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Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel

Coleman Northstar Dual Fuel

4.4 from 8 reviews

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GoneCamping1975

GoneCamping1975Sydney, NSW

  • 11 reviews
  • 15 likes

Reliable source of light

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We have been using the Coleman northern star for a few years now and it has been reliable and robust design. The fact that you can run it on car fuel makes it easy to get fuel especially in remote areas.
Carry spare mantles with you they do get brittle after left in storage.
The light produced is bright. To get the light to work needs you to pump the tank to pressuring the tank.
We have used it a lot and we can not fault the unit.

Purchased in August 2015 at Kangaroo Tent City & BBQ's.


Coleman Northstar dual fual lantern

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Excellent performance from this great unit. Light output is superb, build quality is great. Auto ignition is a pleasure. Recommend use of 91 octane or lower unleaded if available for clean burn. 98 octane is not recommended by Coleman engineer in australia due to additives that wont burn off. Coleman naptha fuel is hard to get and very expensive but will give longer service life. Same light output as unleaded.
Well done Coleman, so impressed i bought three units! They leave LED's for dead! Rock on!

Purchased in August 2019.

NeoSamurai

NeoSamuraiEltham, Victoria

  • 28 reviews
  • 38 likes

After 17yrs still the *BRIGHTEST* and most reliable portable lantern around - just love it!

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Works quickNeasy & clean.

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I have had my Northstar for 15 years, It is very convenient, had lots of long hours use, I use it as my first light source THEN I start one of my old Tilley Kero lamps. After years of regular use about 4 hours nightly the battery compartment needed replacement due to excessive heat, I have now replaced the Generator Tube. and as the bottom mantle holder has eaten away i am using a large single tie aussie kero mantle.


Cheesie_s

Cheesie_sCoffs Harbour

  • 2 reviews

Good light, bright, mantles last ages, a bit noisy and does get hot

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Great quality, super bright, mantles last about 4 weeks (4-5 hours per night). 1 tank of petrol lasts about 8-10 hours. We use ours in a shed (temporary living) so is great in winter as it get quite hot. Not so good in summer when we're trying to keep the heat out. Is a bit noisy at full brightness, but i guess it would be the same LPG


Kel23

Kel23Victoria

  • 6 reviews
  • 11 likes

Excellent Quality, A first class product

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kev

kevAU

Not that great

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4 comments
Ryan55
Ryan55

Unlucky. I guess the message here is, use your equipment before you go on your trip.

Loz
Loz

I had similar experiences with mine - three times I found the ignition system in pieces. After three replacement systems I gave up and the lantern is now just taking up space in the cupboard.

Tom2121
Tom2121

Sorry to hear you have had trouble with your lanterns I haven't had any of the problems you speak of. I can only think you have had a bit of bad luck,three ignition units does seem like a lot of bad luck though.


landcruiserbob

landcruiserbobAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

There's nothing brighter

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I'm on my third Northstar in over 15 years. First one I reversed over, second one got nicked. Wouldn't go on a camping trip without it. Mantles last longer than gas ones. Can use on petrol and shellite. Easy to light the ignition,just have make to sure the battery is fresh.
The brightest light on the camp site
pricy, but worth it

Questions & Answers

Bear

Bearasked

Is premium unleaded reliable to use over time?

No answers

Hans Kamke

Hans Kamkeasked

How does Northstar EL Dual Fuel light output compare with LPG fueled 200 watt lantern?

1 answer
Tom2121
Tom2121

No comparison I have both, the LPG lamp is nowhere near as bright even a 400 watt gas lamp isn't as bright.


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