One night.... two nights.... give me your estimate in hours of total runtime off 1 set of batteries as a night could mean 6 hours or even 10 hours.Maybe from 40-60lumens. I intended it as a campsite lighter. Something that I will leave lighted up overnight while camping.
You aren't getting any 40 lumens for 12 hours off a pair of eneloops even with the most efficient LED emitter out there. We are probably talking 3-4 eneloops for about 40-60 lumens for about 4-6 hours. To get better you would need to go do something like the 3D rayovac lantern using alkaline D cells and I am not sure what the low mode isSay from 7.30pm to 7am. That's about 11.5hours per night.
Based on a single night camp out.
I would be happy if the lantern can stay lighted the whole night on a pair of eneloops. I am prepared to bring in spare battery if I need to camp out for several nights.
Also if the physical size of the lantern to be as small as possible since I don't get a lot of carrying capacity on an Atv.
What do you think of this one.
Here's mine today, changes every weekend.......Missing from photo is a 07/1952 Coleman 220E, in the mail to me as we speak.
Top step, left to right
1990's 2-mantle Coleman propane, 09/1976 Coleman 2-mantle 220J, 01/1965 Coleman 200A, & 01/1959 Coleman 220E
Middle step, 2 Century Tool/Primus 5400 Mighty Lights, 2 Campingaz Lumostar 270s, UCO Candle Lantern, Brookstone 4AA & 2 River Rock/Flavour Lights
Bottom step, Eddie Bauer 4D incan, Brookstone 4D incan, & Rayovac Sportsman 3D
Wow, it's been a long time since I posted this. My collection has grown along with my knowledge of Coleman liquid gas and LP lanterns and stoves. My lanterns are now about 4 to 1 in favor of liquid white gas/LP to battery powered lanterns. My collection is too large to display like this: