How To Increase Lumens Of Camping Lantern
To increase the lumens of camping lantern, for example, replace the incandescent bulb with a xenon bulb that emits more light. It has higher lumens than the incandescent bulb it replaces. The procedure is simple and will not damage the flashlight. Xenon lamps are available in hobby stores, as well as lighting supply centers. Unscrew the battery cover from the back end of the flashlight. Remove the lid and slide the batteries out from the back end. Place the cover and batteries sideways for later.
Unscrew the reflector from the front of the camping lantern. Push the plastic lens on the inside of the reflector with your finger. Have the lens in the trash. Insert the fine nose pliers into the front of the flashlight. Grip one edge of the base of the incandescent bulb with the pliers. Twist the left pliers to loosen the bulb from the lamp socket. Remove the clips. Turn the bulb to the left with your fingers until it is free of the socket of the lamp. Remove the incandescent bulb and set aside.
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Put on the white gloves. Remove the xenon bulb from its protective packaging. Insert the base of the xenon bulb into the front of the camping lantern. Push the base into the socket of the lamp. Turn the bulb one quarter turn clockwise. Insert the needle nose pliers into the front of the lantern. Grasp one edge of the base of the xenon bulb with the tweezers. Twist the pliers clockwise until resistance is felt. Remove the clips.