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Arrived in perfect condition from Amazon
on 23 March 2016
Got mine. Arrived in perfect condition from Amazon. Worked first time. So far, so good....but....the glass globe( which I knew was vulnerable from the reviews here) rattled around all over the shop, especially when being lifted by the chain. What a pain, trying to put the thing back in position after being carried. It got knocked over , once, on the ground. Despite the wire safety cage, the globe broke. Knowing the difficulties of replacement, I happened to be in a camping store and bought a Lumostar Plus with the object of using its globe as a replacement.....which I did....and everything worked fine.....but.....having noticed the more robust construction and solidity of the Lumostar, swapped the globe back to that....because of the more reliable and solid feel(it has a solid wire bail and not a chain) which gave me greater confidence. I have lost the piezo ignition facility, but instead have reliability , solidity and better protection of the glass globe and mantle. I've always been a big fan of Camping Gaz designs but as far as I am concerned, they fouled up badly, in making the jump from Lumostar Plus to Lumostar Plus PZ.
I have quite a bit of experience with gasoline and pressure lamps and their use in camping conditions. The Lumostar Plus is a good value-for- money product....the PZ.....I am not so sure about. Shame they altered the basic design.