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Snow lanterns in a Finnish garden
Snow lanterns in a Finnish garden
A chōchin in an okonomiyaki restaurant in Japan
A chōchin in an okonomiyaki restaurant in Japan

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may be used for signaling, or as general light sources for camping. Dim varieties are often used for decoration. Look up lantern in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 759 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 759 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1148x1600, 157 KB) ファイルの概要 お好み焼き屋の提灯 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1148x1600, 157 KB) ファイルの概要 お好み焼き屋の提灯 2005. ... A man prepares okonomiyaki at in a restaurant in Hiroshima, Japan Cheese (above) and shrimp okonomiyaki fully seasoned with sauce, mayonnaise, katsuobushi and aonori in Osaka, Japan Lantern beckons the unwary tourist into an okonomiyaki restaurant Okonomiyaki ) is a pan-fried Japanese dish cooked with various ingredients. ... Portable communications devices refer to hand-held or wearable devices. ... Not to be confused with lightning. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ...

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Traditional and decorative lanterns

Stone lantern in a Chinese Garden
Stone lantern in a Chinese Garden

The simplest technology used is the candle lantern. Candles give only a weak light, and must be protected from wind to prevent from flickering or complete extinguishment. A typical candle lantern is a metal box with glass side panels and opening on the top. An Oriental Stone Lantern This picture was taken in a park in California on Sept 18, 2004. ... An Oriental Stone Lantern This picture was taken in a park in California on Sept 18, 2004. ... For other uses, see Candle (disambiguation). ...


Decorative lanterns exist in a wide range of designs. Some hang from buildings, while others are placed on or just above the ground. Paper lanterns occur in societies around the world. Modern varieties often place an electric light in a decorative glass case. Paper Lanterns Paper lanterns come in various shapes and sizes, as well as various methods of construction. ...


The ancient Chinese sometimes captured fireflies in transparent or semi-transparent containers and used them as (short-term) lanterns. Raise the Red Lantern, a Chinese film, prominently features lanterns as a motif. For the science fiction television series, see Firefly (TV series). ... Raise the Red Lantern (Simplified Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂; Traditional Chinese: 大紅燈籠高高掛; pinyin: Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà; literally Hang High the Big Red Lantern) is an award-winning 1991 Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwan film, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. ... In art, a motif is a repeated idea, pattern, image, or theme. ...


Kerosene lantern

A "short globe" style cold blast kerosene lantern

The kerosene lantern, also popularly referred to as a "hurricane lantern" was commonly used from the late 1800s through the middle of the 20th century. A kerosene lantern is a rugged version of a kerosene lamp and is designed for portability. The metal chimney and side tubes, which securely supports the glass globe to prevent breakage, typically contains a ducting system to stabilize and enhance the draft of air reaching the flame resulting in a stable, brighter, wind resistant flame. Lanterns with enhanced drafting are referred "hot blast" or a "cold blast" tubular lanterns, depending on their design, with the latter being more common. Large kerosene lanterns produce 12-14 candela of light and approximately 1500 Btu of heat. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (630x1074, 150 KB) Summary A modern chinese made RE Dietz Little Wizard No. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (630x1074, 150 KB) Summary A modern chinese made RE Dietz Little Wizard No. ... Swiss kerosene lamp. ... This article is about the material. ... Photopic (black) and scotopic [1] (green) luminosity functions. ... The British thermal unit (BTU) is a non-metric unit of energy, used in the United States and, to a certain extent, the UK. The SI unit is the joule (J), which is used by most other countries. ...


