Hi everyone, Found the forum while googling for an answer to the question in the title (strictly from a practical standpoint). I hope I'm not perpetrating some sort of sacrilege (I fully understand both the classic nature of the pressure lamps AND it seems clear that for long term use no sane person would consider a butane lantern). However, I need something that can be used by a not-so-technically-inclined lady in a grab-and-use situation but sadly the butane lanterns we tried fall short in terms of lumen output. D batteries are expensive and relatively hard to come by where she lives, plus the cheaper ones tend to have shorter shelf life, unlike a canister of kerosene . Now, I've used Petromax lanterns back in the 90's while doing military service and I remember them being definitely brighter but memory is a funny thing. The butane lanterns we tried (3 different models, all dirt cheap, based on C200 disposable cartridges) are much weaker then a 60W bulb therefore unusable. Did anyone saw anywhere on the internet a side by side video between a 500CP Petromax/clone and one of these lanterns? The butane lanterns would fit the bill in term of easy use and cheap fuel (C200 cartridge is about 1.20$ locally and lasts a good 5-6 hours) and kerosene is also widely available. Couldn't find any multi-mantle butane lantern. Petromax clones are easy to come by (35-40$) but of unknown quality. thanks in advance for your help.