buy it here. Just saying folks.
Aug 19, 2013
Bought two of these in December of 2012 when they were on sale, they arrived two days before the power went out for a day. They burned great, excellent light out-put only problem was that one of the globes cracked after five minutes of use. Contacted Lehman's they didn't have any more in stock. It took them a while to get the globe to me but delivered as promised. Excellent Customer Service!!!!
Jun 18, 2013
I ordered 2 Dietz Blizzard lanterns. They arrived a day earlier than expected. The packaging was excellent. They were wrapped in several layers of bubble wrap and the box was packed with paper to prevent movement. They were in perfect condition! I have not used them yet, but I am thrilled with the large size and vibrant color! I will be ordering more in the future!
May 20, 2013
Best value for the price. Puts out excellent light, will not blow out in a hard wind. Age old design and it works. Highly recommend - and Lehman's packaging and delivery is by far the best I have ever had. I have four and will probably by a couple more in the near future.
May 5, 2013
My new lantern arrived and I was surprised how large it was for the price. Now I intend to buy more for family members and to convert one to electricity for an outdoor light source.
Apr 10, 2013
I was a little concerned that Deitz lanterns are now imported considering my experience with other chinese produced lanterns. I was however very satisfied with this lantern. Overall this was a well made product. The only less than satisfactory thing on this lantern was the fit of the cap to filler neck.
Apr 6, 2013
This came today and I am very happy with it. The price is a steal and I have decided I want to purchase several more for family members.
Feb 5, 2013
I'll give this lantern a 5 even though on one of the first two that I ordered, the globe lift lever broke the first time I used it. I'd rate Lehman's customer service at A+, they addressed the issue immediately. You'll notice that I've purchased more than one of these lanterns - no regrets - good product. They were larger than I expected - which was nice. They operate well... I appreciate that I can move them around (or hang them up)... something I hadn't considered when I bought my first lamp... one of the pretty ones that sits on a table. Those look nice but must be stationary while burning... and must cool after their put out! The Dietz Blizzard Hurricane burns strongly... even as I carry it around! Very useful.
Jan 31, 2013
Nice lantern. Great value and bigger than I expected...to my pleasure. Happy with the purchase.
Jan 22, 2013
I own lots of antique lanterns. I find this new one to be just a good as the old very happy with my new lantern.
Jan 19, 2013
Excellent lamp for the money. Nice and bright, simple to use.
Jan 18, 2013
I can't rate this 5 stars because I haven't actually lit it yet. However, we camp a great deal and I wanted these for that purpose. They are much larger and heavier than I'd anticipated, which is good. I think they will do the job very well, but as I said, I haven't actually used them yet.
Jan 18, 2013
I love these lanterns and when I saw the sale price, I had to get a couple more. One thing about Lehman's, when they pkg something for shipping, they want to be sure it gets there intact!!
Jan 18, 2013
We ordered 4 of these wonderful lanterns and we couldn't be more pleased! Thank you!!!
Jan 12, 2013
I can hardly believe what a great value these were. When they were on sale I ordered 5 to use as emergency lighting at our cabin. I am SO sorry I did not order more. Yes, they are lightweight, but it is a good thing because they are huge! Even if they are not on sale anymore, I think I am going to order another batch.
Jan 4, 2013
I don't believe there is a better lantern for the money. Very nice size, well finished, nice bright even flame. Quality appears to be very good and for the price if they only last two or three years it will be money well spent. Shipping was quick and the packing was unbelievable. Well done Lehman's we will be purchasing from you again.
Jan 2, 2013
GREAT CAMPING AND DURING HURRICANES - USE IT OFTEN.
Jan 1, 2013
Purchased three of these for our deck because another brand rusted out. This lantern is very sturdy, has a large fount for extended burn time, and operates flawlessly in wind and rain. While the winds were only about 20-25 mph, and the rain not terribly heavy, I am very pleased that the flame did not flicker in the wind, nor extinguish in the rain. We'll see how they hold up next hurricane season here in central FL.
Dec 31, 2012
Amazing bright, efficient and handy lantern! I love it!
Dec 30, 2012
At this price it's awesome, even at $20 it would be good+. Classic looking, globe well protected, easy to light. Get a decent funnel for filling though.
Dec 28, 2012
I bought this lantern after buying one on eBay made in 1928. It is just as good and a very useful product. I'm very satisfied. For the price it is great!
Dec 28, 2012
I have been very happy with this lantern and use it frequently indoors and out during the winter in South Dakota where it is usually well below zero and the wind blows 55mph. This lamp has never failed me. I use Klean Heat Oil Lamp Fuel, another great product from Lehman's. It barely has a smell when the lantern is first lit. Always pleased with the products and service here.
