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I thought I would post this pic of the difference in color of some amber globes. On the left is a 228E with the most yellow colored one. The 200A with the sunrise amber looks the same in the picture but in actuality it's a bit darker. On the right is a 242C with a much darker aftermarket from Amazon. It's called the RocknFire Amber Glass Globe for $34.95 which isn't necessarily cheap but if you're looking for an amber for a 200 and don't like Ebay prices it might be worth checking out. I don't know how tough it is but it's really clear. Should probably last with normal care.
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Those look good!
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Nice. Where did you find the RocknFire Amber?

A couple weeks back, I stopped at a cleanout place on a Friday and saw a 220 with an amber globe sitting outside, but the place was closed. I went back the next day when they were open, and the lantern was gone. I talked to the owner and he agreed to dig it out if we agreed on a price. We did, and I was clear that I only wanted it for the globe. We went to get it but his previous instructions to the crew was to dump all scrap metal in a bin outside. That's where the lantern was, at the bottom of the bin, with heavy stuff on top and the globe in a million pieces. My heart sank.
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Amazon. Search "RocknFire amber globe" and you should find it.

That sucks to know an amber ended up in a dumpster. It's surprising where you can find them. I even bought one on the bay really cheap because the pictures sucked and the listing didn't get much traffic.
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Ah, I see it now. It appears to be a very attractive amber color, unlike the washed out yellow I usually see on Coleman branded ones.
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Sure would like to have the lantern they’re displaying it on 😀
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Thanks for posting you photo, very nice lanterns showing the difference of the globes.
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nice! My 200a sunrise amber is very light in color. when running its hard to tell it isnt just a clear one. I have 2 of the amazon ambers and love them. Nice part is no giant made in china label.
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Those have been on my list to try out. It Looks great. I have a couple Aliexpress ambers that I like quite a bit. They are in-between the lighter Coleman amber and what I've seen of the Amazon ones. I'm digging the darker amber.
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Steve & Mike, thanks for sharing.
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I'm surprised more people don't know about them. It almost seems like if you want an amber globe for a 200 it's about your only choice without buying an original.
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I'm surprised more people don't know about them. It almost seems like if you want an amber globe for a 200 it's about your only choice without buying an original.
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Something about those glowing honey amber globes we all love!
Many any lantern look better. Nice!
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Steve66 wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:17 pm I'm surprised more people don't know about them. It almost seems like if you want an amber globe for a 200 it's about your only choice without buying an original.
I just saw this on the 3rd when posted and have been watching amber globes on the auction site for a couple of years. I could not order one fast enough. Arrived in 24 hours, not mounted up yet but it is very clear and consistent color and no indication of there having been a label removed. So far very pleased.

What is the story on these, origin of globe, coating??????

What was amazing is it shipped in a large plastic type Amazon envelope, inside a thin single walled cardboard box with the thinnest bubble wrap ever...........and not broken. I have shipped globes that were packaged and double boxed like a tank through the USPO and they still broke.

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I know. That's the way mine arrived too. They're saving money on packing for sure!
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Taco912 wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:29 pm
Steve66 wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:17 pm I'm surprised more people don't know about them. It almost seems like if you want an amber globe for a 200 it's about your only choice without buying an original.
I just saw this on the 3rd when posted and have been watching amber globes on the auction site for a couple of years. I could not order one fast enough. Arrived in 24 hours, not mounted up yet but it is very clear and consistent color and no indication of there having been a label removed. So far very pleased.

What is the story on these, origin of globe, coating??????

What was amazing is it shipped in a large plastic type Amazon envelope, inside a thin single walled cardboard box with the thinnest bubble wrap ever...........and not broken. I have shipped globes that were packaged and double boxed like a tank through the USPO and they still broke.

Photo to follow.
they are really nice quality. I pretty sure i remember seeing made in china on mine.
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the globes JAFE dyed started out light yellow. then the got a little darker and they called them "nutmeg". well, I got one and it was just plain "brown". mention colored globes and many colors come to mind. Not brown though.
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I have been wanting a amber globe for my 242’s and 200a’s and after reading this thread I decided to try out the RockNfire amber globe from Amazon.
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I ordered it on Monday and it was delivered on Tuesday morning. The packaging was a little skimpy like others have said. I am really impressed with the color quality and evenness of the amber. The globe is completely unmarked of any logos or lettering. I put it on my 1950 242c for this weekend’s camping trip.
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and a shot of it lit up.
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It did it’s job well with dimming some light and it definitely kept the bugs away.
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I think I’ll be ordering another one soon. Have a good weekend everyone.
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Kgam1020 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:49 am I think I’ll be ordering another one soon. Have a good weekend everyone.
That's how I was. After I got the first one I immediately ordered 2 more. They looks great with the nickel and green.
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mksmth wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:09 pm
Kgam1020 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:49 am I think I’ll be ordering another one soon. Have a good weekend everyone.
That's how I was. After I got the first one I immediately ordered 2 more. They looks great with the nickel and green.
I agree!
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Just curious - is there any advantage to the amber globe or is it just for looks? I have one that came on a 228 but rarely use it. I swapped out the amber globe for a clear one for everyday use, but still have the amber one packed away.
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VMI88 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:28 pm Just curious - is there any advantage to the amber globe or is it just for looks? I have one that came on a 228 but rarely use it. I swapped out the amber globe for a clear one for everyday use, but still have the amber one packed away.
They don't repel bugs, but are supposed to make the light less attractive to bugs. It appears to work, in my experience anyhow. A nice amber color also helps with some of the blinding white light when the 'Sunshine of the Night' isn't quite necessary.
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Ya, on a non adjustable lantern an amber can reduce the harshness.
Night fishing or other situations where enough means able to see a short distance.

We do use yellow bulbs to reduce bugs at night...
A two mile range of attraction vs a shorter one maybe.
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Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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