UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review
If you are looking for a small lightweight, low tech, back to nature flame lantern you should consider the UCO collapsible candle lantern. It provides nice warm candlelight in an enclosed windproof container. This candle lantern is perfect for any outdoorsman or nature lover. There is no need for batteries or switches. Just light the candle and enjoy up to 9 hours of natural light. UCO has been producing these types of lights for many years and backpackers love using them. We think these candle lanterns are great to have in your pack for any nighttime light.
The UCO collapsible candle lantern is designed to be an efficient source of candlelight. It is constructed of aluminum with a glass housing for the flame. There is proper venting at the top to allow heat and smoke to escape. These candle lanterns also come in many different colors and materials.
The UCO candle lantern collapses down to 4.25 inches and expands to 6.5 inches. It weighs 8.8 oz. This makes it small enough to fit in a rucksack, glove compartment or even in a kitchen drawer for an emergency situation.
The candle is placed in a spring-loaded compartment that automatically advances the candle when the wick gets low. This ensures a consistent flame and light source. Regular candles will not work in the UCO lantern. It requires custom made candles. You can buy extra candles from UCO. There are some people making there own candles on YouTube.
Make Your Own UCO Candles
The UCO collapsible candle lantern comes equipped with a hanging handle and chain. This allows you to hang the lantern low enough and away from objects to minimize the risk of fires.
Lighting the UCO candle lantern is easy. Just slide down the glass partition and light. It is perfect for chilly environments because it does produce some heat. So be careful, when the lantern has been running for a while it will get hot, especially at the top vent area.
This candle lantern comes with a viewing slot on the side of the base, indicating how much candle is left. One candle can last up to 9 hours. Once your candle is done. Just unscrew the bottom and insert a new candle into the spring-loaded base and screw tight.
Where to Buy:
The UCO collapsible candle lantern is available at these retailers.
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The UCO collapsible candle lantern offers excellent natural warm light. It is perfect for backpacking, camping or emergency events. It is compact and lightweight. We highly recommend this lantern for any outdoorsman.