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I need to replace the piezo self ignitor...
I need to replace the piezo self ignitor for my Primus. Carry?
It doesn't seem like they carry it, but I am sure Primus would carry it or be able to help you if you called customer service.
Little Fire Light
I have had this little lantern on day packs, multi-day traverses at elevation, and car camping. This little bugger never let's me down. Well except for the starter, which I simple choose not to use. It always provides about 45W of bright light quickly in some pretty hospitable conditions and tends to be really economical on fuel usage. The brightness is adjustable from a full entertainment table of light to a small reading level light. Tough as well, just bring some extra mantles and she's running trouble free.
I am guessing that the lamp gets very hot.....
I am guessing that the lamp gets very hot.. Will it stay lit in the rain or wet heavy snow?
This would definitely have some issues with rain and snow, I wouldn't recommend it if you're expecting those conditions.
Yeah the issue is I always prepare for those conditions, but thanks for the feedback!!
Lanterns are one of the most fragile gear primarily due to the glass component.
This isn't just a lantern to me, it's a beacon.
Good little lantern!
Small,sturdy and light in weight, its a real good lantern. Used it elevation ranging from 6~ 9,700 ft. As higher elevation and colder it gets does not light well with its own attached piezo, but once on there were no problems. Used 3 brands of gas, msr, primus and coleman. For some reason coleman gave more light, maybe it has more pressure, it produce more hissing sound. Excellent lantern for camping or backpacking.
Has anyone compared it with f1lite farola...
Has anyone compared it with f1lite farola from Coleman? I Think self ignition is a waste of weight as you can use your ignition steel.
The 70W illumination on this lantern is a stretch. It's more like 40W, very similar to the F1. They use virtually the same mantle & therefore have the same output. I agree with you on the piezo. The extra weight isn't justified making the Primus slightly heavier.
Can you adjust brightness?
Can you adjust brightness?
This lantern can be adjusted for brightness by turning the black, plastic valve knob on the side either up or down.
Primus MicronLantern w/ Self Igniter
This is a great buy. The mantle was super easy to install as well as the self igniter works great. On average it has taken me about two clicks to get it started. It does put off some heat so it will work great this winter to huddle around. It is just as bright as my other full size car camping lantern.
Rockin' little lamp/heater
For cold winter camping, this thing is great. While not recommended, one could light this lantern inside a tent and realize that the tent quickly becomes a warm dry haven despite the sub-zero temperatures outside. One would have to be careful, but it is a nice way to warm up for the change to or from the sleeping bag. Otherwise, this little lantern provides a great deal of light. It takes a beating, travels light, and performs well- just keep it away from flamable stuff, it doesn't play nice with nylon.
where can i get replacement mantles for...
where can i get replacement mantles for this bad boy? thanks.
Or you can purchase them here on backcountry.com...
They are out of stock on that other site.