Replacement bulb for Coleman lantern

So way back in 2010, I reviewed the Coleman  Rugged Rechargeable Full-Size Lantern with U-shaped Fluorescent Bulb (Model 2000000867) . My main complaint was that the light it gave was a really horrid blue color. As the years have passed, I’ve come to associate that color with emergencies, stress, and wretchedness.

Last week, the power went out, and we discovered the bulb had burned out. (10,000 hours, my left foot…) The replacements from Coleman are close to $20 each, so I looked around to other places. Turns out, this lantern uses a pretty standard 4-pin, U-shaped bulb. And when I got to looking, I found bulbs the right size, shape, and wattage…in a totally different color spectrum from Lightbulbs.com. Bulb was delivered today. It fits perfectly, and the color is a nice, warm, yellow – just like all my favorite home light bulbs.  The key is to look for bulbs with color temperatures of 2700 or less.

Hooray!

p.s. – They don’t make this lantern any more; all new lanterns seem to be LEDs.

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