Dec 28, 2012
I purchased nine of these lanterns - eight for Christmas gifts and one for myself. Everyone loved these and especially me.. now expecting a snow storm and have my lantern ready. I wonder now where I can buy new globes if the need ever arises.
Dec 27, 2012
This lantern is very bright and lightweight. I prefer to have a site glass to go by when filling it up. That's not a complaint of this lantern, just a preference. I use kerosene with a pine additive that I got at Lowe's. I can smell it, but only enough to be acceptable to me.
Dec 25, 2012
I have an 80 year old Little Wizard No.100 which burns for 100 hours with the 3/8 wick. Just set up my new Blizzard, black with brass trim and am very pleased. Some say that they feel cheap and the metal seems thin. Well... they have not changed in the last 80 years that I can see. Also, you cannot 'buy American' when it comes to kerosene lanterns. Even a cursory check will reveal that these are made in China. Get over it, we are talking 15.00 here. I would happily have paid twice the price. Love it.
Dec 24, 2012
I ordered two of these. I was very impressed with the packaging. I was also surprised with the quality of the product. I have a couple of cheap Chinese lanterns that I never used because they are basically just for show. The Dietz lanterns, although also made in China, are much better quality than what you will find at your local discount store. I consider this money well spent.
Dec 24, 2012
Just got them in today, I am beyond impressed. Very well made and bright. So love them. Going to order more.
Dec 24, 2012
So far, my tally of Dietz lanterns is up to 4. I recently ordered 2 blizzards from this site, and they came all the way to leelanau county Michigan in just TWO days after shipment. I'm guessing my brothers 1940 ford tractor could have run over the shipping box, and the lanterns would have been all right. These blizzards are alot bigger then them junier lanterns. the tanks on these are very large, and the rate of fuel consumption is fine for it's size. Lehmans service is Great, and I will definantly order from them in the years to come.
Dec 22, 2012
I got what I paid for. It's a good lantern at an affordable price. Now I would like to purchase one made in the U.S. and compare the two. When I do, I will write a review.
Dec 22, 2012
So far, I've ordered a total of 12 Dietz Blizzard lanterns from Lehman's this year. 9 blue, and 3 black. All are excellent, and arrived well packed. I had read that the taller globe of the Blizzard helped them burn better at high altitude, and I've got a couple of them at my off-the grid back country place, which is at just under 8000 feet, and they work perfectly there. Learned one thing about lantern fuels using these outdoors: Some lantern fuel in the clear bottles available at a lot of retailers will actually start to solidify (freeze!) at around 40 degrees! So I switched to plain old kerosene, which is good to WELL below zero. They give off a lot of light. I'm very happy with these lanterns, and can wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a good alternative source of light at a very good price.
Dec 21, 2012
The product reached me quickly and was packed to sustain a tornado! I am disappointed with the quality of the lamps. They are stamped with Made in China and are I don't see the quality of the lamps I have from my parents. I wish the description would include the country of orgin. We need to be supporting Made in America.
Dec 21, 2012
This is the 2nd one that I ordered for me (I have purchased 4 for friends). These lanterns are great. I love them for porches on weekend get always, on the beach at night, for deck parties. The light is great and the hurricane lantern shield keeps it from being blown out on the beach. We have had several beach blanket night parties and have really enjoyed the lantern. The current sales price is half the price I paid for my first one!
Dec 19, 2012
Just what I needed for the price. Happy gifts for Christmas. We bought 10 of them.
Dec 11, 2012
I ordered these due to the price. They arrived in excellent and fast very happy with that. I'm a little disappointed that they are made in China thought they were made in USA also the metal seems kinda thin and cheap.The top is on crooked on mine, shouldn't effect use just aesthetics. Haven't used them yet so can't comment on that yet.
Dec 8, 2012
This is a great lamp. We use several of these as backup lights during power outages. They also look great as decorations during the rest of the time.
Dec 3, 2012
A great lamp at a great price, even when not on sale. I read the reviews and was surprised to see one with one star. After reading all the reviews, I was pleased to see it was an error on the writers part. He loved his Blizzard.. I've been using these lamps for the last 10 years and prefer them over flashlights when I go walking. I just ordered another dozen for Christmas gifts.
Sep 12, 2012
Awesome lantern. Very bright as long as you have the wick adjusted correctly. Also throws quite a bit of heat when used indoors. I purchased two so far, will be getting more. Great for emergencies.
Aug 25, 2012
I bought one of these on sale a while back and I was glad to have it during the big power outtage a couple months back! It looks great, preforms great, and is reasonably priced. I'm going to get at least one more.
Jun 29, 2012
I ordered 2 of these recently when they were on sale. They were packed to withstand a game of touch football! I was surprised at how large they are and how well made they seem to be. I am looking forward to many years of use. A great product!
Jun 28, 2012
I just purchased 3 of these lanterns for emergency lighting. They are very lightweight but sturdy and they are much larger than I expected. They are also very easy to operate. I am pleased with these lanterns and will consider buying more since they are such a great price.