Common residential/agricultural applications for kerosene lamps were lighting unelectrified rural homes, barns and the path for nighttime visits to outhouse. Horse drawn carriages, railroad cars, ships, and early automobiles used kerosene lanterns for nighttime illumination, but the brighter carbide lamp was preferred for this use. The kerosene lantern was also heavily used as a method of signaling and navigational marking in railroad, nautical, firefighting, and public works applications. Lanterns used for signaling often had interchangeable globes of different colours. For example, lanterns with red and green globes were placed on the sides of ships to mark port and starboard, while lanterns with clear globes were used to indicate the ship was at anchor. Lanterns designed for marking purposes sometimes had extra large fuel tanks to permit 48 hours of continuous burning to permit workers to leave it unattended over the weekend. This article is about the building. ... Outhouse near Crabapple Lake, Washington, United States, with wafer board walls, and a fiberglass ceiling An outhouse, (also known as a privy, kybo, jakes or earth-closet) usually refers to a type of toilet in a small structure separate from the main building which does not have a flush or... Tourists in a vis-a-vis, Prague The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse-drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs or leather strapping for suspension, whether light, smart and fast or large and comfortable. ... A railroad car (or, more briefly, car, not to be confused with railcar), also known as an item of rolling stock, is a vehicle on a railroad (or railway) that is not a locomotive — one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered. ... Car redirects here. ... Lit carbide lamp A French manufactured Carbide of Calcium lamp on a bicycle Carbide of Calcium lamp in a coal mine Carbide lamps also known as Acetylene Gas lamps are simple lamps that produce and burn acetylene gas (C2H2) which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide (CaC2) with... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ... The notion of internal improvements or public works is a concept in economics and politics. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Port is the nautical term (used on boats and ships) that refers to the left side of a ship, as perceived by a person facing towards the bow (the front of the vessel). ... A view of the Starboard side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross Starboard is the nautical term that refers to the right side of a vessel as perceived by a person on board the ship and facing the bow (front). ...


Widespread rural electrification, improvements in battery operated lamps such as flashlights, and the affordability of portable gas-powered mantle lamps, spelled the decline of the kerosene lantern. Today, kerosene lanterns are still manufactured in China, some using the original tooling from the early 1900s. In the United States, antique lanterns are a collector's item, especially lanterns manufactured for carriages, fire trucks and railroads. Most often they are used for decorative purposes and are never lit. The few remaining lanterns actually lit are used as source of emergency light during power outages, or as mood lighting. The Amish, some campers, and some individuals living "off the grid" still use kerosene lanterns on a regular basis. Rural electrification is the process of bringing electrical power to rural and remote areas. ... For other uses, see Battery. ... For the Parliament song, see Flash Light (song). ... For other uses, see Antique (disambiguation). ... Mood Lighting is when the lighting is used to create a particular mood. ... This article is about Old Order Amish, but also refers to other Amish sects. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Modern fueled lanterns

A railroad brakeman's signal lantern
A railroad brakeman's signal lantern

All fueled lanterns are somewhat hazardous due to the danger of handling flammable and toxic fuel, danger of fire or burns from the high temperatures involved, and potential dangers from carbon monoxide poisoning if used in an enclosed environment. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (498x826, 68 KB) A brakemans kerosene lantern formerly from the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (498x826, 68 KB) A brakemans kerosene lantern formerly from the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. ... Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs after the inhalation of carbon monoxide gas. ...


Simple wick lanterns remain available. They are cheap and durable, but provide little light and are unsuitable for reading. They require periodic trimming of the wick and regular cleaning of soot from the inside of the glass chimney.


Mantle lanterns use a woven ceramic impregnated gas mantle to accept and re-radiate heat as visible light from a flame. The mantle does not burn (but the cloth matrix carrying the ceramic must be "burned out" with a match prior to its first use). When heated by the operating flame the mantle glows incandescently. Such lanterns are very bright, and can easily be used as reading lights. The heat may be provided by a gas, by kerosene, or by a pressurised liquid such as "white" gasolene (Naphtha). For protection from the high temperatures produced and to stabilize the airflow, a cylindrical glass shield called the globe or chimney is placed around the mantle. For other uses of mantle see: mantle (disambiguation) An incandescent gas mantle, gas mantle, or Welsbach mantle is a device for generating bright white light when heated by a flame. ... Molten glassy material glows orange with incandescence in a vitrification experiment. ... Naphtha (CAS No. ...


