How Gas Lanterns Work

A vintage lantern near a tent in the forest
When something produces light because of heat, it is said to be incandescent Jackyenjoyphotography / Getty Images

­If you do much camping, have to deal with a lot of power outages or simply like to save on your electric bill, you may be quite familiar with the gas lantern.

Have you ever wondered how this device works? In this article, you'll learn all about what's going on inside a gas lantern.


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