Jun 17, 2012
Excellent for the price, the chimney will stand up to many years of wear and the lantern burned cleanly and brightly. We purchased two for our back patio and are extremely happy with them.
Jun 14, 2012
Great lantern at a great price. Don't let the cheap price tag fool you. We've used ours for about 3 years now. We are not gentle on things on our farm. When not using this, we hang it on our porch which gets doused with rain all year. No rust and no problems. Happy campers!
Jun 13, 2012
I ordered two of these Dietz lanterns and a table lamp. They exceeded my expectations in quality and light output. What really amazed me was the obvious care with which they were all packed. There was a lot of glass involved in this shipment and it is a long way from Ohio to Oregon! Everything arrived promptly and in great shape! Thanks a million!
Jun 1, 2012
I bought one of these last year for every member of my family. I have got nothing but glowing (hehe) comments on this product. I'm back now to add to my emergency storage. There might be more expensive and/or better quality lamps available but for me this lantern is tops in my book. The lighting output is good, the price is fantastic and the durability is great.
Mar 15, 2012
I recieved my Dietz Blizzard today and am very pleased. My grandfather had a dietz air pilot latern that we used through my childhood. My brother has it now and the new Dietze looks every bit as well made as the one made in the 1930's. 2 hours after I recieved the blizzard my brother and I order 2 Air Pilot Dietz.
Feb 4, 2012
The Blizzard is the best lantern I've ever used. It's VERY easy to light, lots of light, and no amount of wind can put it out, or even make it flicker.
Feb 1, 2012
Much bigger than I had imagined and throws a LOT of light. An excellent value and well made. I expect it to last a long time!
Aug 27, 2011
This lantern was my first experience with an oil lantern and I love it! it looks great, it is easy to use, and is so much fun! I will definitely be buying more in the future.
Jun 11, 2011
Just purchased 2 Dietz Blizzard Hurricane Lanterns. Another excellent product, large fuel capacity. This lantern surprisingly gave off a really great light. I have ordered a variety of Dietz lanterns and have found the larger globes and wick sizes give the brightest light equal to about a 60 watt bulb. I will be ordering more...
Jan 29, 2011
People usually praise Champion lantern and I guess for right reason. However, one of them, which I bought recently (not at Lehmanﾒs) was quite leaky. Now this much cheaper lantern does work as well as its famous brother. The finish and overall appearance of Dietz lantern oozes quality, it doesnﾒt look cheap even though itﾒs priced as one. One more thing, it does burn fuel completely, you barely smell an odor of burned substance. Very good lantern, and by the way, the service at Lehmanﾒs is exemplary. The first sample of Blizzard Dietz I got had faulty burner, now since burners were out of stock at a store at that time, they sent me completely new lantern for exchange.
Sep 6, 2010
Not bad at all for the price, can leak a very small amount around the fill cap area when used on walks if it has more than about half a tank of fuel- the directions do warn of similar reasons to not fill above 85% capacity, I am using Aladdin oil in mine and it gets great light output. Very pleased with the amount of light from this one. However, Aladdin oil seems to have a thinner viscosity than kerosene and I need to try some kero in this to see if it does the same thing but it seems Aladdin oil can wick itself up the fuel cap somehow when a little gets sloshed up into that area- it's not a big deal because the lantern would leak anyway through the burner if it was overturned, but a good reason to not fill the reservoir too full, also it weighs a lot less half full! If it had a better fuel cap on it I would give a 5 rating, otherwise a 4 and a good value. I use this daily or should I say nightly, for general purpose lighting on the farm, walks to the swamp at night, indoors when the power is out and sometimes just for a change of pace or for relaxation. All in all it's the best light you can buy for the price and I am buying more Dietz lanterns for the farm.
Apr 29, 2010
Wonderful value, and hats off to your packing and shipping staff. I'm sure if they had included a carton of raw eggs in the package, they would have gotten through without a crack. Best packing I have ever seen.
Apr 14, 2010
Wonderful lantern! I use this regularly when fishing at night. It provides plenty of light and is incredibly easy to use and maintain. I have used it also when the electricity has gone out during winter storms. Definitely worth the price. I highly recommend this item. I have just ordered a second because of the good quality and efficient/effective usability.
Feb 14, 2010
I've been using a Dietz Blizzard for over 10 years, camping as many as 10-15 times yearly. It has also been used at home during power outages. It continues to serve well. This is probably one of the best lanterns in the Dietz line.
Dec 24, 2009
I have this blue one as well a Black and Gold. The plain blue looks great with the sterling color trim and the lamp is great for display and lighting. A good choice for general camping use or for atmosphere in the home.
May 19, 2009
this is a grate lantern i use it for camping & when i lose power. i will be ordering another one.thanks