A once popular camper's "white gas" manually pressurized lantern is manufactured by the Coleman Company in one and two mantle models. These are being supplanted by a battery-powered fluorescent lamp models by many manufacturers including Coleman. Liquid fuel lanterns remain popular where the fuel (see portable stove for a discussion on fuel) is easily obtained and is in common use. Coleman Company, Inc. ... For other uses, see Battery. ... Fluorescent lamps Assorted types of fluorescent lamps. ... A small portable stove and its container MSR WindPro with skillet, heat reflector, wind shield and isobutane/propane canister A portable stove is a stove specially designed to be portable and lightweight, as for camping. ...


A very efficient multifuel lantern has been developed in India which runs on kerosene, diesel and low grade ethanol [1].


Many portable mantle-type fuel lanterns now use propane, a fuel gas that becomes liquid when compressed. Such lamps usually use a small disposable steel container to provide the fuel. The ability to refuel without liquid fuel handling increases safety and additional fuel supplies for such lamps have an indefinite shelf life if the containers are protected from moisture (which can cause corrosion of the container) and excess heat. Propane is a three-carbon alkane, normally a gas, but compressible to a liquid that is transportable. ...


The leading manufacture of kerosene mantle lamps in the United States is the Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company, which has long produced an extensive line of utilitarian and decorative mantle lamps. A specialized cylindrical wick with a central airflow tube satisfies the high and uniform heating demands of the mantle.


Modern electric lanterns

People across India celebrate Diwali Festival via symbolic lanterns called Kandil as an integral part of Diwali decorations
People across India celebrate Diwali Festival via symbolic lanterns called Kandil as an integral part of Diwali decorations

Some lanterns are battery-powered and have a simple lightbulb, but bright and efficient electric lanterns will employ a specialized power supply to operate a fluorescent type. They are easy to use and comparatively durable, but less bright than propane or liquid fuel lanterns. Depending on the design, these lanterns may use disposable batteries, rechargeable replaceable batteries, or permanently-installed rechargeable batteries and either require battery replacement, or if rechargeable and not constantly plugged in must be brought to full charge every few months by plugging in. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 538 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1715 × 1912 pixels, file size: 723 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Diwali, Lantern, Akash Kandil, Akash Diwa File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 538 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1715 × 1912 pixels, file size: 723 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Diwali, Lantern, Akash Kandil, Akash Diwa File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Battery. ... The incandescent light bulb uses a glowing wire filament heated to white-hot by electrical resistance, to generate light (a process known as thermal radiation). ... Fluorescent lamps Assorted types of fluorescent lamps. ... Propane is a three-carbon alkane, normally a gas, but compressible to a liquid that is transportable. ...


Some rechargeable fluorescent lanterns may be plugged in at all times and may be set up to illuminate upon a power failure, a useful feature in some applications. During extensive power failures (or for remote use), supplemental recharging may be provided from an automobile's twelve volt electrical system or from a modest solar powered charger. A solar cell, made from a monocrystalline silicon wafer A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. ...


Battery-powered lanterns utilizing LEDs are becoming increasingly popular due to improvements in LED technology and reduced production costs. LEDs have become brighter and more rugged, and typically run longer (due to low current draw from the batteries) than incandescent bulbs or fluorescent tubes of comparable brightness. External links LEd Category: TeX ...


