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Old 09-26-2014   #11
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There is really no way to replicate a Coleman lanterns performance with LED's. Certainly nothing exists today or can even get close.
Anyone wanting to make one, though, needs to figure out the best way to get the heat off the LED's and what is the best battery for how long it needs to burn and in what conditions.

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Old 09-26-2014   #12
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I think Black Diamond is resting on their laurels. There are much more powerful Leds out these days but BD does not use them. Titan is 250 lumens vs 300 lumens for 30 day lantern and it costs less. The Best LED Lantern | The Sweethome The most powerful Leds use lithium Ion batteries I have a small li on hand held that puts out over 1000 lumens (battery is about double aa size).

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Old 09-27-2014   #13
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Obviously your searching for a full size lantern and size is not important, but for backpacking and kayak self support this guy works amazingly well:

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