Sep 11, 2015
I chose the D-Lite for the larger 7/8 wick (more candlepower), and straight sides for an easier grip. (The Air Pilot is the same lantern, only with curved sides). The lantern burns with a rather surprising white light, and when aluminum foil is applied to the back half of the globe, it really throws light. Light output, in my opinion, is slightly less than a 15 watt light bulb; more than a 7 watt night-light. This lantern will fill a good size room with usable light, and if sitting close, you can easily read.Burn time on a fuel tank stays close to the 26 hours as claimed, when using Low Odor Mineral Spirits as fuel. (Mineral spirits = coal oil; charcoal starter fluid.)When you need a light easy on your night vision, such as when camping, and walking, this is perfect.
Nov 25, 2013
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.
Nov 26, 2012
Great little lantern. Used it every day for two weeks since we got it.
Nov 7, 2012
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ﾒt sealed? Didnﾒt even bother to check the other lantern. Both are made in China and are the cheapest lanterns I have ever seen. I wonﾒt be using these fire traps! Wonﾒt be replacing the glass either. There are just junk!
Aug 14, 2012
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.
Aug 12, 2012
Fantastic product! I dabble in pseudo-prepping for emergencies and purchased two of these lanterns. Normally my wife scoffs at my emergency preparedness purchases, but when she came home from work, she immediately commented on the beauty of this lantern! The gold and black are create a charming and classic look. The D-Lite lantern has a bright, symmetrical feather-shaped flame and the build quality was great. No leaks, the wick adjuster was smooth, and the globe raising lever worked great. I look forward to using this on many camping trips and have no doubts on how well it will do its job. Lehman's did an outstanding job packing my shipment- as if they treated every order as their own! Thanks for a great product at a great price!
Feb 23, 2012
This is an excellent lamp for the money well worth it. We had a smaller Dietz lantern one during the 8 days of power outage in October of 2011 and that little lamp threw more light then out bigger lanterns so we decided to invest into a larger Dietz lantern and it is great so we are not ready for the next storm.
Dec 27, 2011
I don't know what I would do without my Dietz Lanterns. I have used them numerous times when the power has been out. I had to use them for a week straight several winters ago during our terrible ice storm. I sure am glad I planned ahead. Looking at my house from the outside it looked like the electricity was on because the lanterns gave off so much light!!! Safe and easy to move from room to room. I HIGHLY recommend any of the Dietz Lanterns.
Jun 8, 2011
This lantern is as well made as it is attractive. I've bought several to use outside with citronella oil. The glass globe is particularly thick and sturdy and easy to clean.
May 8, 2011
Dietz lanterns are excellent quality oil lamps. I have used them for over 10 years and will continue to do so. D-Lite puts out an excellent light, large fluid capacity. Easy to operate. The only draw back is these lanterns are getting harder and harder to find. Thank you Lehmans!!! I will be placing several orders... Highly recommend Dietz..
Apr 13, 2011
excellent lantern for general use and you should add the Dietz burner as an up grade
Oct 24, 2010
I found this product to be very high quality. I use it as a reading lamp
Oct 6, 2010
These lanterns are terrific! The price is extraordinarily reasonable for the quality. They are just perfect for positioning around the yard and hot tub ... so much so, I'm tempted to order another half dozen! Thanks, Lehman's ... it's so nice to be able to rely on your high standards to shop with confidence.
Sep 11, 2010
This is my favorite dietz so far for an all around lantern. The thing I like most about it is the globe for two reasons- first ease of cleaning, but mostly because this style of lantern is better for a walking light due to how it throws out the light. My Blizzard will throw much more light upwards which is ok and desired for some instances but slightly annoying when walking paths at night. The D- lite is very nice looking too by the way. If I could only have one lantern it would be this one.
Jan 4, 2010
I received the black and gold lantern in about a week after I ordered. I have to say this is a great looking lantern! The box and protective wrapping from Lehman's was excellent! I added some Aladdin oil and the light filled the room nicely. I'm impressed and I will purchase more from Lehman's in the future. Good price for an excellent product! A