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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Is the weght of the candle lantern in the spec. with or without the candel, without or with 2 candles (one in the storing area)?
Recent Question:
I need to get extra mantles for the lamp. Will any mantle work? The Primus ones are throium free, will using an older radioactive one work differently
Recent Question:
Is it 100% paraffin wax?
Recent Question:
Can I use other fuels in this?
Recent Question:
Is the 15 hour burn time listed correct?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
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Is the weght of the candle lantern in the spec. with or without the candel, without or with 2 candles (one in the storing area)?
Question:
I need to get extra mantles for the lamp. Will any mantle work? The Primus ones are throium free, will using an older radioactive one work differently
Question:
Is it 100% paraffin wax?
Question:
How long will the wick last?
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Can I use other fuels in this?

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Primus Primus MicronLantern

A compact, unbreakable outdoor lantern with integrated piezo ignition. Tiny but powerful, this light cranks out variable light intensity up to 70 watts. The steel mesh globe can take the rough and tough handling of the backcountry and it is incredibly light. The patented burner design means that this lantern burns almost silently and has a very low rate of gas consumption.
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Questions & Answers for Primus Primus MicronLantern

Question

Will this lamp work with the red msr gas canisters?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Crazy Guy on a Bike
 - British Columbia
on Primus MicronLantern
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes I use MSR fuel for both my Primus Lantern and my Snow Peak stove because it's the easiest fuel to find here. but in the winter when I switch to my primus liquid fuel stove I carry the Jetsol 100g canister for just the lantern because the tiny 100g can fits so nicely in my ski pack
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
AndyS
 - KW
answer 2
companies recommend only using their brand of canister, scary scary reasons why, but really they only want you to buy their product again and again. research around and find the name of the fuel inside the canisters you use, not the product name, or trademarked name. propane, butane, and mixes thereof.
dont believe the hype.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
Yes it will. I did so a number of times this summer.
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answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
Guncho
 - Toronto, Canada
answer 4
It is not recommended to mix brand canisters.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Can you hang it in a tent?

Just wondering if it would be a bad idea to hang this in a tent, and how much heat it would provide. Would it be enough to dry the tent and some clothing? Would it be a terrible idea to burn it while sleeping? Thanks
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Primus MicronLantern
2 answers
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answer 1
Burning ANYTHING inside a tent is a BAD IDEA, especially when sleeping. 1) As was already mentioned, ignition sources and synthetic materials (ie. tents) are not good combinations! 2) Remember, when something burns it consumes oxygen. Although tents are (obviously) not airtight, having something consume your oxygen supply faster than it can be replenished, while you are sleeping and pumping out CO2, is not a good idea. As far as I know, the only safe heaters inside a tent are chemical (ie. hand/foot warmers) and/or electric. Hope this helps.
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answered 4 years ago
by
GrowpyBug
 - Victoria, BC
answer 2
Open flames and tents are not a good combination.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Does the primus micronlantern use the same mantles as the primus easy light lantern?

 
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asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
CAPER
 - Nova Scotia
on Primus MicronLantern
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes! same one
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
AndyS
 - KW
answer 2
The replacement mantles for this lantern, the Primus Micron Lantern is the Primus Lantern Mantles, product number 4011-659. Those mantles also work for the Primus Easy Light Lantern and the Primus Trekk Lite Lantern.
 
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Expert Answer
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
happiestoutdoors
 - Service Centre
Question

How much fuel would i need per day to run the lantern about 4 hours and a backpack stovw cooking 2 meals (roughly)

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Primus MicronLantern
1 answer
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answer 1
Depending on temperature and elevation the lantern will burn approximately 6 - 12 hrs. on 220g fuel canister; 12 - 24 hrs. on a 450g canister excluding your meals.

Always depending on the temperature and elevation the small canister contains 225g of fuel and boils about 15L of water and the bigger one will boil double so 30L.
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Emilio
Question

Does MEC carry the replacement piezo?

Or do any of the replacement piezos that MEC carries fit this lantern?
 
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asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Primus MicronLantern
1 answer
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answer 1
Sorry, we don't carry any replacement Piezo's, and the steel stove ignition lighter will not be compatible with the Primus lantern.

I would recommend returning the lantern to a local store for an exchange/refund, if that's possible. You can also contact the service centre to make any additional inquiries about returning/exchanging the lantern through the mail.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
SpacemanSpiff
 - Vancouver