Kerosene camping lanterns are also known as hurricane lanterns. They use kerosene to generate light. They are the rugged and portable versions of ordinary kerosene lamps. They were popularly used in the late 1800s up to the 20th century.
Most models are made up of a chimney and metal side tubes to protect the glass globe.
They use ducting systems that stabilize and enhance the flame to make it stable, bright, and wind-resistant. Kerosene lanterns are used in camping, residential, and agricultural applications.
Fueled camping lanterns use flammable and highly-toxic fuel to generate light. They can be dangerous to use if not handled properly. They can cause large fires, skin burns, and carbon monoxide poisoning especially in warm places. Most models use propane, a fuel gas that turns into liquid when compressed.
Fueled camping lanterns are inexpensive, portable, and durable. However, they provide very little light that can only be ideal for reading or writing.
Electric lanterns are durable, easy to use, and easy to maintain. Battery-operated lanterns are be classified under this type. However, they do not produce bright lights.
Electric camping lanterns can use disposable, rechargeable, or permanently installed batteries.