This particular model has the Coleman Electronic Ignition feature will allows for an easy to light process. You turn the knob a couple notches to allow gas to fill the lines and eventually up and down to the mantles, this takes about 5-7 seconds, then turn the knob a couple more notches until you hear the click/spark of the ignitor. It may take once or twice to start, but that is it.
This Coleman Propane Lantern with Mesh Globe and Coleman Case I’ve owned for over 10 years. It has been through dozens and dozens of camping trips on Vancouver Island. It has seen good days, and some bad days from being dropped and being left outside for days winter cold and rain.
These little units are a must for any camper out in the woods. Like most Coleman camping products, they are durable and affordable. The Plastic Coleman Case adds incredible protection on the unit itself. Like all other fuel-fed lanterns, there is no getting away from the mantles. Always be sure to carry and extra set for those rainy days.