Minex Miners Carbide Lamp

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  • Safe, simple and durable design of solid brass.
  • Water in the top chamber drips onto carbide fuel in the lower chamber which produces acetylene gas. A small amount of pressure builds up to push gas through the orifice in the 4-1/4"OD chrome reflector.
  • Brightness is controlled with a valve that regulates how fast the water drips from upper to lower chamber.
  • Light with flint striker on reflector.
  • Clip for mounting on cap, belt or strap.
  • Burns 2-3 hours on one chamber of fuel.
  • 4"H x 2-1/4"OD, 9 oz.
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Provides nice light and is beautiful in the light.

    Posted by Travis on 30th Apr 2020

    This lamp is delightful. It has a beautiful finish, and it works exactly as it should. It gives a surprisingly bright light in the view direction due to the polished reflector. It will not be a replacement for my LED headlamp due to the extra weight (and the fact that it is burning with an open flame), but it is a super-cool, no-fail, backup light source that I'm enjoying using. I will note that the water valve works adequately to meter the flame size, but it does not fully shut off. So, when I am done with the lamp, I empty the water from the lamp. Well done Minex!

  • 3
    Minex Miner's Carbide Lamp

    Posted by Marc on 11th Feb 2020

    Unimpressed. Not sure if it had been "tested" before shipping, or had been returned... but it was definitely used when I got it. Flame is "weak" which leads me to believe the lamp has a clog in the gas tube, or it's faulty. When lit, barely gives off more light than a normal candle. Lucky I'm not giving it 1 or 2 stars...

  • 3
    great...But ?

    Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Officer on 3rd Mar 2018

    The carbide lamp itself is 5 star. Old design carbide hat lamp, but these are brand new reproductions. Best of both worlds.
    BUT BUT arrived with a big dent in reflector. Sad. I called for exchange but out of stock, unknown time till more can be stocked. The outer box was undamaged. The product box was destroyed so it was shipped damaged from warehouse. That's why i am unhappy. Product 5 stars, retail seller 1 star for lack of quality control.

  • 3
    bent reflector

    Posted by Jackpine Savage on 31st Jan 2017

    My lamp came with a bent reflector. I hade to take pliers and kinda straighten it. Otherwise it works.

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