See also

Swiss kerosene lamp. ... A Common Household Light bulb This is a list of sources of light, including both natural and artificial sources, and both processes and devices. ... For devices such as table lamps and reading lamps, see Light fixture. ... Not to be confused with lightning. ... Molten glassy material glows orange with incandescence in a vitrification experiment. ... Light bulb redirects here. ... The incandescent light bulb uses a glowing wire filament heated to white-hot by electrical resistance, to generate light (a process known as thermal radiation). ... Nernst lamp, complete, model B with cloche, DC-lamp 0. ... A Parabolic Aluminized Reflector light, or PAR light, is a type of light commonly used in motion picture production when a substantial amount of light is required for a scene. ... The Centennial Light hanging in the Livermore, California Firehouse. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 361 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1276 pixel, file size: 757 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Original at Image:Gluehlampe 01 KMJ.jpg File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Fluorescence induced by exposure to ultraviolet light in vials containing various sized Cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots. ... Low-energy light-bulb redirects here. ... Fluorescent lamps Assorted types of fluorescent lamps. ... In contrast with all other electrical lamps that use electrical connections through the lamp envelope to transfer power to the lamp, in electrodeless lamps the power needed to generate light is transferred from the outside of the lamp envelope by means of (electro)magnetic fields. ... Germicidal lamps are simple low pressure mercury vapor discharges in a fused quartz envelope. ... 15 kW Xenon short-arc lamp used in IMAX projectors High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps include these types of electrical lamps: mercury vapor, metal halide (also HQI), high-pressure sodium (Son), low-pressure sodium (Sox) and less common, xenon short-arc lamps. ... A Mercury-vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp which uses mercury in an excited state to produce light. ... Example of a light source using a broad spectrum metal halide lamp pointing upward towards the sky. ... Lighting neon lamp, two 220/230 volt and 110 V neon lamps and a screwdriver with neon lamp inside A neon lamp is a gas discharge lamp containing primarily neon gas at low pressure. ... A low pressure sodium/sodium oxide (LPS/SOX) streetlamp at full power A low pressure sodium/sodium oxide (LPS/SOX) streetlamp at full power (detail) A sodium vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp which uses sodium in an excited state to produce light. ... This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedias quality standards. ... Xenon flash lamp being fired. ... A 3000 volt electricity arc between two nails Electricity arcs between the power rail and electrical pickup shoe on a London Underground train An electric arc can melt calcium oxide An electric arc is an electrical breakdown of a gas which produces an ongoing plasma discharge, resulting from a current... The 300,000-watt Plasma Arc Lamp in the Infrared Processing Center (IPC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory An arc lamp is a device that produces light by the sparking (or arcing, from voltaic arc) of a high current between two carbon rod electrodes. ... A Yablochkov candle (sometimes electric candle) is a type of electric carbon arc lamp, invented in 1876 by Pavel Yablochkov. ... This article is about the chemical reaction combustion. ... Lit carbide lamp A French manufactured Carbide of Calcium lamp on a bicycle Carbide of Calcium lamp in a coal mine Carbide lamps also known as Acetylene Gas lamps are simple lamps that produce and burn acetylene gas (C2H2) which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide (CaC2) with... The Argand lamp was invented and patented in 1780 by Aimé Argand . ... For other uses, see Candle (disambiguation). ... The Indian light festival Diwali is traditionally lit up by huge numbers of Diya (plural diyas). Diya is a contracted form of deep or light given by small earthen pots (also known as Pradeep), with wick made of cotton and dipped in ghee. ... Gas lighting is the process of burning piped natural gas or coal gas for illumination. ... Swiss kerosene lamp. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Antique bronze oil lamp with Christian symbol (replica) A terra-cotta oil lamp, Antique oil lamp (replica) An oil lamp is a simple vessel used to produce light continuously for a period of time from a fuel source. ... Safety lamp is the name of a variety of lamps for safety in coal-mines against coal dust, methane, or firedamp, a highly explosive mixture of natural gas apt to accumulate in them. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Kerosene lamp. ... A Rushlight is a type of candle formed using the dried pith of the rush plant as its wick. ... Tilley Lamp TL10 from 1922-1946 The Tilley Lamp derives from John Tilley’s invention of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813. ... This article is about portable open fires. ... LBNL researcher examines prototype sulfur lamp. ... LED redirects here. ... LED Lamp with GU10 twist lock fitting, intended to replace halogen reflector lamps. ... Solid State Lighting (SSL) refers to a type of lighting that utilizes light-emitting diodes (LEDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), or polymer light-emitting diodes as sources of illumination rather than electrical filaments or gas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Electroluminescent wire (often abbreviated to EL wire) is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an AC voltage is applied to it. ... A chemoluminescent reaction carried out in an erlenmeyer flask producing a large amount of light. ... Emission spectrum of an ultraviolet deuterium arc lamp clearly showing characteristic hydrogen emission lines (sharp peaks at 656 nm and 486 nm) and continuum emission in the ~160-400 nm region. ... Radioluminescence is the phenomenon by which luminescence is produced in a material by the bombardment of ionizing radiation such as beta particles. ...

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