I bought this to supplement Snow Peak's original tempered glass globe. It outperforms the base globe in several areas. It diffuses light better, is slightly lighter, and is completely unbreakable. On the down side the mesh globe makes ignition a pain with a pizeo starter and/or in windy conditions. The glass globe keeps gas inside long enough to light. Mesh doesn't offer much of a barrier. Gas diffuses almost as quickly as released. Once started it works like a charm.